2012 Obituaries

John Edward Schiuszi

Aug. 5, 1931 - Dec. 18, 2012

John Edward Schiuszi, 81, of Rochester, formerly of Winamac, died at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 26, 2012)

 

Leisha K. Davis

Leisha K. Davis, 51, of Francesville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at her residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 26, 2012)

 

Frank O. Cannon, Jr.

July 25, 1926 - Dec. 9, 2012

Frank O. Cannon, Jr., 86, of Winamac, died on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:05 p.m. at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on July 25, 1926 in Jacksonville, Ill., he was the son of Frank O. Cannon, Sr. and Lola Johnson Cannon.

On June 5, 1951 in Jacksonville, Ill., he married Patricia Chapman. She survives.

Frank graduated from Routt High School in Jacksonville, Ill. and Illinois College at Jacksonville. He was a member of Phi Alpha fraternity.

He was very active in Democrat politics in his youth and had served as president of the Illinois Young Democrats.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had been in combat in Europe.

Frank moved to Winamac in 1961.

He was employed with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for 20 years in sales. Frank was also employed as a counselor with the Indiana Department of Corrections until his retirement 16 years ago.

Frank was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Winamac.

He was a true fan and supporter of the University of Notre Dame football and basketball teams.

He was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and bird watcher.

Frank was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Chapman Cannon of Winamac; two sons: Frank O. Cannon III of Camarillo, Calif. and Drennan A. Cannon of Saugus, Calif.; two daughters: Kristin M. Cannon of Glen Springs, Colo. and Camille M. Cannon of Fairfield, Calif.; six grandsons: Greg Cannon, Sean Cannon, McCabe Mallin, Josha Cannon, Daniel McGuire and Gabriel Cannon; a granddaughter, Nicole Cannon; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank O. Cannon, Sr., and Lola Johnson Cannon.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Friends of Pleasant View Rest Home.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 19, 2012)

 

Lester L. Wilson

April 11, 1916 - Dec. 14, 2012

Lester L. Wilson, 96, of Winamac, died on Friday, Dec. 14 at 12:05 p.m. at his residence.

Born on April 11, 1916 in Helix, Ore., his natural parents were Delbert and Marie Wilson of Umatilla County, Ore.

After the death of his mother at the age of four, he was raised by his aunt Carrie and uncle Fred Koebcke of Francesville.

He attended the University of Arizona, Tucson and received his law degree from Indiana University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

Lester’s law study was interrupted with 3.5 years of naval service on the USS Earle, a World War II convoy escort destroyer. While on leave in New York City on Nov. 26, 1943, Lester was married to Lucille L. Werner of Francesville.

Lester attended St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac.

Well known for his wit and humor, Lester brought many smiles to Winamac residents and store owners during his nearly 40 years of law practice. Lester will be dearly missed by so many who loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille L. Werner Wilson of Winamac; three sons: Jeffery [Nancy] Wilson of Sarasota, Fla., Fredrick [Sheila] Wilson of Warsaw and Gary [Cate] Wilson of Cicero; a daughter, Judy [David] Ross of DeLand, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lester was preceded in death by his natural parents, Delbert and Marie Wilson; and his aunt and uncle, Fred and Carrie Koebcke.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary and one hour prior to services on Thursday at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Woodley officiating.

Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Luke Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 19, 2012)

 

Karen L. Lawson

Sept. 25, 1938 - Dec. 15, 2012

Karen L. Lawson, 74, of Monticello, formerly of Winamac, died at 4:44 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.

Born on Sept. 25, 1938 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Walter Rollo and Alice Louise Cramer Riffil.

On Sept. 27, 1984 in Winamac, she married JR Lawson. He survives.

She was an active member of the American Registered Radiologic Technologist Association Registry and American Society of Radiologic Technologist. She enjoyed taking of her patients and had a special love for helping people.

Her favorite pastimes were watching birds and spending time with her family.

Karen was an avid Indiana University basketball fan and rarely missed a game.

She was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. The special memories that she has given us will always keep forever in our hearts. She will be missed.

Survivors include her husband, JR Lawson of Monticello; a daughter, Debra [Matthew] Steiner of Lafayette; a stepdaughter, Sandy O’Neil of Monticello; two stepsons: Steve [Bonnie] Lawson of Star City and Edward [Leann] Lawson of South Bend; a granddaughter, Aimee Steiner of Lafayette; a grandson, Ryan Steiner of Lafayette; two step-grandsons: Andy [Julie] Plumb of Lafayette and Steven Lawson, Jr. of Lebanon; three step-granddaughters: Harmony [Brian] Westbrook of Lafayette, Trista [Kevin] Price of Logansport and Kayla [Jack] Thompson of South Bend; four step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, C. Kaye [Yvonne] Riffil of Sweetser, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Rollo and Alice Louise Cramer Riffil; and a son, Scott March.

Private family visitation and services will take place Thursday, Dec. 20 at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac, with Pastor Jim Howard officiating. Burial will follow.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Foundation.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 19, 2012)

 

Jean Sobczak

Sept. 6, 1929 - Dec. 14, 2012

Jean Sobczak, 83, of Plymouth, formerly of Winamac, died at 2:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth.

Born on Sept. 6, 1929 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Paul and Irene James Somers.

On Jan. 28, 1950 in Knox, she married Ernest S. Sobczak. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1981.

Jean was a member of the VFW Post #1728 Auxiliary and Moss Creek Country Club.

She was retired from Torin Manufacturing in Rochester.

Jean enjoyed golfing, being with her friends and cooking. She also enjoyed being in the company of her dog, Casey.

Survivors include two sons: Douglas Sobczak of Winamac and Joseph Sobczak of Trophy Club, Texas; three daughters: Shelley Viktora of Winamac, Sherry [Robert] Evenburg of Mill Creek, Ind. and Paula Norris of Trophy Club, Texas; four grandsons: Brent and Marc Sobczak of Winamac, and Colton and Dalton Norris of Trophy Club, Texas; four granddaughters: Sarah Viktora of Chicago, Zoe Viktora of Lafayette, Nikki Keller of Culver and Heather Billiard of Logansport; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Somers of Morgantown, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Irene James Somers; and her husband, Ernest Sobczak.

Funeral services were held Tues., Dec. 18 at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Rick Abbott officiated.

Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 19, 2012)

Maxine G. Compton

Aug. 12, 1922 - Dec. 8, 2012

Maxine G. Compton, 90, of Monticello, formerly of Star City, died on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Lafayette.

Born on Aug. 12, 1922 in Monon, she was the daughter of Donald C. and Lillian Ann Tiede Boulden.

On June 8, 1941 in Martinsville, she married Robert A. Compton. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1990.

Maxine grew up in Winamac the first of four children. She spent most of her married life on the Compton family farm.

She was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Maxine spent 25 years wintering in Fort Myers, Fla. She was a member of the Sweet Sue singing group at Indian Creek Park, Fort Myers.

She enjoyed summers at her home on Lake Freeman in Monticello.

Her children wish to thank John Brim for his friendship to Maxine and her family over the past several years.

The love and friendship of family and friends created a wonderful life for Maxine and her family.

Survivors include two daughters: Barbara A. [Donald] Rhamy of Westfield and Debra S. Compton of Indianapolis; three sons: John R. [Susan] Compton of Kalamazoo, Mich., James D. [Madonna] Compton of Lafayette and Jeffrey L. [Deborah] Compton of Star City; five grandsons: Scott [Elizabeth] Rhamy of Richmond, Va., Robert [Megan] Rhamy of Bloomington, Ill., Andrew Compton of Phoenix, Glenn Compton of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Chad [April] Compton of Star City; four granddaughters: Jennifer [William] Tohtz of Bartlett, Ill., Cari [James] Gothard of Lafayette, Kate [David] Schuppan of Hinsdale, Ill. and Brooke [William] Jung of Zionsville; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald [JoAnn] Boulden of Indianapolis; and two sisters: Joan Moss of Flora and Betty Varga of South Bend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald C. and Lillian Ann Tiede Boulden; and her husband, Robert A. Compton.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 12 after 11 a.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Funeral services will follow at noon, with Rev. Ruth Waite officiating.

Burial will take place at Star City West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Star City United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 12, 2012)

 

Barbara Jean Cessna

Feb. 18, 1932 - Dec. 6, 2012

Barbara Jean Cessna, 80, of Lake Bruce, died Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:10 a.m. at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

Born on Feb. 18, 1932 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of William E. “Joe” and Mae Delong Gooch.

On April 14, 1951, she married William A. “Bill” Cessna. He he preceded her in death on April 10, 2003.

During her lifetime, Barb had many “careers.” She was a homemaker and farm wife, licensed pilot, business woman, swim coach and a croquet master. She enjoyed gardening, reading and “picking” antiques. Barb had a love of all animals and enjoyed caring for them and being outdoors.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a good friend and confidant to many.

Barb had also worked at Kewanna Metal Specialties for 13 years. She was also a former member of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include three daughters: Deborah L. Cessna of West Lafayette, Kim J. [Bruce] Bowsher of Rochester and Barbara Jan [Tim] Bruce of Remington; six grandchildren: Laurie [Kevin] Birchmeier of Plymouth, Meghan Hazlett of Phoenix, Amanda Hazlett of Argos, Kaleb Hazlett of Rochester, Josh Bruce of Chicago and Sarah Bruce of Remington; and two great-grandchildren: Lilly Gerald and Wesley Gerald of Argos.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. “Bill” Cessna; a daughter, Denise Ann Cessna; and her parents, William E. “Joe” and Mae Delong Gooch.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 8 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Chaplain Jason See officiated.

Burial followed at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation and/or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Cessna family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 12, 2012)

 

Emily Jensen

Emily Jensen, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 2, at Okeechobee Health Care Facility in Okeechobee, Fla.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 12, 2012)

 

Patty Sue Hopkins Large

Nov. 22, 1944 - Nov. 24, 2012

Patty Sue Hopkins Large, 68, of Knox, died on Saturday, Nov. 24 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.

Born on Nov. 22, 1944 in Silver Lake, Ind., she was the daughter of John C. and Susan Hopkins.

On Oct. 16, 1969 in Clintwood, Va., she married Johnny Large. He survives.

Patty Sue was a housewife.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Large of Knox; two daughters: Trish [Dwayne] Howard of North Judson and Melissa Bolen of North Judson; two sons: Ronnie [Angie] Barnette of North Judson and Timothy Barnette of Knox; three sisters: Pauline Oliver of Goodland, Ethel King of Angola and Brenda Leverette of Hot Springs, Ark.; three brothers: Merle Hopkins of Indianapolis, Harold Hopkins of Winamac and Eddie Hopkins of Las Vegas; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John C. and Susan Hopkins; a daughter, Dawn Allen; two sisters: Marie Tealow and Joyce Wireman; and four brothers: Lonnie Hopkins, Thurman Hopkins, Herman Hopkins and Orville Hopkins.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 28 at O’Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson.

Burial followed at Highland Cemetery in North Judson.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 5, 2012)

 

Mary K. Weldy

June 16, 1924 - Nov. 26, 2012

Mary K. Weldy, 88, of Winamac, died on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6:05 p.m. at Hickory Creek at Winamac.

Born on June 16, 1924 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Orville T. and Cora J. Hoover Chamness.

On June 12, 1943, in Winamac, she married Albert R. Weldy. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2001.

She was a member of Bethel Bible Church, Winamac, most of her life.

She was a former employee of Heckman Bindery in North Manchester and formerly resided in North Manchester and Silver Lake.

After her retirement, Mary and Albert spent the winters in Texas.

She enjoyed listening to country music, word search books and fishing. Mary also enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include two sons: Gregory J. [Sharon] Weldy of Springfield, Ohio and Douglas L. [Michele] Weldy of Dell Rapids, S.D.; two grandsons: Todd [Suzanne] Weldy of Garner, N.C. and Benjamin [Megan] Weldy of Royal Center; a granddaughter, Stephanie Weldy of Fayetteville, N.C.; two great-grandsons, John Gregory “Jack” Weldy of Garner, N.C. and Lane Weldy of Royal Center; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Weldy of Royal Center; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville T. and Cora J. Hoover Chamness; three brothers: John Chamness, Leonard Chamness and Kenneth Chamness; two sisters: Dorothy Andjelich and Blanche Hettinger; and two sons: Albert Weldy, Jr. and Allen Weldy.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 1 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Edward Clark and Pastor Tom Hopewell officiated. Burial followed at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Bethel Bible Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 5, 2012)

 

William H. Olson

March 26, 1959 - Nov. 26, 2012

William H. Olson, 53, of San Pierre, died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2012.

Born on March 26, 1959 in Valparaiso, he was the son of Harold L. Olson and Mary (nee: Claussen) Asher.

William graduated from Valparaiso schools and worked in the tool room at Van Guard for 10 years. He was a member of the Medaryville United Methodist Church and the Eagles in Monon.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mary and Roger Asher; two children: Stephanie [Russell] Weyant and Josh Olson; two grandchildren; and a brother, Brent [Gretchen] Olson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Olson.

Chapel side services were Saturday, Dec. 1 at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso. Pastor Susan Jennys officiated. Interment followed at Graceland Cemetery.

Boersma Funeral Home in Wheatfield handled arrangements.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 5, 2012)

 

Karen Lancashire

Karen Lancashire, 51, of Nashville, Tenn., died on Thursday, Nov. 29 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 5, 2012)

 

Clara L. Krynock

Feb. 4, 1926 - Nov. 30, 2012

Clara L. Krynock, 86, of Grant Park, Ill., died on Friday, Nov. 30.

Survivors include five children: Leroy Davidson, Frederick Davidson, Patricia Paris, Tom Krynock and Ricky Krynock; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy; and three children: Helen Davidson, Linda Davidson and Roger Davidson.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 7 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home of South Holland, Ill. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery in Worth, Ill.

