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Julia Ann (Knarr) Binkley, 98, of Winamac

Julia Ann (Knarr) Binkley, 98, of Winamac, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at her residence in Winamac. 

 

She was born at home on July 24, 1924 in Thornhope, IN to John and Dessie (Nice) Knarr. Julia graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942, 80 years ago. 

 

She and John Binkley met on a blind date at Indiana University and married on December 26, 1945 while he was in the Navy and she was finishing college. Julia graduated from Indiana University in 1946 with a BS degree in Business.

 

Julia and John moved back to her parent’s farm where John farmed with his father-in-law. Soon they had two sons, Steven, born September 21, 1946 and Stuart, born on October 2, 1947 and moved to their own farm. Eight years later a daughter, Barbara was born on September 25, 1954.

 

Julia became a member of the Country Maids Home Extension Club. She kept the accounts for the farm and held the family together when John was unable to farm due to health reasons.

 

She was a master of everything she did: seamstress, gardener, food preservation, refinishing furniture, wallpapering, cookie and cake decorating, quilting, oil painting, caning chair seats, wool hooked rugs and needlepoint pictures of her design, and every craft that could be done.

Julia was a member of the Wheat Weavers and taught this skill at the local power show. She taught classes to make Ukrainian Pysanky eggs and corn husk dolls at the local library.

Julia was an interviewer for the Indiana Oral History project through Purdue Extension and many of her interviews were published in a set of books.

 

She served on the Pulaski County Public Library Board, was a member of the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary, the local Genealogy Society and Historical Society.

 

One of her greatest achievements was her lifelong work in Genealogy, researching both her and John’s families. Family trips included visits to courthouses, libraries and cemeteries to document and add to the family trees. She has published family history books and is the family keeper of photos and memorabilia. She was proud of having ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary, Civil and both World Wars.

 

Julia was honest, hardworking and a good example to all. She was very proud of her family.


She is survived by:

Steven (Ann) Binkley, Pearcy, AR    Son

Barbara (Dean) Neal, Winamac, IN   Daughter

5 Grandchildren:

Paul (Liane) Binkley

Cliffton (Nikki Sedges) Binkley

Ben (Jenna) Neal

Ellen (Andy) Stellhorn

Ali (Bryan) Myers

13 Great grandchildren:

Delilah Neal

Damien Neal

Hailey Neal

Evan Bishop

Braylin Bishop

Sophia Binkley

Ireland Myers

Archer Myers

Nick Binkley

Matt Binkley

Alex Binkley

Ashley Binkley

Adam Binkley

1 Great-great granddaughter

 

Preceded in death by:

John and Dessie (Nice) Knarr, Parents

John Binkley, Husband

Stuart Binkley, Son

Stanley Binkley, Grandson

 

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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

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

Harry Emanuel Worl, Jr.,  93, Peru

Harry Emanuel Worl, Jr.,  93, Peru, passed away on Sunday morning, July 24, 2022, at Northwoods Village, Kokomo.

 

Born May 7, 1929, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Harry Emanuel Worl, Sr., and Louise Barbara (Butavant) Worl.  On June 2, 1957, at the Goldsmith United Methodist Church, Tipton County, Indiana, he was married to Neva Mae Roberts, and she preceded him in death on January 8, 2022.

 

He graduated from Peru High School in 1948.  He worked on the Nickel Plate Railroad for twenty-three years before working at General Motors in Kokomo, where he retired 1995.  For many years he drove a newspaper route for the Peru Tribune.  He was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Logansport for many years, where he loved participating in family game night.  He also had attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Peru, prior to its closing.  He was a member of the Converse Flying Eagles for over thirty years, where he enjoyed flying model airplanes.

 

Survivors include three children, Brett (Nikki) Worl, Peru; Roger (Teresa) Worl, Russiaville; and Kevin (Kimberly) Worl, Flora; eight grandchildren, Whitney (Patrick) Kozlowski, Brownsburg; Kaleb (Brooklyn) Worl, Warrensburg, MO; Riley Worl, Rochester; Bailey (Seth) Eldridge, Burlington; Tyler Worl, Goldsmith; Brody (Mallory) Worl, Ft. Wayne; Lauren (Jeff) Hightower, Burlington; and Maryn Worl, Flora; and one great-grandson, Korbyn Worl, Warrensburg, MO.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna H. Worl and Alma Louise Worl; and one brother, Nolan Eugene Worl.   
 
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Logansport, with Fr. Clark Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  
 
Visitation will be from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana. 
 
The family would like to thank the staff of Northwoods Village and Kindred Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care. 
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Logansport.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. 

Viv Maes, 79

Vivian L.  Maes, 79, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 4:20 PM on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at her home.

 

On December 1, 1942, Vivian Louise Engel was born in Monterey to Louis and Venis (Lewis) Engel.  Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister and two brothers. Proudly she graduated from Monterey High School with the class of 1960.  

 

Later she furthered her education at the Business College of Fort Wayne and earned a Certified Nursing Assistant License with the class of 1996.

 

On November 14, 1994, Vivian and Robert L. Maes were married in the United Methodist Church at Monterey . They have shared 27 years of life’s adventures.

 

With a strong work ethic, Vivian worked at the Culver Bank, Monterey School, Bomarko of Plymouth and the Culver Military Academy Alumni Department. After becoming a CNA, she worked at the Munster Medical Center and Rochester Orthopedics of Plymouth and Rochester.   Her memberships include Grace United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge #2021, both of Rochester.

 

 

Vivian was the ultimate mother and grandmother.  She taught her daughters and grandchildren the value of family and how to love unconditionally. One of her greatest joys was attending any event or occasion involving her grandchildren. It became a special family tradition to have Grandma Viv make and uniquely decorate their birthday cakes.  She was also known for her irresistible cinnamon rolls and chocolate cake.  With a keen eye for decorating, Vivian had a special gift of turning any house into a home.  At an early age, Vivian learned to play the piano by ear and would often sing along with her beautiful voice.  

 

The summer season was her favorite time of year.  Hosting family celebrations, boating on beautiful Lake Manitou or enjoying the pool were always enjoyed. As an avid gardener, Vivian planted vibrant colorful flowers to enhance the landscape of her home.  Bob introduced Vivian to the Elks Club Golf Course, she loved it and both enjoyed playing the course. 

 

Both Vivian and Bob shared an interest in traveling. Cruising the Mediterranean Sea, sightseeing in Spain, France and Italy were some of  their favorite destinations.

 

Left to cherish  Vivian's memory are her husband Bob, her four daughters, Susan (Keller) Maes and husband Mark of Culver, Sheila (Keller) Broeker and husband Tim of Monterey, Nancy (Keller) Davis and husband Rob of Summit, NJ, Rebecca (Keller) Risner and husband Boyd of Plymouth; along with Bob's children Theresa Dirienzo and husband Joseph of WI, Jeffrey Maes and wife Jackie of Homer Glen, IL, Mark Maes and wife Susan of Culver, Stephen Maes and wife Janet of New Lenox, IL; grandchildren, Meagan (Maes) Hladik and husband Matt, Mark Robert Maes, Mitchell Maes, Jonathan Broeker, Jordan Broeker and wife Kelly, Chloe Broeker and fiancé Jacob Craft, Hanna Davis, Ben Davis, Noah Risner, Luke Risner. Also surviving is a  brother, Edward Engel of Montana. Their blended  family also include, 12 bonus grandchildren and two  great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; her treasured canine companion, Fannie, a white maltipoo.

 

Preceding Vivian in death are her parents, sister Ladyne Keller and brother Donald Engel.

 

The family of  Vivian Maes will receive friends from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.   

 

Her celebration of life will be 11:00 AM Monday, August 1, 2022 at the funeral home with a visitation an hour prior to her service.  Chaplain Wyatt Smith will officiate.  

 

Private family interment will be in the Riverside Memorial Cemetery of Monterey.   

