Obituaries

Ernie D. Armstrong Jr., 59, of Winamac, passed away unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at his residence. He was born on April 23, 1960, at St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport. Ernie was a 1979 Winamac High School graduate. In his own words, Ernie “beat on cars and showed shadows on the...
Helen R. Spotts, 96, Portland, Oregon, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 20, 1923, in McComb, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Ethel (Foster) Ruffner. On June 23, 1946, in Freeport, Illinois, she married George Robert Spotts. He preceded her in...
Steven T. Hunter, 71, Rochester, passed away at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. He was born on March 24, 1948, in Fulton County, the son of Melvin and Betty (Wallace) Hunter. On May 23, 1980, in Marshall County, he married Carrie Cormican and she survives....
Kathleen A. “Kathy” Nitzschke-Keller, 47, of Portage, formerly Monterey, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso.  Kathy was born on Sept. 6, 1972, in Winamac, to James R. and Karen (Rafferty) Nitzschke. She graduated from Winamac Community High School...
Elsie M. Short, 88, of Winamac, went home to be with the Lord at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4.  Elsie was born on July 12, 1931, in Marion, to the late Rev. V. Kenneth and Alice (Earle) Brown. She married the late Warren D. Short on Aug. 24, 1951. In 1970, they moved to Winamac. Elsie served as the...
Dane Thomas Connolly, 65, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on Oct. 29, in his home following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dane was born Sept. 13, 1954, to Jim and Claire Connolly in Logansport, the oldest of three children. He graduated from Winamac Community High School in 1973. Dane found...
Dorothy Cupak, 93, of Franklin, formerly of Winamac, passed away on Oct. 28.  She was born July 20, 1926, in Chicago, to Ella and Fred Gawell.  Dorothy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac. She retired from the Pulaski County Courthouse.  Surviving are her children: Evelyn [...
Max Dean Steele, 75, of Medaryville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at his residence in Medaryville. (Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 6, 2019)  */
Janet Jean (Parker) Simmermaker, of Winamac, died Oct. 17, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, surrounded by her family. Janet was born in St. John, on Aug. 3, 1936, the seventh of eight children born to Raymond and Heloise Parker. In 1950, before her freshman year in high school, her family...
Sarah Margaret Bleicher, 91, of Indianapolis, formerly of La Porte, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.  Sarah was born on Dec. 26, 1927, in Francesville, to the late Herman and Irene Nightengale. She grew up in Winamac, and spent most of her...

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