Online condolences can be shared at www.smitsfuneralhomes.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Dec. 5, 2012)

Beulah M. Pierrou

Sept. 1, 1918 - Nov. 23, 2012

Beulah M. Pierrou, 94, of Francesville, died on Friday, Nov. 23 at 1:50 p.m. at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.

Born on Sept. 1, 1918 in Oil City, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles Price and Lulu Rhea Lynn Lewis.

On Dec. 11, 1943 in Cleveland, she married Bob Pierrou. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2005.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac, where she also was involved with the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Mother’s Club and Monroe 2 Home Economics Club.

Beulah worked at JC Penney in the Cleveland area for 27 years.

Beulah enjoyed volunteering at the Pulaski Health Care Center and Parkview Haven Retirement Home. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

Beulah was looking forward to the birth of her great-granddaughter, Elsa Pierrou.

She was a good neighbor and a loving mother and grandmother. Beulah will be dearly missed by so many who loved her.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie [David] McAfee of Granite Bay, Calif.; a son, James [Rhonda] Pierrou of Winamac; three grandsons: Michael [Rebecca] Yoder, Brian Pierrou and Cody [Hannah] Pierrou; a granddaughter, Angela [Charlie] Bolen; three great-granddaughters: Jenna Bolen, Ada Yoder and Zoe Yoder; and two great-grandsons: Austin Bolen and Elijah Pierrou.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Pierrou; her parents, Charles Price and Lulu Rhea Lynn Lewis; and two brothers, James Lewis and Charles Lewis.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Matt Landry officiated.

Burial followed at Idle Cemetery in Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Winamac or to the Parkview Haven Retirement Home of Francesville.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 28, 2012)

 

Vernon R. Pratt

April 15, 1937 - Nov. 21, 2012

Vernon R. Pratt, 75, of Burnettsville, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at Monticello Assisted Living and Health Care in Monticello.

Born on April 15, 1937 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Lindle and Cecelia DuBois Pratt.

On July 13, 1992 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., he married Gail Popejoy. She survives.

Vernon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW, Monticello and the American Legion.

Formerly of Winamac, he had resided in Burnettsville since 1967.

Vernon was a longtime member of the Burnettsville Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a former employee of RCA, Monticello, and Peters Revington, Delphi. He also was a driver for Superior Auto.

Vernon loved NASCAR, gardening, yard work and was a former softball coach for the RCA team. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife, Gail E. Pratt of Burnettsville; a son, Vernon L. [Patricia] Pratt of Francesville; three daughters: Hope [Mark Crowder] Cogdill of Monticello, Faith [Alan] Mitchell of Perrysville and Charity Pratt of Victoria, Texas; two stepsons: Derrick Stinson of Monon and Bryan Stinson of Peru; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six brothers: Ed [Catherine] Pratt of Burnettsville, Jerry Pratt of Francesville, Tim [Karen] Pratt of Logansport, Ron [Louisia] Pratt of Monticello, Terry [Cindy] Pratt of Winamac and Gerry Pratt of Winamac; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lindle and Cecelia DuBois Pratt; and a sister, Linda Garbison.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 23 at Frain Mortuary.

Burial with military graveside services followed at Davis Cemetery in Burnettsville.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 28, 2012)

 

John Raymond Pugh

Oct. 11, 1954 - Nov. 24, 2012

John Raymond Pugh, 58, of Winamac, died on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 5:10 p.m. at his residence.

Born on Oct. 11, 1954 in Winamac, he was the son of Lawrence C. and Gladys Marie Strand Pugh.

John enjoyed riding his moped and going to visit friends and family with his brother, Tim.

He had been a painter for several years and had also been employed with several farmers in the area. A talented mechanic, he also enjoyed tinkering with engines. John was very kind-hearted and always ready and willing to help anyone.

Survivors include two sisters: Alice M. [Jerry] Rankin of Winamac and Mary Ann Fields of Winamac; and a brother, Timothy Joseph Pugh of Winamac.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence C. and Gladys Marie Strand Pugh; a brother, Robert William Pugh; and two nephews: Jerry Joe Rankin and Philip Edward Fields.

Visitation will be after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Pastor David Norris will officiate.

Burial will follow at Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 28, 2012)

 

James Arthur Grund

Jan. 8, 1919 - Oct. 26, 2012

James Arthur Grund, 93, of Peru, died on Friday, Oct. 26 at his residence.

Born on Jan. 8, 1919 in Logansport, he was the son of Arthur and Charlotte Chrismond Grund.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Constance Hurst Grund.

James graduated from Peru High School in 1938. He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He then graduated from the Indiana University Law School in 1949.

He practiced law with his father-in-law, Hurd J. Hurst, in the Hurst and Grund Law Firm. James Hurst Grund, who preceded his father in death, joined his father in the Grund and Grund Law Firm.

James was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court in Indiana. He served as Peru City Judge from 1960-68, served as Deputy Miami County Prosecuting Attorney from 1971-78 and as Miami County Prosecuting Attorney from 1978-82. He also served as Miami County Attorney from 1969-99.

James was a member of the First Christian Church, Miami Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Life Member of Elks Lodge and Indiana University Alumnae Association.

He loved his lake home on Lake Maxinkuckee, where he spent tiime with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend to all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Constance Hurst Grund; a son, Jeffrey [Karen] Grund of Carmel; a daughter, Jane [Fred] Allen of Winamac; six grandchildren: Jama [Andrew] Lidral of Iowa, Judge James [Shawna] Grund of Peru, Kama K. Grund, James D. Grund of Carmel, Bradferd [Meghan] Allen of Winamac and Drew J. Allen of Mary Esther, Fla.; and eight great-grandchildren: Joseph, Hannah and Erin Lidral, Mallori and Maci Grund and Addison and Chase Allen.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Hurst Grund; and a sister, Maxine Dice.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 29 at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru. Burial with a military service by the Miami County Military Rites Team followed at the Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Military Rites Team or the First Christian Church.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 28, 2012)

Larry D. Shannon

Sept. 3, 1941 - Nov. 14, 2012

Larry D. Shannon, 71, a lifelong resident of Monon, died Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2:44 p.m. at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette after a three-year battle with cancer.

Born on Sept. 3, 1941 in Jasper County, he was the son of Melvin “Bud” and Neomi Cade Shannon.

On April 28, 1963 at Lee United Methodist Church, he married Connie Culp. She survives.

Larry was a 1960 graduate of Monon High School. He also attended Purdue University.

He was a lifelong farmer of both grain and livestock. He was an avid supporter of 4-H in White and Pulaski Counties and was a 12-year board member as well as past president of the fair board. Larry loved to watch and mentor his children and grandchildren and was proud that all of his children and several grandchildren were 10-year members.

He was a member of the Francesville First Christian Church.

Larry had a great sense of humor and would often assign special nicknames, which had a habit of sticking, to many of his friends. He loved spending time with his family and was a very caring, loving and generous person. He will be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Shannon; three daughters: Leah [Wilbur] Miller of Francesville, Jessica [Jerry] Frasa of Winamac and Anita [Phillip] Messer of Francesville; a son, Cary [Jill] Shannon of Monon; seven grandchildren: Shannon, Justin, Jacob, Raquel [ A.J.], Levi Ethan, and Eli; his two step-grandchildren: Vernon [Ruth] and Mary; two great-grandchildren: Liberty “Little Britches” and Edyson; a sister, Peggy Crawford of Valparaiso; eight nephews; and three nieces.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 19 at Clapper Family Funeral Home of Monon. Mr. Jim Ketchen officiated.

Burial followed in Monon Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Francesville Christian Church or the Pulaski County Fair – 4-H Fund.

Memorials and online condolences may be expressed at www.clapperfuneralservices.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Carole A. Shorter

Oct. 14, 1939 - Nov. 15, 2012

Carole A. Shorter, 73, of Winamac, died on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 a.m. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Oct. 14, 1939 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Frank and Geneva Cords Smith.

On June 1, 1957 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, she married Robert Eugene Shorter. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2008.

Carole was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Lions Club, all of Winamac. She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. She assisted and educated people in the community with diabetes. Carole worked with the hospital to install LifeLine devices.

Carole enjoyed sewing and playing cards. She loved to travel with family and friends.

Carole loved to be with her grandchildren, especially at their school and 4-H events.

She was an amazing woman.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosemarie A. Burroughs of Richmond; two sons: Douglas E. [Sharon] Shorter of Winamac and Kevin M. [Melissa] Shorter of North Manchester; four grandsons: Craig P. Burroughs of Laura, Ohio, Corey M. Burroughs of Richmond; Zachary M. Shorter of North Manchester and Matthew D. Shorter of Winamac; three granddaughters: Caitlin R. Burroughs of Richmond, Emily N. Shorter of North Manchester and Stephanie L. Shorter of Winamac; her mother, Geneva Cords Smith of Valparaiso; two brothers: Charles Joseph [Carolyn] Smith of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and David Smith of Valparaiso; and a sister, Mary Helen [Brian] Kauffman of Wanatah.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Smith; her husband, Robert Eugene Shorter; and a sister, Katie Smith Spurlock.

A Scriptural Wake Service was held Monday, Nov. 19 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral Mass was Tuesday, Nov. 20 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Diabetes Association or Leukemia Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Rosemary Ruff Weaver

Aug. 3, 1926 - Nov. 14, 2012

Rosemary Ruff Weaver, 86, of Star City, died at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Aug. 3, 1926 in Star City, she was the daughter of Harold F. Ruff, Sr. and Gertrude Regina Shulz Ruff.

On June 18, 1947 in Pulaski, she married Albert James Weaver. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2008.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity. Rosemary was a devout Catholic who loved saying the Rosary.

Rosemary was a farm wife. She enjoyed working in her garden, especially raising her flowers. Rosemary enjoyed spending time with her family and loved to cook for them. She enjoyed Bingo, Bunco games and ice cream.

Rosemary has two “Sponsor Children” in Africa that she enjoyed helping and writing to.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie [Clem] Budd of Winamac; a son, Michael [Melissa] Weaver of Star City; 12 grandchildren: Michelle Boyce, Eric Denham, Thomas [Colleen] Denham, Zachery Denham, Chad Weaver, Marissa Weaver, Korin [David] Rogers, Sarah Goodrich, Ann [Adam] Baer, Dakota Tiede, Rachael [Josh] Jorgensen and Ryan [Steph] Budd; four great-grandchildren: Alex Grostefon, Caedyn Weaver, Sydney Denham and Aiden Sturgeon; one great-great grandchild, Kya Grostefon; two sisters: Joan G. Rater and Nancy M. Ruff of Star City; two brothers: Harold “Bud” [Lois] Ruff of Star City and Otto J. [Donna] Ruff of Star City; and a son-in-law, Tom Denham of Winamac.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert James Weaver; her parents, Harold F. Ruff, Sr. and Gertrude Regina Shulz Ruff; two daughters: Connie Sue Denham and Kathy Weaver; a son, Albert Lee Weaver; and a sister, Margery Ann Penn.

A Rosary Service, Christian Mothers Service and Scriptural Wake Service were held Sunday, Nov. 18 at Frain Mortuary.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac on Monday, Nov. 19. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pulaski Health Care Center Activities Fund, Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the Helping Hands Fund at Eastern Pulaski Schools.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Goldie May White

Oct. 14, 1934 - Nov. 16, 2012

Goldie May White, 78, of Winamac, died at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Oct. 14, 1934 in Hendrickson, Mo., she was the daughter of George Edward and Julia Clementine Autrey Hendrickson.

On Dec. 15, 1950 in Clay County, Ark., she married Murle Allen White. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1999.

Goldie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was baptized on May 9, 1965. She served in many capacities in the church, especially Sunday school teacher.

She was a a homemaker and a babysitter.

Goldie enjoyed spending time with children, embroidering, cooking and baking. She loved reading her Bible and giving Bibles to children.

Survivors include three daughters: Joyce [Carl] Thomas of Winamac, Myrl Toulie Feece of Dexter, Mo. and Patricia [George] Deka of Mishawaka; a son, Allen [Joyce] White of Winamac; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dollie [Charles] Horn of St. Louis, Mo; and two bothers: Virgil [Joan] Hendrickson of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Edward Hendrickson of St. Louis, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Murle Allen White; her parents, George Edward and Julia Clementine Autrey Hendrickson; and a great-granddaughter, Sarah Feece.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 23 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. Pastor David Norris will officiate.

Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to Calvary Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Linda L. Baker

Jan. 21, 1942 - Nov. 14, 2012

Linda L. Baker, 70, of Winamac, died Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 3:41 p.m. at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on Jan. 21, 1942 in Warren, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank and Ilene Smallwood Barber.

On Nov. 9, 1963 in Marianna, Penn., she married Lloyd R. Baker. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2007.

Linda enjoyed having her friends visit over coffee.

She enjoyed playing Bunco and was a member of two Bunco clubs.

Linda was the owner of Tippecanoe Mobile Home Park in Winamac and had worked in retail stores in Winamac.

Linda dearly loved her grandchildren with all her heart and enjoyed every moment with them.

She enjoyed the company of her canine companion Cee-Cee.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather L. [Eric] Hulmes of Winamac; a son, Wade A. Baker of Lucerne; three grandsons: Shane Hulmes, Tanner Hulmes and Luke Baker; three granddaughters: Alexis J. Baker, Sophia Baker and Izabella Baker; two sisters: Deanna Foreman of New Waterford, Ohio and Judi [Frank] Bellino of Youngstown, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Joanne Markoff of Marianna, Penn.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ilene Smallwood Barber; her husband, Lloyd R. Baker; a son, Robin D. Baker; and two brothers-in-law: William Foreman and Harley “Red” Watson.

Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 18 at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Edward Clark officiated.

Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Barbara J. Gast

March 10, 1928 - Nov. 14, 2012

Barbara J. Gast, 84, of Kewanna, died Wednesday, Nov. 14 at at 8:06 p.m., at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born March 10, 1928 in Peru, she was the daughter of Arvin and Hazel Greer Carr.

On July 8, 1970, she married Jon S. Gast. He survives.

