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Charles William Howard, 90, of Argos

Charles William Howard, 90, of Argos, passed away on October 27, 2022 at 1:24 p.m. in Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, Indiana.

On August 12, 1932 in Harlan, Kentucky he was born to John F. Howard and Pansy J. (Laws) Howard. He lived in the Argos community since 1955.

Charles married Linda Andrews and was married until she passed on November 23, 1999. He then married Nancy Jane Lyons on October 15, 2010.

Charles worked for Bremen Foundry in Bremen, Indiana. He retired in 1997. He served the town of Argos has a Council member for several years.

Charles is survived by his Wife – Nancy Howard of Argos, Indiana

Daughters – Charlotte Watson and husband John of Bakersfield, California; Lonna Schultz and husband Dennis of Henderson, Nevada

Step-Daughters – Kim DeWitt and husband Alan of Macy, Indiana; Penny Kersey and husband Rick of Culver, Indiana

3 Grandchildren and 6 Step Grandchildren

Brother – Joe Howard of Argos, Indiana

He is preceded in death by his: Parents; Wife – Linda Howard; Sister – Carolyn Williams; Brother – James Howard; and Stepdaughter – Jolene Wolverton

No Services are planned at this time.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana at a later date.

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

Patricia Sue "Patti" Hopper, 71, of Ft. Wayne, formerly of Merrillville

Patricia Sue “Patti” Hopper, 71, of Ft. Wayne, formerly of Merrillville, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Life Care Center in Ft. Wayne. 

 

She was born on September 14, 1951 in Gary, IN to the late James E. and Betty Sue [Swindle] DeShazo. 

 

Patti graduated from Merrillville High School in 1969.  She worked at Zayre and Walmart in various retail positions until retirement.  

 

Patti enjoyed crafting and reading.  She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

Samantha (Arjun) Chowdhury, Ft. Wayne, IN Granddaughter

2 Great Grandsons

James E. (Gary Burgess) DeShazo, Jr., Forest, VA Brother

 

Preceded in death by:

James E. and Betty Sue [Swindle] DeShazo, Sr., Parents

Dennis Hopper, Son

 

The family wishes to thank the staff at Life Care Center in Ft. Wayne for the love and care they gave to Patti.

 

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

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

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

Georgia Darlene Bockmann, 86, of Lafayette, IN (formerly of Omaha, NE and Winamac)

Georgia Darlene Bockmann, 86, of Lafayette, IN (formerly of Omaha, NE and Winamac) passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022 at St. Mary’s Healthcare Center in Lafayette. 

 

She was born on May 23, 1936 in Omaha to the late George J. and Lucille E. [Schwartz] Bockmann.  She was a caregiver for her parents until their passing and also worked in several different restaurants. 

 

Darlene was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Susanna Wesley Circle and Kiwanis Club Meal committees.  She also cataloged books and videos for the church.

 

Darlene enjoyed watching game shows and playing Bingo as well as doing puzzles, word searches, and arts & crafts.  Most of all, she loved being with her family.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 

 

She is survived by:

James H. (Pam) Bockmann, Brother

Robert R. Bockmann, Brother

Modra Bockmann, Sister-in-law

Linda S. (Chris) Schiuszi, Niece and Caregiver

Connie J. (Dave) Scott, Niece and Caregiver

Terri L. (Kyron) Schultz, Great Niece and Caregiver

Numerous Other Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

George J. and Lucille E. [Schwartz] Bockmann, Parents

Beverly J. Crissinger Krasner Albright, Sister

John C. Bockmann II, Brother

Albert L. Crissinger, Brother-in-law

Lucille Bockmann, Sister-in-law

 

Graveside Services will be held at 1 PM EST on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 with Barbara Kleinofen officiating.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Healthcare Center or Winamac First United Methodist Church. 

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

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

Roberta Evans

Roberta Evans passed away in her home at 10:41 AM on Thursday, October 20, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. 

 

She was born Roberta Fay Thompson on March 10, 1932 to Arlene Fay (Morris) and Robert Bryce Thompson. Her father died at age 27 in 1936 leaving behind his wife and five children.

 

Roberta graduated from Rochester High School in 1950. Most of her life was spent living in Rochester, but she also resided in Lancaster CA during her husband’s Air Force enlistment, as well as homes in Peru and Plymouth IN and Muskegon Heights MI. She was employed by the B & B Store 1950-52, Farm Bureau Co-Op in 1953, Chester White Swine Record Association for eighteen years and retired from Edmonton Mfg. (Topps Safety Apparel) after 10 years of service. It was while she was employed at Farm Bureau Co-Op she met Gene Evans. He and a friend would pass by her office window to get her attention. She and Gene were married July 26, 1953 at First Baptist Church, Rochester by the Rev. Gordon Hyde. Gene unexpectedly passed away September 5, 1972.

