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Obituaries Archives for 2021-12

Ruth L. Chupp, 73, of Winamac

Ruth L. Chupp, 73, of Winamac, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. 

 

She passed away peacefully at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac. 

 

Ruth was born on June 28, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to the late Curtis E. and Iberia B. [Reynolds] McClung.  On November 13, 1974, she married Fred Chupp in Winamac.  He passed away on February 5, 2011.

 

Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winamac.  She enjoyed serving the Lord by helping others.  Ruth was an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia.  In her younger years, she enjoyed the outdoors, especially swimming and camping. 

 

Ruth was a devoted woman of God and loving wife, mother, and sister.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

George P. Chupp, Son

Susanna Hunnicut, Step Daughter

Several Step Grandchildren and Step Great Grandchildren

Delores “Dee” Eimer, Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

AnitaMseis Long, Great Niece

 

Preceded in death by:

Curtis E. and Iberia B. [Reynolds] McClung, Parents

Fred Chupp, Husband

Johnny L. Chupp, Step Son

Danny R. Chupp, Step Son

Edward McClung, Brother

Carl (Margie) Chupp, Brother-in-law

 

Visitation will be from 5:30-6:30 PM EST Monday, January 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 PM EST Monday, January 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Pastor Mark Pilger officiating.

Private Burial will take place at Ever Rest Memorial Park in Logansport, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.

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

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

 

Maxine M. Booth, 87, of Knox, formerly of Gary

Maxine M. Booth, 87, of Knox, formerly of Gary, passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. 

 

She was born on December 29, 1934 in Splashdam, VA to the late Eugene M. and Stella M. [Ramey] McClellan. 

 

Maxine was the beloved wife of the late Glenn M. Booth, Sr. who passed away on September 20, 2003.  She was a proud homemaker.  She enjoyed sewing, especially making scrubs for nurses at Starke Memorial Hospital in Knox. 

 

Maxine was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Griffith, IN.   She enjoyed watching NASCAR as well as playing BINGO.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

Wayne (Vicky) Booth, Son

Glenn Jr. (Gidget) Booth, Son

5 Grandchildren

Several Great Grandchildren

Betty Sue McDaniels, Sister

Bobby (Linda) McClellan, Brother

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Eugene M. and Stella M. [Ramey] McClellan, Parents

Glenn M. Booth, Sr., Husband

Richard Booth, Son

Dorothy Beard, Sister

Barbara Franklin, Sister

Francine Kowalksi, Sister

Paul McClellan, Brother

Melvin McClellan, Brother

Leon McClellan, Brother

Cecil McClellan, Brother

 

No Services will be held. 

 

Private Burial will take place at Eagle Creek Cemetery in Knox, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice.

 

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


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

 

Mary "Sis" Zartman, 94, of Rochester

Mary “Sis” Zartman, 94, of Rochester passed away at 9:22 PM on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at her residence.

 

On December 21, 1927, Mary Ellen was born in Rochester to Alvin Lee and Chloe  Arletta Ewing Johnson.  Growing up she shared her childhood with her big brother Lee and earned her nickname Sis. As a Fulton Bulldog, she graduated from Fulton Highschool in 1945. While in school, she had perfect attendance for 12 years and earned a Citizenship Award.

 

Sis and Michael L. Zartman were married on April 21, 1946 in Fulton County. They shared 43 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, he passed away on December 27, 1989. Their union produced two daughters and a son. Three more generations have been added to the family tree.

 

At 77 years old, Sis retired from her lifetime of farming.  Bowling At Quick Lanes with the Pin-Toppers was always a great way to strike up conversations with friends. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Sis are her two daughters, Melody Taylor and husband Michael of Rochester, Deb Weekley and husband Kenny of Rochester; son Douglas Zartman of Rochester; two grandchildren, Kendra Carlson and husband Jeffrey Grant, Kristen Garrison and companion Rusty Cauffman; there are many   grandchildren with in the blended family; 10 great grandchildren; 8  great great grandchildren plus another blessing due in February of 2022 and several nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Sis in death are her parents, husband and brother Lee “Bud” Johnson and his wife Ramona.

 

A celebration of the life of Mary Ellen “Sis” Zartman will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 1, 2022 at the Safe Harbor Church, 1944 Sweetgum Road, Rochester.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 11-1 in the church on Saturday.   

 

Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Safe Harbor Church, 1944 Sweetgum Road, Rochester, IN 46975 or the Fulton County Animal Adoption Center, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975.

 

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

David L. Jenkins, 58

David L. Jenkins, 58, passed away on Monday December 20th, 2021 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

 

He was born on April 26th, 1963 to Billy G. And Gloria K (Hellinga) Jenkins. David graduated from Winamac High School in 1981 and was awarded the Golden Hammer in Building Trades as a senior. During those years, David also worked closely with his father at Jenkins Lumber & Construction.

 

After graduating, David moved to Arizona to attend automotive trade school. Upon return to Winamac, David purchased his Grandmother Jenny’s home and lived in the town he loved for the remainder of his life. His roots ran deep.

 

Hired in 1988, David was a long time employee at Plymouth Tube Company in Winamac where he currently worked as a Lab Technician; his integrity, attention to detail and work ethic was highly appreciated and will be missed. David truly enjoyed both his job and the people he worked with....including all three of his sons! It was at Plymouth Tube in 1997 that he met the love of his life, Laura Mundell, whom he married on June 6, 2002.

 

In 2012, David and Laura opened The Old Barn and Garden in Winamac, fulfilling a long-time dream of Laura’s. David poured his heart and soul into the business; it was his dream to see her succeed; his love and support for Laura was unwavering.

 

David was a member of the Head Hunters Car Club in Winamac. He was a true car enthusiast and enjoyed attending local car shows and club meetings. David was also a skilled, creative carpenter and took both joy and pride in his work. He also enjoyed watching movies, music, singing karaoke, and was always ready for a two-step dance with Laura. David looked forward to the annual Power from the Past show where he would proudly display his father’s old John Deere tractor year after year.

 

David’s love for his family was beyond measure. Many happy memories were made on the annual family vacations. His children will miss their super-hero who loved nothing more than liberally dispensing wisdom, life stories....and corny dad jokes. Their Dad was never more than a phone call away if they needed a hand. David especially cherished his grandchildren. His little granddaughters never failed to bring out his million dollar smile, and he never missed a single one of his grandson’s football games.David truly was the family Superman, larger than life, and his unconditional love was the cape that enveloped all. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and family.

 

He is survived by:

 

Laura Mundell Jenkins, Winamac IN, Wife

3 Precious Daughters;

Alyssa Jenkins, Fishers IN

Rachael Mundell, Grand Canyon North Rim, AZ

Amanda (Brian) Kirkland, Crown Point, IN

3 Beloved Sons;

Zane Jenkins, Winamac IN

Nolan Jenkins, Winamac IN

Max Mundell, Winamac IN

3 Cherished Grandchildren:

Genevieve Kirkland

Serena Kirkland

Jason Jenkins

Loving Mother; Gloria K (Hellinga) Jenkins Burton, Winamac IN

Dearest Sis; Cathy (Duane) Field, Winamac IN.

Many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews

Buster Jenkins, Beloved Old Dog

 

Preceded in death by:

Billy G. Jenkins, Father

 

Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EST Friday, January 7, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Head Hunters Car Club or Starke County Humane Society. 

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

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

 

 

Roger D. Muse 70, Rochester

Roger D. Muse 70, Rochester, passed away at 10:34 A.M. Sunday December 26, 2021, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

He was born on June 7, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Denver and Essie (Daulton) Muse. On November 25, 1972 in Boswell, Indiana, he married Patricia Foster and she survives.