She was a 1946 Kewanna High School graduate.

Barb formerly worked at Switches in Leiters Ford and also Hart-Schaffner Marx in Rochester. She also provided child care for many children over the years.

She was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church.

Barb enjoyed bowling, cooking, crocheting and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Barb also loved music.

Survivors include her husband, Jon Gast of Kewanna; two sons: Richard “Rick” [Belinda] Weller of LaPorte and Donald R. Weller of Georgia; three daughters: Randy [Steve] Neidig of Bourbon, Cora Lynn [Howard] Clemans of Kewanna and Angela [Glen] Scott of Shipshewana; six grandchildren: Brent Wagoner, Chad Weller, Megan Gimlin, Doug Sutton, Kim Sutton and Donnie Weller; 12 great- grandchildren; a sister, Betty Leazenby of Tuscon, Ariz.; and a brother, Donald [Mary Lou] Carr of Lady Lake, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvin and Hazel (Greer) Carr; a sister, Bea Ann Clark; and a granddaughter, Missy Weller.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 19 at Kewanna United Methodist Church. Rev. Todd Wilson officiated.

Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Lake Bruce.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Gast family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Jeffrey Scott Olds

May 7, 1955 - Nov. 12, 2012

Jeffrey Scott Olds, 57, of Winamac, died at 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Born on May 7, 1955 in Knox, he was the son of Charles Edward and Mary J. Graves Olds.

On Oct. 9, 1980 in Winamac, he married Kristine Lawrence Murray. She preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 1987.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Winamac.

Jeff had many talents and was considered a “jack of all trades.” He constructed his own saw mill and built three homes in the Winamac area. He enjoyed working on cars, motorcycles and anything mechanical.

Jeff loved his family unconditionally and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include three sons: Kevin Williamson of Logansport, David [Darlene] Olds of Winamac and Justin Olds of Knox; three daughters: Margaret Murray-Olds of Winamac, Rachel Murray-Williams of Winamac and Jessica Olds of Logansport; six granddaughters: Kristine Hines, Holly Hines, Brittney Hines, Taylor Moss, Shawna Williams and Madison Arvin; four grandsons: Michael Wright, Tristen Williams, Noah Olds and Brayden Olds; two brothers: Jerry [Marsha] Olds of Winamac and Jack Olds of Madison; and his stepfather, August “Augie” Ziebell, Jr. of Winamac.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kristine Lawrence Olds; and his parents, Charles and Mary Graves Olds Ziebell.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 15 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Winamac. Pastor Tom Woodley officiated.

Burial followed at Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Robin W. Scott

Jan. 26, 1961 - Nov. 11, 2012

Robin W. Scott, 51, of Winamac, died Sunday, Nov. 11 in Indianapolis.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1961 and was a resident of Franklin Township.

No services will be held. Private burial will take place at Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Michael “Carey” Velligan

Michael “Carey” Velligan, 59, of Las Vegas, formerly of Monticello, died Nov. 14, 2012.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

 

Dale K. Petersen

Dale K. Petersen, 89, of Rochester, died on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 21, 2012)

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Kruger

July 13, 1930 - Nov. 8, 2012

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Kruger, 82, of Francesville, died at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at his residence.

Born on July 13, 1930 in Francesville, he was the son of Ludwig Carl and Lena Ringen Kruger.

On June 15, 1957 at the St. James United Church of Christ in Francesville, he married Janet Linback. She survives.

Kenny was a lifetime grain and cattle farmer. He had worked as a rural mail carrier for 30 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Kenny was a member of the American Legion Post 228 in Francesville.

Kenny was a member of the St. James-Salem United Church of Christ in Francesville. He served 30 years as superintendent of the Sunday school. Kenny was also a former member of the church board. He served as a director of the Peoples State Bank and also the Cooperative Elevator in Francesville for 33 years. Kenny was a 25-year member of the ASCS Board in Pulaski County. He was a longtime member of the John Purdue Club and Moose Lodge. He was named the 1998 Francesville Fall Festival Citizen of the Year. Kenny enjoyed watching Purdue basketball and watching his children and grandchildren in all of their activities. He also enjoyed Polka music and dancing.

Kenny was a model for being a great husband, father, grandfather, citizen, leader and friend. He was a self-made man who well represented a generation of Americans who greatly grew and unselfishly protected the American way of life. Kenny always wore a smile and could find the positive in any situation. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Janet I. Linback Kruger of Francesville; three sons: Allen D. [Susan] Kruger of Chesterland, Ohio, Ronald K. [Janet] Kruger of Francesville and Gary L. [Tish] Kruger of Francesville; a daughter, Kathy K. [Doug] Wilson of Francesville; 11 grandchildren: Sarah Kruger, Jacob Kruger, Hilary Wilson [David] Parker, Haley Wilson [Kevin] McCombs, Grant Wilson, Lance Kruger, Evan Kruger, Alivia Kruger, Joel Kruger, Justine Kruger and Jaylen Kruger; three great-grandchildren: Sadie Parker, Tess Parker and Brady McCombs; and a sister, Sylvia Doll of Francesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ludwig Carl and Lena Ringen Kruger; and a sister, Evelyn Sims.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 12 at St. James-Salem United Church of Christ in Francesville. Pastor T.J. Jenney officiated.

Burial followed at St. James Salem Cemetery in Francesville. The American Legion conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. James-Salem United Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 14, 2012)

 

Khloe Ann Shidler-Vaughn

Oct. 5, 2012 - Nov. 8, 2012

Khloe Ann Shidler-Vaughn, age one month, died at 4:31 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born on Oct. 5, 2012 in Logansport, she was the daughter of Bradley Vaughn and Misty Shidler of Winamac.

Though her life on Earth was short, our love for her was great.

Survivors include her parents, Bradley Vaughn and Misty Shidler; two brothers: Tyler Vaughn of Lafayette and Tanner Vaughn of Lafayette; her maternal grandfather, Ronnie [Kelly] Shidler of Winamac; her maternal grandmother, Mona Shidler of Indianapolis; her paternal grandmother, Donald Vaughn of Davenport, Fla.; her paternal grandmother, Vicki [Claude] Partin of Lafayette; two aunts: Melissa [John Watts] Tecumseh of Winamac and Anna [William] Wheatcraft of Indianapolis; two uncles: Kreigh Hook, of Winamac and David [Chrystal] Vaughn of Lafayette; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents: Paul and Carol Shidler and Jimmy and Wanda Tattershall; her paternal great-grandparents: Victor and Mary Vaughn and William and Florence Critser; and a great-uncle, Donnie Shidler.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Edward Clark officiated.

Burial followed at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 14, 2012)

 

George R. Moise

June 17, 1931 - Nov. 11, 2012

George R. Moise, 81, of Winamac, died on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:25 p.m. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on June 17, 1931 in Winamac, he was the son of Hurbert Moise and Margaret Winters Moise.

On Nov. 28, 1964 in Winamac, he married Shelby J. Hale. She survives.

He was a lifetime resident of Winamac. Following high school George enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea.

George was the former owner of the Standard Oil station in Winamac. He was also a retired laborer and driver for the Pulaski County Highway Department.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac. George had also been the janitor at the church for many years.

George was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1728, Winamac.

He served as a volunteer fireman for the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department for 43 years.

George was a collector of baseball cards and memorabilia, coins and stamps. He also had been a little league baseball coach.

Survivors include his wife, Shelby J. Moise of Winamac; two sons: Richard A. [Rhonda] Moise of Rochester and William R. Moise of Winamac; two granddaughters: Jessica [Brian] Conrad of Lafayette and Jenna Moise of Culver; two grandsons: Kory Pruiett of Bloomington and Brady Moise of Culver; two great-granddaughters: Cadence Conrad of Lafayette and Avery Conrad of Lafayette; and a sister, Mary Felker of Winamac.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hurbert and Margaret Winters Moise.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at Frain Mortuary. David Broad will officiate.

Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 14, 2012)

 

George Burley Stout

Dec. 29, 1949 - Nov. 12, 2012

George Burley Stout, 62, of LaPorte, formerly of Winamac, died at 8:10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at I.U. Health in LaPorte.

Born Dec. 29, 1949 in Winamac, he was the son of Burl and Fern (Roberts) Stout.

On Dec. 6, 1980, he married Edris Simar. She preceded him in death on May 18, 2001.

George worked all his life at A&A Sheet Metal. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and the Indiana National Guard.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles and being surrounded by his loving family, who will miss him greatly.

Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Stout of LaPorte; brothers: Arnold [Carol] Stout of Demotte, Lowell Stout of Star City, Leroy [Maggie] Stout of Star City, Mark [Sherry] Stout of Star City and Devon Stout of Star City; sisters: Louilla June [Hugh] Tetzloff of Sturgis, Mich., Ruth Olivier of Valparaiso, Shirley [Jim] Duncal of LaGrange and Carol [Charles] Pinks of Francesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Fern (Roberts) Stout; his wife, Edris Simar Stout; two sisters: Darlene Kay Johns and Roberta Jo Johns; and sister-in-law Bonnie Stout.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Central on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Cutler Funeral Home in LaPorte.

A celebration of live ceremony will be held at noon Central on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home with Pastor Maggie Stout officiating along with military honors.

Internment will take place privately at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions may be given to the family in care of Cutler Funeral Home.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 14, 2012)

 

Lena Irene Zehner

Lena Irene Zehner, 78, of Monterey, died at 11:27 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Plymouth.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 14, 2012)

 

Wilbert James “Webb” Hettinger

Wilbert James “Webb” Hettinger, 100, of Winamac, died at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 14, 2012)

 

Bryan Jeffery “Jeff” Shidler

June 27, 1971 - Oct. 29, 2012

Bryan Jeffery “Jeff” Shidler, 41, of Winamac, died Monday, Oct. 29 at 5:23 p.m. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on June 27, 1971 in Winamac, he was the son of Jimmy L. and Carol M. Crider Shidler.

On Nov. 27, 2000 in Sevierville, Tenn., he married Natalie L. O’Connor. She survives.

Jeff graduated from Winamac Community High School in 1989.

He was a former employee of Central Soya, Buckeye, Frick and Cargill, Winamac.

Jeff was currently a lineman for the Winamac Municipal Electric Utility. He has been employed there since 2001.

He was a member of the Winamac VFW Post #1728 and a former member of Winamac Eagles Lodge #2580.

Jeff enjoyed music. He was a drummer for Overdrive and other local bands. He also enjoyed cooking and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Jeff loved his family. He enjoyed playing in the backyard with his son. He had a big heart and was always there to help someone when needed.

Survivors include his wife, Natalie L. Shidler of Winamac; a son, Braxton Jeffery Shidler of Winamac; his parents, Jimmy L. and Carol M. Shidler of Winamac; three brothers: Scott A. Shidler of Ingalls, Ind., Timothy J. [Tammy] Shidler of Royal Center and James C. Shidler of Winamac; a sister, Kerri J. [Joe] Thomas of McCordsville, Ind.; his grandmother, Norma Shidler of Winamac; his in-laws, Leonard and Carol Short of Winamac; his grandparents-in-law: Richard and Evelyn Werner of Winamac and Warren and Elsie Short of Winamac; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Helen Crider; paternal grandmother, Joyce Shidler; paternal grandfather, Arnold “Jack” Shidler; aunt Joni Shidler; and uncle Joe Crider.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 2 at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Edward Clark officiated.

Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ronald McDonald House.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

Daniel Jay Troxel

May 9, 1986 - Nov. 2, 2012

Daniel Jay Troxel, 26, of Edwardsburg, Mich. died Friday, Nov. 2 at his residence.

Born on May 9, 1986 in South Bend, he was the son of Bradley J. Troxel and Lori J. Cox.

Dan was a 2004 graduate of Winamac Community High School and was on the wrestling team throughout high school where he went to the semi-state finals.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat EMT. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant prior to his discharge. He then joined the Indiana National Guard signing for an additional six years.

He was truly a dedicated soldier and hoped to return to Afghanistan. He loved the military life and loved his country.

Prior to his death, he was a student at IUSB studying to be a nurse practitioner.

Dan was full of life with great character, always making people laugh. He loved life in general, loved his family dearly as they did him. He will be dearly missed by his family and numerous friends he made during his short life journey.

Survivors include his mother, Lori J. [Keefe] Cox of Culver; two sisters: Sara A. Cox and Ashley M. Cox, both of Culver; a brother; David J. Troxel of Edwardsburg, Mich; step-grandparents John and Clara Bollby of South Bend; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bradley J. Troxel, on May 1, 2011; and his paternal grandparents, Jim and Betty Troxel.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hanley & Sons “Southwest Chapel” Funeral Home in South Bend. Pastor Ron Lewellen officiated. Burial followed at Sumption Prairie Cemetery in South Bend.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

Nancy K. Johnson

July 17, 1943 - Sept. 20, 2012

Nancy K. Johnson, 69, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Francesville, died on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2:40 a.m. at her residence.

Born on July 17, 1943 in Francesville, she was the daughter of Floyd and Dorthy Schultz Heald.

She lived in Texas since 1976.

Nancy enjoyed traveling, shopping and reading. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nancy will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include two daughters: Denise [Terry] Beckner of Winamac and Kathy [Glen] Zellers of Winamac; four sons: James [Maria] Nicolas of Winamac, Jeffery V. [Kelly] Johnson of Cypress, Texas, Rex [Paige] Johnson of Conroe, Texas and Craig [Kristy] Johnson of Conroe, Texas; 11 granddaughters: Jamie Beckner, Amanda [Brian] Kistler, Beth [Ben] Christian, Nicole Nicolas, Emily Fritz, Katie Johnson, Miranda Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Shelby Johnson, Ashley Johnson and Avery Johnson; nine grandsons: Jeremy [Stacey] Beckner, Matthew [Kim] Nicolas, Keith Fritz, Nick Fritz, Mitchell Johnson, Rex Johnson, Jake Johnson, Hunter Johnson and Vanden Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Chico [Rick] Horner of LaPorte, Betty [Kevin] Murphy of Cincinnati and Pauline [Dan] Chiz of Hickory, N.C.; and a brother, Paul [Pam] Thomas of Winamac.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Heald and Dorthy Schultz Thomas; and a nephew, Scott Murphy.

Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Roseland Cemetery in Francesville. Pastor Donald Norrick officiated.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

James W. Albrecht

James W. Albrecht, 68, of Francesville, died at 7:28 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Indianapolis.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

Sally Ann Strycker Dibbern

Sally Ann Strycker Dibbern, 78, of Winamac, died on Aug. 11, 2012.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

Mildred “Dodie” Brugh

Mrs. Mildred “Dodie” Brugh, 91, of Rochester, died Monday, Nov. 5 at 2:52 a.m. at Rivercrest Hospital in Mishawaka.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

Rosita B. “Lynn” Von Tobel

Sept. 22, 1948 - Oct. 31, 2012

Rosita B. “Lynn” Von Tobel, 64, of Winamac, died Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 3:45 a.m. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Sept. 22, 1948 in Nannarian Penablanca Cagayan, Phillipines, she was the daughter of Francisco and Tuluwan Berme.

On Feb. 21, 1969 in San Antonio, Philippines, she married Edward Von Tobel. He survives.

Rosita was more affectionately known as “Lynn”. Her baptismal name was Rosa Linda Berme.

She was employed at Tyson’s in Logansport for over 15 years.

She loved to bowl and to cook. Her specialty was cherry tarts. Lynn loved her children, grandchildren and her extended family. She loved to serve others.

Her 64 years on Earth have been a blessing to all who came in contact with her. She will be missed by family and friends and her co-workers at Tyson’s.

Survivors include her husband, Edward E. Von Tobel of Winamac; two sons: Eric M. [Susan] Von Tobel of Royal Center and Brian E. Von Tobel of Lafayette; a daughter, Christina L. [Jose Ayala] Von Tobel of Winamac; five grandchildren: Madison Von Tobel, Malori Von Tobel, Miles Von Tobel, Joe Von Tobel and John Von Tobel; a brother; and two sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Tuluwan Berme; a daughter; and a sister, Lena Berme.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 3 at Frain Mortuary. David Broad officiated.

Burial followed at Reed Cemetery in Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

Lily V. Bair

July 1, 1927 - Nov. 3, 2012

Lily V. Bair, 85, of Winamac, died on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Hickory Creek @ Winamac.

Born on July 1, 1927 in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Edward and Flossie Bensen Miller.

On Feb. 16, 1943 in Knox, she married Donald H. Bair. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1982.

Lily worked as a checker at the former A & P Grocery in Winamac for 18 years. She served as the superintendent of Pleasant View Rest Home in Winamac from 1978 until 1989.

Lily loved dancing and playing cards. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas. She was a great cook. She loved having friends and family come to her home to eat. Lily also enjoyed raising flowers.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith [Ronald] Loehmer of Winamac; a son, Michael [Margaret] Bair of Knox; four grandchildren: Kim [Bob] Adamski of Winamac, Greg Loehmer of Winamac, Sharonda [Jeff] Eiler of LaPorte and David [Devan] Levine of LaPorte; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Paul [Wilma] Miller of Royal Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Bair; her parents, Edward and Flossie Bensen Miller; a grandchild; four brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Brian Pinson officiated.

Burial followed in Reed Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Friends of Pleasant View Retirement Home.

(Pulaski County Journal - Nov. 7, 2012)

 

John J. Gutwein, Jr.

Oct. 23, 1933 - Oct. 24, 2012

John Jacob Gutwein, Jr., 79, of Rensselaer, died Wednesday, Oct. 24 at George Ade Memorial Healthcare in Brook.

Born on Oct. 23, 1933 in Francesville, he was the son of John Gutwein Sr. and Helen Albrecht Gutwein.

On Feb. 12, 1956, in Francesville, John married Charlene Ann Rogers. She survives.

John graduated from Francesville High School with the class of 1951. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. John was a farmer for many years. He held his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He was a member of the Retired Iron Club, former school board member, past FSA Board member, past Soil & Water Conservation Board member and a past member of the Jasper County Planning Commission.

John was a member of the Tri-County Bible Church, Rensselaer.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Gutwein; three children: Curtis [Helen] Gutwein of Rensselaer, Jennifer [Mark] Ritter of Valparaiso and Julie [Dave] Malone of Rensselaer; 14 grandchildren; two sisters: Rovene [Herb]Geyer of Denver, Colo. and Lillian [Donald] Hildewig of Sarasota, Fla.; and two brothers: Arnold [Dorothy] Gutwein and Marvin [Paulette] Gutwein, both of Denver, Colo.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John Gutwein Sr. and Helen Albrecht Gutwein; a son, Lynn Gutwein; and one sister.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 27 at Tri-County Bible Church in Rensselaer. Pastor Andy Overly officiated.

Burial followed at Crockett Cemetery in Rensselaer. Memorials may be given to the Jasper County Hospital Home Healthcare and Hospice or Wycliffe Associates.

Online condolences may be made at www.jacksonfuneral.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 31, 2012)

 

Elsie Ritchie

Jan. 11, 1940 - Oct. 26, 2012

Elsie Ritchie, 72, of Wheatfield, died Friday, Oct. 26 at the Jasper County Hospital.

Born on Jan. 11, 1940 in Salyersville, Ky., she was the daughter of Barksdale Arnett and Wava (nee Banks) Arnett Davis.

On May 18, 1973 in San Pierre, she married Orben Ritchie. He survives.

Elsie attended the Wheatfield public schools and loved to sing and dance as “Minnie Pearl” at the Little Cousin Jasper Festival. She was a founding and lifetime member of the Teaberry Hill Estates Church in Medaryville and a member of the T.H.E. Ladies Club.

Elsie retired from the Jasper County Hospital where she worked in housekeeping after 20 years of excellent and meticulous service.

Survivors include her husband, Orben; her mother, Wava Davis of Rensselaer; a daughter, Pam [Butch] Brick of Medaryville; two sons: Kile Duane [Louise] Davis of Medaryville and Gary [Missy] Davis of Valparaiso; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Madge [Bob] Gutwein and Helen [Allyn] Onken of Francesville; two brothers: Tom [Freeda] Arnett of Medaryville and Marvin [Lola] Arnett of Wheatfield.

She was preceded in death by her father and an infant daughter.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Teaberry Hill Estate Church in Medaryville. Pastor Elmer Conley officiated.

Burial followed at the Oak Grove Primitive Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.jacksonfuneral.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 31, 2012)

Olive M. Braun

Sept. 17, 1911 - Oct. 22, 2012

Olive M. Braun, 101, of Winamac, died on Monday, Oct. 22 at 1:08 p.m. at her residence.

Born on Sept. 17, 1911 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Harry and Lydia Freiske Freeman.

On Feb. 8, 1933 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, she married Joseph J. Braun. He preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1986.

She was a member of the Monroe Home Extension Club for many years.

Olive was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Ladies of Charity and was always helping at the Good Samaritan Store.

Known as the “Doll Lady,” Olive would dress hundreds of dolls at Christmas time to be distributed to children in the area.

Olive was a seamstress and made many quilts. She also made lap robes and donated them to local nursing homes.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan E. Heath of Lafayette; a son, Ralph W. [Melody] Braun of Winamac; four granddaughters: Patricia [John] Bawcum of Winamac, Donna [Greg] Rothfeldt of Apollo Beach, Fla., Cherie [Paul Macchione] Braun-Diaz of Seminole, Fla; and Melissa [Nathan] Dennis of Winamac; five grandsons: Joseph [Kathy] Heath of Brookston, Todd [Amy] Braun of Chicago, Jeff [Cindy] Heath of Indianapolis, Brent Braun of Winamac, and Drew [Lisa] Braun of Belleair Beach, Fla.; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Thomas of Winamac; and a brother, Vernal Freeman of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Freeman and Lydia Freiske Freeman; nine brothers and sisters; a granddaughter, Gloria Scharf-Beedie; and her husband, Joseph Braun.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 3 until 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed immediately by a Christian Mothers service and a Scriptural Wake Service.

Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac with Rev. Martin Sandhage officiating.

Entombment will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ladies of Charity.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 24, 2012)

 

William F. Mills, II

William F. Mills, 77, of Culver, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in Plymouth.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 24, 2012)

 

Lester L. “Bud” Manis

Jan. 13, 1929 - Oct. 5, 2012

Lester L. “Bud” Manis, 83, of Winamac, died on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. at his residence.

Born on Jan. 13, 1929 in Hammond, he was the son of Lester S. and Ruth Gray Manis.

On Nov. 4, 1950 at the Knox United Methodist Church, he married Deloris Brown. She survives him after 61 years of marriage.

Lester served as an MP in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He liked old cars and antique guns. He especially loved to fly his private plane.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris J. Brown Manis, of Winamac; three daughters: Deborah D. [Bob] Carpenter of Lafayette, Suzanne M. [Tim] Coonrod of Mooresville and Mary Margaret [Jack] Van Lieshout of Evansville; a grandson, Jeffery A. [Laurie] Johnston of Winamac; two granddaughters: Sabra A. [Mark] Hanson of Star City and Anastacia Lyn Burgener of Evansville; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester S. and Ruth Gray Manis; and a half-brother.

No services will be held.

Private burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

The Frain Mortuary in Winamac is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 17, 2012)

 

Barbara Anne Thompson Alexander

Sept. 14, 1930 - Sept. 3, 2012

Barbara Alexander, 81, formerly of Star City, died Monday, Sept. 3 at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas.

Born on Sept. 14, 1930 in Rensselaer, she was the daughter of Marian Elnora Reed and Paul Amos Overton.

She was married to William “Bill” Thompson of Star City for 23 years.

On June 23, 1989 in Oklahoma City, she married Robert H. Alexander. He preceded her in death.

She’s survived by a daughter, Linda Thompson Bowsher of Celina, Texas; two granddaughters: Lesley [David] Evans of Tioga, Texas and Jamie Bowsher of Madison, Ala.; two great-grandsons: Cooper Evans and Skeet Evans, both of Tioga, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial and committal services will be held at Hughes Cemetery in Monticello on Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.

A memorial service was held in her honor on Saturday, September 15 at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Mead Chapel in Denton, Texas. Rev. Lynda Schupp officiated.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.springerfuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 17, 2012)

 

Harry J. Pearce, Jr.

April 30, 1950 - Oct. 10, 2012

Harry J. Pearce, Jr., 62, of Winamac, died at 3:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at IU LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte.

Born on April 30, 1950 in Havre de Grace, Md., he was the son of Harry J. and Dora Breitenbach Pearce.

In April of 1979 he married Karen Mays.

On March 14, 1992 in Winamac, he married Tansy T. Weaver. She preceded him in death on July 29, 1994.

On June 3, 2000 in Winamac, he marred LeeAnn Smith. She survives.

Harry was a 1973 graduate of Iowa State University.

He was employed at T&T Farms of Winamac. He was formerly employed at Farm Bureau Co-Op as an agronomist for many years.

Harry was a member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church. He recently graduated from Presbyterian Teaching Elder Training and was active in providing ministerial services to the community.

He was a charter member of the Winamac Lion’s Club and was also a past president.

He was also a member and formerly served as president and treasurer of the Arrowhead RC&D. As a member of the Arrowhead RC&D he was the agronomist with the Winamac Tree Committee.

Harry was currently serving on the Pulaski County Extension Board.

He enjoyed spending time with his family. He also spent time working with his hands and also woodworking and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, LeeAnn Pearce of Winamac; a son, Michael [Jodi] Pearce of South Bend; a daughter, Megan L. Leazenby of Washington, D.C.; his father, Harry J. Pearce of Elkton, Md.; and a sister, Charlotte Ann Pearce of Townsend, Del.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Breitenbach Pearce.

The Lions Club conducted services Sunday, Oct. 14 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 15 at Frain Mortuary. Judge Michael Shurn officiated.

Burial will follow at Pulaski Presbyterian Cemetery, in Pulaski.

Memorial contributions may be given to National Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 17, 2012)

Jeannetta M. Shafer

Dec. 10, 1917 - Oct. 1, 2012

Jeannetta M. Shafer, 94, of Provo, Utah, formerly of Lucerne and Rochester, died Monday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 p.m.,

Born on Dec. 10, 1917 in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of Emmett O. and Beatrice G. McClellan Day.

On Aug. 27, 1939, she married Carl Dean Shafer. He preceded in death in 1994.

She was a 1936 Star City High School graduate and a graduate of Logansport Business College.

Mrs. Shafer was a former agent for the Fulton County Agricultural Stabilization Committee.

She was a member of Zion Methodist Church in Lucerne.

Survivors include a daughter, LeAnn Shafer Eliason of Provo, Utah; two sons: Steven C. Shafer of Wheat Ridge, Colo. and James M. Shafer of Black Hawk, Colo; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett O. and Beatrice G. McClellan Day; her husband, Carl Dean Shafer; her twin sister, Geneva Day Shafer in 2004; and two brothers: Wayne Day in 1991 and Melbourne Day in 1965.

Private services and burial will be held at Zion Methodist Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Shafer family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 10, 2012)

 

Kathleen Annette Scott

March 31, 1943 - Oct. 1, 2012

Kathleen Annette Scott, 69, of Clermont, Fla. died on Monday, Oct. 1 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Fla.

Born on March 31, 1943 in Ora, she was the daughter of Harold Hophius and Maxine Louise Strevy Scott.

She served in the U.S. Army prior to receiving bachelor of science degrees in sociology and criminal justice, both from the University of Maryland.

