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Obituaries Archives for 2021-11

Kenneth Ray Hubler 73, Rochester

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

 

Patricia L. Kingery 83, of Fulton

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

John Charles Reiss, 74, of Winamac

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

He is survived by:

Mable [Thacker] Reiss, Winamac, IN Wife

William (Andrea) Reiss, Lakevilla, IL Son

Randy Williamson, Denver, CO Son

Karla Reiss-Sitko, St. Charles, IL Daughter

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

Cheryl (Eric) Browning, Richlands, NC Daughter

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

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

Kathy Kitzmiller, Sister

Beth (John) Paul, Sister

Christine Bailey, Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

William Charles and Carmelita Mercedes [Ginter] Reiss, Parents

Ed (Betty) Reiss, Brother

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

 

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

 

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

 

Vaughn Baugh, 77, of Rochester

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Scott R. Young, 70, of Rochester

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Interment will be in the Mt Hope Cemetery of Peru.

 

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

 

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

Bill "Barber Bill" Knauff, 81, of Rochester

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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

 

Marjorie May Bounsall 84, Rochester

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

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

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

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

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

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

C. Meril Overmyer, 86, of Argos

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Kim Michael Baker, 64, lifelong resident of Winamac

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

 

He had battled multiple forms of cancer since 2009. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

He is survived by:

Michael Mollencup, Bruce Lake, IN Son

Tonya Williams, Hazard, KY Step-Daughter

Sonya Terry, Beech Grove, IN Step-Daughter

Gavin Mollencup, Grandson

Rylenn Hathaway, Granddaughter

Patrick (fiancée: Julie) Tuley, Grandson

Zack Tuley, Grandson

Katelynn Tunis, Granddaughter

Kyia Snider, Granddaughter

Amyia Terry, Granddaughter

5 Great Grandchildren

Deborah (Jody) Stillwell, Sister

Brenda S. Baker, Sister-in-law

Alvin Stamper, Brother-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews

Mary Baker, Aunt

Mary Pratt, Aunt

Catherine (Ed) Pratt, Aunt

Numerous Cousins

Judith Tunis, Mother-in-law

 

Preceded in death by:

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

Judy Kay [Lovely] Baker, Wife

Paige Swartz, Granddaughter

Casin Tuley, Great Grandson

Randy E. Baker, Brother

Monica Stamper, Sister

Brenda Baker, Infant Sister

 

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

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

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

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

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

Donald Dwight Cotner, 94, of Winamac

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Don served in the US Navy during WWII.

 

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

 

He is survived by:

Steven (Mary) Cotner, Winamac, IN Son

Amy (Ato) Prado, Oxnard, CA  Daughter

Joshua (Alicia) Cotner  Grandson

Craig (Danielle)  Cotner  Grandson

Samantha  Cotner   Granddaughter

Jack Prado   Grandson

Mya Prado   Granddaughter

Austyn Cotner   Great Grandson

Caroline Cotner   Great Granddaughter

Rita Roberts, Crown Point, IN  Step-Sister

 

Preceded in death by

Henry Chester and Ruth Ida Hare Cotner  Parents

Eula Irene Degner Wife

Benjamin Thomas Cotner Grandson

Margaret Nitzschke    Sister

Robert Cotner   Brother

 

Cremation will take place.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Winamac Volunteer Fire Department.

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

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

DeAnna K. Pletka, 74, of Winamac

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

She is survived by:

Scott E. Pletka, Logansport, IN Son

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

Brennan Pletka, Grandson

Sadie Pletka, Granddaughter

David H. Sparks, Winamac, IN Brother

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

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

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Henry W. and Annabelle [Bitterling] Sparks, Parents

Dennis F. Pletka, Husband

Daniel Sparks, Brother

Carol J. Sparks, Sister-in-law

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

 

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

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

 

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

 

He is survived by:

Billy DesJardins, Son

Debbie DesJardins, Daughter

Joseph G . DesJardins, Jr., Son

7 Grandchildren

 

No Services will be held.