Roger had worked as a truck driver for twenty years at General Transfer and spent the last twenty seven years working for Rochester Community Schools at Riddle Elementary as Building Tech. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and really enjoyed working at Riddle Elementary with all the Staff and Students.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Muse, Rochester, Indiana, sons, Eric (Meredith) Muse, Plymouth, Indiana, Rodney South, Oneida, Tennessee, grandchildren, Landon Muse, Rochester, Indiana, Brady Coffin, Plymouth, Indiana, Evan Muse, Plymouth, Indiana, Seth Muse, Plymouth, Indiana, mother, Essie Muse, Rochester, Indiana, brothers, Ralph (Gwen) Muse, Rochester, Indiana, Richard (Lisa) Muse, Burnettsville, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Robert Muse.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

Friends are invited to Riddle Elementary School after visitation Thursday afternoon for continued friendship and food.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Lorrie E. Artist 74, Rochester

Lorrie E. Artist 74, Rochester, passed away at 8:47 P.M. Saturday, December 25, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born on January 2, 1947 in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of Albert Elvis and Marie (Pena) Cox. On April 4, 1983 in Whiting, Indiana, she married James P. Artist and he survives.

Lorrie had been a homemaker. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing cards and watching her favorite western movies and shows.

Survivors include her husband, James P. Artist, Rochester, Indiana, children, Donald Ray Huffstatler, Rochester, Indiana, Donna Lee Fields, Avon, Indiana, Robert (Martha) Artist, Rochester, Indiana, step-children, James L. Artist, Clayton, Indiana, Michael Artist, Rochester, Indiana, Crystal Gail Conkin and husband, Kingsport, Tennessee, fourteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, sister, Marie Ellis, Malta, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Sandra Cox and Betty Jo Cox.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Monday January 3, 2021 at Moon Cemetery, Kewanna, Indiana. Friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Monday January 3, 2021, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Lonnie Edward King Jr. 69, of Culver

Lonnie Edward King Jr. 69, of Culver, passed away  on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Plymouth.

On November 9, 1952, Lonnie was born in Gary to Lonnie Edward King Sr. and Junita Steele.  Growing up he shared his childhood with three sisters and a brother.

Monterey and Culver had been home to Lonnie since he was 9 years old.  Fishing at Hartz Lake and Langenbaum Lake were his favorite places to relax.  He also enjoyed working on and restoring antique cars. 

As a carpenter, Lonnie worked in construction, building  and repairing homes.

Lonnie and Debbie Watson were married on October 7, 1978 in Chicago. They have shared 43 years of life’s adventures. They cherished the times with their blended family.

Left to cherish the memories of Lonnie are his wife Debbie, six sons, Tyson King and fiancé Kerrie Haimbaugh of Leiters Ford, Lonnie King III of South Bend, Travis King and fiancé Casey Howard of Culver, Brandon King and fiancé Brittany Howard of LaPorte, Marvin King and fiancé Sara Campbell of Culver, John Thomas of Winamac; daughter Yolanda Watson of Indianapolis; numerous grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister Ruby Steele of Gary, brother, Ronald King Sr. and wife Thelma of Harvey, IL and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Lonnie in death are his parents, daughter Jeanette, granddaughter, Jazmin King, two sisters, Beatrice Givens and Helene Adams.

 A celebration of the life of Lonnie Edward King Jr. will be at 3:30 PM on Friday, January 7, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 2-3:30 PM on Friday in the funeral home.

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

Richard Earl Smith, 70, of Argos

Richard Earl Smith, 70 of Argos, passed away on December 17, 2021 at 6:56 p.m. at Saint Joseph Health System, Plymouth, Indiana.

 

On June 21, 1951 in Plymouth, Indiana he was born to Charles “Chuck” Smith and Darle Y. (Hughes) Smith. He has lived in the Argos community all of his life.

 

On September 19, 1969 in Plymouth, Indiana he married Kennetta Kay Powell and together they shared the next 52 years.

 

Richard worked as a truck driver for Wicks Lumber, Argos; and Aker Plastic and Oasis Lifestyle, both of Plymouth. He also farmed on the side.

 

He was a member of the Maxinkuckee Odd Fellows, Lodge #373, Culver, Indiana and attended Argos High School.

 

Richard loved to play Euchre and Poker. He was always ready for a good tractor show or a fishing trip. He loved his time outdoors cutting firewood, especially Ash.

 

Richard survived by his wife Kennetta Smith of Argos, Indiana

 

Sons –Michael Smith and wife Sherry of Argos, Indiana; and Matthew Smith and wife Stacy of Argos, Indiana

 

6 Grandchildren – Zachery Smith and wife Hannah, Alyssa Howard and husband Chris, Isaiah Smith, Parker Smith, Izabelle Hayn, and Matthew Smith Jr.   3 Great Grandchildren – Addi, Bently, and Teaghyn

 

Sister – Patti Smith of Glenwood, West Virginia

 

Brother – Michael Smith and wife Kathy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

His beloved feline Tinkerbell

 

He is preceded in death by his: Parents, Grandson – Kyle Smith, Granddaughter – Breanna Abbott.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday December 30, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will be held on December 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Mark Klingerman.

 

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

 

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

Jeffery Dean McCroskey, 64, Rochester

Jeffery Dean McCroskey, 64, Rochester, passed away at 12:35 P.M. Thursday December 23, 2021, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

He was born on August 16, 1957 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Wilbur Dean McCroskey and Marolyn (Dawson) Stemm. On February 4, 1983, in Orrville, Ohio, he married Cathy Scott and she survives.

Mr. McCroskey had been an owner /operator truck driver and had worked for various trucking companies as well as working for Rochester L.P. He attended Christian Life Fellowship and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy McCroskey, Rochester, Indiana, children, Brenda (Jacob) Juday, Frankton, Indiana, Brad (Tarah) McCroskey, Little Rock, Arkansas, Brett (Autumn) McCroskey, Logansport, Indiana, Brandon (Rochelle) McCroskey, Anderson, Indiana, Brandi McCroskey, LaPorte, Indiana, grandchildren, Elijah Juday and Elliot Juday, both of Frankton, Indiana, Avery McCroskey, Little Rock, Arkansas, Lily McCroskey, Logansport, Indiana, David Juarez, Anderson, Indiana, Chloe McCroskey and Naomi McCroskey, Anderson, Indiana, mother, Marolyn Stemm, Rochester, Indiana,  sister, Connie Jean (Jim) Miller, Louisville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his father, Dean McCroskey and step-father, Ken Stemm.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Fulton Community Building, Fulton, Indiana. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the start of the service. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

 

Jean Louise Kuhn-Hatch, 98, North Manchester

Jean Louise Kuhn-Hatch, 98, North Manchester, died on December 25, 2021 at 4:00 a.m. at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, IN where she had been a resident for nine years.

 

She was born on September 23, 1923 in Milford, IN.  Her parents were Joseph and Jeanette (Darkwood) Krauter.  She attended Sidney High School.

 

Jean was formally from Akron, IN where she and her husband raised four daughters and then resided in Florida from 2002 to 2012.

 

Some of Jean’s interests were baking, fishing, hunting mushrooms and playing the piano for many, many years.  She worked at various places such as Wiles Department Store, Chamberlains and a cook at the Akron School.

 

Jean was married in North Manchester, Indiana to Neil Kuhn from 1943 to 1995 when he passed away.  She was then married to Don Hatch from 1999 to 2006 when he passed away in Sebring, Florida.

 

Surviving Jean are (4) daughters:  Pat (spouse Miles) Hoffman from Silver Lake, IN; Pam (spouse George) Moffit from Indianapolis, IN; Cathy French from North Manchester, IN; Nancy (spouse Andy) Shewman from North Manchester, IN; (9) grandchildren; (17) great-grandchildren; (7) great-great grandchildren.

 

Preceding Jean in death are her parents, husband Neil Kuhn, husband Don Hatch, son-in-law (Cathy’s husband) Charles French, grandson Brent Hoffman, great grandson Ryan Henderson, brother Joseph Krauter

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, IN from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

 

The service will be at 12:00 noon following the visitation at the funeral home officiated by Pastor David Easton. 

 

Burial will be at the Akron IOOF Cemetery, Akron, IN.

 

Contributions may be given in her memory to the Akron United Methodist Church and/or the “Caring Circle” at Peabody Retirement Community. Envelopes will be furnished at the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be sent to www.earllovefuneralhome.com

 

The staff or Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of Jean Kuhn-Hatch.

John A.Feleki, 87, of Francesville

John A.Feleki, 87, of Francesville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 24, 2021.