Kathleen was a former payroll supervisor for the University of Maryland and a former revenue specialist for the State of Florida Department of Revenue. Most recently she worked as an adventure guide at Walt Disney World. A central Florida resident since 1997 from Greenbelt, Md., she was of Catholic faith, a charter member of the Women’s Army Corps and member of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her partner, Cathy Griffin; two children: Col. Anton William [Patricia] Cihak, II of Honolulu and Beth Ann of Clermont, Fla.; five grandchildren: Heather, Kirstie, Tony, Brianne and Joel; and five siblings: Richard [Karen] Scott of Spring Lake, Mich., Hal [Trudy] Scott of Martinez, Ga., Rebecca Scott of Boca Raton, Fla., Robert [Lisa] Scott of Orlando, Fla.; and Shari [Shawn] Bellinger of North Manchester, Ind.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Real Life Christian Center in Clermont, Fla. Pastor John Wilson officiated.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Kathleen’s name to Make a Wish Foundation of Central Florida,1053 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 34751.

Online condolences may be left in the guestbook at beckerfamilyfuneral.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 10, 2012)

 

Mary E. Poston

April 1, 1919 - Oct. 2, 2012

Mary E. Poston, 93, of Kewanna, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at her residence.

Born on April 1, 1919 in Medaryville, she was the daughter of Charles and Edith Sylvesta Jones Hall.

She was married to Charles Turner and Milton Poston, both of whom preceded her in death.

Mary lived on Bruce Lake for over 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, catching turtles and mushroom hunting. She was a great cook and made good pies. Mary liked to garden and do yard work.

Survivors include three sons: John W. [Jean] Turner, Sr. of Wanatah, Dennis L. “Denver” [Carol] Turner of Hanna and Jack D. [Margaret] Turner of LaCrosse; two daughters, Betty Jean Mann of Knox and Pam [Robert] Dolliver of Valparaiso; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn [James] Watson of Valparaiso.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles “Charlie” and Edith Sylvesta Jones Hall; a sister, Mildred Wireman; and two brothers: Charles Hall and Roy Hall.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 5 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Ray Squibb officiated.

Burial followed at Independence Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 10, 2012)

 

Lester L. “Bud” Manis

Lester L. “Bud” Manis, 83, of Winamac, died on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal, Oct. 10, 2012)

 

Harold and Janetta Hoffman

April 21, 1918 - July 19, 2012 • Jan. 3, 1922 - Nov. 10, 1994

Harold Hoffman of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Pulaski and White Counties, died on July 19, 2012 in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born on April 21, 1918.

On Feb. 27, 1943 in Winamac, he married Janetta Riggs, who was born on Jan. 3, 1922. She died on Nov. 10, 1994 in Mesa, Ariz.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman moved to Mesa, Ariz. in 1967. Mr. Hoffman retired from Motorola there in 1983.

Survivors include two sons: Joe [Lynda] Hoffman of Plano, Texas and Art [Dianne] Hoffman of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Harold is also survived by three sisters: Janet Heims of Plymouth, Pearl Wheaton of Elkhart and Mary Hoffman of Muncie.

A memorial service for the Hoffmans will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Winamac. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Messages of sympathy may be left at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 3, 2012)

 

Charlotte R. Brandt

Oct. 1, 1942 - Sept. 28, 2012

Charlotte R. Brandt, 69, of Culver, formerly of Winamac, died on Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso.

Born on Oct. 1, 1942 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Ules A. and Martha A. Gumz Brandt.

Charlotte was born and raised on the family farm in Winamac. She moved to Culver in 1998.

Charlotte worked as a seamstress at the Hart, Schaffner and Marx factory in Rochester for 35 years. She was also a farmer.

She enjoyed farming and decorating her home. Charlotte enjoyed raising a garden and canning her produce.

Survivors include a brother, Arnold [Nancy] Brandt of Winamac; three nephews: Jeffrey [Tammy] Brandt of Winamac, Joseph [Annette] Brandt of Winamac, Gerry [Mary] Brandt of Winamac; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a companion, Vern Faulstich of Monterey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ules A. and Martha A. Gumz Brandt.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Denny Wilson officiated.

Burial followed in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Stroke Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 3, 2012)

 

Beatrice B. O’Grady

May 7, 1926 - Sept. 25, 2012

Beatrice B. O’Grady, 86, of Orland Park, Ill., formerly of Monterey, died Tuesday, Sept. 25 at her home.

Born on May 7, 1926 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Tillie and William J. Brown.

On April 26, 1947 she married John J. O’Grady. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1991.

Beatrice and John owned a farm in Monterey from 1970-2011. They were members of St. Anne Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline M. Costello of Orland Park, Ill.; two sons: John J. [Bridget] O’Grady, Jr. of Naperville, Ill. and Michael P. [Theresa] O’Grady of Naperville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. O’Grady; her parents, Tillie and William J. Brown; two daughters: Eileen Ulm and Mary Frances O’Grady; and one son, James S. O’Grady.

Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 1 at Incarnation Catholic Church in Palos Heights, Ill.

Committal service and interment were held at St. Anne Cemetery in Monterey on Monday afternoon. Rev. Bert Woolson officiated.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086 Toledo, OH 43699-0086.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 3, 2012)

 

Max Arden Grostefon

Feb. 5, 1929 - Sept. 30, 2012

Max Arden Grostefon, 83, of Winamac, died on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:25 p.m. at Hickory Creek at Winamac.

Born on Feb. 5, 1929 in Star City, he was the son of Carl B. Grostefon and Nellie Mae Powers Grostefon.

On April 22, 1967 in Logansport, he married Lula Hilficker. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2008.

Max was a member of Star City United Methodist Church.

He worked at Plymouth Tube in Winamac for over 25 years.

Max was a loving husband, son, brother and friend. He cared about his family & friends very much.

Max served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include a brother, Jack R. [Donna] Grostefon of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Sandra K. Grostefon of Winamac; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula A. Grostefon; his parents, Carl B. “Nick” and Nellie Mae Powers Grostefon; two brothers: Nicholas E. Grostefon and Don A. Grostefon; and a sister, Clara Elizabeth Korba.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Matt Landry will officiate.

Burial will follow at Star City West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Star City West Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 3, 2012)

 

Harold L. Ailes

Nov. 19, 1934 - Sept. 28, 2012

Harold L. Ailes, 77, of Medaryville, died Friday, Sept. 28 at 2:45 p.m. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Born on Nov. 19, 1934 in Kouts, he was the son of John and Laura Peck Ailes.

On Sept. 29, 1956 in Medaryville, he married Betty Poisel. She survives.

He was a longtime resident of Medaryville. He served as a volunteer fireman for 20 years and as assistant chief for two years. Harold was also a reserve deputy town marshal for many years. In 1984 he retired as maintenance supervisor for the town of Medaryville.

Harold was baptized in the Medaryville Christian Church. In recent years, he attended the Medaryville Assembly of God Church.

Harold enjoyed traveling with his wife and kids and doing yard work. He especially enjoyed helping others.

Harold loved his family very much.

Survivors include his wife, Betty M. Poisel Ailes; three daughters: Cathy [Roger] Frinkel of Medaryville, Lyne [Mark] Conley of LaPorte and Cheryl [Kenny Messer] Ailes of San Pierre; two grandsons: Mike [Heather] Ross and Justin [Breanna Tolson] Burch; three granddaughters: Amber [Nick] Hawkins, Nicole [David Saltsman] Conley and Angela [Brandon] Floyd; two step-grandsons: Roger Frinkel, Jr. and Joe [Britnee Eldridge] Frinkel; nine great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Betty Hyslop of Highland and Barbara [Joe] Benish of San Pierre; and two brothers: Roy [Joyce] Ailes of Lake Village, Ind. and Paul [Lorraine] Ailes of Jacksonville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John “Jack” and Laura Peck Ailes; two granddaughters: MacKenzie Conley and Kaitlyn Frinkel; a grandson, Brandon Burch; three sisters: Edith Pinkerton, Elsie Rush and Dorothy Stewart; and four brothers: Clarence Ailes, Carl Ailes, Donald Ailes and John “Junior” Ailes.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 1 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. Pastor Tom Dewlen and Pastor Bill McNabney officiated.

Burial followed at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 3, 2012)

 

Frances P. Callahan

Frances Pauline Callahan, 89, formerly of Winamac, died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 3:55 a.m. at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 3, 2012)

 

Fred Eugene Wagner, Sr.

Fred Eugene Wagner, Sr., 85, of Medaryville, died on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9:15 p.m. at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.

(Pulaski County Journal - Oct. 3, 2012)

John A. Matthes

Feb. 28, 1947 - Sept. 17, 2012

John A. Matthes, 65, of Winamac, died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on Feb. 28, 1947 in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of Carl and Claudia Quinoes Matthes.

On March 23, 1974, he married Nadine G. Mooney. She preceded him in death in 2005.

John was a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years. He was awarded the Purple Heart as well as other military medals and was an accomplished inventor with several patents.

Survivors include ten children: Robert A. Matthes, Rebecca P. Galyk, Charlie A. Matthes, Jennifer C. Matthes, Bridget A. Matthes, Natalie R. Matthes, John J. Matthes, Jr., Ellen B. Matthes, Kit A. Matthes and Frederick A. Matthes; five siblings: Fred Matthes, Alex Matthes, Vicki Beckman, Elizabeth Miller and Mary Reynoso; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Claudia Quinoes Matthes; his wife, Nadine G. Mooney Matthes; two children: Matthew and Clarissa Matthes; and a sister, Carol Ann Matthes.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 22 at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in North Judson. Father Terrence Bennis officiated.

Burial will take place at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Winamac at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 26, 2012)

Bernard J. “Bernie” Bay

Sept. 20, 1935 - Sept. 20, 2012

Bernard J. “Bernie” Bay, formerly of Winamac, died on his 77th birthday, Thursday, Sept. 20, in Wisconsin, where he recently relocated to live with his daughter Belinda’s family.

He was born on Sept. 20, 1935 in Union, Mo.

In 1961 he married Norma Skornia from Union, and they began their married life in Blue Island, Ill. She preceded him in death in June of 2012.

Early in his life Bernie moved to Chicago to join the workforce for the Rock Island Railroad.

After having their first two children, they relocated to the small Chicago community of Hegewish, where they spent most of their married years.

In 1999, Bernie retired from the railroad, and they bought a home outside of Winamac, right on the Tippecanoe River. He enjoyed fishing, feeding the birds and collecting gnomes.

In June 2012 after 51 loving years, Norma passed away somewhat suddenly, and Bernie decided to move to Wisconsin to live with his daughter Belinda’s family. He spent the last six weeks with his children visiting him often and living with family.

Survivors include four children: Kevin Bay, Belinda [Gregg] Matter, Kelly [Chris] Fox and Daniel [Doris] Bay; four grandchildren: David and Michelle Matter and Joey and Michael Bay; a sister, Jeanette [Boyd] Underwood; and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Skornia Bay.

Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 23 at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Sussex, Wis.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 26, 2012)

Phyllis Rose Lindvall

Phyllis Rose Lindvall, 86, of Culver, died on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1:16 a.m. in Culver.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 26, 2012)

Henry J. Kolar

Feb. 19, 1919 - Sept. 13, 2012

Henry J. Kolar, 93, of Winamac, died at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Born on Feb. 19, 1919 in Brookfield, Ill., he was the son of Frank and Anne Nemiec Kolar.

On May 10, 1941, he married Helen Novotny. Hank and Helen lived in Illinois until retiring to Missouri in the early 1980s. In 1993, Helen preceded Hank in death after 52 years of marriage and two children.

On Sept. 24, 1994 in Winamac he married his wife of 18 years, Lee Clausen. She survives.

Throughout most of Hank’s life, he worked as an auto mechanic. He worked for the Chicago Transit Authority for 30 years. Hank was in charge of the annual CTA employee picnic for many years.

Hank enjoyed fixing cars at home and finding time to fish at Table Rock Lake in Blue Eye, Mo.

Hank served with the US Army 95th Infantry Division “Iron Men of Metz” during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post #1728 in Winamac.

Survivors include his wife, Lee Clausen Kolar of Winamac; two daughters: Donna [Robert, Sr.] Dunovsky, of Westmont, Ill. and Kim [Johnny] Vaughn of Vienna, Ill.; two stepsons: Fred Clausen of Oak Forest, Ill. and John [Mary] Clausen of Plainfield, Ill.; two stepdaughters: Norma [George] Murray of Oak Forest, Ill. and Shirley [William] Chada of Oak Lawn, Ill.; six grandsons: Robert [Cindy] Dunovsky, Jr., James Dunovsky, Gary [Kay] Vaughn, Joey [Kendra] Vaughn, Michael Chada and Cole Chada; six granddaughters: Sharon Hubbard, Judy [Jonathan] Ragsdale, Michelle [Raymond] Quertermous, Samantha Ringberg, Brooke Prusa and Alyssa Murray; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers: George Kolar of LaGrange Park, Ill. and Richard [Marilynn] Kolar of Canby, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anne Nemiec Kolar; his first wife, Helen Novotny Kolar; a sister, Mildred Norwood; and two brothers, Frank Kolar and Robert Kolar.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 from noon until the time of the service at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Rick Abbott will officiate.

The American Legion and VFW will conduct military honors at the funeral home following the service.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 19, 2012)

Herbert E. Freeman

Dec. 7, 1918 – Sept. 6, 2012

Herbert Ernest Freeman, 93, of North Judson, died on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 9:05 p.m. at IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte after a brief illness.

Born on Dec. 7, 1918 in Winamac, he was the son of Edward and Rosella Freeman.

On Sept. 13, 1940, he married Mary Louise Pettis. She survives.

Herb proudly and honorably served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and owned and operated Modern Chevrolet in North Judson for over 30 years. He was a 33rd degree Mason, a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite for over 50 years, a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge of North Judson, having held every office in the lodge several times. He was also a member of the American Legion for over 60 years. Herb also served as president of the North Judson Town Board during the construction of the water tower, which is still in operation today.