 

Gene and Roberta are the parents of Karen Gene Tislow and James Lee Evans both of Rochester and David Patrick (Susie) Evans of Newburgh IN. Surviving are grandchildren Sarah Gene (Aaron) Gustin and Jeff (Ashlie) Tislow of Lafayette. Heather (Mark) Furrer, Brookston, Chris (Crystal) Evans of Akron and Katie (Brandon) Overmyer, Rochester and James Robert Evans of Evansville.  Great grandchildren are Halle and Taylor Tislow, Bailey, Mason, Levi and Lincoln Furrer, Aeronna Lewis, Parker and Rebecca Evans and Hunter and Ryker Gene Overmyer.

 

Also surviving is sister Mary Jo Goss of Columbia City and brother Robert Bryce (Janice) Thompson of Osceola. Surviving in laws are Larry Evans and Mick (Judy) Evans of Rochester, Gerald Evans and David Evans.

 

Preceding her in death were her husband Gene and her parents, sisters Juanita King and Carlene Snipes, nieces Jo Ellen (King) Thompson, Sherry (Evans) Garvison and Chris (Evans) Swango. In-laws Wilby and Rethal Evans, Robert and Norma Evans, Joan Evans, Juanita Evans, Joanie Evans, Larry Goss and Ed King.

 

Roberta was a skilled seamstress and spent many Saturday afternoons sitting at her sewing machine while listening to LP records playing on the stereo. Karen, Pat and Jim grew up listening to their mom’s favorite musicians, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jerry Vale, Richard Chamberlain (aka Dr. Kildare of ‘60’s TV), The Lettermen, Robert Goulet and Andy Williams. Her sewing projects included Barbie doll clothes, two wedding gowns, a winter coat, a dance formal and Halloween costumes. Grandchildren had fun dressed as Davy Crockett, a fifties teenager in a pink poodle skirt, a pumpkin, and in a head to toe zebra costume. Beginning in 1980 with the arrival of her first grandchild Sarah, she handcrafted a Christmas ornament for each grandchild, this tradition continued for 36 years and expanded to include great grandchildren Bailey and Mason. Crocheting was a favorite activity making mostly afghans including a white afghan featuring a black and white zebra for Heather. Roberta enjoyed floss embroidery and stitched embroidered baby quilts for grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and reading and was a frequent patron at the Fulton County Public Library.

 

Roberta was a fourteen year volunteer at the Woodlawn Hospital Gift Shop, sang with the Fulton County Choral Club for 18 years and the First Baptist Church choir for 38 years. She has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1946.

 

A celebration of the life of Roberta Evans will be at 12 Noon  on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 in the First Baptist Church, 1000 Main St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 10- 12 on Tuesday in the church.

 

Interment to follow in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

 

Roberta requested monetary memorials be made to First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 1000 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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

 

Brian Jay Vanlandingham, 58, of North Manchester

Brian Jay Vanlandingham, 58, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 20, 2022, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester. The son of Robert Eugene Vanlandingham and Phyllis Elaine (Robbins) Nice, Jay was born on April 3, 1964, in Wabash, Indiana.

 

After graduating from Wabash High School in 1982, Jay attended Ball State University in Muncie for two years. On June 7, 1986, he married his best friend and the love of his life, Kimberly B. Steele. A year later he began working for Marshall Electric where he was employed for ten years before going to work at Guardian Industries in Auburn, Indiana, until 2004. He then became a jail officer for the Wabash County Sheriff's Department and eventually retired in 2009.

 

Music was always a staple in Jay’s life. He participated in the Star of Indiana Drum Corp., assisted with the Manchester High School Marching Band from 2004-2012, and played in Manchester University Concert Band, Manchester University Pep Band, Huntington University Band, and the Wabash Valley Music Association. 

 

Jay had many interests such as collecting and watching trains, collecting racing memorabilia, and driving his golf cart around. He loved playing bingo while camping, dirt track racing, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and being an all-around outdoorsman. Jay also loved watching baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs. Jay also enjoyed playing fast pitch softball and baseball. During the wintertime he enjoyed watching the Chicago Blackhawks and Fort Wayne Komets hockey teams. Jay also relished his time watching wrestling. He also dabbled in painting and leatherwork. Jay had a profound interest in paranormal activity. He went to many different properties looking for activity with his instruments and spent countless hours researching cemeteries. He helped update the Find a Grave website that is used by many, including funeral homes.

 

The loving memory of Jay Vanlandingham will be forever cherished by his wife, Kim Vanlandingham, North Manchester; son, Aric (Mandi Poe) Vanlandingham, Van Buren; daughter, Amy (Nathan) Beal, Andrews; father and stepmother, Robert Eugene (Susan) Vanlandingham, Wabash; mother, Phyllis Elaine Nice, North Manchester; brother, Brett (Heather) Vanlandingham, Wabash; sister, Krista (Gabe Holmes) Vanlandingham, Indianapolis; one stepsister; three stepbrothers; and grandchildren, Gracie, Tayla, DeForest, Caleb, Waverly, Conner, Colton, and Kyra.