 

John was born on January 17, 1934 in Chicago, IL to the late Henry and Suzanna Hegyi Feleki.

 

On January 27, 1968, in LaPorte, IN John married Gail Smith Powell.  Gail died on August 30, 2021.

 

John was a 1952 graduate of Wheatfield High School. He was a retired farmer. John was a member of the Francesville First Christian Church for over 40 years. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and collecting arrowheads. John was a football and basketball fan, especially Purdue sports. He enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. John and Gail spent many years wintering in Florida. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

He is survived by:

Denise (Rick) Allen, Monticello, IN  Daughter

Kimberly Powell, Arlington, VA  Step-Daughter

4 Grandchildren

Scott Allen

Jessica (John) Howard

Kerri (Drew) Arnold

Jenny Raeke

9 Great Grandchildren

Esther Kessinger       Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Henry and Suzanna HegyliFeleki  Parents

Gail Smith Feleki     Wife

Sharon Feleki Infant Daughter

James Feleki    Brother

 

Visitation will be from 10 AM – 12 Noon EST Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 10 AM-12 Noon ESTat the Francesville First Christian Church.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon EST Thursday, December 30, 2021at the Francesville First Christian Church with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.

 

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

 

The family requests that Memorial Contributions may be made to Francesville First Christian Church.

 

The family requests that all visitors please wear masks.

 

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


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

Bradley J. "Bake" Baker, 67, of Rochester

Bradley J. "Bake" Baker, 67, of Rochester went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, December 23, 2021.

 

On September 11, 1954, Brad was born in Fulton County.  He was the treasured son of Lyman and Angelina Pafundi Baker.  During his high school years Brad was involved in instrumental and vocal music.  He played major roles in theatrical productions of Tri-Epsilon and gifted with his voice, sang baritone with the Manitous.  With three quick blasts of his whistle, he led the RHS marching Zebras as the drum major onto the RHS football field for the halftime show.  He also helped fire-up the crowd leading cheers from the edge of the hardwoods during the basketball season.   

 

Brad graduated with the Rochester High School class of 1972. 

 

Music and theater were a life-long passion of Brad's.  He was a member of the Fulton County Players and played his trombone with our local big band sound Tuxedo Junction.  An avid SCUBA diver, he participated in many dives.

 

With diverse interests as an entrepreneur, Brad owned and operated "Auto Pro," an automotive parts store in both Akron and Rochester. Excelling in sales and customer service, he also owned and operated "Gunsmoke Firearms."

 

Most will remember Brad as an amazing friend, a good listener, and a practical joker with a great sense of humor.  He was compassionate, always there to help others in need. Charisma and his bright smile were major components of his persona.  Brad is remembered cruising around town in his maroon, 1967 classic Chevrolet Corvette.  During the holidays Santa Brad, attired in his red suit trimmed in white, was the perfect man to liven up a party and distribute gifts to all who were in attendance.  Usually, another family member posed as an elf assisting Santa with gift distribution.

 

Paramount in Grandpa Brad's life was his family, as he cherished the time spent with them making memories. Grandpa shared his intense love with all of the family during the holidays and special celebrations.  He shared his talents of target shooting with the kids and grandkids and accurately hit the bullseye most frequently during the great afternoon of fun.  Grandpa Brad was delighted to orchestrate the fireworks display at family picnics and summertime gatherings.  Tender-hearted with all of his grands, Grandpa Brad helped raise Camden for several years.

 

Left to cherish Brad's memory are his partner Beth Stocking, Rochester; his children: Anne Marie Baker of Fort Wayne, Christine Baker, Kellie Scobie and husband Chad all of Rochester;  five grandchildren: Camden Baker, Karsyn Baker, Seth Bradley Flenar, Amelia Scobie, Watson Scobie; sister Cathy O’Neal  and husband Lou of Independence, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Meeting Brad at Heaven’s gate were his parents Lyman and Angelina.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Bradley J.  Baker will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 30, 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.  Pastor Terry Baldwin will officiate. 

 

Burial will follow in Rochester's IOOF Cemetery. 

Grace J.  Holloway, 83, of Rochester

Grace J.  Holloway, 83, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital.

 

On March 18, 1938, Grace Julia Prevatte was born in Lumberton, North Carolina.  She was the treasured daughter of Clarence R. and Lois Townsend Prevatte.  Growing up she shared her childhood with a brother Kenneth. 

 

Grace graduated from Lumberton High School and pursued her associates degree in business at Carolina Business College graduating in 1957.

 

Grace met Bernie Holloway and shortly after, they were married on June 19, 1960, at Raft Swamp Baptist Church near Lumberton, by the Rev. B. Clyde Simpson.  They shared 61 years of life's adventures.  They returned to Rochester after their marriage as Bernie was scheduled to go to Korea.  Grace initiated her professional career at Dean Milk working in the office for about seven years.

 

Bernie and Grace were the proud parents of two handsome sons, David and Gregory.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of two more generations.

 

For many years Grace assisted Bernie with the operation of the Holloway's Marathon, their full-service gas station, located on the SE corner of 4th and Main Streets in downtown Rochester. As office manager she greeted customers, tended to general accounting and daily operations for their company.

 

Grace was a +50-year member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She and Bernie teamed up to annually plant a vegetable garden.  They also planted flowers around their home to add color and enhance the landscape.

 

Left to cherish Grace's memory are her loving husband Bernie of over six decades; sons Dave Holloway (Penni) of South Carolina, Gregory Holloway (Alice) of Rochester and their two sons Calvin Holloway (Lacey), Wil Holloway (Krysta);  great-grandchildren: Ava Grace Holloway, Levin Lee Holloway, Henley Grey Holloway,  Alba Rose Burnett, Blake Marie Holloway, Kenna Janet Holloway, Rachel Mow; and great-great-grandson Jaylyn Holloway.

 

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Grace Julia Prevatte Holloway will be on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester, IN  46975.   

 

Their family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 29, in the funeral home and an hour prior to her service on Thursday. Pastor Kurt Nichols will officiate. 

 

Burial will follow in the Citizen's Cemetery, Rochester. 

 

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

Ronnie G. Bradley, 64, of Rochester

Ronnie G. Bradley, 64, of Rochester was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 10:05 PM on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at his home.  This followed a valiant 11-month battle with cancer.

On July 13, 1957, Ron was born in Burr Oak.   In 1975 he graduated from Culver Community High School.

Ron and Miss Treina Lee Bradley were married on December 31, 1983 in Rochester's 1st Baptist Church. They have shared 38 years of life’s adventures. From their union came a beautiful daughter Ashley.  A precious granddaughter Adeline has been added to the family tree.

At Airmarking, Ron was their dedicated mechanic for nearly a quarter century, retiring in January 2021, due to his declining health.  An American sportsman, Ron was an avid hunter displaying many of his finest trophies around his home. He loved to fish at secluded ponds around the county with his family, most days catching the limit.  

An early riser, Ron would many mornings pick up the cook and make the first pot of coffee at Tweedle-Dees, his hang out for breakfast.  It was here he met up with his buddies to discuss and solve the world's problems and catch up on the latest local gossip.  Gifted with working with his hands, Ron forged custom knives for family and special friends. 

Grandpa Ron was a title recently acquired with the birth of his beautiful granddaughter Adeline Mae, just three years ago. She was the apple of his eye.   Ron enjoyed getting together with his family at the holidays and special celebrations making memories. 

Left to cherish Ron's memory are his wife Treina; daughter, Ashley Bradley-Witzberger and wife Jeffri Kay of Indianapolis; granddaughter, Adeline Mae Witzberger; half-sister, Jenny Roberson and husband Curt of Vincennes; brothers-in-law: Gary Bryant and wife Chris, Todd Bryant and wife Trina all of Rochester; and nieces and nephews: Brady and Vonda Bryant, Shelby and Jacob Dishman.

Graveside services celebrating the life of Mr. Ronnie G. Bradley will be at 2:30 PM, Saturday, January 8, 2021 at the Athens Hoover Cemetery.

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

Sharon Sue Crispen, 62, of Macy

Sharon Sue Crispen, 62, of Macy passed away at 6:25 PM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Duke’s Memorial Hospital.