 

Memorials may be made to  CurePSP, (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) @ www.curepsp.org   

 

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

 

Travis D. Woodcox, 50, of Rochester

Travis D. Woodcox, 50, of Rochester, passed away at his home after a sudden illness, in the early morning of July 23, 2022.

 

On February 1, 1972, Travis Drew was born.  He was a treasured son of Melvin Ben and Eva Marie Reffitt Woodcox.  A lifetime resident of Rochester, he graduated from Rochester High School in 1990.

 

In Rochester, on September 1, 2007,   Travis married the love of his life Stacy Bradley.  They enjoyed 15 years of life's adventures.

 

With a strong work ethic, Travis worked for the Fulton County Solid Waste District for many years.   In earlier years he worked with his cousin Shane at Rochester Boat Company. An avid sports enthusiast, Travis was a die-hard San Fransisco 49er's fan.  He also followed the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Travis attended the Indianapolis 500 for many years.

 

Bruce and Travis were more than brothers, they were best friends, enjoying nightly chats about cutting edge sports news and anything else that came to their minds. Stacy and Travis shared a love for their canines, breeding and raising beautiful litters of English Mastiffs and Welsh-Pembroke Corgis.

 

Left to cherish Travis' memory are his wife Stacy; siblings: Bruce Woodcox (Wendy), Brett Arnett, Tom Arnett (Barb), John Woodcox, Linda Woodcox Jones; his step-children: Dalton Baillieul, Sydney Shank (Justin) and their children Olivia Johnson and Wren Shank; nephew Braxton Woodcox; cousin Shane Reffitt (Lisa) and their son Jack; and his English Mastiff Zeke. 

 

Preceding Travis in death are his parents Melvin and Eva Woodcox; cousin Shawn Reffitt; and his English Mastiff Mojo.

 

A time to celebrate the life of Travis D. Woodcox will be Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 4:00 - 6:00, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester, IN  46975. 

 

Keeping with Travis' wishes casual attire is suggested.

James E. Gunnels, 85

James E. Gunnels, during prayer and surrounded by family, peacefully entered into his forever eternal home in Heaven He has seen the face of Jesus after a strong fight with cancer on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

 

On May 13, 1937, James, 85, was born in Langley, KY to William Taylor and Ruth Ousley Gunnels. He was the oldest of 11 children. Proudly Jim served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1959.

 

Jim and Louise Patton were married on April 16, 1959 and raised three daughters. Sadly, she preceded him in death on February 17, 2005.  Jim and Sandra White were married on May 28, 2005.

 

With a great work ethic, Jim was a iron pourer/laborer at the Dalton Foundry for many years. He was a member of the Riverview Community Church.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Jim are his wife Sandy,  daughters, Schenna Green and husband Barry of Rochester, Paula Fruitt of Rochester, Cindy Gunnels of Rochester, Laura Calvert of Rochester, Melissa Wagoner of Mentone; 13 grandchildren, April Shaun Taylor, Justin and Nichole Tunis, Jeromy and Sarah Green, James and Kayla Gunnels, Nancy Fruitt, Ricky Snelling, Greg Snelling, Amber White, Amanda Floyd, Alyssa Calvert, Austin Calvert, Zachary Wagoner, Shelby Wagoner; numerous great grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Slone and husband Danny, Lilly Faye Blizzard all of KY and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Jim in death are his parents, wife Louise, granddaughter, Tuvara Meeks,  two great grandchildren, Ava Louise Green, Garrett Keith Wagoner, great great granddaughter Jenna Lynea Snelling, two sisters, infant Bertie Mae Gunnels, Mary Magalene Stevens and six Gunnels brothers, Millard, Jesse, Charlie, Arnold, Ivan, and Sherman.

 

A celebration of the life of James E. Gunnels will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Riverview Community Church, 3780 St. Rd. 110, Tippecanoe. Pastors Rod Ruberg and Steve Wilhelm will officiate.  

 

Friends may visit with the family from 10-1 on Wednesday at the church.

 

Interment will be in the Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans Van Fund, 815 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975, in care of Rick Faust, VSO.

 

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

Beth E. Foster, 70, of Rochester

Beth E. Foster, 70, of Rochester, passed away at 8:55 AM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw.

 

On December 13, 1951, Beth Elaine Kale was born in Rochester to Robert H. and Mary L. Green Kale. Proudly, Beth graduated from Rochester High School with the class of 1970. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.

 

Beth and T.J. Foster were married on September 29, 1985 in Rochester. Sadly, he passed away on February 24, 1991. Together they raised daughter Amy and son Greg. The blessings of another generation has been added to the family tree with four grandchildren. Grandma Beth cherished the time with her grandchildren. They were the light of her life.

 

As a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester, Beth was very active in many ministries including the Fellowship Guild, the AWANA program and VBS. Volunteering at the Senior Center on Tuesdays was a great way to catch up with her friends and neighbors.  Mondays were spent with the card ladies. This group was started by Beth’s mom and her friends and continues to include sister Sharon.  Annually, Beth and Sharon went to the Fulton County 4-H Fair to watch her nieces show their sheep.  Visiting the Whitley County Fair with the grandchildren always included a delicious, cold treat of lemon ice cream.

 

Once a year, traveling to the Minnesota cabin to fish was a great adventure, that Beth looked forward to annually. Relaxing with friends, casting a rod and enjoying the catch of the day was the best of times.

 

The family often laughs with Beth about the unpublished  “Family Book of Funny Incidents”.  She has garnered more pages than anyone else in the family.  With a strong work ethic, Beth served Fulton County as the branch manager of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  She was known for greeting customers with a radiant smile and helping heart, retiring after 42 years of great customer service.

 

Left to cherish  Beth's memory are daughter Amy Pryor and husband Tony of Rochester, son Greg Gentry of Columbia City; four grandchildren: Jacob Gentry, Hunter Gentry, Gracelynn Gentry, Sophia Pryor; sister, Sharon Kale Helt and husband Robert of Rochester; two brothers; Donn Kale and wife Brenda of Rochester, Thomas Kale and wife Phyllis of St. Louis, MO; and her very special nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Beth in death are her parents Bob and Mary Kale and husband T.J.

 

A celebration of the life of Beth E. Foster will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Dr. Mark Spencer will officiate.  

 

Friends may visit with the family from 3-7 PM on Monday, July 25, 2022 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 First Baptist Church, 1000 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975 or the Fulton County Animal Shelter, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Elizabeth Sue Garber Graybill, 55, Logansport

Elizabeth Sue Garber Graybill, 55, Logansport, (Mexico Church District), departed this life for a better one on high, on Thursday, July 21, 2022.  

 

Born on September 11, 1966, in Iola, Kansas, she was the daughter of Donald Garber and Ellen Flory Garber.  On September 5, 1992, she married Raymond Graybill of Camden, IN. They shared twenty-nine wonderful years together.

 

Elizabeth was baptized, along with three others, into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, on April 14, 1985, and remained faithful.  Elizabeth fought cancer for over three years, finally giving up to God’s will for her. She was anointed on October 21, 2021, and then again on July 11, 2022. This gave her much peace of mind.  Her greatest wish was for her children to follow Jesus and meet her up in Heaven.

 

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Raymond Graybill, Logansport; her four children, Susanna Graybill, Granby, Colorado; Riley Graybill, Camden, Indiana; Jonathan and Luke Graybill, both at home; brother, Mark Garber (Cheryl), of Waverly, Kansas;  her parents, Donald and Ellen Garber, Waverly, Kansas; three sisters, Esther Cardin (Lynn), Waverly, Kansas; Sarah Kessler (Jonathan), Davenport, Nebraska; and Rachel Wray (Joshua), Pomona, Kansas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Benjamin (Lois) Graybill, Trenton, Missouri; Rollin (Mary Jane) Graybill, Delphi, Indiana; Virgil (Virginia) Graybill, Trenton, Missouri; Regina (Denver) Brumbaugh, Camden, Indiana; Vesta (James) Morris, Trenton, Missouri; Wesley (Leah) Graybill, Delphi, Indiana; Sylvia (Carl) Morris, Flora, Indiana. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Johnson; infant brother, Matthew; in-laws, Lester and Esther Graybill; grandparents, Frank and Vinna Flory and Raymond and Ruth Garber.    