 

Family and friends may call Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling with Father John Robinette officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn, Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana.

 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Jay Vanlandingham, memorials may be made to the Manchester High School Band, 404 West 9th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962, or Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

 

The family of Jay Vanlandingham has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

Vernell Flower, 79

Vernell Flower, 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Plymouth, Indiana on Friday, October 14, 2022.

 

Vernell was born on January 22, 1943, in Jackson, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Mary Pelfrey Bach and Jerry Bach.

 

On August 19, 1961, Jim Flower and Vernell Bach were married in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Vernell loved her family to pieces.

 

She is survived by her two sons, James Adam (Kris) Flower, of Plymouth; and Lloyd Clemmons (Linda) Flower, of Argos.

She leaves four beloved grandchildren: Cody (Kari) Flower, Leona (Kyle) Flower, Samantha Flower and Allison (Tyler) Motz along with

six great grandchildren, Izayah Glassburn, Pyrrha Wallace, Kensleigh Flower, Payton Flower, Zelda Wallace and Jackson Flower.

 

Vernell was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim, sister Jean, nephew Ferrall and great grandson Titan.

 

No services will be held.

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

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

Grady A.  Mahoney, 20, of Rochester

Grady A.  Mahoney, 20, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, October 16, 2022.

On March 12, 2002, Grady Alexander Mahoney was born in Rochester.  He was a treasured son of Steve Jr. and Traci Ogden Mahoney. During his high school years, Grady was a member of the RHS Wrestling Team and also played football for the Zebras. In 2020 he graduated from Rochester High School. 

With a strong work ethic, Grady was an HVAC technician for Dilling Mechanical Contractors of Logansport. Many will remember him as the life of the party and the biggest jokester.  He always had a dance move and a song to go with it. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Grady felt these activities made him a better human being. 

To relax with friends, Grady visited the Four Winds Casino. He liked the challenges of wheeling and dealing to see what he could swap or get for a good deal. Grady collected cars and cigars.  He was very proud of his unique collection of Nike Air Jordans. Grady had a heart of gold and left a piece of him where ever he went.  He loved his family and was the very best uncle.

Left to cherish Grady's memory are his  parents, Steve and Traci Mahoney; grandparents: Steve Mahoney and Darla Johnson, Chuck and Melissa Ogden, Diane and Dave Barnum, Diane Muffley, Randy Schang; brothers: Austin Mahoney and companion Riley Stout, Roger and Shea Karr; a sister, Macy Karr and companion Luis Valdez; aunts and uncles: Summer and Tom Molitierno, Tiffany Schang, Emily Ogden, T.J.,  Ogden and wife Lindsey; nieces: Swayze Elizabeth Mahoney, Ainslee; a nephew, Lorenzo Arturo Alexander Valdez; and  many cousins.

Preceding Grady in death are grandpa Sam Muffley and great-grandparents, Mike and Betty Mahoney,  Susie Zuver, Lindy and Kathy Ogden,  Sue Loffer.

A celebration of the life of Grady Alexander Mahoney will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Fulton Community Center, 204 East Dunn St. Fulton, IN  Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate Grady's short but amazing lif

Ron Shrader, 80, of Rochester

Ron Shrader, 80, of Rochester was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 7:48 AM on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

 

On August 11, 1942, Ronald Ralph Shrader was born in Winamac to Ralph and Pearl Hott Shrader. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister, Dolores and a brother Donald.

 

Proudly, Ron graduated from Winamac High School with the Class of 1960.  He continued his education at Purdue with an Agriculture Short Course. Answering the call of patriotism, Ron served four years in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1967.

 

Ron and Judy Roberts were married on November 24, 1962, Sadly, she passed away on September 20, 2000.

 

On September 17, 2005, Ron and Carol Watrous Shriver married. They have shared the past 17 years making memories with their blended family.

 

As a young man, Ron worked with his father operating the family farm. He continued this legacy as a self-employed farmer for most of his life. Planting and harvesting acres of corn and soybeans kept him busy. He also raised a fine herd of hogs on the homestead.

 

With a strong work ethic, Ron also worked at Plymouth Tube in Winamac for 15 years. He was a county committee member of the Indiana Farm Service Agency for 28 years and a member of the Kewanna Lions Club.  As a collector of antique John Deere and Farmall -International H tractors, he developed a love of restoration as well.