On November 8, 1959, Sharon was born in Brunswick, GA to Burrell L. and Patsy Ruth Hodges Boatwright.  Growing up, she shared her childhood with two sisters and a brother.

Sharon was the parts manager at Mike Anderson’s of Rochester. In her free time, she enjoyed painting with acrylics. Being very handy, she was very accomplished  with sewing, quilting, crocheting and baking. Having a green thumb, her flowerbeds, strawberry garden and her fruit trees were always plentiful.  Her love of nature was shown to others with her photography.  As an equestrian, she rode atop Buzzsaw through the countryside. Throughout the day, she could often be found enjoying a glass of iced sweet tea.

Left to cherish the memories of Sharon are three children, Mitch Thornton of Macy, Amanda Barnes of Denver, Kathy Schlosser of Rochester; 11 grandchildren: Miranda, Antonio, Taylor, Jacob, Haley, Brooke, Curtis, Katlynn, Bo, Shane, Mason,  two sisters, Patsy Ruth Heisey and husband David of New Oxford, PA,  Wanda Gail Boatwright of Vidalia; brother, Burrell L. Boatwright Jr. of Brunswick, GA; companion, Dave Bandelier and his loving family and Charlie the seal brown Pitt.

Preceding Sharon in death are her parents, grandparents, Nancy E Hodges,  Thomas Hogdes, Francis and Bernice Crispen and her quarter horse, Buzzsaw and Pitt Bull Buddy.

A celebration of the life of Sharon Sue Crispen will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday December 29, 2021  in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Thad Stewart will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 and one prior to the service in the funeral home on Wednesday.

 

Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

 

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

Grandma Peggy Durkes, 88, of Rochester

Grandma Peggy Durkes, 88, of Rochester, reunited with loved ones in Heaven Sunday, December 19, 2021.

 

Peggy, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Peters-Lebo, was born September 20, 1933, in Winamac.

 

She married James Durkes, her high school sweetheart, on August 19, 1950, and raised five feisty children in Rochester.

 

Throughout her life, Peggy had fun camping, spending holidays, and enjoying time at the river cottage with family and friends, playing her cards right in various clubs and around the dining room table, collecting and sharing antiques, finding treasures for all at garage sales, avoiding pictures and doctor visits, making meals without recipes, caring for others, savoring her morning and afternoon coffee, never missing celebrations or forgetting birthdays, and living life true to her values.

 

Peggy had an unmatched spirit, undeniable strength, and unwavering heart for serving and loving others. She made a lot of a little and freely gave to her friends, community, and church, and by spending precious time with and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved her dearly.

 

Survivors include sister Donna Smith of Rochester; brother Bill Lebo of Gulfport, Mississippi; children Linda Hudkins (Bob) of Rochester, Sandy Callahan (Larry) of Fowler, Brenda Spencer (David) of Monticello, and Timothy Durkes (Helen) of Rochester; son-in-law Harold Costello of Morristown, Tennessee; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Patti Costello; two brothers Donald and Gordon Lebo; and sister Beverly Keesey.

 

Visitation will be January 8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by services at Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester with burial immediately after at IOOF Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rochester First Baptist Fellowship Guild and the Fulton County Council on Aging.

 

May Peggy's beautiful soul forever be remembered and rest with God.

Gail A. Urbin 59, Rochester

Gail A. Urbin 59, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 2:08 A.M. Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Indiana University Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana.

She was born on October 2, 1962 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of Gerald M. and Betty J. (Warfield) Urbin. On December 8, 2007 in Rochester, Indiana, she married John Kelley. He preceded her in death on December 10, 2021.

Gail for many years owned and operated All About Pets pet store in downtown Rochester and was currently operating Barking in Style pet grooming. Gail’s passion in life was caring for animals.

Survivors include her siblings, Ned (Eunice) Urbin, Kewanna, Indiana, Madge (Phil) Smitley, Bunker Hill, Indiana, Alma Halterman, Rochester, Indiana, Larry (Brenda) Urbin, Rochester, Indiana, Rex (Glenda) Urbin, Kewanna, Indiana, Dale (Annette) Urbin, Logansport, Indiana, Nanette (Dennis) Stark, Winamac, Indiana, step-son, John (Keri) Kelley, Portsmouth, Ohio, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Brian Urbin.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center, Winamac, Indiana or Cause for Paws, Logansport, Indiana. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Raymond W. "Ray" Daugherty, Jr., 79, of Inola, OK

Raymond W. “Ray” Daugherty, Jr., 79, of Inola, OK, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 in Jenks, OK.

 

He was born on November 28, 1942 in Winamac, IN to the late Raymond W. and Betty [Ricks] Daugherty, Sr. 

 

Ray did not graduate high school; but instead he enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War as a Seabee. He was a lifelong truck driver and enjoyed attending antique tractor pulls. He was an avid collector of two cylinder tractors, but especially enjoyed his John Deere’s. Ray will be deeply missed.

 

He is survived by:

Tina (Steve) Brown, Monticello, IN Daughter

Jim (Pam) Daugherty, Plymouth, IN Son

Curt (Bunnie) Daugherty, Star City, IN Son

Leah Gannon, Scottsdale, AZ Daughter

Mark (Alyssa) Brown, Delphi, IN Grandson

Steve (Katlin Berkshire) Brown, Royal Center, IN Grandson

Brandi (Bobby) Lewark, Francesville, IN Granddaughter

Heather (Danny Randolph) Daugherty, Francesville, IN  Granddaughter

Courtney (Brandon) Daugherty, Francesville, IN Granddaughter

Rylee Daugherty, Winamac, IN

Natasha Daugherty, Logansport, IN

Brooke (Luke) Rudicel, Rochester, IN

Maximus Gannon, Weston, OR

Megan Nelson, Phoenix, AZ

Andrea Marinakis, Phoenix, AZ

12 Great-Grandchildren

Iona Collins, Sister

Kathy Roby, Step Sister

Many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

 

Ray was preceded in death by:

Raymond W. and Betty [Ricks] Daugherty, Sr., Parents

Joan [Weaver] Daugherty, Former Spouse

Susan [Harrelson] Daugherty, Wife

 

Graveside Services will be held at 10 AM EST Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. 

 

The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services. 

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Swinging Bridge Project or American Cancer Society.

 

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

 

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

Sylvia Paulsen, 95, of Winamac

Sylvia Paulsen, 95, of Winamac, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 17, 2021.  She passed away peacefully at her residence with her son by her side. 

 

Sylvia was born at the family farm on February 25, 1926 in rural Denham, IN to the late Arthur E. and Adoline [Brettin] Peters.  She was a 1944 graduate of North Judson High School in North Judson, IN. 

 

On July 29, 1956, Sylvia married Franklin J. “Frank” Paulsen in Winamac.  Frank passed away on June 6, 2011.  In the early years of their marriage, they enjoyed attending Rural Youth events.  They especially enjoyed square dancing with their friends in the Tippecanoe Twirlers Club.  

 

Sylvia was a longtime member of the Winamac Methodist Church where was very active in numerous church committees and circles.  She taught Sunday school with her husband for many years and will be fondly remembered for her role in preparing funeral and Kiwanis dinners.  Sylvia delighted in singing with the church choir and at Epworth Forest Choir School.  Additionally she sang with the Pulaski County Extension Chords and Sounds of Hope European Tour.   Sylvia was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Monroe Modern Home Ec Club, as well as the former Rebekah Lodge all of Winamac. 

 

Sylvia worked nearly 42 years at the Federal Land Bank Association in Winamac.  She made many lasting friendships during her time working at the bank.  Sylvia was kind, friendly, and known for her hospitality.  Most of all she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother.  Although she will be missed, Sylvia’s memory will always be cherished by her family and friends. 