 

Raymond and Elizabeth moved frequently in their married life. Beginning at Camden, Indiana, then to Athens, Wisconsin, then to Quinter, Kansas, and back to Wisconsin, where they were charter members of White Pines District.  They moved to Goshen, Indiana and ended up in Logansport, Indiana. They made numerous friends along the way thus enriching their lives.

 

Visitation will be from 1-4:00 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022, and 1-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church, near Hoover.  

 

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the Mexico Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 9630 East County Road 375 North, Logansport, Indiana, with Home Brethren officiating.  

 

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Eight of her nephews will carry her to her final resting place. 

 

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  

Lenora Pauline (Ringer) Gann, 95, of Argos

Lenora Pauline (Ringer) Gann, 95 of Argos, passed away July 18, 2022 at 3:30 a.m. at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, Indiana where she had been been in declining heath for the past few years. 

 

On September 2, 1926 in Marshall County, Indiana she was born to Alfred A. Ringer & Goldie (Stickler) Ringer. Lenora  had lived all of her life in Marshall County, Indiana.

 

On July 22 1951 in Plymouth, Indiana she married Bernard E. Gann. They were married for nearly 58 years before Bernard's  passing on February 20, 2009.

 

Lenora was a Housewife/Homemaker. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Plymouth, Indiana; and the Home and Hobby Club of Marshall County.

 

Lenora is survived by her Daughters – Mary Beth Runyan of LaPaz, Indiana; Kimberly Snyder and husband Bill of Argos, Indiana

Son – Dennis Gann of Argos, Indiana

9 Grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren, & 5 Great-Great Grandchildren

Brother – Eugene “Gene” Ringer and wife Robbie of Culver, Indiana

 

She is preceded in Death by her: Parents; Husband; Son – Larry Gann; Great-Grandchild and a Great-Great Grandchild; and Brothers – Rollo Ringer and Lloyd Ringer  

 

Friends may visit with the family Sunday July 24, 2022 from 2-5 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday July 25, 2022 at the funeral home with Elder Dave Houghton.

 

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

 

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

Paul William Thiry, 71, (aka Paul Baby), Denver

Paul William Thiry, 71, (aka Paul Baby), Denver, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. 

Born August 3, 1950, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Paul G. Thiry and the former Nellie Spencer.  On August 31, 1990, in Peru, IN, he was married to Irma L. Ray, who survives.

Paul worked for fifty-three years for Borkholder Buildings, where he was a regional sales manager and truck driver.  He loved his horses and all the years he spent at horse shows contesting.  He loved traveling and the beautiful places he enjoyed trail riding, especially his two absolute favorites in Brown County and the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. He was a member of Denver Saddle Club. He also truly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in multiple sports throughout the years. 

Along with his wife, Irma L. Thiry, Denver, he is survived by three children, Danny (Jennie) Thiry, Denver; Charity Thiry (Doug) Brown, Lafayette; and Justin Thiry, Fishers; grandchildren: Morgan, Tyler, Casey, Carter; siblings, Brenda (Herb) Herbruck, Massillon, Ohio; Ethel Thiry, Minerva, Ohio; Robert Jake Thiry, Panama City, FLorida; Midge (Jeff) Hendershot, Canton, Ohio; and Donald Hall, Minerva, Ohio; and several nieces/great nieces, nephews/great nephews, cousins, and ALL the dear friends that were like family, which were many. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Thiry and step-mother, Mildred, and Nellie Hall and step-father, Walt; one sister, Vickie Moore; and one brother, Quinton Dale “Red” Thiry.

Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, and from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, with Pastor Johnny Spencer officiating.  

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

For those that feel moved to contribute a dish to the after service meal, please contact Michele at 765-633-3704. 

Mary Ann Campbell-Roark, 61, of Peru

Mary Ann Campbell-Roark, 61, Peru, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at her residence.  

 

Born August 18, 1960, in Phoenix, Arizona, she was the daughter of Billy Ray Campbell and Joann Ann McCarthy Berenschot.  She was married to William Roark on November 2, 2008, and he preceded her in death.  She was a dental assistant by trade having graduated from Bio-Systems Institute in Tempe, Arizona.  

 

Survivors include her daughter, DaNielle Jonae Campbell, Peru; and brother, Edward Campbell, Logansport; niece, Desiree Campbell, Arizona; her bonus daughters, Lacy Housel, Peru; and Tammie (Ray) Porter, Peru; bonus sons, Dana (Donna) Shanabarger, Mishawaka; and Josh Hartleroad, Peru; and bonus brother, Benny Beekman, Peru. 

 

She was preceded in death by her son; Jacob Paul Campbell; and step-father, Albert Berenschot; and brothers, Jerry and David Campbell. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Thursday, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, with Pastor Billy Sheets officiating.  

 

Burial will follow in Reyburn Cemetery, Peru. 

 

Vistitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home.  

Jane E. Ewing, 90, of Winamac

Jane E. Ewing, 90, of Winamac, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.  She was born on March 10, 1932 in Winamac.  Jane graduated from Kewanna High School in 1950.  On July 23, 1955, she married Richard J. Ewing at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.  Jane worked at Shank’s Ladies Store for a few years and retired from Miller’s Men’s Store where she had worked for many years. 

Jane was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where she was active in the Christian Mothers and Daughters of Isabella.  She was a longtime member of the Pulaski County Human Services Board of Directors and was honored to be named Volunteer Senior of the Year in 2016.   She was also active in a local home-ec club for many years and had previously volunteered at the hospital gift shop.  Jane loved serving her community and Human Services was everything to her.

Jane enjoyed reading and watching old movies, especially those with John Wayne.  She was an avid Elvis fan and enjoyed her trip to Graceland with Peggy many years ago. 

Most of all, Jane loved her family very much.  She will deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.


She is survived by:

James J. (Debra) Ewing, Carmel, IN Son

MSgt. Patrick A. (SMSgt. Theresa) Ewing, Ret. USAF, Tipp City, OH Son

Margaret J. “Peggy” Ewing, Indianapolis, IN Daughter

MSgt. Aaron Ewing, USAF, Grandson

Amy Berkshire, Granddaughter

Alyssa Owens, Granddaughter

Conner (Paige) Ewing, Grandson

Cameron Ewing, Grandson

Katie Ewing, Granddaughter

Michael (Paige) Ewing, Grandson

Mishelle Ewing, Granddaughter

Lindsey (William) Giordano, Granddaughter

Mackenzie Surbey, Granddaughter

Aiden Berkshire, Great Grandson

Ava Berkshire, Great Granddaughter

Gabriel Berkshire, Great Grandson

Elijah Berkshire, Great Grandson

Ethan Owens, Great Grandson

Lexi Owens, Great Granddaughter

Sebastian Ewing, Great Grandson

Emelie Ewing, Great Granddaughter

Annabelle Jane Ewing, Great Granddaughter

Everett Michael Ewing, Great Grandson

Olivia Giordano, Great Granddaughter

Scarlett Jane Giordano, Great Granddaughter

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

James Ora and Effie Luree [Long] Whipple, Parents

Richard J. Ewing, Husband

Michael R. Ewing, Son

Thomas L. Ewing, Son

Meghann K. Ewing, Granddaughter

Patricia L. (Gerald) Hagen, Sister

Betty S. (Paul) Willison, Sister

 

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 3:30 PM EDT Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM EDT Friday, July 29, 2022 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, IN with Rev. Adam Mauman officiating. 