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

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

 

Mrs. Sharon K. Ringle, 81, of Rochester

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

 

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


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

 

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


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


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

 

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

 

Burial will follow in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery. 

 

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

Stephen D. Shaffer 73, of Rochester

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

She is survived by:

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

Robert P. Konrady, II, Hammond, LA Son

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

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

George Albert and Anna [Yager] Raderstorf, Parents

Pauline Mary Raderstorf, Sister

GergiannRose Holtz, Sister

Lois Kilian, Sister


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

He is survived by:

Olivia Jeanne [Gordon] Stewart, Wife

Shannon Casey, Granddaughter

Ruth Puthael, Sister

Michele (Sam) Faccone, Sister-in-law

Dolores Gordon, Sister-in-law

Jaqueline(Daniel) Frain, Sister-in-law

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

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

Mike Livermore, Nephew

William (Brenda) Neuveck, Nephew

Linda Fauble, Niece

Chuck Thoman, Nephew

Eric Thoman, Nephew

Dana (Matt) Kantowski, Niece

Stefanie Frain, Niece

Jon Frain, Nephew

Lindsay (Mike) Trotta, Niece

Lenna (Kyle) Ostenson, Niece

Kurt Langdon, Nephew

Bethany (Justin) Leroux, Niece

Chantal (Kyle) Rensberger, Niece

Vanessa Gordon, Niece

Many Great Nieces and Nephews

Lani and Scott Sovereen, Dearest Friends

 

Preceded in death by:

William David and Minnie Mae [Haycraft] Stewart, Parents

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

Patrick Gordon Casey, Son

Jennie Jean Neuvek, Sister

Jay Daniel Frain, Infant Nephew

 

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

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

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

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

Annette Wise 55, Indianapolis, and formerly of Rochester

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

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

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

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

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

Lanty E. Armstrong I, 70, of Rochester

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

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

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

John James (Jim) Brazil, 74, of Rochester

John James (Jim) Brazil, 74, of Rochester, passed away Saturday November 13, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. surrounded by his family at his residence.

Jim was born on June 25, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan to James and Helen (Chmelarsky)Brazil. His family moved to Geauga County, Ohio where he spent his childhood with his sisters Jackie & Judy. Jim met the love of his life, Janet Irene Jayne, they married October 9, 1971, and shared 50 years of life adventures together. Jim was active in the Jaycees in Burton, Ohio, he volunteered at the Log Cabin on Burton Square, collecting maple sap & making maple candy. Jim & Jan became parents to a son, Brian, in 1973 and a daughter, Wendy, in 1976. Jim’s family became his everything. He was by his children’s side and active in whatever activity they were in, whether it was making derby racecars for boy scouts to loading horses for horse shows. For 15 years Jim & Jan would take their children to the Ohio State Fair for 4-H square dancing competitions, and you could find them as well at the Great Geauga County Fair camping & supporting his children 4-H and GHPA.

Jim liked to end the day with a piece of pie from the Hambend Grange booth. He enjoyed hunting & fishing with his son, Brian. Jim was active in the Hubs Square dance club. He worked at the Geauga County Highway Department for 31 ½ years. Jim was Baptized in the early 80’s at Faith Baptist Church in Newbury, OH where he became a member and later a trustee for 40 years then became a member of United Methodist church. Although his children grew up got, married & moved out of state – he loved any time he could get with his grandchildren. Jim was truly the wind beneath his family’s wings.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents James and Helen Brazil, sisters, Jackie Sherman and Judy Bosley. He is survived by his wife, Janet Brazil of Rochester, Indiana, Son, Brian and Elsy-Rose Brazil of Lorton, Virginia, daughter, Wendy and Matt Reinartz of Rochester, Indiana, Grandchildren, Mindy and Cody Brazil of Centerville and Fairfax, Virginia respectively and Kyle and Tanner Reinartz of Rochester, Indiana. He was known as Uncle Jimmy to all his nephews & nieces – they thought he was the best uncle.