 

Left to cherish Ron's memory are his wife, Carol S. Shrader of Rochester; children Shelly Daugherty and husband Robert of Rochester, Lisa Mutchler and husband Austin of Warsaw, Jennifer Stuckey and husband Trent of Auburn, Troy Shriver and wife Julie of Fulton, Teresa Harsh and husband Mike of Kewanna; grandchildren Taylor Daugherty, Lauren Adley and husband Ty, Jared Mutchler and wife Bri, Madi Mutchler, Lexy Stuckey, Bayley Stuckey, Ally Stuckey, Grant Stuckey, Alicen Harsh,  Adelyn Harsh, Annie Harsh, Blake Oberg, Dakota and Alana Hayden, Great-Grandson Emmett Mutchler; sister Dolores Smeltzer of Winamac, two sisters-in-law Jeannie Shrader of Winamac, Kay Harris of Andrews and many nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Ron in death are his parents Ralph and Pearl Shrader and brother Donald Shrader.

 

Ron's family wishes to thank the Hickory Creek Team for their professionalism,  excellent care and compassion while caring for Ron.

 

A celebration of the life Ronald Shrader will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 22, 2022, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.

 

Pastor Brian Sewell will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family on 3:00 - 7:00 PM Friday, October 21 and an hour prior to services on Saturday.    

 

Interment will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery near Kewanna.  

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Whippoorwill Community Church, 4795 N. 200 W. Rochester, IN 46975 or Webb’s Family Pharmacy, 724 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975 to assist others with pharmacy cost or Kindred Hospice 1476 West 18th Street, Rochester.   

 

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

Donald "Don" Jay Hayn, 94, of Argos

Donald "Don" Jay Hayn, 94 of Argos, passed away on October 13, 2022 at 11:45 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, Indiana where he had been in declining health for the past couple of months.

 

On October 12, 1928 in rural Marshall County, Indiana Donald was born to Jacob D. Hayn and Mabel M. (Rumsey) Hayn. Don had lived Marshall County all his life.

 

On June 14, 1947 in Teegarden, Indiana he married the love of his life Mary Etta (Adams) Hayn and together they shared 69 years until Mary's passing on August 12, 2016.

 

Don was a Farmer and had worked at Ball Band in Mishawaka, Indiana for nearly 20 years.

 

He was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, Plymouth, Indiana; past member of the Plymouth Moose Family Center #741, Plymouth, Indiana. Don was a graduate of Tyner High School with the class of 1946.

 

Don is survived by his daughters – Delores Reed and husband Doug of Greentown, Indiana; and Joan Buchanan, Loveland, Colorado  

Sons – Merl Hayn and wife Susan of Argos, Indiana; and Loren Hayn and wife Martha of Argos, Indiana

9 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren  

Sister – Mildred Krause of Largo, Florida

 

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Great Grandchild-Hayden Campbell, Brother-Paul Hayn, and Sisters-Helen O’Hara, Mary Rutherford, and Ruth Newberg

 

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday October 18, 2022 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday October 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 S. Michigan Rd., Plymouth, Indiana with Rev. Ollie Dongell and Rev. Ed Friberg officiating.

 

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

Allison Haimbaugh Jr. 89, Rochester

Allison Haimbaugh Jr. 89, Rochester, passed away at 7:45 P.M. Wednesday October 12, 2022, at his residence.

He was born on April 3, 1933 in Rochester, Indiana, where he lived most of his life. He was the cherished and only child of Allison Haimbaugh Sr. and Dorothy Jane (Moore) Haimbaugh.

He graduated from Rochester High School in 1951. He went on to work for Topps before he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951. He was honorably discharged in 1957. He continued his service as an Inventory Control Specialist at Grissom Air Force Base where he retired in 1995.

He found the love of his life and true soulmate when he married Sharlene Kay Shull, daughter of Paul and Opal Shull, at the Kewanna United Methodist Church on April 5, 1963. Their union of marriage produced a son and a set of twins. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2020.

Left to cherish his memory is his oldest son, Neal Haimbaugh, Culver, Indiana, his second son, Kenneth Haimbaugh, Rochester, Indiana, who moved in with our dad after mother passed to allow our Dad to live and pass away at home, his daughter, Kimberly (Kevin) Boyer, Mentone, Indiana, also remembering their grandfather are his grandchildren, Joshua (Hannah) Haimbaugh, Rochester, Indiana, Anthony “A.J.” Haimbaugh, Leiters Ford, Indiana, sons of Kenneth, Hayden (Nicole) Haimbaugh, Elkhart, Indiana, Isaac Haimbaugh, Culver, Indiana, Abigail Haimbaugh, who came in and helped care for her grandfather for the last two years and her fiance’ Kyle Corn, Bass Lake, Indiana, and Hanna Haimbaugh, Culver, Indiana, children of Neal.

Later in life he enjoyed the Grit Channel that had westerns on 24/7, Perry Mason, Mannix and his game shows. He loved having his cat, Daz, on his lap and most days took naps together. He thoroughly enjoyed watching Daz play with Snookie and got a kick out of Snookie going bat crazy watching Bob have the time of his life as an outside cat.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Thursday October 20, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center or the Fulton County Historical Society. Online condolence may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Beverly A. Slisher 82, Logansport, and longtime Rochester resident

Beverly A. Slisher 82, Logansport, and longtime Rochester resident, passed away at 2:59 A.M. Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.