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski County Human Services. 

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

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

Jack Castleman, 77, of Rochester

Jack Castleman, 77, of Rochester, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022 at his residence.

 

On August 15, 1944, Loyd Wesley “Jack” Castleman was born in Rochester. He was the treasured son of  Clyde and Clarice Good Castleman.  Growing up he shared his childhood with an older sister, Bonnie. As a youngster he grew up on the farm where he learned a strong work ethic and attended Burton School.  Jack graduated from Rochester High School with the Class of 1962.  

 

Answering the call of patriotism, Jack served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. During his service stint he was awarded 2  Purple Hearts and the Medal of Honor.   He was honorably discharged in 1968.

 

On March 22, 1968, Jack and Anita Ann Yeazel were married by the Justice of the Peace Thelma Carr.. They have shared 54 years of life’s adventures. Together they raised 4 wonderful children.  The family tree continued to grow with the additions of two more generations.  Jack continued to farm with his Dad for many years.  He also served as a truck droving professional hauling cargo from coast-to-coast.  His favorite destinations were Oregon, Maine and Connecticut.  More recently Jack drove for Kevin Smith of Smith Farms, hauling grain to the market.

 

With a love for the outdoors, Jack could be seen on his John Deere mower manicuring his yard with meticulous efforts. On a hot summer day he enjoyed an ice-cold beer to chill after a job well done. He also annually helped Anita plant a small garden, harvesting green beans and tomatoes for the family's winter use.  With great intrigue they all watched the sunflowers grow and Grandpa Jack took pictures of the "Grands,' standing beside them.

 

An avid John Deere man, Jack had restored two tractors.  He was especially proud of his antique John Deere  520 and the JD 3020, both in pristine condition. 

 

Left to cherish Jack's memory are his wife, Anita; two sons: Allen Castleman of Indianapolis, Kurt Castleman of Argos; daughter Carmen Castleman and companion Tim of Fishers; grandchildren: Amber Calvert, Aaron Vanspeybroeck, Garrett Loyd Sommers, Cearra Castleman,  Brody Alber and companion TaylorLong, Madison Henninger and fiance' Issac Smith, Riley Alber, Francis Alber Oberg and  husband Max, Madison Henninger, Seth Castleman, Emily Castleman, Brayden Castleman; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Also surviving is Jack's special neighbor Jerry Prokopec and wife Marcia.

 

Preceding Jack in death are his parents, daughter Angela Castleman-Alber on May 31, 2022 and sister Bonnie Overmyer on December 8, 2021.

 

A celebration of the life of Loyd Wesley "Jack" Castleman will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 22, 2022, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.   

 

Friends may visit with the family from noon until the hour of the service.  Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the United States Army Honors Team.  

 

Memorials may be made to The Fulton County DAV Van Fund, 815 Main Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975    Attn: Ric Foust VSO. 

David Wayne Willard, 52, of Rochester

David Wayne Willard, 52, of Rochester, passed away at 8:20 PM, on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.

 

On October 1, 1969, David was born in Rochester to Wayne M. and Frankie L. Swope Willard. Proudly he graduated with the class of 1988 from Rochester High School.

 

David and Audrey “Jeanine” Spradling were married on September 5, 1998. They have shared 24 years of life’s adventures.

David worked at Rochester Metal Products, retiring in 2012. To relax, David listened to the 80’s music.  He loved technology, building computers and was self-taught to use a 3D printer program and software.

 

Building model cars and creating dioramas were also favorite hobbies. Fords were his favorite mode of transportation. 
 

David was kindhearted and thoughtful, he enjoyed the simple pleasures of home and family.  He had a big heart for animals and pets, once rescuing an orphan squirrel.

 

Left to cherish the memories of David are his wife Jeanine; three daughters:  Merissa Spradling and partner Kenneth Taylor of Chicago,  twins, Aubrey Danielle Willard  and fiancé Cameron Patterson of Nappanee, Amber Victoria Willard and partner Robert Kite of Rochester; two granddaughters: Emma Josephine Spradling, Gwendalyn Danielle Patterson; mother, Frankie Swango of Rochester; four siblings:  Valerie and Eric Hammel of Rochester, Jeremy and Kellie Swango of Rochester, Drew Swango of Rochester, Chad and Misty  Swango of Holiday, FL; brothers-in-law Gene and Autumn Spradling, Phil Spradling and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Preceding David in death are his father Wayne Marion Willard in December of 1984 and step-father Mel Swango in October of 2015.

 

A celebration of the life of David Wayne Willard will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday,   July 21, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Wanda Carter will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 PM  on Wednesday  and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Thursday.

 

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

 

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

Eunice Irene Ross, 91, Fulton

Eunice Irene Ross 91, Fulton, passed away at 12:15 P.M. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

 

She was born on May 25, 1931 in Dupont, Ohio, the daughter of William T. and Mary (Spitnale) Wagner. On September 29, 1951, in Plymouth, Indiana, she married Charles “Walter” Ross, who preceded her in death on May 9, 1983.

 

Eunice had worked as a waitress in various restaurants, for Caston Schools and retiring from TM Morris Manufactory in Fulton, Indiana.

 

She was a devote member of the Rochester Church of Christ and in her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, reading, doing word search booklets and just sitting on her deck visiting with friends.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Valerie (Lester) Good, Kewanna, Indiana, daughter-in-law, Beverly Ross, Greencastle, Indiana, grandchildren, Leah (Clay) Henry, Greencastle, Indiana, Todd (Stephanie) Good, Harvest, Alabama, Tim (Lindsey) Good, Wheaton, Illinois, Leslie (John) Beagle, Carmel, Indiana, Stephanie (Aaron) Wilson, Rochester, Indiana, and eleven great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Reggie Ross, granddaughter, Heidi Ross, seven brothers, and four sisters.

 

Per Eunice’s request, no services will be observed. Interment at Mud Creek Chapel Cemetery, Macy.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rochester Church of Christ.

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

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Max Eugene Lynch, 91, Rochester

Max Eugene Lynch, 91, Rochester, passed away at 12:40 A.M. Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

 

He was born on February 7, 1931 in Kosciusko County, Indiana, the son of Paul and Agnes (Evans) Lynch. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War.  He attended Ball State University, graduating with a Bachelors and Master’s degree. In 1957, he married Kay E. Godfrey and she preceded him in death on April 3, 1994. On September 28, 1996, in Mexico, Indiana, he married Nina (Coffing) Warner, and she survives. 

 

Max had been an elementary school teacher in Crown Point, Indiana, and Gary, Indiana at Marquette, Franklin, Riley, and Norton Elementary Schools. He had served as Principal at Marquette, Riley, Norton and Miller Elementary schools all of Gary, Indiana, where he retired.

 

He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Peru, Indiana. He enjoyed fishing and vacationing at his cabin he built in Minnesota. He was an avid supporter of the Irish Children’s Fund, where he hosted over twenty students.  He loved to travel, with many trips made to Ireland, boating, eating out with Nina, woodworking, crafts that included making doll houses and toy boxes, and the sail boat he built in 1971.

 

Survivors include son, Kevin (Karen) Lynch, Gary, Indiana, Stepchildren, Nancy (Marie Wolfe) Warner, East Lansing, Michigan, Greg (JoEllen) Warner, Twelve Mile, Indiana.  Leah (Cecil) Enyart, Rochester, Indiana, Hal Warner, Macy, Indiana, Grandchildren, Jeremy (Julie) Warner, Brownsburg, Indiana, Tyler (Mindy) Enyart, Westfield, Indiana, Erika Enyart, Rochester, Indiana,  Jaime (Greg) Descoteaux, Logansport, Indiana, Great grandchildren, Natalie Warner, Vincent Warner, Alec Swank, Aiden Swank, Audrey Enyart, Zachary Enyart, Alec (Alllison) Descoteaux, Jules Descoteaux, sister, Patricia, Warsaw.