Celebration of life will be held in the spring at the United Methodist Church in Middlefield, Ohio. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Carlotta D. Roe 89, Rochester

Carlotta D. Roe 89, Rochester, passed away at 10:56 A.M. Monday, November 15, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

She was born on March 17, 1932 in Knox, Indiana, the daughter of William and Doris (Corey) Solliday. On April 8, 1952 in Rochester, Indiana, she married George H. “Doc” Roe. He preceded her in death on August 18, 2001.

Carlotta had worked for Wile’s Department Store and retired from Hart Schaffner and Marx. She enjoyed interior decorating her home.

Survivors include her children, Wayne Douglas Roe, John Patrick Roe, Mary Sue O’Dell, Nancy Patricia Hart, all of Rochester, Indiana, thirteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren, sister, Doris Marks, Angola, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lisa Marie Tillman and brother, William Solliday.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 19, 2021, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Arlene C. Hounshell 80, Rochester

Arlene C. Hounshell 80, Rochester, passed away at 4:58 P.M. Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

 

She was born on December 20, 1940 in Rochester, Indiana the daughter of Fay J. and Mildred E. (Grossenbacher) Bathrick. She was a proud graduate of the Rochester High School Class of 1959. On June 19, 1960 at the Rochester First Baptist Church, she married Forrest “Dee” Hounshell. He preceded her in death on May 28, 2009.

 

Arlene had worked at as a school bus driver for Rochester Community Schools and had also worked for Olympic Fiberglass. For many years she had been a sales consultant for Tupperware and Avon Products. She had been a volunteer with the Tribal Trails Council of the Girl Scouts for over twenty five years, was an early member of the Rochester Lioness Club, participated with the Swingin’ Dudes Square Dance and had attended First Christian Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed crafting, sewing and spending time with family and friends.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy (Dave) Steininger, Rochester, Indiana, Penny (Don) Bills, Huntsville, Alabama, Debbie (Mike) Walter, Nappanee, Indiana, Jodi (Andrew) Fincher, Akron, Indiana, Angie (Jason) Hounshell, Tippecanoe, Indiana, Holly (John) Fearnow, Rochester, Indiana, ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, sisters, Karen (Dan) Gibson, Snohomish, Washington, Marilyn Townsend and Carolyn (Jim) Wagoner, all of Rochester, Indiana, brother, Keith (Carolyn) Bathrick, Rochester, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jason Hounshell, brothers, Kenneth Bathrick and Gordon Bathrick and sisters, Ardith Adams and Gail Hayden.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at New Life Church, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday November 19, 2021, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana and one hour prior to service Saturday at the Church.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arlene C. Hounshell Memorial Fund through the funeral Home.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Barbara Ann Calvert Tullis of Tippecanoe

Barbara Ann Calvert Tullis of Tippecanoe passed away at 8:55 AM on Monday, November 8, 2021 at her home with her husband by her side.

On August 15, 1943, Barbara was born in Rochester to Forrest A. and Edna Marie Harris Calvert. Growing up she shared her childhood with four sisters and five brothers.  She was a member of the class of 1961 of Rochester High School.

Barb and Buddy J. Tullis were married on October 7, 1966 at the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. They shared 55 years of life and all those daughters.

Barb and Bud were the owners of Chamberlin’s Bar for several years and grew to love all of their "Bar Kids".  Barb retired from Torin (Lau) in 2008, after 40+ years. Barb loved to travel, having getaway weekends with her daughters and sitting on her porch watching the river go by.