Herb was an avid golfer and a member of the Spalding/Golf Digest Hole-in-One Club, having scored his 210-yard hole-in-one on the 15th hole at the Tippecanoe Country Club on May 9, 1968.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Freeman; his son, Anthony Wayne [Barbara Ann] Freeman; and many nieces and nephews, among whom are those who were with him as he passed away: Jean Stephens, Charmaine Lindgren and Richard Freeman.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Vernon, who died in infancy, Vernon’s twin Bernard, MIA in World War II, Glenn and Charles; and two sisters: Olive and Thelma.

In accordance with Herb’s wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial at this time. The family is receiving visitors informally at their home, and friends may express their condolences as they wish.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 19, 2012)

Lewis John Thomas

April 6, 1929 - Sept. 12, 2012

Lewis John Thomas, 83, of Winamac, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 4:10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.

Born on April 6, 1929 in Winamac, he was the adopted son of James and Pearl Allen Thomas.

In January of 1969 he married Frances M. Lausten. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2011.

He was a member of the Community Seventh Day Adventist Church in Monterey.

Lewis John Thomas was adopted immediately after his birth by his grandparents, James and Pearl May Allen Thomas. They raised him as one of their own children. He became the adored “baby brother” to Lucy (called Toots), Helen and Hazel. At the time of his birth, James and Pearl had an older daughter, Gladys, and a son, Paul “Ted” Thomas, who were already married .

The only time he left the farm in Winamac was to serve in the Korean War in the early 1950s.

Some members of the family call him Lewie or Lewie John and others call him Johnny.

Lewie grew up surrounded by love and guided by a mother, Pearl May Thomas, who instilled a deep love for Jesus in his heart. Hazel told the story how she and Lewie would spend hours preaching to their dolls about Jesus.

Lewie’s heart was to study for full-time ministry, but his father, James Thomas, needed him to live at home and help with the farm. Without a word of complaint, Lewie accepted this calling to stay on the farm and serve the Lord in this humble manner.

His entire life became his ministry. He faithfully took care of the farm and was even farming until just a few weeks ago. He was planning to bring in his fall harvest.

Besides being a faithful son, a devoted husband to Frances and a loving brother and uncle, Lewie served in his church. He was the first to visit the sick, offer a ride to the disabled and pray for those who needed prayer.

No one exemplified the gracious and tender compassions of Christ more than Lewis John Thomas.

When Frances became weak and could no longer be out of bed, Lewie never considered putting her in a nursing home. Until her final breath, he fed her, loved her and cared for her in a manner that is rarely seen today. When she no longer recognized him, he’d sit lovingly by her side, smile and gently remind her of where she was. This truly was the love of Christ flowing through him.

One scripture comes to mind when thinking of Lewis John Thomas:

Matthew 25:21: Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things…Enter into the joy of your Lord. [New King James Version]

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pearl May Allen Thomas; his wife, Frances M. Lausten Thomas; a brother, Paul Thomas; and four sisters: Helen Getz, Lucy Schaeffer, Hazel Kent and Gladys Deel.

Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Community Seventh Day Adventist Church in Monterey. Pastor Bryce Bowman officiated. Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to Community Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Lewie will be missed and never forgotten.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 19, 2012)

Rafah Shabazz

Rafah Shabazz, 93, of Monterey, died at 7:55 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 19, 2012)

Pat A. Klein

July 28, 1956 - Sept. 12, 2012

Pat A. Klein, 56, of Star City, died at 4:29 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Born on July 28, 1956 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, she was the daughter of Robert Irving and Grace Ann Kent Ohlson.

On June 24, 1978 in St. Anthony, N.D., she married George Klein. He survives.

Pat worked as a certified nursing assistant. She attended the Church of the Heartland in Winamac where she enjoyed helping with children’s outreach. She also enjoyed volunteering at Hickory Creek at Winamac.

She liked to sew and cook. She also enjoyed flower gardening. She was a dog lover.

Pat loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, George A. Klein of Star City; a son, Christopher George [Jerri Lynn] Klein of Monticello; two grandsons: Kaden Klein and Jerad Klein; her mother, Grace Ann Clifford of Winamac; three sisters: Margaret S. [Leroy] Stout of Star City, Pam J. Yost of Greensboro, N.C. and Helen Marie Clifford of Winamac; a brother, Robert Kenneth [Debbie] Ohlson of Devil’s Lake, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Irving Ohlson; her stepfather, Chester Frederick Clifford; and her brother-in-law, Harvey Yost.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 17 at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Heath Hiatt officiated.

Burial followed at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with funeral costs.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 19, 2012)

Karma Jean Saltsman

July 20, 1941 - Sept. 6, 2012

Karma Jean Saltsman, 71, of Medaryville, died at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.

Born on July 20, 1941 in Salyersville, Ky., she was the daughter of Virgil and Stella Prater Hughes.

On Sept. 14, 1958 at the Medaryville Christian Church, she married Thomas E. Saltsman, Sr. He survives.

Karma was a lifelong resident of Medaryville and a member of the VFW Women’s Axillary. She retired from Eaton Controls after 20 years of service. She also worked at H & R Block in Winamac.

Karma loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Saltsman, Sr. of Medaryville; two sons: Thomas E. [Penny] Saltsman, Jr. of Winamac and Gary D. [Sandy] Saltsman of Medaryville; a daughter, Teresa L. [Tom] Bryant of Winamac; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers: William Hughes of Medaryville and Paul [Donna] Hughes of Disputanta, Va.; two sisters: Alva Jean Harris of Logansport and Loretta Conrad of Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents,Virgil Hughes and Stella Prater Hughes; a grandson, Benjamin Bryant; and a brother, James Hughes.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at First Christian Church in Francesville. Pastor Todd Masters officiated.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Christian Church of Francesville.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 12, 2012)

Garold T. Field

April 14, 1930 - Sept. 7, 2012

Garold T. Field, 82, of Kewanna, died at 3:50 p.m on Friday, Sept. 7 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born on April 14, 1930 in Pulaski County, he was the son of Elmer and Catherine Button Field.

On May 27, 1950, he married Betty J. Redlin. She preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 1998.

Garold was a 1949 North Judson High School graduate.

He was a lifetime farmer and businessman. Garold managed the Farm Bureau CO-OP in Star City and owned and operated the Kewanna Feed Mill. He also worked at Wal-Mart in Rochester.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rochester and was a founding member of the Fulton County Historical Power Show.

He enjoyed woodworking, restoring old tractors and going to swap meets.

Survivors include four sons: Neil [Kelly] Field, Mark [Karen] Field, David [Lisa] Field and Gale [Susan] Field, all of Kewanna; five daughters: Rebecca [James] Hott of Kewanna, Peggy Field of Winamac, Linda [Chester] Good of Royal Center, Jean [Carl] Gray of Winamac and Sandra [Robert] Sutton of Kewanna; two sisters: Marilyn Henning and Marjorie [Joe] Nicolas, both of Winamac; a brother, Marshall [Gloria] Field of Winamac; a good friend, Ruby Cotner of Winamac; 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Redlin Field; his parents, Elmer and Catherine Button Field; a brother, Harold Field; and a sister, Evelyn Davis.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

Burial followed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Denham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Historical Power Show and/or Hope Hospice.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Field family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 12, 2012)

Margaret M. Griggs

Nov. 8, 1926 - Sept. 8, 2012

Margaret M. Griggs, 85, of Winamac, died on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2:31 p.m. at Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer.

Born on Nov. 8, 1926 in Morton, Ill., she was the daughter of Frank Joseph and Leona Sarah Dwall Strubhar.

On Nov. 6, 1971 in East Chicago, she married Gordon Griggs. He survives.

In 1980, Margie and Gordon moved to Winamac. Before moving to Indiana, she lived in Illinois.

Margie enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon L. Griggs of Winamac; a daughter, Sue E. Endress of Sterling, Ill.; three stepsons: Gordon A. Griggs of Winamac, Gregory L. Griggs of Conway, Ark. and Michael J. Griggs of Titus, Ala.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Joseph and Leona Sarah Dwall Strubhar; a daughter, Shirley Jean Roberts; seven brothers and eight sisters.

No services will be held. Frain Mortuary in Winamac is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions made be to St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 12, 2012)

Emil “Bud” Ruhnow, Jr.

Emil “Bud” Ruhnow, Jr., 86, of Culver, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 a.m. at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 12, 2012)

Ruth E. Tanner

Dec. 2, 1930 - Sept. 1, 2012

Ruth E. Tanner, 81, of Medaryville, died at 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Dec. 2, 1930 in Medaryville, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Elva Pullins Watson.

On Dec. 12, 1948 in the Medaryville Christian Church, she married Frank LeRoy Tanner. He survives.

She was a lifetime member of the Medaryville Christian Church, where she taught Bible school and Sunday school. She was also a member of the Ladies Aide and Circle 2.

Ruth was a 1948 graduate of Medaryville High School. She was a former 4-H Leader and a member of the Gingham Pals Home Economics Club. She received many awards for her canning and quilting at the Pulaski County Fair.

She loved quilting and made many of her grandchildren quilts at their birth. She also enjoyed baking and music, along with making and decorating cakes for many occasions.

She loved and served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and faithfully served Him her entire life.

Survivors include her husband, Frank L. Tanner of Medaryville; five daughters: Charlene [Ron] Warner of Princeton, Ind., Patrice [Terry] Freestone of Dickinson, Texas, Kathy [Bruce] Wuethrich of Rensselaer, Margaret [Doug] Leman of Francesville and Marsha [Richard] Jurek of Naperville, Ill.; four sons: Raymond Tanner of Medaryville, Jerry [Cathy] Tanner of West Lafayette, Richard [Darlene] Tanner of Francesville and Douglas [Suzanne]Tanner of Phoenix; 27 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Clayton of Kouts; and two brothers: William Watson of LaPorte and Ben Watson of Paulding, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Elva Pullins Watson; a grandson, Jordan Wuethrich; a son-in-law, Stephen Dornhecker; and six brothers: John, Joe, Walter, Estel, Omer and Jim.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Medaryville Christian Church. Don Nedza officiated.

Burial followed at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 5, 2012)

Dorothy Barbara Jones

July 8, 1918 - Aug. 29, 2012

Dorothy Barbara Jones, 94, of Royal Center, died at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at The Hearth at Tudor Gardens in Zionsville.

Born July 8, 1918 in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Frank and Edith Campbell.

On January 29, 1938, she married Mark Jones. He preceded her in death on May 14, 2007.

She was a 1936 Logansport High School graduate and also a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Lucerne.

Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. She was a true partner to her husband, Mark. Together they built and maintained their home in Royal Center. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, baking and especially family get-togethers.

Survivors include a daughter, Tona M. [George] Catavolos of Zionsville; two sons: Michael E. Jones of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Mark A. [Karen] Jones of Chicago; six grandchildren: Michelle Jones, Denise [Gene] Rebeor, Mackenzie Jones, Calli Jones, Lindsay Catavolos and Stephanie Catavolos; five great-grandchildren: Matthew Drajeske, Marisa Drajeske, Reagan Rebeor, Tori Rebeor and Lexi Rebeor; a sister, Kathryn Butts; and a brother, John [Virginia] Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Edith Campbell; and three siblings: Doyle, Lester and Roberta.

Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 8 from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel.

Graveside services will be Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Royal Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice, 7164 Graham Road, Ste. 150, Indianapolis, IN 46250 and/or The Hearth at Tudor Gardens, 11755 N. Michigan Road, Zionsville, IN 46077.

Online condolences and personal remembrance may be made to the Jones family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 5, 2012)

Patty A. Leman

Patty A. Leman, 56, of Pyrmont, Ind., died on Thursday, Aug. 30 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.

(Pulaski County Journal - Sept. 5, 2012)

Belva N. Skinner

May 4, 1924 - Aug. 23, 2012

Belva N. Skinner, 88, of Winamac, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Monticello Assisted Living Healthcare Center.

Born on May 4, 1924 in Logansport, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Mildred Kistler Williams.

On Aug. 25, 1942, she married Harry Skinner. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1983.

She was a 1942 Star City High School graduate.

Belva was formerly a seamstress at Hart-Schaffner Marx in Rochester where she retired after 28 years. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed canning, baking and quilting. After her retirement, Belva loved attending her grandchildren’s school functions and activities.

Belva was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school and served as lay leader for several years. She also participated in the Circle of Love Ladies. She was also a member of the Monroe Modern Home Extension Club of Winamac.

Survivors include three daughters: Marcia [Larry] Link of Winamac, Charlotte Rowland of California and Marlene [Stephen] Bowers of Oklahoma; a brother, Glenn [Margaret] Williams of Fulton; a sister, Bertha [John] Antico of Connersville; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Williams of Florida; and grandchildren: Brandon Link, Jodi [Matt] Pogue, Jeff [Melanie] Rowland, Steve Rowland, Pam [Jim] Ward, Nathan Rowland, Lynn Ann [David] Shugart and Billy [Tammy] Bowers. She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Kiara King, Cy’anne Wooten, Toniya and Amiya Link, Sadie and Shaylynn Pogue, Brandi Cheshier, Reb, Toby, Barrett and Brittany Bowers, Jonathon Paul Stearns, Steven Hood, Cheyanne Bowers, Jeffery, Heath, Zachery, Brandley, Hannah and Austin Rowland, Clayton Dudley, Bailey and Raeanna Rowland; one great-great-grandson, Michael Castillo; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Mildred Kistler Williams; her husband, Harry Skinner; a daughter, Sherilyn Skinner; and two brothers: Keith Williams and Homer Eugene Williams.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 27 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce. Pastor Jon Magnum officiated.

Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Lake Bruce.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Skinner family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 29, 2012)

Everette Ray Steele

Oct. 20, 1941 - Aug. 27, 2012

Everette Ray Steele, 70, of Winamac, died on Monday, Aug. 27 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on Oct. 20, 1941 in Wide Mouth, W. Va., he was the son of Cecil and Corby Steele.

On July 2, 1961 in Birmingham, Ala., he married Dorothy Steele. She preceded him in death.

Everette was a self-employed plumber who enjoyed playing in his band, “Southern Express.”