She was born on January 22, 1940 in Fulton County, Indiana, the daughter of Ashel W. and Ruth M. (Crispen) Tabler. On June 12, 1960 in Logansport, Indiana, she married Fred L. Slisher. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2012.

Beverly had been a homemaker and worked for the Olin Corporation, Peru, Indiana. She retired from working as a concierge from Logansport Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Indiana. Beverly loved spending time outside and enjoyed bird watching.

Survivors include her children, Lonie (Nadine) Slisher, Peru, Indiana, Darla (Brent) Clemons, Rochester, Indiana, Bryan (Michaela) Slisher, Rochester, Indiana, Paul (Ellen) Slisher, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Quincy Prenatt, Rochester, Indiana, Mason Prenatt, Rochester, Indiana  Lindsey Clemons, Twelve Mile, Indiana, Ashley (Brad) Moon, Twelve Mile, Indiana, Rodney Clemons, Manor, Texas, Callie Clemons, Rochester, Indiana, Brandon (Lynn) Slisher, Mishawaka, Indiana, Bryana Slisher, Kokomo, Indiana, Ginger Slisher, Rochester, Indiana, great grandchildren, Carley Moon, Lucas Moon, Molly Moon and Eiley Moon, all of Twelve Mile, Indiana, brother, Larry Tabler, Logansport, Indiana, sister, Marcia (Ray Trump) Honkomp, Argos, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mary Louise Nolen, brothers, Richard “Dick” Tabler and Randall Tabler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 21, 2022, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M, Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Val R. Pemberton 97, Rochester

Val R. Pemberton 97, Rochester,  passed away at 12:57 P.M. Saturday, October 15, 2022, at his residence.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Andrew Dewey and Gertrude Elinor (Nolan) Pemberton. He married Joyce Lee McMahan of Houston, Texas on December 1, 1951 in Riverside, California, and she preceded him in death on November 7, 1997. On July 22, 2000, he married Shirley Irene Smith and she survives.

Mr. Pemberton was raised in Ohio where he graduated from Westerville High School in 1942. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, as a navigator/bombardier on B-29 bombers. He entered The Ohio State University in January of 1957 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Commerce in December of 1949. He was a member of the Beta Gamma Signa National Honorary Society. Recalled to active military duty in the United States Air Force for the Korean War upon graduation form O.S.U., he served in aerial combat in B-29’s, served in B-47 jet bombers, and became a F-86 jet fighter pilot, retiring from the Air Force in 1985.

Mr. Pemberton received his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1964. He served twenty -eight years with Camcar Textron, Rockford, Illinois as group vice president and administrative vice president, and retired as division manager of Torx Products in 1993. He served as executive director of the Fulton Economic Development Corporation from 1995-1997.

Mr. Pemberton was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club for over thirty- five years.  He also was a member of the Elks’ Lodge, Moose Lodge, and the V.F.W. He was a life member of the American Legion, the Marine Memorial Club, the F86 Sabre Pilots Association, and the Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Ohio State University Faculty Club, and the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C. He served as a volunteer SCORE counselor for over ten years. He was a member of the Gideons International for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley I. Pemberton, Rochester, Indiana, three sons, James Andrew (Pam) Pemberton, Rochester, Indiana, Paul Arnold Pemberton, Rochester, Indiana, Thomas Orrin Pemberton, Kokomo, Indiana, daughter, Sarah Pemberton, Santa Fe, New Mexico, step-children, Donald Smith, Rochester, Indiana, Ruby Troglen, Rochester, Indiana, Linda Rodriguez, Rochester, Indiana, Kara Graham, Macy, Indiana, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, John McMahan Pemberton, two grandchildren, two step-sons, Mark Rodriguez and James Rodriguez

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday October 21, 2022, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Wright -Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Robert Joseph Tauteris Sr., 79, of Winamac

Robert Joseph Tauteris Sr., 79, of Winamac, passed away Monday, October 10, 2022 at Northwest Health Hospital in LaPorte.

 

Robert was born November 10, 1942 in North Judson, IN to Marcille Short Wobith. He was a retired truck driver.

 

Robert is survived by one son Thomas William (Jennie) Tauteris Goshen, IN and one daughter Tammy Sue (Rick) Robertson of Alabama.

 

His son Robert Tauteris Jr preceeded him in death.  Robert is also survived by one brother Edward (Mary) Tautertis of North Judson, IN.

 

No services will be scheduled.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

 

John Kwiatkowski, 84, Winamac

John Kwiatkowski, 84, a lifelong farmer from Winamac, passed away at 12:10 AM Monday, October 10, 2022 at Life Care Center in Rochester.