Left to cherish the memories of Barb are her husband Bud, five children, Sherri Eiler and husband Rod, Gaston; Cheryl Knee and husband Jim, Pleasant View, TN, Brenda Gorr, Bourbon, Lisa Tullis and wife Lachelle, Warsaw, Ginger Gosselin and husband Peter, Kenosha, WI,  11 grandchildren, Jacob Eiler, Jared Knee, Derek Knee, Carissa (Knee) Bagley, Joe Gorr, Heather Gorr, Brody Cooper, Logan Cooper, Trisha Gosselin, Erica Gosselin; 12 great grandchildren and another due to arrive in March 2022; two sisters, Carol Saenz of Mishawaka, Helen Enyart and husband Dick of Rochester; her chosen sister, Diann Grube, the bar kids and numerous nieces and nephews, and the list goes on.

Preceding Barbara in death are her parents, two sisters, Mary Rock, Clara Reeser and five Calvert brothers, Pete, Bob, Bill, Ralph and Jim.

A celebration of the life of Barbara Ann Calvert Tullis will be at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Good Family Funeral home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Teri White will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 3-5 on Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St. Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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

Charlann Cover, 72 of Rochester

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

Charlann was born in Rochester to Harvey “Sonny” Cover and Georgia Greer Kern.

Charlann worked as an inspector for Federal Mogul (20yrs,) and Lau Industries (11yrs.).

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

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

 A Memorial service will be at 3:00 PM on Monday,  Dec. 6, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.   Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

Stanley F. Stevens, 92, of Delong

Stanley F. Stevens, 92, of Delong passed away at 6:18 AM, on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at his residence.

On January 15, 1929, Stanley Franklin was born in Carter County, KY to James Harm and Margaret Barker Stevens. He was one of 11 children.

Stanley and Brenda Sue Collins were married on January 14, 1956 in Morehead, KY. They shared 51 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, she passed away on May 15, 2007.

Left to cherish the memories of Stanley are a daughter, Judy Scroggs and husband Mark Pratt of Delong; five sons, Phillip Stevens and wife Brenda of Rochester,   Tim Stevens  and wife Penny of Rochester,  Ryan Stevens and wife Tina of Culver, Mark Stevens of  Delong, Christopher Stevens and wife Raeanne of  Culver; 16 grandchildren, Mike, Johnny, Carly, Wesley, T.J., Brandon, Ashley, Blake, Levi, Brandi, Collin, Tyler, Shane, Carter, Natalie, Landon; 22 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and Charlie the black and tan custom blend.

Preceding Stanley in death are his parents, wife, son Terry Stevens, two grandsons, Lance Stevens, Joshua Stevens and ten siblings, Tom, Ethel, Marvin, Elizabeth, Dolly, Ed, James Othar, Lola, Olabelle and Hermel

A celebration of the life of Stanley F. Stevens will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Alan Allen will officiate.  Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.

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

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

Florence C. Perdue 91, Rochester

Florence C. Perdue 91, Rochester, Indiana passed away at 9:27 P.M. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at her residence.

She was born on July 11, 1930 in East Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Atly and Lillie (Arnold) Cencion and graduated from Akron High School, Akron, Indiana in 1948. On August 6, 1948 in Akron, Indiana, she married Thomas “Sonny” D. Perdue Jr. He preceded her in death on August 2, 2011.

Florence retired from Hart, Schaffner and Marx after thirty three years as a Quality Supervisor Manager. She had been an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rebekah’s Lodge for over fifty years where she held offices at the local, district and state levels, American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing the piano, was an avid reader, enjoyed collecting bells, loved to dance and was an adventurous traveler.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas D. (Sarah) Perdue III, Palm Springs, California, Michael (Peggy) Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, Melvin Perdue, Jacksonville, Beach, Florida, grandchildren, Dr. Adrienne Perdue (Wayne) Fortner, Riverview, Florida, Thomas S. (Yesenid) Perdue, Haslet, Texas, Jason A. Perdue, Los Angeles, California, Christy Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, David (Jordan) Perdue, Rochester, Indiana, Tim (Rachael) Perdue, Chatam, Illinois, Jessica Perdue (Jason) Lee, Dawson, Illinois, numerous great grandchildren, sister, Joyce Perdue, Rochester, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Royal Cencion in 2010 and brother-in-law, Dean L. Perdue.