 

He was proceeded in death by his parents, son, James E. Lynch,  brothers, Thomas Lynch, Daniel Lynch, sister, Catherine Cunningham.

 

Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M.  Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Peru, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, July 18, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

 

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) at the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana, where military graveside services will be conducted.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Irish Children’s Fund.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Janet Schwenk Copeland, 75, of Rochester

Janet Schwenk Copeland, 75, of Rochester, went to meet her Lord on Thursday, July 14, with her sons and daughters by her side.

 

She was born on April 3, 1947 in Rochester, IN to Gilbert W. and Kathryn E. Schwenk.

 

She lived most of her life in Rochester graduating from Rochester High School in 1965 and then from Indiana State University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught in the North Judson-San Pierre Schools from 1969-1973.  She was a life-long member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

 

On Sept. 2, 1972 she married Robert (Bob) Copeland.  Together they raised two sons: Mark (Cindy) Copeland, Lafayette, IN and Mike (Rachel) Copeland, Rochester.

 

Janet served as Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Rochester from 1981 to 1988 and then as Rochester School Corporation Treasurer from 1988 until she retired in 2006.  Upon retirement she worked part-time for five years at Smith, Sawyer, & Smith Insurance and volunteered at the Fulton County Community Center and the United Ministries Food Pantry. She also served as cantor and music coordinator for her church.

 

She is also survived by five grandchildren, Mason, Zachary, Sydney, Kaitlin and Austin.  She has six nephews, and several great nephews and great nieces.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her parents, her brother Gib Schwenk, her sister Linda Sherwin, and one nephew.

 

She loved spending time with family and cantering for her church.

 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. 

 

Prayer service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral Home.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rochester, Indiana, Thursday at 10:00 A.M. on July 21, 2022.

 

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Rochester.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Ministries of Fulton County, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, or any other charity of your choice.

 

On line condolences can be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Viola Jane Reutebuch, 90, formerly of rural Pulaski

Viola Jane Reutebuch, 90, formerly of rural Pulaski, was called home to Heaven on Wednesday October 27, 2021. She passed peacefully in her room at Vineyard Inn Assisted Living, Largo Florida, with her daughter Diane by her side.

 

Viola was born September 26, 1931 in Pulaski to the late Ora Wayne and Theresa Lucina (Weaver) Fitz. Viola's roots run deep in the Pulaski area. She attended all 12 years at the Pulaski school and graduated there in 1949. During high school she was class secretary, member of the Glee Club, sunshine Society, participated in the Junior and Senior plays and was Staff member for the annual Pulaski yearbook "Tippecanoe Ripples".

 

On April 20, 1950, Viola married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, William Joseph "Joey" Reutebuch, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. They enjoyed nearly 65 years together and raised 7 children in the Pulaski area. Joey and Viola built and lived in several different houses in the area. She really enjoyed fishing and "floating down" the Tippecanoe River and looking for mushrooms each spring.

 

She took great pride in her gardens, home canned produce, berry picking and making the most delicious jams and jellies which she shared with family and friends. At Christmas time she made the best cookies, candy and fudge that she sent to family members and shared with neighbors. She enjoyed sewing and quilting. She liked going to yard and garage sales to acquire scrap material to hand make the most beautiful braided rugs, quilts and comforters which she gave to family and friends.

 

She was a devout Catholic and relied on her faith to get through the tough times. She was active in the St. Joseph Catholic Church parish. She served on the Parish Council and was a long time member of The Christian Mothers Society. She baked many pies and made many pots of homemade chicken noodle soup that were served during fund raisers, funeral dinners for parish members and luncheons hosted by the Christian Mothers and held in the church basement. She loved to attend the weekly Bingo games held in the church basement. She always looked for certain bingo cards that had "lucky" numbers. She was young at heart and often joked about being around "old" people.

 

Her greatest pride in life was her family, to whom she dedicated her entire life.

 

She is survived by daughter Diane (Dennis) Sweeney of Largo, Florida; son Mark (Sandi) Reutebuch of Rapid City, South Dakota; son Steve (Trish) Reutebuch of Mill Creek, Washington; son Timothy (Mary Sue) Reutebuch of Whitewater, Wisconsin; son Eric (Maria) Reutebuch of Jacksons Gap, Alabama; daughter Theresa (John) Sottilare of Grand Junction, Colorado; and daughter-in-law Karin Reutebuch of Bremerton Washington. She is also survived by her sister Margie Weida of rural Pulaski, 8 Grand Children, 6 Great Grand Children and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband William Joseph "Joey" Reutebuch, son Brian James Reutebuch, infant brother Danny Lee Fitz and sister Phyllis (Fitz) Saine.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM EDT, Friday, July 15, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski through Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please send gifts in Viola's memory to the Emory ALS Center.

 

To make an online gift, please visit www.als.emory.edu and click "Make a Gift" (link in yellow box next to Dr. Glass’s picture on right side of webpage) and then specify in honor/memory of Viola Reutebuch. Checks can also be mailed to : Emory ALS Center, c/o Emory University,1762 Clifton Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322 Attn: Camille Sears

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

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

Don Duane Thompson, 70, of Argos

Don Duane Thompson, 70, of Argos, passed away at his farm on Thursday, July 14, surrounded by his loving wife Jill and family. 

 

A veteran, professional pilot, farmer, and community leader, he was born to Carroll and Lida Thompson in Rochester, Indiana on October 17,1951.

 

Raised on his parents’ family farm in Marshall County, Don graduated from Argos High School in 1970 and from Purdue University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics.  While at Purdue, he enrolled in the University’s student pilot program and became a licensed pilot.  

 

In 1974 he was accepted into Officer Candidate School and the Pilot Training Program in the U.S. Navy.  While stationed at Pensacola, Florida, he became an expert at landing the A-7 on the deck of an aircraft carrier and he flew off the USS Ranger and the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also flew the A-7 in the Air National Guard at Toledo and he flew the F-4 and F-16 in the Air National Guard at Fort Wayne. He retired from the military with rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

 

As a commercial pilot Don flew for two major airlines, retiring from Delta Airlines as an international captain based at New York JFK Airport.

 

He loved farming and trees and he believed strongly in natural resource conservation.  In addition to raising corn and soybeans, he developed managed forests and water conservation spaces on his farm.  He was also committed to his community and civic engagement, and he served on the Argos School Board and the Marshall County Community Foundation Board.

 

As much as he loved farming and flying, Don’s greatest love was family and friends.  In 1995 he married Jill Long and they have spent the last twenty-seven years enjoying their farm life in Marshall County while regularly traveling for work and recreation.  

 

He also loved being a father and grandfather.  In 1970 he married Carol Roush and they had two children, Shawn and Gretchan.  They have shared more than fifty years of proud parenting.

 

 

Don is survived by his wife Jill, his son and daughter-in-law Shawn Thompson and Alysia Desbiens; his daughter and son-in-law Gretchan Thompson and Will Anderson; his grandson and granddaughter-in-law Mychael and Constance Thompson; grandchildren Malcolm, Jay, Claire, Ryan, and Dash; and great grandson Caleb.  He is also survived by his sisters Bonnie Lohmann, Loralie Coffin, and by his sister and brother-in-law Maurine and Don Wrede and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Carroll and Lida, his brother Jay O. Thompson, and his brothers-in-law John Coffin and Ed Lohmann.

 

 

A private service for family will be held at a later date.

Judith M. "Judy" Stankus, 66, of Winamac

Judith M. “Judy” Stankus, 66, of Winamac, passed away at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 

 

She was born on July 20, 1955 in Winamac to the late Horace “Pete” and Mary [Kuhn] Shellhart.  Judy attended St. Peter’s School through 8th grade and graduated from Winamac High School in 1974.  She earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Ivy Tech. 