 

She is survived by:

James Franklin (Mary) Paulsen, Winamac, IN Son

Aaron Joseph Paulsen, Winamac, IN Son

Daniel (Kathryn) Paulsen, Grandson

Sarah (fiancée: Morgan Jenson) Paulsen, Granddaughter

Emily (Corey) Hintz, Granddaughter

2 Great Grandchildren: Teresa and Skylar

1 Great Great Granddaughter: Andrea

Arlene (Richard) Ward, Winamac, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

 

Preceded in death by:

Arthur E. and Adoline [Brettin] Peters, Parents

Franklin J. “Frank” Paulsen, Husband

Alfred (Josephine) Peters, Brother

Muriel (Thomas) Gardner, Sister

Ethel (Hugh) Miller, Sister

Arthur (Josephine) Peters, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon EST Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Winamac First United Methodist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon EST Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Winamac First United Methodist Church.

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

The family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

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

 

 

Stephen L. Hissong, 74, of Argos

Stephen L. Hissong, 74 of Argos, Indiana passed away on December 17, 2021 at 8:04 a.m. at his residence following a lengthy illness.

 

On July 6, 1947 in Argos, Indiana he was born to Loren I. Hissong and Irene L. (Cowen) Hissong. He had lived all of his life in the Argos community.

 

On November 10, 1968 in Argos, Indiana he married Patricia J. Caslow and together they would share the next 53 years.

 

Stephen worked at Biomet as a Shipping Clerk from 1969 till his retirement in 2007.

 

He was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church; Argos American Legion Post #68; Argos Lions Club all of Argos, Indiana. He served on the Argos town board for 10 years and was a Little League Coach for many years.  Stephan was a member of the Maxinkuckee Odd Fellows Lodge #373, Culver, Indiana and was a driver for the Argos EMS for nearly 20 years. Stephen was a graduate of Argos High School with the class of 1966.

 

Stephen served in the United States Army from October 11, 1966, on October 10, 1968 SP4 Hissong received his Honorable Discharge and returned to Argos.

 

Stephen is survived by his Wife – Patricia Hissong of Argos, Indiana

 

Daughter – Tausha Kline and husband TJ  of Argos, Indiana 

 

Sons – Todd Hissong of Fishers, Indiana and Thad Hissong of Argos, Indiana.

 

5 Grandchildren – Kyle Kline and wife Kassie, Reese Hissong, Lauren Kline, Raegan Hissong, and Marisa Kline and a Great Grandchild to arrive shortly.

 

Sister – Lynne Geiger and husband Dennis of Culver, Indiana

 

He is preceded in death by his: Parents

 

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday December 22, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Argos United Methodist Church, 507 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday December 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Robert Vale and Rev. Max Milton. Burial will follow at the Maxinkuckee IOOF Cemetery at Poplar Grove, Culver, Indiana. Military Rites will be handled by the United States Army Honor Guard and the American Legion Post#68.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Argos EMS – 201 W. Walnut St., Argos, Indiana; Argos United Methodist Church – 570 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana; Argos Little League – PO Box 57, Argos, Indiana

 

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

Donald Clinton "Doc" Drach, 88, Winamac

Donald Clinton “Doc” Drach, 88, lifelong farmer from Winamac, IN passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. 

 

He was born at home on January 16, 1933 in Star City, IN to the late Clinton E. and Esther L. [Schultz] Drach.  As a toddler learning to speak he gave himself the nickname “Doc Drach” which stayed with him throughout his life.

 

He attended Star City School through the 8th grade, leaving school to help on the family farm. 

 

Doc married Gloria Dawn Gardner on November 29, 1952 in Burnettsville, IN.  Doc and Gloria enjoyed many years of camping at the Tippecanoe River State Park.  They celebrated 69 years of marriage this year. 

 

Doc enjoyed farming as well as competing in tractor pulls.  Most recently, he enjoyed driving his golf cart around town. 

 

Doc was an avid Indiana Hoosier Basketball Fan.  

 

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Doc will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

He is survived by:

Gloria Dawn [Gardner] Drach, Winamac, IN Wife

Donald R. (Lucinda) Drach, Davenport, IA Son

Deborah D. Drach, Rochester, IN Daughter

Douglas William Drach, Winamac, IN Son

Dixie D. (Michael, Jr.) Weldon, Kewanna, IN Daughter

15 Grandchildren

38 Great Grandchildren

2 Great Great Grandchildren

Betty Danford, Winamac, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by

Clinton E. Drach, Father

Esther L. [Schultz] Murphy, Mother

3 Infant Grandsons

Phyllis (Joe) Nufer, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EST Monday, December 20, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EST Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Rev. Dave Broad officiating.

 

Private Burial will take place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City, IN.  

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Online Tributes may offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

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

Bonnie M. Overmyer, 90, of Rochester

Bonnie M. Overmyer, 90, of Rochester, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital.

 

On September 18, 1931, Bonnie Marie Castleman was born in Fulton County.  She was the treasured daughter of  Clyde Earl and Clarice C. Good Castleman. She graduated with the class of 1949 from Rochester High School. Growing up she shared her childhood with a brother, Jack.

 

In the Burton United Methodist Church, Bonnie married the love of her life, Mr. Ronald D. Overmyer  on May 7, 1950. They shared years 59 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, he passed away on March 10, 2009. Their union produced a son, Steve.   A grandson and great-grandchildren have been added to the family tree.

 

As a homemaker, Bonnie cherished the time with her family. Ron and Bonnie wintered in Texas. They enjoyed the warmth and even learned to line dance. She was a caregiver to several of her family members.  Going out to eat with friends was a great way to catch up on the local news and happenings. Bonnie was an avid gardener, her flower beds were beautiful. Being very crafty and creative, Bonnie had an eye for Swedish embroidery.

 

Left to cherish Bonnie's are her son, Steve Overmyer and companion Jannelle Smith of Rochester; a grandson Dustin Overmyer and companion Nikki of Rochester; brother Loyd “Jack” Castleman and wife Anita of Rochester and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Preceding Bonnie in death are her parents and husband.

 

A celebration of the life of Bonnie Marie Overmyer will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 17, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Matthew A. "Matt' Turnpaugh, 32

Matthew A. “Matt’ Turnpaugh, 32, passed away at 9:27 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital.

On April 16, 1989, Matthew Allen was born in Rochester to Mark and Michele Seymour Turnpaugh. Matt participated in football and baseball  while studying at Caston High School. He graduated with the class of 2008.

Matt worked as a professional in lawncare and maintenance. He was an avid CUBS baseball fan. Golfing and hunting deer, hanging with friends while listening  to rap music was a great way to relax.

Left to cherish the memories of Matt are his daughter Gracelyn Michele Turnpaugh and her mother, Aby McCready of Star City: father, Mark and Vicki Turnpaugh of Rochester; sister Chelsie Diana Turnpaugh of Phoenix, AZ;  special uncle Scott Seymore and wife Lori of Winamac; other   aunts and uncles: Sherry Carroll, Mike Turnpaugh, Steve Turnpaugh, Marla T. Pelszynski, Terry Romine and numerous cousins.

Preceding Matt in death is his mother Michelle, maternal grandparents Frederick and Diana Seymore and paternal grandmother, Patricia Turnpaugh

A celebration of life for Matthew A. Turnpaugh will be from 5-7 PM on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.

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

John W. Ortman, 76, of Winamac

John W. Ortman, 76, of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 10, 2021.  He passed away at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester, IN. 

 

John was born at home in rural Pulaski County, IN on January 19, 1945 to the late Julius G. and Lois B. [Meiser] Ortman.  He attended Fairview School through 8th grade and Star City School through12th grade.  John worked on the family farm alongside his father and brother. 

 

In 1966, he joined the Indiana Army National Guard and served six years.  On November 18, 1967 John married Rachelle Lain in Lawton, IN. 

 

John was a member of Bethel Bible Church in Winamac for nearly 50 years, where he served as an usher and greeter.   He was also a member of Northern Indiana Power from the Past, where he served as a director. 

 

John was currently employed as a deliveryman at CFS in Kewanna, IN.  He had formerly worked at Wilson Foods in Logansport, IN as well as at Galbreath, Inc. in Winamac.  John raised hogs for 24 years and was proud to be a farmer. 