Funeral services, along with a Rebekah Lodge service, will be conducted at Noon, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. to Noon Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Howard Leslie "Les" Miller, 89, of West Lafayette

Howard Leslie “Les” Miller, 89, of West Lafayette, IN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2021.  He passed away at Franciscan Health East Hospital in Lafayette, IN.  Les was born on February 19, 1932 in Star City, IN to the Esther Ruth [Corts] and Howard David “Knute” Miller, Jr.  Following his graduation from Star City High School in 1950, he served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  

Les was a self-taught man of many talents.  In early 1960’s, he was a professional umpire for the New York Yankees.  He also spent several years farming as well as building and selling grain dryers.  Les took part in many successful endeavors throughout his life.  He was innovative, creative, artistic, and tech-savvy.

On August 19, 1967, Les married Nancy Eileen Cain in Oaklandon, IN.  He completed his studies at Purdue University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 1969.  Les and Nancy owned and operated a Charles Chips franchise and later in life, they ran Porky’s BBQ concessions.  Les was a former president of the National BBQ Association.  He never really retired. 

Les was an avid Chicago Cubs and Purdue University fan.  He enjoyed watching old westerns and war movies.  He especially enjoyed riding around on his scooter at the fairs with his dog, Lilly.  Les was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  His legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved him.

 

He is survived by:

Nancy Eileen [Cain] Miller, West Lafayette, IN Wife

Cheryl (Gary) Feece, Winamac, IN Daughter

Kurt Miller, West Lafayette, IN Son

Kelly Sapp, West Lafayette, IN Daughter

Russell (Amy) Abbott, Grandson

Chase (Ashley) Miller, Grandson

Ali (Evan) Jimenez, Granddaughter

Kerrigan Miller, Granddaughter

Kiersten Miller, Granddaughter

Kole Miller, Grandson

Tyler (Brittany) Sapp, Grandson

Taylor (Devin Hutchins) Sapp, Granddaughter

Torie Sapp, Granddaughter

Jada Abbott, Great Granddaughter

Gabi Abbott, Great Granddaughter

Savannah Abbott, Great Granddaughter

Thatcher Jimenez, Great Grandson

Charlotte Jimenez, Great Granddaughter

Daxton Hutchins, Great Grandson

Rhoen Hutchins, Great Grandson

Vern (Joan) Miller, Cincinnati, OH Brother

Larry (Bev) Miller, Winamac, IN Brother

Joe (Luanne) Miller, Auburn, IN Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM EST Friday, November 19, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Pastor Jim Cain officiating.

Burial will take place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City, IN.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Star City West Cemetery or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary 305 E. Main St. Winamac, IN 46996.

Jennifer L. [Kilgore] Lawson, 42, of Winamac

Jennifer L. [Kilgore] Lawson, 42, of Winamac, IN passed away at her sister’s home on Saturday, November 6, 2021 following a brave battle with cancer.  She was born on February 12, 1979 in Columbiana, AL to Timothy and Mariella [Gawell] Kilgore.  From early on, she was a tomboy who loved being outdoors.  Jennifer attended Winamac High School and held many jobs locally where she served others with a smile.  She enjoyed making jewelry, painting, story writing, and spending time at the Tippecanoe River State Park.  Jennifer loved to spend time with her family, especially her sons.  She battled cancer for five years.  On October 23, 2021, Jennifer gave her life to the Lord and was baptized at home by Pastor Heath Hiatt.  She fought the good fight and has finished her course; Jennifer is at home with Jesus. 