 

He was born on July 15, 1938 in Winamac to the late Mateusz and Wladyslawa [Botney] Kwiatkowski. 

 

John was a 1956 graduate of Winamac High School.  On April 6, 1963, he married Nancy Marie Neubieser.  She passed away on March 2, 2008.

 

John was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.  He was a former member of the Eastern Pulaski Community School Board and Pulaski County 4-H Fair Board.   John will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

He is survived by:

Michael John (Angiea)Kwiatkowski, Bryan, OH   Son

Amy Joyce Kwiatkowski, Kewanna, IN   Daughter

Lisa Marie Marko, Brunswick, OH   Daughter

Maggie Kwiatkowski, Granddaughter

Emma (Matthew)Wachtman, Granddaughter

Joshua Kwiatkowski, Grandson

Ben (Amber) Wittenhauer, Grandson

Elizabeth (Hassan Alajmi) Wittenhauer, Granddaughter

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Mateusz and Wladyslawa [Botney] Kwiatkowski, Parents

Nancy Marie [Neubieser] Kwiatkowski, Wife

Ed Kwiatkowski, Brother

Joe Kwiatkowski, Brother

Lottie Dommer, Sister

Stella Jenkins, Sister

Francis Schrock, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM EDT Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and 1-2 PM EDT Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Daniel Shine officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. Zion - Franklin Twp. Cemetery in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski County 4-H or Winamac Athletic Boosters.

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

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

Stephen Lee Hensley, 58, of Argos

Stephen Lee Hensley, 58, of Argos, passed away on October 4, 2022 at 1:43 p.m. at Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana.

 

On May 7, 1964 in Plymouth, Indiana he was born to John Hensley and Thelma Jo (Smith) Hensley. He had lived all of his life in the Argos community.

 

He worked for Shell in Bourbon, Indiana in the maintenance department, and had worked for Custom Tower & New Wave communication where he built  cell towers.

He attended Argos High School.

 

Stephen is survived by his Sisters – Deborah O’Connor of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Reva Anglin and husband Eric of Warsaw, Indiana; Peggy Watkins and husband Brad of Plymouth, Indiana; and Pheby Hensley of Warsaw, Indiana.

Brother – Mark Hensley of Argos, Indiana.

Many Nieces and Nephews

He is preceded in death by his: Parents; Brother – DeWayne O’Connor; and Nephew – Brandon Lowe

 

Friends may visit with the family on Monday October 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Argos Church of Jesus Christ, 15676 Michigan Rd., Argos, Indiana. 

Funeral Services will follow on Monday October 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Junior Wagers. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to help the family with final expenses at: Stephen L. Hensley Memorial Fund – 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, Indiana 46501  

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

Harry Stinson Books, 75, Akron, formerly of Macy

Harry Stinson Books, 75, Akron, formerly of Macy, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at his residence. 

Born August 21, 1947, in Rochester, Indiana, he was the son of Ervin Eli and Phyllis June (Eberle) Books.  He was married to Rama Sue “Susie Q” (Deaton) Books, who preceded him in death.  He was later married to Veronica Books, who survives.

He was a 1966 graduate of North Miami High School and had owned/operated Harry’s Trash Service.  He had also worked for B. Walter in Wabash, Olympic Fiberglass in Rochester, and over thirty years at Jobsite in Rochester. He was a member of the Macy Christian Church.  He was a nonstop talker and never knew a stranger. He loved visiting with people and spending time at the campground at Lake 16 and hunting mushrooms in the woods.  

Survivors also include his children, Peggy Sue Books (Larry Luttrell), Combs, Kentucky; son, Steven Dawayne (Tammy) Books, Lexington, Kentucky; and special niece, Mickie Hoffman, Macy, who he loved like a daughter; eight grandchildren, Mikala Books (Darryl Kozel), Rockford, Illinois; Brittany (Wayne) Jones, Indianapolis; Tyler Books, Lexington; Keeton Kerschner, New Waverly; and Kody (Jessica) Kerschner, Logansport; and Derrick Kerschner, Logansport; Sierra Riddle, Lexington, KY; and Darren Riddle, Lexington, Kentucky; eight great-grandchildren; step-children, Donald Houston, Rochester; Monica Wilson, Denver; and Ladonna Ramirez Hernandez, Logansport; and several step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; siblings, Honey Marlene (Loren) Pruitt, Warsaw; Indiana, Roxanna M. (Paul) Carter, Peru, Indiana; Sandy K. Shockey, Peru, Indiana; Christina M. Drudge, Florida; Juneattea (Rick) May, Rochester, Indiana; and James (Linda) Warner, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and three siblings, Richard Books, Aloralee Bromley, and Joyce Martin.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2022, at Plainview Cemetery, Macy, with Pastor Dave Welsh officiating.  

A gathering of friends and family will follow until 6:00 p.m. at the Macy Christian Church Fellowship Hall.  