 

John enjoyed collecting farm toys and was a tractor and tool enthusiast.  He was kind and never met a stranger.  John thoroughly enjoyed sharing the Gospel with others.  He was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather.  John will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

Survivors include:

Rachelle [Lain] Ortman, Winamac, IN Wife

John Ortman, Jr., West Lafayette, IN Son

Jeff Ortman, Winamac, IN Son

Scott Pratt, Charleston, SC Son-in-law

Abigail (Caleb) Johnson, Granddaughter

Michaela (Taylor) Jordan, Granddaughter

Haylee Patton, Granddaughter

Bonnie (Paul) Weaver, Royal Center, IN Sister

Donald (Teresa) Ortman, Winamac, IN Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Julius G. and Lois B. [Meiser] Ortman, Parents

Tammy Pratt, Daughter

Joan Army, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 2 PM EST Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Bethel Bible Church in Winamac, IN. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EST Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Bethel Bible Church in Winamac, IN with Pastor Don Whipple officiating.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.  The American Legion and VFW will provide Military Graveside Services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bethel Bible Church Missionary Fund.

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

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

Earl K. Anliker, 89, of Winamac

Earl K. Anliker, 89, of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 12, 2021.  He passed away at IU Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN. 

 

Earl was born on January 26, 1932 in Francesville, IN to the late Benjamin and Sarah [Kuebler] Anliker.  He graduated from Wolcott High School in 1950.  Earl served in the US Army during the Korean War.  On March 20, 1955, he married Elizabeth Kendall in Wolcott, IN. 

 

Earl was a lifelong dairy and grain farmer in Pulaski County, IN.  After retiring from farming, he enjoyed many years working at the Leman Cabinet shop.  He also enjoyed serving others through his work with Habitat for Humanity. 

 

Earl accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior on November 12, 1972 and was a longtime member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville.  Faith and family were the cornerstone of his life.  Earl loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren who brought him great joy.  He will be sadly missed by all who loved him. 

 

He is survived by:

Elizabeth “Liz”[Kendall] Anliker, Winamac, IN Wife

David (Debbie) Anliker, Savannah, GA Son

Debbie Anliker, Indianapolis, IN Daughter

Doug (Karin) Anliker, Cypress, TX Son

Deann (Brian) Mustard, New Palestine, IN Daughter

Katie (Kenton) Little, Granddaughter

Kara Mustard, Granddaughter

Alysa Anliker, Granddaughter

Gracelynn Anliker, Granddaughter

Eleanor Bogart, Francesville, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Benjamin and Sarah [Kuebler] Anliker, Parents

Mildred (Bob) Clauss, Sister

EmmaJean (Oliver) Stieglitz, Sister

Charles (Margaret) Anliker, Brother

Jim Bogart, Brother-in-law

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EST Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville, IN with Ministers of the Church officiating. 

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

Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EST Friday, December 17, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Life Wise Academy or Humanitarian Distribution Center.

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

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

Richard L. Ogle, 87

Richard L. Ogle, 87, passed  away at 6:45 AM on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Chace Center of Logansport.

 

On June 2, 1934, Richard Lowell Ogle was born in Crawfordsville to Charles and Maye Nicewander Ogle.  Answering the call of patriotism, Richard served as a gunner for the US Army and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. He was honorably discharged in 1956 and had received a good conduct medal. While in the army he learned how to cross-country ski.

 

As a young man, Richard worked for his father on a farm pick up route.  Later he began  hauling canned milk  and over the years it transitioned in to hauling bulk milk and whey.  Eat, sleep and go to work was Richard’s way of life. He was always happy when he was busy.  With a strong work ethic he drove a truck nearly 50 years.  After retiring in 2000, Dick continued to drive, chauffeuring his Mennonite neighbors.    As a great story teller, he had an amazing recall for detail.

 

Richard Lowell Ogle and Darlene M. Whiting on October 19, 1957 in Knox. They shared nearly 64 years of life’s adventures.  Sadly, she passed away on September 5, 2021. Their union produced five wonderful children with the blessings of two more generations added to the family tree.

 

Left to cherish Richard's memory are  two daughters: Linda Rosendaul and husband Steve  of Shipshewana, Donna Ogle of Logansport; three sons: Rick Ogle and wife Mary of Roann, Randy Ogle of Rochester, Clifford Ogle of Akron; nine grandchildren: Joshua Ogle, Aaron Ogle, Jason Ogle, Kaleigh O’Brien, Laura Read, Bradley Rosendaul, Lacey Ogle, Cody Ogle, Bryce Ogle; eight great-grandchildren;  sister, Shirley Willard and husband Bill of Rochester; four sisters-in-law: Eleanor Roscka and husband Dan of Knox, Betty Larva of Knox, Patricia Zobrist of Knox, Carole Mahler and husband Mel of Plymouth; a brother-in-law Howard Whiting of Michigan City; canine companions: Bernie, a Pointer, and Sheba, a Black Lab; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Richard in death are his parents, wife, two grandsons: Chancey Ogle, and Cassidy Ogle and two brothers, Paul Ogle and John Ogle.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr.  Richard Ogle will be at 1:00 PM on  Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester. Chaplain Todd Wilson will officiate.

 

His family will receive friends from   11-1 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in the funeral home.  

 

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

 

Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.  

 

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

D. Jane Chaney, 80, Rochester

D. Jane Chaney, 80, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 5:25 P.M. Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the Raclin House, Mishawaka, Indiana.

 

She was born on July 21, 1941, in Peru, Indiana, the daughter of Frank and Charlotte (Hamilton) Bucher. On May 1, 1990 in Rochester, Indiana, she married John Mullin Chaney. He preceded her in death on January 21, 1999.

 

Jane had worked at Walgreen’s Drug store, Wynnfield Crossing and owned and operated Classic Tanning Salon. She had attended Silver Creek Church of God and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, mushroom hunting, and fishing and was an avid fan of the Indiana Pacers.

 

Survivors include her children, Shannon (Carla) Pugh, Rochester, Indiana, Travis (Becky) Pugh, Argos, Indiana, Kevin (Jill) Pugh, Rochester, Indiana, several grandchildren, brother, Steven (Cindy) Bucher, North Manchester, Indiana, sister, Patsy Sparks, Warsaw, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Private Services will be observed with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, Raclin House, Mishawaka, Indiana.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

John W. Honkomp, 77, of Rochester

John W. Honkomp, 77, of Rochester, passed away on December 10, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital.


Born on February 4, 1944 in Gary, John Wayne Honkomp was a treasured son of Bernard and Mary Francis Norris Honkomp.  Growing up he shared his childhood with seven brothers and three sisters.


In Talma, on May 27, 2006,  John married Rebecca A. McGee.  Together they shared 15 years of life's adventures. 

 

With a strong work ethic, John worked at Lau Industries for many years as a press operator, until his retirement.  Proud of his small fleet of tractors, he was the owner of a Ford 9-N, Massey - Ferguson and Grasshopper.


To relax, John enjoyed fishing,  many adventures included his family.  There was an annual trip to the Wisconsin Dells or taking his brothers on his Ranger fishing boat in Florida.  Sometimes he just fished undisclosed waters around northern Indiana.  He was accomplished with his casting or fly rod, acquiring his instincts from his Mother.  John and Becky rode the Polaris 4-wheelers around the farm and sometimes with his family around the Badlands.  He and his family went rabbit hunting annually on Thanksgiving Day.


Left to cherish John's memory are his wife, Becky, 2 sons: Rick Honkomp of Ft. Wayne, Terry Honkomp (Charlotte) of Plymouth,2 step-sons: Mark Freet (Mary) and Robert Freet Jr. (Chris) all of Alabama; several grandchildren; a sister Reba Derryberry of Akron, 4 brothers: Daniel "Pete" Geller(Laura Hall) Culver, Richard Geller (Paulette), Monterey, William Geller (Lori) of Knox, Bernard Honkomp (Reb) of Nyona Lake,  a 1/2 sister Pam Ege of Akron, a 1/2 brother Raymond Norris and cousins Mike Barnett (Rhonda) and Pat Barnett and Dorsey the Teacup Yorkie.


ohn was welcomed to Heaven by his parents, two sisters, Nancy Dell and Linda Haeck, 2 brothers George Wesley Geller, Robert "Moke" Honkomp, and Uncle George Barnett and his canine companions Maggie Mae and Suzie-Que.


A sunset celebration of the life of Mr. John Wayne Honkomp will be Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM, at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester. 