 

She is survived by:

Damion (fiancé: Summer Moore) Stone, Philadelphia, PA Son

Dustin Stone, Winamac, IN Son

Donavan Lawson, Lafayette, IN Son

Mariella [Gawell] Kilgore Redlin, Winamac, IN Mother

Billy Kilgore, Monticello, IN Brother

Kelly (husband: Rick Owen) Kilgore, Winamac, IN Sister

Taylor Kilgore, Niece

Colton Kilgore, Nephew

Alec Owen, Nephew

Aidan Owen, Nephew

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

Robert and Violet [Green] Gawell, Maternal Grandparents

Marietta [Gawell] DePoy, Maternal Aunt

Edwin Gawell, Paternal Uncle

 

 

In keeping with Jennifer’s wishes, no funeral services will be held.  The family will gather for a celebration of her life at a later date.  Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Lorelie Hasek, 71, of Francesville, IN

Lorelie Hasek, 71, of Francesville, IN (formerly of Chicago, IL) passed away at home on Friday, November 5, 2021.  She was born on January 30, 1950 in Chicago to the late James and Sarah [Dunn] Burns.  Lorelie attended Tuley High School in Chicago.  On December 23, 1966, she married the love of her life, William Joseph “Bill” Hasek, in Chicago.  He passed away on July 8, 2015.  Lorelie was a proud homemaker.  She enjoyed camping and fishing in Canada with her family.  Lorelie was a loving wife and father.  She will be dearly missed.

 

She is survived by:

Ronald Joseph Hasek, Son

Melissa Ann Hasek, Daughter

Evan Michael Hasek, Son

Several Grandchildren

Daniel (Joan) Burns, Brother

Arlene Burns, Sister

Joyce Ann Burns-Thedford, Niece

Rick (Kim) Burns, Nephew

 

Preceded in death by:

James and Sarah [Dunn] Burns, Parents

William Joseph “Bill” Hasek, Husband

Michael Lawrence Hasek, Son

Keith Albert Hasek, Son

Joyce Burns, Sister

 

Lorelie’s wishes were to be cremated.  No services will take place.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center.

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

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

Joyce J. Reuille, 71, of Francesville

Joyce J. Reuille, 71, of Francesville, IN (formerly of LaPorte, IN) passed away at home Friday, November 5, 2021.   She was born on September 15, 1950 in Lynch, KY to the late Arthur Lewis and Ora Bell [Rogers] Morgan.  On August 31, 1984, Joyce married Dennis W. Reuille in LaPorte.  He survives.

Joyce was a proud homemaker.  She enjoyed gardening and canning as well as flower gardening.  She especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.  Joyce liked playing Rummy and other card games for fun.  She had a heart of gold and did so much for others.  Joyce will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

Dennis W. Reuille, Francesville, IN Husband

Terry (Amber) Griner, Winamac, IN Son

Lisa Lovejoy, Francesville, IN Daughter

Michelle Craft, Star City, IN Daughter

Angie (Chuck) Sigo, West Lafayette, IN Step Daughter

8 Grandchildren

Elizabeth (Allen) Utterback, Sister

June Hancock, Sister

Gerrie Morgan, Sister

Thelma Culp, Sister

Roy (Maria) Morgan, Brother

Arthur Morgan, Brother

David Morgan, Brother

Mary (Jerry Lawson) Morgan, Sister

Jennifer Morgan, Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

 

 

 

 

Preceded in death by:

Arthur Lewis and Ora Bell [Rogers] Morgan, Parents

Shirley Martin, Sister

Signar Morgan, Brother

Robert Morgan, Brother

Hobert Morgan, Brother

Jeff Morgan, Brother

Johnnie Lewis Morgan, Brother

 

 

Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EST Friday, November 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.


Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN Pastor John Countryman.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski Animal Center or Cornerstone Ministry.

 

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

 

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

Linc Andrew Townsend, 57, of Rochester

Linc Andrew Townsend, 57, of Rochester, passed away at 8:47 AM on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at his residence.