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

Doris M. Jefferies 57, Culver

Doris M. Jefferies 57, Culver, passed away at 4:01 P.M. Tuesday October 4, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana.

She was born on May 20, 1965 in Elkhart, Indiana, the daughter of George Frame and Patricia (Shank) Pomeroy.

On April 27, 1985 in Culver, Indiana, she married David W. Jefferies. He preceded in death on February 20, 2022.

Doris had been a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Heartland, Starke County. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, David Jefferies Jr. (Christina Juckett), Culver, Indiana, Joseph Jefferies, Knox, Indiana, Jonathan Jefferies, Plymouth, Indiana, four grandchildren, Donavan, Braxton, Christian, and Draven, mother, Patricia Pomeroy, Rochester, Indiana, siblings, Sarah (Don) Ballinger, Rochester, Indiana, George Frame, Indiana, Ted (Brenda) Frame, Pembroke, Georgia, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, George Frame Sr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday October 14, 2022, at the Church of the Heartland, 6020 S. 300 East, Knox, Indiana 46534.

Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Friday at the church.

Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Indiana.

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

Beverly Ann Steele, 80, of Logansport

Beverly Ann Steele, 80, of Logansport, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Monticello Healthcare in Monticello, IN. 

 

She was born on September 24, 1942 in Mishawaka, IN to the late Robert Charles and Alma Lovene [Linback] Ewing.  Beverly graduated from Winamac High School in 1961.  She was married to Harry Steele for 14 years.

 

Beverly worked at Eaton’s in Winamac, Switches in Logansport, US Post office in Lafayette, and Walmart in West Lafayette.  She also worked as a home aide in Florida for a few years.

 

Beverly enjoyed talking to people, trying new recipes, watching old westerns, and always wanted to travel out west.  Most of all, she loved her family very much. 

 

She is survived by:

James Steele, Monticello, IN Son

Molly (Gary) Holcomb, Royal Center, IN Daughter

Sam (Paula) Steele, Logansport, IN Son

Sandra Steele, Granddaughter

Kyle Justice, Grandson

Matt (Kate) Holcomb, Grandson

Paula (Brandy) McCallum, Granddaughter

Samantha Steele, Granddaughter

Kristyn Steele, Granddaughter

Kaitlyn Steele, Granddaughter

7 Great Grandchildren: Kaedyn, Natalie, Livy, Jane, Sloan, Ava, and Ezra

Phyllis (Arden) Bathke, Medaryville, IN Sister

Robert (Peggy) Ewing, Inman, SC Brother

Virginia Ewing, Dayton, IN Sister

David (Carol) Ewing, Monticello, IN Brother

Daniel Ewing, Lafayette, IN Brother

Many Nieces and Nephews

Harry Steele, Winamac, IN Former Husband

 

Preceded in death by: 

Robert Charles and Alma Lovene [Linback] Ewing, Parents

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 12 noon EDT Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon EDT Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Butch Wildermuth officiating.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cass County Little League. 

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

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

 

Betty A. Rogers 74, Rochester

Betty A. Rogers 74, Rochester, passed away at 7:30 A.M. Friday, October 7, 2022, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

 

She was born on October 23, 1947 in the Black Rock, Arkansas area, the daughter of Truman Leroy and Johnnie Murlene (Cummings) Ashlock. On November 27, 1965 at the Metea Baptist Church, Metea, Indiana, she married Randall J. Rogers and he survives.

 

Betty had worked for General Tire in Logansport, Indiana for many years and had operated her own beauty shop, Betty’s Beauty Centre, from her home. Early in life, she attended Pilgrim Holiness and later was a member of Fulton Baptist Temple. She was part of the first group of citizens to organize the Fulton Fun Days, enjoyed painting, drawing, genealogy, and scrap booking.

 

Survivors include her husband, Randall J. Rogers, Rochester, Indiana, children, Shelly (Dave) Johnson, Fulton, Indiana, Chris (Deb) Rogers, Winamac, Indiana, grandchildren, Garrett (Kirsten) Johnson, Lucerne, Indiana, Dylan (Kyla) Johnson, Lucerne, Indiana, Hayley Johnson, Fulton, Indiana, Dakota (Coreena) Rogers, Lafayette, Indiana, Dalton Rogers, Winamac, Indiana, Ethan (Elizabeth) Rogers, Brownsburg, Indiana, great grandchildren, Logan Johnson, Harper Johnson, Maisie Johnson, Leigha Eber, Leighton Eber, Blayden Patton, Ensley Memmer, brother, Rev. Clifton (Arletta) Ashlock, Anderson, Indiana, sister, Linda Angle, New Waverly, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home in Fulton, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday October 10, 2022 and one hour prior to service Tuesday at Fulton.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Ricky A. White Sr., 66, of Rochester

Ricky A. White Sr., 66, of Rochester passed away at his home at 5:15 PM, Sunday September 25, 2022.