 

She was retired from 3M in Plymouth, IN.  Judy loved her family with all of her heart and will be sadly missed.

 

She is survived by:

Jenifer M. Okuly, Marion, IN Daughter

Melissa A. Calvert, Marion, IN Daughter

Abigail L. (Jacob) Yazel, Winamac, IN Granddaughter

Caitlin J. Stankus, Winamac, IN Granddaughter

Jessica M. Calvert, Winamac, IN Granddaughter

3 Great Granddaughters: Sarah, Sophia, and Ellianna

Gloria Staples, Warren, IN Sister

Bill Shellhart, Star City, IN Brother

Jim Shellhart, Star City, IN Brother

John (Karen) Shellhart, North Judson, IN Brother

Pat Shellhart, Royal Center, IN Brother

Pete Shellhart, Winamac, IN Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Horace “Pete” and Mary [Kuhn] Shellhart, Parents

Mary Ann Stankus, Infant Great Granddaughter

Jason Michael Nelson, Infant Great Grandson

Mike Shellhart, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EDT Monday, July 18, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7 PM EDT Monday, July 18, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating and will be followed by a Rosary Service.

Private Disposition will take place at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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

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

Jack Lloyd Cress, 53, Peru

Jack Lloyd Cress, 53, Peru, passed away at 6:11 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022, at his residence.


Born June 3, 1969, in California, he was the son of John Joseph and Ellen Mae (Miller) Cress.  On December 30, 1998, in Peru, Indiana, he was married to Lisa M. Howell, and she survives.


Jack graduated from high school in Joplin, Missouri.  He was a restoration contractor and worked for Service Master in Marion, Indiana and had served in the National Guard.  He loved hunting and sports, especially watching and playing disc golf, hunting, billiards, basketball, and softball.  


Survivors include his wife, Lisa M. Cress, Peru; two sons, Nicholas L. Cress (fiancé, Jaeden Brown), Peru; and Michael Pitman, Peru; an expected grandson, Samuel Jack Cress; father, John J. Cress, Peru; seven siblings, Gail Jennings (Ronnie), Stella Garza (Ray), Carol Smith (George), Ellen Kay Newman (Dale Price), Robbie Lomicka (Bert), Jimmy Newman (late wife, Kathy), and his twin brother, George Cress; father-in-law, Danny Howell, Peru; mother-in-law, Carla (Ludwig) Russell, Chili;  sister-in-law, Karen (Darroll) Dickerson, Denver; and two brothers-in-law, Steve (Cassandra) Howell, Chili; and Kyle Howell, Wabash; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his mother, and two siblings, Robert Newman and Linda Newman.


A Celebration of Life will be at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Bellar's Silos 1253 Eel River Cemetery Road North Peru, IN  46970.


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

James A. Hindes, 62, of DeMotte

James A. Hindes, 62, of DeMotte, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022 in Crown Point, IN. 

 

He was born on December 6, 1959 to the late Warren C. and Carol A. [Clazaretto] Hindes.  James graduated from West Central High School in Francesville, IN. 

 

On May 25, 1985, he married Beverly J. Steffgen in Orland Park, IL.  James was the owner of Hindes Insurance Agency in Medaryville, IN.  He loved his family and friends.  He especially loved his dogs, Shelby, Ringo and Jovie.

 

He is survived by:

Beverly J. [Steffgen] Hindes, DeMotte, IN Wife

Tara A. Hindes, DeMotte, IN Daughter

Devin N. Hindes, DeMotte, IN Daughter

Timothy J. (Jodi) Hindes, Brother

 

Preceded in death by:

Warren C. and Carol A. [Clazaretto] Hindes, Parents

Warren A. Hindes, Son

 

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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

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

 

Sam Muffley, 73, of Plymouth

Sam Muffley, 73, of Plymouth, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 10:00 AM, Sunday, July 10, 2022 at his residence.

 

On April 20, 1949, Samuel Nye was born in Bremen to Roy and Ivadelle Pletcher Muffley. Proudly he graduated from Bremen High School with the class of 1967.

Sam and Diane L. Cunningham were married on May 22, 1981 in Rochester. They have shared 41 years of life’s adventures.

 

Sam was an industrial plant manager for heating and air conditioning. He retired from Bards Manufacturing of GA. As an armchair quarterback, Sam loved to watch Notre Dame and the Chicago Bears. He was also a loyal fan of the White Sox.   Taking pride in his cars, Sam kept them immaculate and ready to roll. His lawn was always manicured and looked pristine.  In the spring, he enjoyed mushroom hunting at his secret locals.

 

Grandpa cherished the time with his grandchildren. Dad coached his daughter’s softball championship team for several years. Great memories were made for both generations.

 

The Muffleys, often visited the casinos, their favorites were in Las Vegas, Tupelo, MS, South Bend and New Buffalo. 

 

Left to cherish the memories of Sam are his wife, Diane; son, Steven Mahoney and wife Traci of Rochester, daughter, Summer Molitierno and husband Thomas of Plymouth; seven grandchildren, Mackenzie DuBois and husband Jon, Austin Mahoney, Macy Green, Roger Leon Karr, Grady Mahoney, Madison Travis, Tyler Travis; great granddaughter, Swayze Elizabeth Mahoney; sisters-in-law, Nancy Bailey and husband Charlie, Kathy Cunningham, Sandy Muffley; special aunt Louise Glingle; canine companion, Lucy,  the black and white Austrailian Shepherd and Sheltie blend.

 

Preceding Sam in death are his parents, sister, Sandra Allen and brother Steve Muffley.

 

A celebration of the life of Samuel Nye Muffley will be at 12 noon on Friday, July 15, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 10 – 12 on Friday in the funeral home. Sam’s family ask that you dress comfortably and wear your favorite Notre Dame attire.

 

Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Humane Society,11165 13th Rd., Plymouth, IN 46563 or the Fulton County Animal and Adoption, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975.

 

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

Ruby L. Weir (Correll), 78, of Peru

Ruby L. Weir (Correll), 78, of Peru, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.
 
Born November 26, 1943, in Grand Junction, Colorado, she was the daughter of Charles Murray Weir and the former Myrtle Mae Willoughby.  Ruby moved to Peru in 1956 with her mother and loving stepdad, David Huffman.  She had attended Peru High School and Independent Christian Fellowship Church. 
 
In 1960, she married John E. Correll, and together they had three children.  She retired after thirty-six years from Essex Wire/United Technologies, in Peru.  For several years, she worked at the Village Market at the corner of Washington and Chili Ave.   Ruby enjoyed gardening and could always be found in her yard among all her beautiful flowers and plants that she loved.  She often said her work in her yard was her therapy, so she didn’t have to pay a shrink! She enjoyed collecting owls and feeding the birds around her home.  
 
Survivors include her children, John Michael (Elizabeth) Correll, Indianapolis; Charles Orie (Holly) Correll, Peru; Angela Lee Correll (Thomas), Peru; and Barry Berglan, Peru; granddaughters, Kristina Gilleland, Johnna (Zach) Landwehr, and Sierra (Tommy) Carlson; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Violet (Dale) Haanpaa, Illinois; and Helen Norris, Tennessee; and her loving baby brother whom she adored, John (Debra) Huffman, Peru; many nieces and nephews, a special life-long friend, Marilyn Saylor, and a special neighbor, Kay Garner.  
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; Daddy Huffman; sister, Ruthia Darlene Robertson; brother-in-law, Chuck Norris, and former husbands, John E. Correll and Merv Berglan. 
 
A private family service will be held at a later date.
 
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.

Larry W. Reitz, 83, of Rochester

Larry W. Reitz, 83, of Rochester, passed away at 4:36 P.M. Friday July 8, 2022, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, Indiana.

 

He was born on March 19, 1939 in Montandon, Pennsylvania, the son of Herbert E. Reitz Sr. and Kathleen (Weller) Reitz. Larry graduated from Montandon High School in 1957. On May 10, 1965 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, he married Sarah L. Broscious and she survives.