 

Friends may visit with his family from 4:00 till the hour of the service.   

 

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

Janice D. Kling, 89, Peru

Janice D. Kling, 89, Peru, passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, at her residence.

 

Born July 6, 1932, in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of Gerald Byron and Ruth Beatrice (Stofer) Howell.  On January 21, 1953, she was married to Donald Alan Kling, who survives.

 

She was a lifelong member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren, where she served in various committee positions.  She graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1950 and retired from Peru Trust/Norwest Bank in Mexico.

 

She was a member of the Jefferson Township Home Economics Club and enjoyed boating, camping, gardening, going to auctions, and collecting cut glass and diamonds.  She loved candlelight dinners and all the details going into organizing and decorating for the perfect Christmas-loving every gift (except one) that she ever opened.  

 

In addition to her husband, Donald Kling, Peru, she is survived by her children, Bob and Coleen (Hudson) Kling, Peru; Peggy Bough, Nappanee; and Lee Ann Fouts (Kevin Musselman), Mexico; grandchildren, Andrea (Brad) Aquino, Colorado; Robert (Jenny) Kling, Peru; Katie (Derek) Hagan, Sheridan; Emily (Garrett) Hite, Kokomo; Casey (Jonathon) Bowles, French Lick; Michael Bough (Shelby Carroll), South Bend; Brandon (Lacie) Fouts, Winona Lake; Lucas (Whitney) Fouts, Wakarusa; and Kyle (Samantha) Fouts, Kokomo; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Cyrus (Pat) Howell, Peru.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, twin siblings, Byron Howell and Beatrice Snavely, and son-in-law, Jim Fouts. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with Pastor Matt Myers officiating.  

 

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

 

Visitation will be from noon-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the church.  

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mexico Church of the Brethren or Greenlawn Cemetery Association.  

 

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.  

Jimmie Lee Clemans, 90, of Rochester

Jimmie Lee Clemans, 90, of Rochester passed away on December 11, 2021 at his home in Wynnfield Crossing.

 

He was born 29 May 1931 in Akron to Herbert and Anina (Miller) Clemans. On September 28, 1952 he married Doris L. Neff of Rochester and she survives.

 

Surviving in addition are their daughter, Sandra (Mike) Wildermuth, Macy; son David (Connie) Clemans, Melissa, TX; four grandchildren: Suzanna Elliot, Greeley, CO, Nicole (John) Barclay, Eaton, CO, Margaret (Molly) Clemans (Kirk) Farrell, Tulsa, OK and Jack Clemans, Axtell, TX; three great-grandchildren: Aedalin Barclay, Elijah Barclay and Temperance Barclay; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson Collin Clemans; brother Mark and sister-in-law Janeene Clemans; father and mother-in-law Clyde and Opal Neff; nephew Jeffrey Davidson; brother-in-law Richard Davidson; and sister-in-law Mary Neff.

 

Jim served his country in the Armed Forces during the Korean conflict. Being stationed in Alaska enabled his wife Doris to accompany him during his tour of duty where they enjoyed traveling about the state and learning of the native culture.

 

Jim was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast spending most week-ends and free days touring with Doris at his back. Between motorcycle and camper trips together they traveled 49 of the 50 United States plus all of the Canadian Provinces.

 

Having been affiliated with farming and the dairy industry Jim was a Dean Food’s distributor and later a DHIA inspector in Indiana and in Colorado where he was their state manager.

 

A celebration of the life of Jimmie L. Clemans will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Dr. Mark Spencer will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  

 

Interment will be in the Plainview Cemetery of Macy.  

 

Military Honors will be conducted by the Miami County Military Rites Unit and the US Army Honors Team.

 

Jack A. Brown, 89, of Rochester

Jack A. Brown, 89, of Rochester was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 8:20 AM on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at his residence.

 

On June 17, 1932, Jack Arthur was born in Chicago to Charles Arthur and Margaret Lavinskas Brown. Growing up he shared his childhood with two brothers and three sisters.  In 1951 Jack graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School, Calumet City, Illinois. During his youth, he enjoyed following the White Sox, going to many games each season.  He was also a member of the Boy's Club.  After high school, patriotism beckoned and Jack answered the call by serving with the United States Navy during the Korean War.

 

 On September 8, 1956,  Jack married the love of his life, Miss Phyllis Jean Croy in Lansing, IL. In short order, Jack evolved into a die-hard Cubs fan with the influence of his lovely wife who grew up attending many games in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field as a young lady. They have shared 65 years of life’s adventures. Accomplished skaters, on the weekends Jack and Phyllis went to the skating ring to let the good times roll.   Their union produced twins, Diane and James and sons David and Mark. Two more generations have been added to the family tree.

 

With a strong work ethic and great dependability, Jack was a member of the Lever Brothers security team for 37 years retiring in January of 1994.  He and Phyllis permanently moved to their Lake Manitou home in 1993, where he engaged in many hobbies for the next 28 years.  Their home provided a beautiful setting to capture great photos of family fun, making memories and intriguing wildlife.     With casting rod in hand, the catch of the day awaited him through all the seasons. Known to his family and special friends as Mr. Fix-It, Jack could repair nearly anything!  Wearing his special sweatshirt, he supervised the neighborhood building projects from his lawn chair assuring the projects went smooth.

 

Left to cherish Jack's memory are his wife Phyllis, daughter Diane Prior (Robert Thompson) of Carmel; three sons, David J. Brown and wife Cheryl of Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Mark T. Brown and wife Bobbi of Ft. Myers, James R. Brown and wife Debra of Valparaiso; nine grandchildren, Kristi, Greg, Rick, Nikki, Briana, Paige, Connor, Sarah and Josie; eight great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Beckett, Tyler, Remy, Hudson, Logan, Otto, Oliver and a new one in May of 2022. 

 

Preceding Jack in death are his parents, three sisters Ethelyn, Margie, Charlene and brothers Dale and Wilbur.

 

The family of Mr. Brown wish to thank Katie Biscella of Elara Caring Hospice for the love, support and wonderful care given to Jack. 

 

 

The Mass of Christian Burial for Jack Arthur Brown will be at 10:00 AM EST,  on Monday, December 13, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1310 Main St., Rochester.  Rev. Leroy Kinnaman  will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 - 4:00 PM EST on Sunday in The Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.  A Wake Service will be at 4:00 PM EST, followed by  4:30 PM,  military honors will be accorded by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Navy Honors Team.  

 

Interment will be in the Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood, IL with a graveside service at 2:00 PM CST.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Lake Manitou Association , P.O. Box 376, Rochester, Indiana 46975.  

 

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

Margaret Stefan Gudeman, 91, of Francesville

Margaret Stefan Gudeman, 91, of Francesville, IN passed away at home on Monday, December 6, 2021 surrounded by her family who cherished her. 

 

She was born of German ancestry on August 21, 1930 in Tscherwenka, Yugoslavia (present day Serbia).  She immigrated to the United Statesin 1950 and became a U.S. citizen in 1956.  Upon coming alone to America at age 19, Margaret was a domestic helper for relatives in Francesville and lived a brief time in Chicago where she worked as a seamstress.

 

Margaret was married on April 11, 1954 to Willis W. Gudeman in Francesville.  Willis passed away May 26, 2020.   Margaret was a contributor to their farming operation and a homemaker her entire married life. 

 

She was someone who thoroughly enjoyed working in her home and garden.  She also enjoyed sewing and quilting; she hand-quilted more than 40 quilts that are treasured by her children and grandchildren. 

 

Margaret had a special relationship with Morgan Danford, Jenna Miller, and Anne Holbrook, all of whom cared for her and broughtcompanionship the last few years.

 

Margaret was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Francesville for 70 years.  She lived her life of faith through quiet service and prayer.  She was a ready volunteer who put others ahead of herself and a peacemaker who chose to find the good in others.