On November 5, 1963, Linc was born in Rochester to Jack L. and Wanda Cloud Townsend. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister and two brothers. Linc graduated with the class of 1983 from Rochester High School. While in high school  he was active in the FFA.

Linc and Lisa R. Teel were married on September 22, 1985 in the Fulton Baptist Temple. They have shared 36 years of life’s adventures. Their union produced two handsome sons and a grandson has been added to the family tree.

Left to cherish the memories of Linc are his wife, Lisa, parents, Jack and Wanda Townsend of Rochester, two sons, Blayne Townsend and wife Corbin of Culver, Brody Townsend and wife Brooke of Rochester, a grandson, Jake Andrew Townsend, three siblings, Jack “Jay” Townsend of Kewanna, Tammy Townsend of Rochester, Brian Townsend of Fulton; mother-in-law, Judy Teel Green and husband Jim of Rochester, brother-in-law, Jim Teel of Lafayette and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Linc in death are his grandparents, father-in-law Robert Teel, sisters-in-law, Rosi Townsend, Linda Teel and Yoko a special 3 legged German Shepherd that swam upstream.

A celebration of the life of Linc Andrew Townsend will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7   PM on Monday, November 8th and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

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

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

Lois E. (Burton) Van Meter, 86, formerly of Jackson, Michigan and Fulton County

Lois E. (Burton) Van Meter, 86, formerly of Jackson, Michigan and Fulton County, Indiana, passed away Friday evening, October 29, 2021, in Fairlawn, Ohio.

 

She was born on February 7, 1935 in Fulton, Indiana, the daughter of Fred A. and Lelia Belle (Gault) Burton. On July 12, 1953 in Cass County, Indiana, she married Harold Van Meter. He preceded her in death on January 15, 2012.

 

Lois was an Avon Representative, Real Estate Agent, 7-Eleven Employee, and a volunteer at the Jackson Hospital. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, and baking, especially with her family and friends. Her family will cherish the quilts she made as well as many memories of baking together and eating her famous waffles. She led two card clubs and was a member of the Lois Club and the Calvary United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Aunt, and friend. She enjoyed having long phone conversations with her loved ones. Survivors include her son, David (Barbara) Van Meter; grandchildren, Ron (Jenifer) Van Meter, Carrie (Robert Mast) Van Meter, Ashley (Andrew) Klug, Jessica Van Meter, David (Hannah) Van Meter, Lauren Van Meter; great-grandchildren Joey Van Meter, Emily Van Meter-Mast, Tyler Klug, and Paige Klug. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Barbara Jo Van Meter in 1999, Brenda Kay Van Meter in 2016, siblings, Lincoln Burton, Donald Burton, Wanda Burton, and Alberta Barker, who passed away earlier the same day.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, Indiana.

 

Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in the Metea Baptist Cemetery, Metea, Indiana.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lois’s former church, Calvary United Methodist Church, 925 Backus Street, Jackson, Michigan.

James "Jamie" Robert Mencl, 63, of Rochester

James "Jamie" Robert Mencl, 63, of Rochester, passed away on October 29, 2021 at 11:35 a.m. at his residence following an illness since August.

 

On December 9, 1957 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey he was born to Gerald Mencl and Joyce (Flood) Mencl.

 

He had lived in Rochester, Indiana for the past 5 years having lived in Marshall County, Indiana for 30 years prior.

 

On October 1, 1977 in Elkhart, Indiana he married Marlene Sellers and with each other they shared the next 44 years.

 

Jamie was a Bladesmith / metalworker. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #852, Rochester, Indiana. Jamie was a graduate of John Glenn High School with the class of 1975.

 

Jamie is survived by his Wife Marlene Mencl of Rochester, Indiana.