 

Larry was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1958-1962. He was employed with Moore Business Forms in 1964 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for eleven years as a printing press operator. He was a member of a start-up management team to open the new plant in Rochester in August 1973. He was manufacturing manager the next twenty five years until R.R. Donnelley bought out the Moore Corporation and closed several Moore plants including Rochester operation in April 1999.

 

Larry enjoyed playing in a fast pitch softball league for several years and also enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

 

Survivors include his wife, Sarah L. Reitz, Rochester, Indiana, three daughters, Deborah A. Reitz, Bloomington, Indiana, Suzanne L. (Mike) Ganly, Greenwood, Indiana, Karen A. (Jeff) Stratton, Carlsbad, California, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Edward, Herbert Jr., Ned, Richard and Donald, and sister, Dorothy Reitz.

Private family services will be observed.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Ted Mikesell, 76, of Rochester

Ted Mikesell, 76, of Rochester, passed away at 1:22 AM on Friday, July 8, 2022 with his loving family at his side at the Cardinal Center. 

 

On August 25, 1945, twin sons, Ted Lee and Wade Lynn were born in Logansport to Calvin W. and Naomi Hight Mikesell. Growing up Ted shared his childhood with three brothers and one sister.

 

As a young man, Ted loved riding his blue bike to grandma’s house. Family time was important to him, especially during the summer camping trips.  Going to the prom with friends was a special time. With a great rhythm, he loved to dance and sing.  Playing basketball with his brothers and friends was always a good time.  In the earlier years he attended the Manitou Training Center and constructed bird houses.

 

Ted was very blessed to have Maggie, his second mom, in his life.  He loved her and knew she would always be there for him. Ted held a special place in his heart for his Cardinal family, friends and caregivers.  He stayed engaged working puzzles, doing arts and crafts.  Ted especially loved rock painting.

 

Left to cherish Ted's memory are his second mom, Margaret  “Maggie” Mikesell of Rochester; siblings, twin brother Wade Mikesell and wife Barbara, Dennis Mikesell and wife Joyce,  Kem Mikesell and wife Lora all of Rochester, Lisa Nichols of Knox, Michael Lowry and wife Linda of Rochester, Michelle Nichols of Argos, Karen Newman and husband Kevin of Plymouth, his beloved Cardinal family and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Ted in death are his parents Calvin and Naomi Mikesell, step brother Rich Lowry, two brothers-in-law Terry Nichols and Garry Nichols.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Ted Lee Mikesell will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.  Pastor  Mike VanHeyningen will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 11- 1 on Tuesday in the funeral home.  

 

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  

 

Memorials may be made to Cardinal Services, 504 North Bay Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580.  

 

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

Jerry R. Winter  73, of Argos

Jerry R. Winter  73, of Argos, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away on Friday evening, July 8, 2022 at the home of his sister.

 

Born on June 1, 1949, Jerry Robert Winter was born to Lawrence N. and Mary Ann Towne Winter. Growing up as the second oldest he spent his childhood with two brothers and a sister.  Jery graduated from Kewanna High School with his class of 1970.  Shortly thereafter, he answered the call of patriotism serving with the United States Army.

 

 

Jerry was a member of the Plymouth Bowling League and the Harvestore's Tractor Club.   To relax he was an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed the sport with his brothers and fished all waters located in Marshall and Fulton Counties.  Paramount to Jerry was his family, he enjoyed family gatherings and special celebrations.

 

Left to cherish Jerry's memory are three children: Jamison Winter of Goshen, Ann Winter of Plymouth and Peggy Sue Winter of Walkerton, 5 grandchildren: J.J. Ashby, Courtney Winter, Jamison Winter II, Jay Winter and Anna Liese Mira, 6 great-grandchildren, his siblings Lawrence N. Winter II of Logansport, Sharon K. Peters of Rochester, Danny R. Winter (Sharon) of Kewanna 10 nieces and nephews Dawn, Melody, Mary Ann, Helena, Bud, Daniel Jr., Crystal, Shan, Charlie, Danny Jr., treasured felines Squeakie and Smokie.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Jerry R. Winter, will be Tuesday, July 19 from 11:00 - noon in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester, Indiana, 46975.

 

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

Crystal Elaine Young, 48, of Winamac

Crystal Elaine Young, 48, of Winamac, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Winamac after a brave fight with cancer. 

 

She was born on November 28, 1973 in Winamac toLenvel Franklin “Len” and Olive Kay “Sue” [Markley] Young. 

 

Crystal was a WWE and NASCAR fan.  She was an amateur genealogist and loved finding new information about her family.  Upon her death, Crystal’s gemology books were donated to the Pulaski County Public Library where hoped someone in the family would continue her work and make amazing new discoveries. 

 

She is survived by:

Olive Kay “Sue” [Markley] Young, Winamac, IN Mother

Pierre Len (Becky Good) Young, Royal Center, IN Brother

Tonia Kay(Dick) Young-Babb, Kokomo, IN Sister

Sonia May Herrick, Rochester, IN Sister

Sgt. Justin Len Young, US Army, Nephew

Loren Rebecca Young, Niece

Noah Loyal Good, Nephew

Cody Silas (Quinlyn Copeland) Rude, Nephew

Jacob Eugene Babb, Nephew

Richard Everett Babb, Nephew

Jason Daniel Martin, Nephew

Sgt. Tylar Len Martin, US Army, Nephew

Breanna Ruth (Kyle) Gilbert, Niece

Zander Len Young, Great Nephew

KourtlynEilen Young, Great Niece

Juniper Iris Reed, Great Niece

Karen Marie Pratt, Aunt

Carol Lynn Crist, Aunt

Jan Long, Aunt

Dorothy Young, Aunt

Paul Krawchuck, Uncle

Many, Many Cousins

Mary Fort and Deana & Shirley Fort, Family Friends

 

Preceded in death by:

Lenvel Franklin “Len” Young, Father

Charlie and Elizabeth [Long] Young, Paternal Grandparents

Loren Paul Markley, Maternal Grandfather

Betty Maxine [Galbreath] Markley Kloenne, Maternal Grandmother

Robert Eugene Kloenne, Maternal Step Grandfather

Carson Silas Rude, Infant Great Nephew

Kathy Lorene (David C.) Webb, Aunt

Timothy Joseph Pratt, Uncle

Rex W. Crist, Uncle

James Charles Young, Uncle

Harve Houston Long, Uncle

Udale (Hazel) Young, Uncle

Rondy Carson (Rosetta) Young, Uncle

Loretta Josephine Krawchuk, Aunt

George Clayton (Bessie) Young, Uncle

Hattie Nomia (Wade) Price, Aunt

 

Visitation will be from 2-3 PM EDT Friday, July 15, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Memorial Services will be held at 3 PM EDT Friday, July 15, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating.

Private Entombment will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac.

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

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

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

Darrel G. Erb, 72, lifelong resident of rural Francesville

Darrel G. Erb, 72, lifelong resident and farmer of rural Francesville, IN passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022.  He was born November 16, 1949 in Lafayette, IN to the late Neil V. and Melba Ruth [Long] Erb.  Darrel graduated with the final class from Francesville High School in 1967.

Darrel’s first job out of high school was working at the Monon stone quarry.  He worked full time at Monon Trailer for nearly 20 years until taking over the family farm in the mid 80’s. 

Darrel was an avid collector of toy tractors.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR and playing golf.  He coached his son’s baseball teams and supported his grandchildren in all of their activities.

Darrel was a father-figure to many who valued his advice.  He loved his family very much, especially his sons to whom he imparted much wisdom.  Darrel will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know him. 