 

She is survived by:

Dale (Peg) Gudeman, Francesville, IN Son

Doreen (Barry) Steffen, Silver Spring, MD Daughter

Debra (Don) Nuest, Francesville, IN Daughter

Donna (Mike) Putt, Francesville, IN Daughter

Andria (John) Sprunger, Granddaughter

Grant (Cara) Gudeman, Grandson

Darin (Arial) Gudeman, Grandson

Heidi (Ben) Swakopf, Granddaughter

Hilary (fiancé: Tyler Young) Nuest, Granddaughter

Erica (Kirk) Huber, Granddaughter

David (Sierra) Putt, Grandson

Thomas Putt, Grandson

Brandon (Hailey) Putt, Grandson

Elva Martinez, Granddaughter

12 Great Grandchildren

Marcella Gudeman, Francesville, IN Sister-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:

Philip and Elisabeth [Dech] Stefan, Parents

Willis W. Gudeman, Husband

Hermine (Karl) Pister, Sister

Wendell G. Gudeman, Brother-in-law

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EST Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville, IN with Minister of the Church officiating.

 

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

 

Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EST Friday, December 10, 2021 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made in Margaret’s memory to HarvestCall – Eastern Europe Relief (envelopes will be provided by the funeral home). 

 

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

 

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

Sue Ellen (Manmiller) Johnson

Sue Ellen (Manmiller) Johnson passed from this earthly life into the arms of God on Monday,  December 6,  2021, at the home of her son, Paul, in Columbus, Indiana, where she has lived the past year.

Sue was the only child of William and Roseanna Jean (Wareham) Manmiller, born July 18, 1935, in Peru, Indiana.  She attended Peru High School where she played the drums in the marching band.  She had a close group of friends in high school she called the “Gang,” who continue to correspond regularly.  She graduated in 1953. 

Sue married James Irvin Johnson, her high school sweetheart in Peru on August 22, 1954.  She was a dedicated wife, and mother to three children, Paul (Melinda) Johnson of Columbus, Indiana, Julie (Bryan) Lewis of Rochester, Indiana, and David (Rachelle) Johnson, of Fulton, Indiana.

Sue’s legacy of faith continues on in her children, and in her grandchildren - Jill Spaulding, Eric Johnson, Mark Johnson, Lanae Peter, Aaron Peter, Jessica Tackett, Garrett Johnson, Dylan Johnson, and Hayley Johnson.

She loved her great-grandchildren:  Shelby Rudicel, Zoie Rudicel, Tanner Spaulding, Cole Johnson, Oliver Johnson, Harper Johnson, Maizie Johnson, John Tackett, and Brantley Tackett.  In addition, Sue has 12 bonus grandchildren-Abby Spaulding, Brookley Allmon, Logan Scott, Leigha Eber, Leighton Eber, Brie & Richie Notz, Greg & Laura Lewis, Maddie & Tyler Hinora, and a bonus great-great grandson, Britten Holcomb.

Sue was a long standing member of Grace United Methodist Church, and held offices in United Methodist Women and Church Women United.  She also was an active member of Tri Kappa Sorority and Eastern Star. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a son-in-law, Gregory Peter.

The funeral will be on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.  Visitation will be from 11-1 on Saturday in the funeral home.  Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Peru.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Sue’s memory to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 W. 7th Street, Rochester, Indiana, 46975.

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

Alvin K. Stout, 65, of Winamac

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

He is survived by:

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

Kurt (Michaela) Stout, Pulaski, IN Brother

Larry Stout, Winamac, IN Brother

Don (Lori) Stout, Nephew

Megan (Chitrak) Banerjee, Niece

Kyla (Isaac Creech) Stout, Niece

Claire Stout, Niece

Tabitha Stout, Niece

Kathryn Banerjee, Great Niece

Edward (Elaine) Bleicher, Uncle

Many Cousins

Tammy Garbison, Winamac, IN Fiancée  

 

Preceded in death by:

Kedrick Stout, Father

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

He is survived by:

Rickie and Frances [Allen] Rowe, Parents

Brandon (Gabrielle) Rowe, Brother

Felicia Rowe, Sister

Sara Frinkel-Miller, Bonus Sister

Allie Rowe, Niece

Connor Rowe, Nephew

Braylinn Rowe, Niece

Colton Rowe, Nephew

James and Unnie Rowe, Paternal Grandparents

Wanda (Kenny) Neeley, Paternal Aunt

Teresa (Todd) Albrecht, Paternal Aunt

Ronnie (Jami) Rowe, Paternal Uncle

Sadie Wireman, Maternal Aunt

Sylvania (Brian) Chadwick, Maternal Aunt

Countless Great Aunts & Uncles, Cousinsand Friends

 

Preceded in death by:

Nichole “Nikki” Grigsby, Bonus Sister

Tony “TJ” Grigsby, Jr., Bonus Brother

Dillon West, Brother-in-law

Ethel (Newton) Campbell, Maternal Grandmother

James Allen, Maternal Grandfather

Homer and Mary Wireman, Maternal Great Grandparents

Feldon and Flora Rowe, Paternal Great Grandparents

Pearlie Wireman, Paternal Great Grandmother

Susie (Alvin) Bailey, Maternal Aunt

Ronnie Allen, Maternal Uncle

Countless Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

She is survived by:

Jeff Hawkes, Son

Shannon Casey, Granddaughter

Jeanette Casey, Former Daughter-in-law

Michele (Sam) Faccone, Sister

Dolores Gordon, Sister

Jaqueline (Daniel) Frain, Sister

James (Mary) Gordon, Brother

Mark (Debra) Gordon, Brother

Ruth Puthael, Sister-in-law

Chuck Thoman, Nephew

Eric (fiancée: Heather) Thoman, Nephew

Dana (Matt) Kantowski, Niece

Stefanie Frain, Niece

Jon Frain, Nephew

Lindsay (Mike) Trotta, Niece

Lenna (Kyle) Ostenson, Niece

Kurt Langdon, Nephew

Bethany (Justin) Leroux, Niece

Chantal (Kyle) Rensberger, Niece

Vanessa Gordon, Niece

Mike Livermore, Nephew

Linda Fauble, Niece

William (Brenda) Neubeck, Nephew

Douglas Neubeck, Nephew

Many Great Nieces and Nephews

Lani and Scott Sovereen, Dearest Friends

Linda and Dale Scott, Dearest Friends

 

Preceded in death by:

James William and Jeanne Helene [Teller] Gordon, Parents

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

Wendall Ray “Wendy” Stewart, Husband

Patrick Gordon Casey, Son

Jennie Jean Neubeck, Sister-in-law

Jay Daniel Frain, Infant Nephew

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

She is survived by:

Bobby Dixon, Star City, IN Husband

Mallory (Alvin) Fry, Star City, IN Daughter

Macy Bischoff, Star City, IN Daughter

Travis Dixon, Star City, IN Son

Diane Fry, Granddaughter

Alvin “Tate” Fry V, Grandson

Haylie Fry, Granddaughter

Jennifer (Bruce) Adamski, Winamac, IN Sister

Tom (Cindy) Kasten, Winamac, IN Brother

Terri (Tim) Gilman, Logansport, IN Sister

Kathy (Fabian Calisto) Brown, Lafayette, IN Sister

Tim (Sherri) Kasten, Rochester, IN Brother

Robin (Tracy) Shull, Rochester, IN Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

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

Kenneth R. Kasten, Brother

 

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

 

Keith A. Cronenwett, 62, of Macy

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Charlann Cover, 72, of Rochester

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Ervin James "Jim" Mullins, 76, of Medaryville

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


He is survived by:

Joyce [Frinkel] Mullins, Medaryville, IN Wife

Jenny (Grover) Umphryes, Medaryville, IN Daughter

Rendy (Patrick) Chalifoux, Medaryville, IN Daughter

Jimmy Mullins, Medaryville, IN Son

Thomas Benesh, Portage, IN Son-in-law

Jason Umphryes, Grandson

Curtis Chalifoux, Grandson

Brent Benesh, Grandson

Brett Benesh, Grandson

Thomas Chalifoux, Grandson

8 Great Grandchildren

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

William and Gracie [Wireman] Mullins, Parents

Sandra Benesh, Daughter

Corey Chalifoux, Infant Grandson

Dalton Benesh, Grandson

Dillon Benesh, Grandson

10 Siblings

 

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

 

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

 

Burial will take place at Goodway Cemetery in Medaryville.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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