Survivors include six daughters: Carolyn [Nick] Ress of Star City, Deborah Steele of Winamac, Amanda Steele of Winamac, Tina Finkley of Winamac, Vanessa [Charles] Weaver of Winamac and Candice Steele of Georgia; three sons: Clifford [Toni] Steele of Hammond, Darrell [Dorine] Steele, Sr., of Hammond and Darrell Steele, Jr. of Hammond; two brothers, Clerence Steele of Statesville, N.C. and Don Steele of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Virgie Wyatt of Steeles, W. Va.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Steele; his parents, Cecil and Corby Steele; two sisters, Lola Lester and Shirley Roberts; and a brother, Luther Steele.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 29, 2012)

Thomas Gilbert Dennis

Oct. 30, 1949 - Aug. 24, 2012

Thomas Gilbert Dennis, 62, of Winamac, died on Friday, Aug. 24 at 4:20 p.m. at his residence.

Born on Oct. 30, 1949, in Star City, he was the son of Gilbert and Anna Kochel Dennis.

On Jan. 30, 1971 in Winamac, he married Pam Olds. She survives.

Thom graduated from Star City High School in 1967.

He served in the Army National Guard as a recruiter at the Plymouth Armory.

Thom was the former manager of CFS in Winamac. He later worked in the truck industry at Galbreath Inc., GalFab and Jasper Truck Sales. Currently he was the used truck manager for Pozzo Truck Center in Gary.

Thom was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac. He was a former Sunday school teacher and MYF leader. He also was active in the Gideons International.

He enjoyed yard work, cars and his kids and grandkids’ sporting events. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Olds Dennis of Winamac; his son Bradley [Gretchen] Dennis and their son Finnegan of Chicago; his son Nathan [Melissa] Dennis and their children: Lindy Dennis, Caitlin Haley, Justin Haley and Quentin Haley of Winamac; his son Kenton Dennis of Atlanta; his mother, Anna Marie Kochel Dennis, of Winamac; two sisters: Kaye [Allen] Olson of Winamac and Sharon Criswell of Winamac; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert W. Dennis; a sister, Carol A. Hayes; and a brother-in-law, David Criswell.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the First United Methodist Church in Winamac. Rev. Matt Landry officiated.

Burial followed in the McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pulaski Memorial Hospice or to the First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 29, 2012)

Everel A. O’Donnell

July 18, 1926 - Aug. 23, 2012

Everel A. O’Donnell, 86, of Logansport, died at 8:26 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at WoodBridge Health Campus.

Born on July 18, 1926 in Star City, she was the daughter of Clyde and Lorena S. Berger Moyer. Everel was raised by her grandparents, John and Jessie Moyer.

On Nov. 24, 1945, in St. Joseph’s Church, Logansport, she married to Hugh Thomas O’Donnell. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2007.

A homemaker, Everel was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and All Saints Ladies Society. She was a graduate of Pulaski High School.

Survivors include four daughters: Christina Ann [Doug] White, Sharon [Tim] Rice and E. Diana Wilson, all of Logansport, and Cindy [Jerry] Felz of Idaville; a son, Hugh Michael [Wanda] O’Donnell of Star City; a brother, Paul [Lana] Moyer of Logansport; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons: Thomas “Tom” O’Donnell and Wayne O’Donnell; and a brother, Verne Moyer.

Deacon Juan Rodriguez officiated a Tuesday, Aug. 28 Scripture Service at Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, in Logansport with Father Michael McKinney officiating.

Interment will be in Buck Cemetery, Thornhope.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or any charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 29, 2012)

Julia R. McCarty

Julia R. McCarty, 65, of Culver, died at 9:11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 29, 2012)

Margaret (Peg) Ann Falvey Pierce

Aug. 30, 1932 - Aug. 9, 2012

Margaret (Peg) Ann Falvey Pierce, 79, of Indianapolis, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 9, of complications following surgery.

Born on Aug. 30, 1932 in Logansport, she was the daughter of Richard J. and Ruth A. Shank Falvey.

She grew up in Winamac. The oldest of four sisters, Peg attended St. Peter Catholic School in Winamac and was active in 4-H and the American Legion’s Girls State convention in high school.

Peg attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lafayette where she earned her RN diploma and also where she met the love of her life, Emmett (Bill). He preceded her in death in 2004.

On June 8, 1954 she married Dr. Emmett Coin Pierce. She was a stay at home mother of eight who stayed busy and productive being a Cub Scout den mother, a room mother at Little Flower Catholic School where her children attended, and a chauffeur extraordinaire to sports practices, music lessons, swim lessons, art lessons and other after school activities.

She was a longtime member of Little Flower Catholic Church. Peg encouraged lots of reading, good study habits and a good work ethic at home and at school and introduced her children to music, theater and the arts at Clowes Hall, Indiana Repertory Theater, Starlight Musicals, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indiana State Museum.

She maintained lifelong friendships with some of her nursing school classmates and enjoyed enduring friendships with a few dear friends over many, many years. She loved backyard birding, cultivating roses and growing peonies and tomatoes. She loved the abundant forsythias, lilac bushes and redbud tree in her backyard.

She loved being a mother taking care of her family. Peg was active in the Newman Guild at Butler University, Sertoma Club of East Indianapolis and The Eastside Orchestra Guild. She collected for the American Heart Association door-to-door, often taking one of her children along “for the experience.” She had a passion for history, particularly Indiana state history, and was probably behind one summer’s covered bridges tour, with the family packed tightly into the station wagon.

She was a perennial Indy 500 fan, attending the race with Bill and a cadre of friends for several years. Later they continued the tradition with an annual neighborhood friends and family Indy 500 Race party complete with checkered flags lining the Pierce driveway and the radios turned to full volume.

She loved swimming, playing tennis, reading historical fiction and loved traveling all over the world with Bill once an empty nest was achieved! In spite of facing the challenges of increasing physical ailments and disability over the past several years and the loss of her husband in 2004, Peg maintained her characteristic stoicism, selflessness, sharp wit and independence until the end.

Survivors include eight children: Lauralee [Peter]Middleton of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mark R. Pierce of Cincinnati, William D. Pierce of Indianapolis, Robert E. Pierce of Chicago, Suzanne [Joseph] Rauh of Fishers, Anastasia [Penney] Pierce of Terre Haute, John C. Pierce of Indianapolis and Patrick J. Pierce of Chiang Mai, Thailand; four grandchildren: Lindsey M. Neal of Grand Rapids, Mich., Carrie A. [Mike] Desjardins of Kalamazoo, Mich., Thomas Rauh of Indianapolis and Becca Rauh of Denver; three step-grandchildren: Catelin F. Middleton of Kalamazoo, Mich., P. Hyatt Middleton of Hendersonville, N.C. and Jevin S. Middleton of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters: Kay Lanter of Roanoke, Va. and Jo [Abe] Bernstein of Goshen; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard J. and Ruth A. Shank Falvey; her husband, Emmett (Bill) Pierce; and a sister, and sister Patricia Falvey.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary in Indianapolis.

A Mass of Christian Burial followed at Little Flower Catholic Church.

Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in her name to Little Flower Catholic School or Arthritis Foundation.

Condolences may be offered at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 29, 2012)

Rosella A. Shields

Jan. 1 , 1922 - Aug. 17, 2012

Rosella A. Shields, 90, of Indianapolis, formerly of Pulaski, died at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at Greentree Assisted Living in Indianapolis.

Born on Jan. 1, 1922 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of Jacob and Rose Winters Berger.

On June 16, 1945, she married William F. Shields. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1944.

She was a 1940 graduate of Pulaski High School. Rosella was a claims examiner for Fort Harrison for 12 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Indianapolis, for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Martha L. [David] Mark of Indianapolis; a grandson, Theodore S. [Laura] Welage of Greenfield; a brother, Raymond [Charlotte] Berger of Star City; and a sister, Dorothy Keller of Monterey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Rose Winters Berger; her husband, William F. Shields; two sons: Theodore Shields and Robert Shields; two daughters: Theresa Welage and Molly Shields; two sisters: Elizabeth Shedrow and Catherine Alle; and two brothers: Donald Berger and Arthur Berger.

Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. Rev. Ronald Schiml will officiate.

Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery South, in Pulaski.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 22, 2012)

 

Marjean I. Fritz

July 29, 1934 - Aug. 10, 2012

Marjean I. Fritz, 78, of Winamac, died at 4:12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis.

Born on July 29, 1934 in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Clyde and Naomi Kennell Hipes.

On March 25, 1956 in Royal Center, she married John Mark Fritz. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2000.

Marjean was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church.

She worked as a bookkeeper for a bank in Logansport, for the water ski factory in Winamac, Von Tobel Lumber and for over 30 years for the Pulaski County Farm Bureau Co-op. She was presently employed as a secretary at Cathy Fritz Consulting.

Marjean enjoyed family and friends. She enjoyed cooking for her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters: Janice L. [David] Weber of Chrisney, Ind. and Joyce A. [Ron] Heater of Star City; a son, John A. [Cathy] Fritz of Winamac; five grandsons: Matthew [Julie] Weber, Joel [Kandi] Weber, Nicholas Weber, Ryan Heater and Marc Heater; three granddaughters: Amanda Heater [Chase] Bonnell, Janelle Fritz [Jonathan] Johnson and Jayme Fritz; and a sister, Shirley Ann Hartwick of Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mark Fritz; and her parents, Clyde and Naomi Kennell Hipes.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Ruth Waite officiated.

Burial followed at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Heart Fund, American Diabetes Association, Star City United Methodist Church or to the Pulaski County Community Foundation John and Marjean Fritz Scholarship Fund.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 15, 2012)

Timothy Todd Ledford

Dec. 18, 1965 - Aug. 12, 2012

Timothy Todd Ledford, 46, of Chalmers, died at 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, at St. Elizabeth Central of Lafayette after battling cancer for 14 years.

Born on Dec. 18, 1965 in Winamac, he was the son of to Robert and Margaret (Geisler) Ledford.

He graduated from West Central High School in 1984.

On Sept. 26, 1987 in Medaryville, he married Samantha Payne. She survives.

Tim worked as a utilities operator at Eli Lilly, which was later bought by Evonik, and was a member of Chalmers Community Church and Kankakee Valley Harley Owners Club.

He enjoyed riding his Harley and was an avid IU basketball fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and he adored his two daughters.

Survivors include his wife, Samantha Ledford; two daughters: Breanne and Brooklin Ledford, both of Chalmers; his mother, Margaret Ledford of Winamac; three brothers; Rick [Anita] Ledford of Winamac, Mike [Pam] Ledford of Francesville and Chris [Stacy] Ledford of Hopedale, Ill.; his late brother Randy’s son, Randall Barten of Rensselaer; his in-laws, Gene and Betty Payne of Medaryville; 18 nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ledford; and a brother, Randy Ledford.

Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 16 from 3 until 8 p.m. at Chalmers Community Church.

Funeral services are Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at Chalmers Community Church with Pastor Bill Henderson officiating.

Burial will follow at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy Ledford Memorial Fund. Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 15, 2012)

David Paul Frettinger

David Paul Frettinger, 84, of Rochester, died at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 15, 2012)

Sally Ann Strycker Dibbern

Sally Ann Strycker Dibbern, 78, of Winamac, died on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9:20 p.m. at Hickory Creek at Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 15, 2012)

Arnold Rex Pitcher

Jan. 10, 1940 - July 31, 2012

Arnold Rex Pitcher, 72, of Kokomo, died at 9:56 a.m. on July 31 at his home.

Born on Jan. 10, 1940 in Stevens Point, Wis., he was the son of Glen Lee and Lahoma Skoor Pitcher.

On April 16, 1960 in Winamac, he married Barbara Ellen Scott. She preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 2005.

Arnold was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He spent most of his career as a diesel mechanic for Collins, Whiteford and Jarretts Trucking Companies and worked the last few years of his career with Mier Products. He enjoyed camping, hiking in state parks, collecting Avon bottles, solving 3D puzzles and building models.

Survivors include three children: Velvet A. [Paul David] Miller, Arnold L. [Michelle R.] Pitcher and Anna K. [Randy] Beatty; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine siblings: Eugene Pitcher, Nialetta Hall, Clayton Pitcher, Dennis Pitcher, Carol Stackhouse, Connie Brady, Linda George, Janet Amick and June Peterson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen Lee and Lahoma Skoor Pitcher; his wife, Barbara Ellen Scott Pitcher; a son, Ronald Pitcher; two grandsons: Josh Miller and Levi Pitcher; and a sister, Donna Pratt.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory in Kokomo.

Burial of the cremated remains followed in Crown Point Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo V.F.W. Military Rites Team.

Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 8, 2012)

Marilyn A. Conrad

Aug. 10, 1924 - July 30, 2012

Marilyn A. Conrad, 87, of Rochester, died at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 30 at the Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born on Aug. 10, 1924 in Rensselaer, she was the daughter of Lloyd C. and Rowena Maddox Harper.

Marilyn was a 1942 graduate of Medaryville High School. She worked at Hart Schaffner Marx for 25 years.

She loved working in the yard and gardening and loved her Dachshunds.

Survivors include three daughters: Markeeta [Nick] Klinefelter of Kewanna, Carla [Sam] Allen of Monterey and Nancy [Carl] Dittfield of Macy; a brother, Fred Harper of Anaheim, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held, with burial in White Post Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center, 1540 Wentzel Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975.

Online condolences can be sent at: www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 8, 2012)

Marshall P. Moon

Nov. 19, 1965 - July 31, 2012

Marshall P. Moon, 46, of Indianapolis, died on July 31.

He was born in Winamac, on Nov. 19, 1965 to Phillip and Della Moon.

Marshall was a devoted partner, son, brother and uncle.

He was a professional fine arts photographer, creative artist and talented musician. Marshall graduated from Perry Meridian High School and received a bachelor of fine arts from Indiana State University. He loved spending time with Jerry, his family and friends. Marshall was always filled with joy and humor and lived life fully.