 

Son – Eric H. Mencl and wife Tina of Argos, Indiana

 

Grandson – Henry James Mencl

 

Brother – Jeff Mencl of Plymouth, Indiana

 

Sister – Jeralyn Ellis of Walkerton, Indiana

 

He is preceded in death by his: Parents, Grandchildren – Wyatt Evan Mencl and Hailey Nicole Mencl

 

No services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

Travis Wesley Howell, 35, formerly of the Argos community

Travis Wesley Howell, 35,  formerly of the Argos community, passed away on October 26, 2021 at his residence in Michigan City, Indiana.

 

On July 23, 1986 in Warsaw, Indiana he was born to Claude Howell and Laurinda (Snyder) Taylor. He lived most of his life in Marshall County, Indiana.

 

He was self-employed and had attended Argos community schools. He loved the outdoors and being at his grandparents farm in Argos. Travis was hilarious and enjoyed playing pranks on people.

 

Travis is survived by his mother – Laurinda Taylor and husband Charles “Chuck” of Plymouth, Indiana; father – Claude Howell and wife Cathy of Plymouth, Indiana, 

 

Sister – MarLanna Howell and Scott Lewis of Argos

 

1 nephew and 1 niece

 

Dear friend Heather Burton of LaPorte, Indiana

 

He is preceded in death by his: Brother – Dustin Howell; Maternal Grandparents – Marvin and Nila Snyder; Paternal grandparents – Grace Gilard and AJ Howell; Aunt – Linda Bennett; cousins – John VanVactor, and Patti Bennett

 

Services will be at a later date.

 

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

Jack Lloyd Butts, 81, of Naples, Florida

Jack Lloyd Butts, 81, of Naples, Florida, passed away comfortably on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in the presence of his loving family.

Jack was born July 10, 1940 to J. Lloyd Butts and Clara Annabelle (Tootie/GGB) Butts in Michigan City, Indiana.

Jack attended Purdue University where he graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Management in 1962. While attending Purdue, he was Student Body President, Cary Quadrangle President, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Iron Key, Scabbard & Blade; and he was on the President’s Council.  He was also in the ROTC.

After graduating from Purdue, Jack joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, CA and assigned as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer aboard the USS Uhlmann DD 687.

Jack married Ann Elaine Swihart on February 9, 1963.

Upon completion of his service in 1964, Jack and Ann moved to Valparaiso, Indiana where Ann completed her college degree in Education.

Jack was hired by Arthur Anderson (now known as Accenture) from 1965 to 1969, and he and Ann moved to Arlington Heights, Il. They later moved to Hinsdale, IL where they had their two sons Jason (1972) and Kevin (1976).

Jack completed his MBA at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He made Partner in Charge in Arthur Anderson’s Chicago office.

In 1983 Jack and his family moved to Weston, MA where he was named Managing Partner for Anderson Consulting until 1990.  At this time Jack was transferred to Seoul, Korea where he was named Country Managing Partner of Northern Asia.  After living in Seoul for four years, Jack and Ann returned to the U.S., and he retired from Anderson Consulting in December of 1996.

He was also proud to be a 32nd degree Mason.

Post retirement Jack was an Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at C.H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and an Adjunct Professor of Technology at J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

When not working Jack threw himself into a myriad of activities and spending time with his family.  He enjoyed traveling the world, riding his motorcycle, snow skiing, water skiing, bicycling, fishing, kayaking, and of course playing tennis and golf ~ his favorites.

He has been described as the truest of gentlemen and the kindest of souls.  He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Ann; his sister Barbara Savage of Peru, IN; his two sons, Jason (Amy) of Zionsville, IN, and Kevin (Renée) of Arlington, TN, his 3 grandchildren Alex, Teel, and Tinley and his 2 nieces, Jennifer DeGroff of Warsaw, IN and Erin Savage of Peru, IN and their families, as well as, the entire Swihart family of Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee

He will be interned at The Culver Masonic Cemetery next to his parents in Culver, Indiana, his home away from home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests friends and family make donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or a charity they hold dear. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

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