He is survived by:

Kurtis (Kelsey) Erb, Francesville, IN Son

Kory Erb, Francesville, IN Son

6 Grandchildren: Jaden, Braden, Rylan, Catherine, Kylie, and Kinsley

Debra (Jay) Blackwood, Step-Sister

Mary Jane (Mike) Royce, Step-Sister

Tara (Travis) Horvath, Niece

JoleenErb-Abplanalp, Niece

Misty Falk, Niece

Tiffany (Tyler) Weldon, Niece

Carol Bucher, Francesville, IN Aunt

Many other nieces, nephews, and cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

Melba Ruth [Long] Erb, Mother

Neil V. Erb, Father

Marceline [Sanders] Erb, Step Mother

Cindy Jo Timmons, Sister

Darleen Erb, Sister

Patty Dunno, Step Sister

 

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Monday, July 11, 2022 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EDT Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Brian Huber officiating.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Rensselaer Knights of Columbus Council #1881.

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

Online tributes may be made at frainmortuary.com.

Samuel Beecher Bumbalough, 80, of Lafayettte, formerly of Francesville

Samuel Beecher Bumbalough, 80, of Lafayettte,  formerly of Francesville,  passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at IU Health West Hospital in Avon, IN. 

 

Sam was born on January 18, 1942 in Rensselaer, IN to the late Herman D. and Ruby P. Robinson Bumbalough.  On October 27, 1963 Sam married Bonnie Moncel in Francesville, IN. Bonnie survives.

 

Sam graduated from Francesville High School in 1960. He attended Fort Wayne Business College. Sam worked for many years at People State Bank in Francesville.

 

Sam enjoyed golfing and riding motorcycles. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He always enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Sam will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

 

He is survived by:

Bonnie Moncel Bumbalough, Lafayette, IN Wife

Samuel Todd Bumbalough, Fishers, IN Son

Holly Lynn (Don) Benesh, Francesville, IN Daughter

Marc Allyn (Stephanie) Bumbalough, Brookston, IN Son

Samuel Aaron Bumbalough Grandson

Joshua Reed Bumbalough Grandson

Dalton Samuel Powell Grandson

Shelby Lynn Powell Granddaughter

Sara Dawn Bumbalough Granddaughter

Weston Allyn Bumbalough Grandson

Cady Aryn Bumbalough Granddaughter

Darlene (Rich) Tanner, Francesville, IN Sister

Charles R.”Chuck” Yeoman, Francesville, IN Brother-in-law

Jerry Joe Moncel, Francesville, IN Brother-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Kitty Kay Bumbalough Infant Daughter

Herman D. Bumbalough Father

Ruby Bumbalough Walters Mother

Charles Walters Step-Father

Peggy Ann “Peg” Yeoman Sister

 

A Celebration of Life will be held by the family from 12 Noon to 4 PM EDT at the Francesville Fire Station on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Private Entombment will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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

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

Darrell E. Tanner, 72, of Amboy

Darrell E. Tanner, 72, of Amboy, passed away on Friday morning, July 1, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. 
 
Born September 6, 1949, in Anderson, Indiana, he was the son of Robert Darrell and Bonnie (Pruitt) Tanner.  On October 29, 2000 he was married to Shelley J. Shimer.
 
After graduating from high school, Darrell enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he retired after twenty-one years as a Technical Sergeant.  He then went to work in the maintenance department of Tyson Foods for seventeen years.  He had been a volunteer fireman and was a member of the Patriot Guard, and V.F.W.  He loved his family, extended family, horses, and especially his dogs.
 
Survivors include his wife, Shelley Tanner, Amboy; children, Mark Bryant, DE; Chris Bryant, DE; Matthew Tanner, Kokomo; Michael (Kaylaa) Sheppard, Peru; Scott (Andrea) Sheppard, Peru; Carrie (Brad) Ashby, Peru; and Laura (Eric) Rivera, Warsaw; sixteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Sandra Vaughn, Anderson; and Theresa Avington, TN; mother-in-law, Judy Shimer, NC; and brother-in-law, Scott (April) Shimer, NC; and several nieces and nephews.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Brandie Steele and Cara Sheppard; and two great-grandchildren, Nataleigh and Haleigh Allen.  
 
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.  

 

A private family graveside service with military rites will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Salem Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  
 
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolencs may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com

Darryl Allen Smith, 24, of Peru

Darryl Allen Smith, 24, of Peru, passed away at 4:19 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Miami County. 

Born October 27, 1997, Darryl was a loving son, brother, nephew, grandson, great-grandson, and a good friend.  He liked to play video games, board games, and Pokemon Go with his dad and uncle from Utah.

He is survived by his parents, Darrel and Vonda Smith, Peru; three sisters, Samantha, Alysha, and Ireane Smith; great-grandma, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

Visitation will be from 4-6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, followed by a family gathering at the Smith home in Peru.  

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

Shaun Ryan Hutchison, 43

Shaun Ryan Hutchison 43, of Rochester, passed away at 2:40 A.M. Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Eminence, Kentucky, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born on July 14, 1978 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Cotus Leroy and Judith Ann (Middaugh) Hutchison. He grew up in the Fulton, Indiana area and graduated from Caston High School where he was active in Cross Country and Track.

Shaun had worked at ACPI Wood Products in Culver, Indiana and currently was employed with Whitley Modular Builders in Rochester, Indiana. In his spare time he was an avid dart player.

Survivors include his father, Cotus Leroy Hutchison, Rochester, Indiana, siblings, David Hutchison, Rochester, Indiana, Pam (Kim) Clay, Rochester, Indiana, Tim (Kim) Hutchison, Valparaiso, Indiana, Chuck (Bianca) Hutchison, Eugene, Oregon, Steven Hutchison, Tennessee, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother on October 30, 2010 and his brother, Cotus “Coty” Eugene Hutchison on October 24, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday July 8, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery, Akron, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caston Cross Country Team or to Shooters Dart League. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Lora Davis, 97, of Peru and formerly of Macy

Lora Davis, 97, of Peru and formerly of Macy, passed away at 6:48 PM at Life Care Center of Rochester.

On January 6, 1925, Lora was the 4th child and second daughter born to Willie and Armina Cornett Deaton in Hazard, KY. Her father was a coal miner and her mother was a midwife at the coal camps.

At the age of 17, with a great work ethic, Lora started her first job as Rosie the Riveter. She and a girlfriend were bussed from Hazard to the Kingsbury Ammunition Plant. They assisted making bombs for World War II. Lora pushed the powder on carts to the lines to make bombs. Her supervisor was a charming young man, who would become her husband.

Lora and Elmer Irvin Davis were married on November 2, 1944 in Lafayette. They shared 48 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, he passed away on January 21, 1992.

Lora was a homemaker but also assisted Elmer with the farm. Their day started at 5:00 AM, milking the Holsteins and jerseys. It was followed by feeding the 500 laying hens and gathering the eggs. Lora could often be found on a tractor out in the fields. Their truck patch produced tomatoes, green beans and dill pickles. Her icicle pickles were delicious. During peach season, Lora made peach wine to share with family and friends.

The Davis’s moved to North Port, FL in 1980. Retirement was enjoyed with friends, BINGO games, crafting and hunting shells. After Elmer passed away, Lora moved back to Indiana to be closer to family.

Left to cherish the memories of Lora are many nieces and nephews, including Lora Deaton and companion Jim Golliher of Peru; Shari Simonson and husband Brian of Rochester; and William Earl Deaton of Macy; brother Walter “Bill” Deaton of Louisville, KY.

Preceding Lora in death are her parents; husband; two sisters: infant Mary Deaton, Martha Combs; seven Deaton brothers: Dewey, Lee, John, Raymond, Wallace, Pete, Earl; two siblings with the Spanish flu; two nephews: Earl Deaton Jr. and Charles Deaton.

Honoring Lora’s wishes, private family services will be held. Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Pete Geller, 83, of Culver

Pete Geller, 83, of Culver, passed away at 4:23 PM on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at his residence.  

 

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.

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