 

On October 13, 1955, Ricky Allen White was born in Rochester.  He was a treasured son of Walter B. and Mary Catherine Ipock White.  Growing up he shared his childhood with 2 sisters Phyllis and Patricia and a brother Daniel.  Ricky graduated from Rochester high School with the class of 1973.  He went on and served our country with the United States Army.  At the time of his honorable discharge, he ascended to the rank of Sergeant. He remained a life-long patriot with a passion for our country, the flag and the American Eagle.

 

A dedicated employee when working for Federal Mogul, Ricky was a forklift driver, always on the move.  To relax he enjoyed drawing, especially creating signs.  He read western novels and was an accomplished video gamer.

 

Left to cherish Ricky's memory are his son Ricky White Jr. of Gary; a sister Patricia Borden; and a brother Daniel White, both of Rochester.

 

Preceding Ricky in death are his parents Walter and Mary Catherine White, beloved wife Annette and a sister Phyllis Clemans.

 

A memorial service with United States Army and the Fulton County Veteran's Honor Guard according military honors will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 13, 2022 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.

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

Bob J. Dennis, 72, Rochester

Bob J. Dennis, 72, Rochester, passed away at 2:23 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Majestic Care, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  

Born February 24, 1950, in Paducah, Kentucky, he was the son of Stanley and Murlene (Haney) Dennis.

He was a 1969 graduate of Caston High School and was a a retired union crane operator.  He was an avid IU Basketball fan.  He loved watching his grandkids’ sporting events, fishing, and anything with horses—trail riding, camping, and horse shows.

Survivors include his children, Tom (Kelly) Maynard, Denver; and Greg (Rachel) Dennis, Bourbon; six grandchildren, Clayton (Barbie) Maynard, Plymouth; Nathan Maynard, Denver; Madison Maynard, Denver; Candice Mosley, Denver; Mason Dennis, Bourbon, and Marshall Dennis, Bourbon; one great- grandchild, Mallory Maynard, Plymouth; brothers, Carl (Mary) Dennis, Peru; Bill (Julie) Dennis, Peru; Jim (Della) Dennis, Denver; sisters, Katy Johnson, Kokomo; Midge Dennis, Kokomo, and Judy (Jeff) Hyde, Bunker Hill; and sister-in-law, Karen Dennis, Kingsville, OH. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, William Dennis and Darrel “Doc” Dennis. 

Visitation will be from 3-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.  There will be no service.   

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

Wilma R. Tilson 100, Logansport, formerly of Rochester, and Indianapolis,

Wilma R. Tilson 100, Logansport, and formerly of Rochester, and Indianapolis, passed away at 6:17 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

 

She was born on October 14, 1921 in Marion County, Indiana, the daughter of Allen and Beatrice (Kidd) Smith.

 

Wilma had been a housewife and had worked for Indiana Bell and the National Bank both of Greenwood, Indiana. She along with her late husband owned a grocery store in Rocklane for many years. She had attended the First Baptist Church and Riverview Community Churches in Rochester, Indiana and the Rocklane Christian Church in Rocklane.

 

Survivors include her children, Eva Richards, Jasper, Indiana, Kathleen (William) Ward, Ludington, Michigan, Gene Tilson, Greenwood, Indiana, ten grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and nineteen great -great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Tilson, two brothers, one sister and two great grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Rocklane Cemetery, Greenwood, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Frances J. Kottkamp 84, Rochester

Frances J. Kottkamp 84, Rochester, passed away at 2:40 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.

 

She was born on December 27, 1937 in Greenwood, Indiana, the daughter of Frank M. and Wanda J. (Foust) Davis. On October 17, 1959 in Beech Grove, Indiana, she married Ronald R. Kottkamp. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1960.

 

Mrs. Kottkamp received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Indiana University in Education. She was an elementary school teacher serving in Paragon, Indiana, the North Miami School System and retired from Caston Schools after forty- two years. She had been a member of Metea Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed ceramics, flower arranging, reading, quilts and crafts.

 

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth A. and Fiance’ Karen Cook, Kewanna, Indiana, Keith A. (Rena) Kottkamp, Logansport, Indiana, grandchildren, Kacey (Ben) Wright, Bremen, Indiana, Tyler (Genia) Kottkamp, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Justin (Lacy) Kottkamp, Fishers, Indiana, Amanda (Shawn Smith) Kottkamp, Logansport, Indiana, step-grandchildren, Stephine (Wade) Walker, Logansport, Indiana, Michael (Lori) Landis, Logansport, Indiana, fifteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, sister, Carol Higgens, Fishers, Indiana, several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 8, 2022, by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home in Fulton, Indiana.

 

Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday and one hour prior to service Saturday in Fulton. Interment will be at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery,

Mexico, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Caston Closet.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

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