Survivors include his life partner of 25 years, Jerrick Kostelnik; three brothers: Aaron, Joe and Carl; two sisters: Teresa and Sharon; six nephews: Kirk, Chad, Kyle, Kevin, Courtney and Clinton; three nieces: Kristina, Stefanie and Megan; and many, many friends.

Condolences and requests for memorial information may be expressed at www.oakleyhammond.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 8, 2012)

 

Velda Virginia Overmyer

Velda Virginia Overmyer, 93, of Francesville, died at 9:30 p.m. on July 31 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 8, 2012)

Lt. Col. Francis E. Parker, USAF (Ret.)

Lt. Col. Francis E. Parker, USAF (Ret.), 89, of Moscow, Tenn., formerly of Medaryville, died on Aug. 1 in Moscow, Tenn.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 8, 2012)

Brandon R. Suter

Nov. 19, 1995 - July 19, 2012

Brandon R. Suter, 16, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, July 19 in Fort Wayne.

Born on Nov. 19, 1995 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Mary Schultz and Timothy Suter.

Brandon was entering his junior year at Homestead High School. He was a longtime member of the 4-H program. Brandon enjoyed drawing, fishing, deer hunting, cars, guns and country music.

He also enjoyed watching the history channel and learning about the military. Brandon was looking forward to joining the Marines after high school. He loved being around his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his mother, Mary [Marc] Schultz of Fort Wayne; siblings Dustin and Joey Schultz; his father, Timothy [Cathy] Suter of Fort Wayne; six siblings: Alex, Dustin, Cody, Breanna, Travis and Kyle; grandparents Mildred “Granny” Schmicker of Winamac, Kenneth [Janet] Suter of Fort Wayne, Nancy Buckmaster of Kendallville and Patti “Noni” [Peter Winkler] Pardi of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a great-grandmother, Mary Wareing of Kendallville; and many awesome aunts and uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Robert “Gramps” Schmicker, Marvin Schultz, Robert and Hazel Suter and Duane “Bucky” Buckmaster.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 24 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Fr. Benjamin Muhlenkamp officiated.

Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne.

Memorials may be given for Masses, or donations may be given to the family. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 1, 2012)

Laura G. Hauptli

July 1, 1956 - July 23, 2012

Laura G. Hauptli, 56, of Francesville, died at 3:19 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at her residence.

Born on July 1, 1956 in Honolulu, she was the daughter of Carl David Ailes and Dorothy Jane Poisel Owens.

On August 31, 1974 she married Gene Hauptli. He survives.

She was a member of the Medaryville Christian Church.

Laura loved animals, especially cats. She enjoyed gardening and traveling with Gene.

Laura loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene L. Hauptli of Francesville; a daughter, Danielle R. [Robert] Sprowl of Indianapolis; three grandsons: Austin Wicker, Zachary Wicker and Colton Lynch; four granddaughters: Grace Wicker, Madison Wicker, Chasity Bennett and Cheyenne Lynch; her mother, Dorothy Jane Poisel Owens of Francesville; and a sister, Micki [Rick] Clouse of Francesville.

She was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas Eugene Hauptli; and her father, Carl David Ailes.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 26 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Don Nedza officiated.

Burial followed at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to Scleroderma Foundation or Pulaski Memorial Hospice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 1, 2012)

William M. Toosley

Nov. 3, 1947 - July 24, 2012

William M. Toosley, 64, of Monticello, died at 4:05 p.m. on July 24 at his daughter’s residence in Fair Oaks.

Born on Nov. 3, 1947 in Rensselaer, he was the son of William A. and LaVerne E. Dreyer Toosley.

Survivors include two daughters: Bobbie Jo Flemming of Fair Oaks and Billie Jo Mathews of Fair Oaks; two sons: William O. [Kerri] Toosley of Monticello and Brian M. Toosley of Monticello; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers: Butch Toosley of Medaryville, James Toosley of Monticello, Michael Toosley of Fulton, Mo. and Larry Toosley of Medaryville; and six sisters: Gail Howard of North Judson, Patricia Heisner of Star City, Betty Jean Patrick of Knox, Susan Hardesty of Monticello, Robin Messer of Rensselaer and Rita Williams of Rensselaer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and LaVerne E. Dreyer Toosley.

No services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 1, 2012)

Bettilou Pullins

Nov. 16, 1924 - April 14, 2012

Bettilou Pullins, 87, of Alamogordo, N.M. died on April 14, 2012 at her residence.

Born on Nov. 16, 1924 in Medaryville, she was the daughter of Fred and Gale Lowe Wagner.

On June 25, 1943 in Medaryville, she married Willis “Bud” Pullins. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2008.

Bettilou graduated from Medaryville High School in 1942 and completed two years at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Bettilou was a member of the Medaryville United Methodist Church where she taught Bible school classes.

She was a charter member of the Aim-High Home Extension Club and had been a 4-H leader in Medaryville. She had also been a den mother for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Bettilou enjoyed cooking, sewing, hand crafts and drawing. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Later in life, she enjoyed volunteering at the space museum, zoo and library in Alamogordo. She loved her schnauzers, Jake and Chloe.

Family was very important to Bettilou. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include a son, Willis T. “Terry” [Sandy] Pullins of Frankfort; a daughter, Della Gale [Anthony] DeRollo of Alamogordo, N.M.; four grandsons: Steve [Kristie] Pullins, Willis J. Bohac, Jeff [Sharon] Pullins and Brett [Lane] Pullins; a granddaughter, Robbyne [Jesus] Mauldin; four great-grandchildren: Benjamin Pullins, Andrew Pullins, Anna Pullins and Mia Bosarge; and a brother, Fred [Delores] Wagner of Medaryville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Jasper Pullins; her parents, Fred and Gale Lowe Wagner; and a sister, June Sage.

Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 4 from 2 until 3 p.m. at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, followed by a memorial service. Pastor Susan Jennys will officiate.

Private burial will follow at Independence Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pulaski County Public Library or to the Ralph Harris Scholarship Fund (make checks payable to West Central Education Foundation).

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Aug. 1, 2012)

Rosemary Berger Shidler

Oct. 17, 1948 - July 15, 2012

Rosemary Berger Shidler, 63, of Florence, Ky., formerly of Winamac, died on Sunday, July 15 surrounded by family.

Born on Oct. 17, 1948 in Kewanna, she was the third child of Della and Edmund Berger.

On Dec. 30, 1966, during his Christmas leave from the service, she married Ron Shidler. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Rosemary met Ron while working at the Isis Theater in Winamac. He was the love of her life.

She attended St. Peter’s Parochial School until high school, when she attended Winamac Community High School, graduating in 1966.

Rosemary was a loyal bookkeeper and friend to Murray Farms for many years until she and Ron moved to Cincinnati in 1986. Rosemary also worked at the University of Cincinnati for 20 years until her retirement just last year. Rosemary enjoyed taking classes at UC and always had great stories to tell about her many mischievous friends there. In between work and her studies she loved to go country line dancing with her friends.

Rosemary was an artist. She loved creating gifts for her family and friends. Through the years everyone would look forward to her presents of ceramic Christmas scenes, tole painted benches and ornately decorated cakes and cupcakes. She also enjoyed painting amazing murals on her grandchildren’s walls. She never forgot anyone’s birthday, wedding anniversary or special event. Everyone always received a card with her trademark underlining of all the special words in the cards. She was known to keep every single card she ever received.

She could be found as a constant fixture at every sports event, concert and awards ceremony with her grandchildren just as she had been with her own children.

Survivors include four children: Abbigail [Paul] Miller of Winamac, Aaron [Chasity] Shidler of Florence, Ky., Andrew [Andrea] Shidler of Covington, Ky. and Amber [Donnie] Ray of Huntington, W. Va.; five grandchildren: Noah, Carlye, Carter, Anna and Lukas; and two brothers: Marvin [Judy] Berger of Winamac and Earl [Kathy] Berger of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rosemary also had numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends that she loved and prayed for each night.

Rosemary was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Burlington, Ky. She was previously a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac for over 35 years. Her faith was her legacy.

A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 21 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Father Martin Sandage officiated. Burial followed at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Caringbridge.com or to Hospice of St. Elizabeth Hospital (www.stelizabeth.com/hospice) 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Shidler family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 25, 2012)

John J. Russell

April 6, 1952 - July 18, 2012

John J. Russell, 60, of Winamac, died at 12:35 a.m. on July 18 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

Born on April 6, 1952 in Logansport, he was the son of Fred C. and Bess A. Haring Russell.

On Aug. 11, 2004 in Winamac, he married Elizabeth Berger Stankus. She survives.

John was a member of FOE 2580 in Winamac. He was also a former Shriner.

John was the former owner of Russell’s Old Trading Post in Winamac. He was also the former owner of Mandarino’s Restaurant and the Pizza Haus. He was most recently employed at Sander’s IGA as a meat cutter.

John enjoyed NASCAR, cooking, watching sports, listening to music and playing the drums.

John especially enjoyed spending time with his family and cooking for them.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth K. Berger Russell of Winamac; four daughters: Stacey Alice [Jose] Real of Logansport, Lisa Nicole [Aaron] Koons of Royal Center, Brandi [Kevin] Larkin of Winamac and Rosie Russell of Florida; a son, John J. [Robin] Russell II of Winamac; two stepdaughters: Stephanie Ann Feece of Winamac and Melanie K. [Troy] Creamer of Elwood, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Sue [Dan] Dolezal of Winamac.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred C. and Bess A. Haring Russell.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 21 at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Kevin Drane officiated.

Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 25, 2012)

Edna Adelaide Sweeney

May 8, 1923 - July 16, 2012

Edna Adelaide Sweeney, 89, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Winamac, died at 11 a.m. on July 16 at Hospice House in Lecanto, Fla.

Born on May 8, 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Miles Julius and Adelaide Blackmore Olsen.

On Aug. 19, 1940 in Elkton, Md., she married Robert P. Sweeney. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2004.

Edna was a former supervisor for General Electric and the Department of Energy.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and crocheting.

Survivors include a daughter, Patty [Tom] Anspach of Winamac; a son, Michael Sweeney of Homosassa, Fla.; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Miles Julius and Adelaide Blackmore Olsen; her husband, Robert P. Sweeney; and a brother, Miles J. Olsen, Jr.

Private burial will take place in Reed Cemetery, Winamac at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 25, 2012)

Olga F. Russell

May 6, 1916 - July 11, 2012

Olga F. Russell, 96, of Winamac, died at 3:46 p.m. on July 11 at her daughter and son-in-law’s residence.

Born on May 6, 1916 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Frank and Maude Hunter Kopkey.

On Sept. 15, 1940 in Winamac, she married William A. Russell. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1999.

Olga was a lifelong resident of Winamac and a partner in Russell’s Old Trading Post in Winamac for 50 years with her husband and members of his family.

Olga was a graduate of Winamac High School.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Winamac. She was the Past Worthy Matron of Tippecanoe Chapter #96 Order of the Eastern Star in Winamac.

Olga’s greatest love in her life was being with her family.

She was a skilled seamstress and loved to needlepoint. For many years she did all the alterations for Russell’s Old Trading Post.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Sue [Martin] Torgerson of Winamac; a grandson, William [Megan] Torgerson of New Canaan, Conn.; two granddaughters: Anne Torgerson of Los Angeles and Aspen Gundy of Fishers; two great-granddaughters: Charlotte Torgerson of New Canaan, Conn. and Isabel Torgerson of New Canaan, Conn.; a brother, Jay [Mary Lois] Kopkey of Winamac; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maude Hunter Kopkey; her husband, William A. Russell; a daughter, Judith Ann Russell Gundy; and a brother, Hank Kopkey.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 14 at First Christian Church in Winamac. Pastor Rick Abbott officiated.

Burial followed in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Christian Church, Pulaski Memorial Home Health Care or Pulaski Memorial Hospice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 18, 2012)

Kyle Mitchell Downing

October 22, 1990 - July 13, 2012

Kyle M. Downing, 21, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., died Friday, July 13 at his home.

Born on Oct. 22, 1990 in Winamac, he was the son of Mitchell J. Downing and Sandy R. Brigman.

Kyle graduated from Winamac Community High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force.

On Sept. 26, 2011 he married Destini Lyn Hein in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Kyle worked for N.E.W. Industries in Sturgeon Bay.

He enjoyed hunting, music, motorcycling and gaming. Kyle was a very caring, faithful and honest person.

Kyle will be sadly missed by his wife, Destini; son, Coltin; mother and step-father, Sandy [Scott] Beauchamp of Egg Harbor; father, Mitchell [Robin] Downing of Winamac; maternal grandfather, Douglas [Elaine] Brigman of Egg Harbor; paternal grandparents, John [Susan] Downing of Winamac; a sister, Kayla; three brothers: Triston, Bradon and Brandon; two brothers-in-law: Tyler Wallace, Kaden Nelson Hein of Sturgeon Bay; father-in-law, Kurt Hein of Sturgeon Bay; three aunts: Gina Marie [Steve] Baker of Star City, Barbara J. [Dave] Thompson of Winamac and Stephanie [Daniel] Meyer of Star City; uncles John [Denise] Downing of Winamac and Michael [Stacey Wayberg] Brigman of Medaryville.

Kyle had many cousins and close friends who loved him dearly.

Preceding him in death was his maternal grandmother, Heideimarie Brigman.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

Online condolences may be offered at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 18, 2012)

Vernon J. Pelsy

January 4, 1920 - July 15, 2012

Vernon J. Pelsy, 92, of Francesville, died at 1:40 p.m. at White Oak Health Campus, Monticello.

Born on January 4, 1920 in Francesville, he was the son of John D. and Lydia Knochel Pelsy.

On July 29, 1945 in Medaryville, he married Evelyn Mae Lizenby. She preceded him in death on June 5, 2008.

Vernon was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville and was a farmer.

Survivors include two sons: Dean Pelsy of Francesville and Allen Pelsy of Francesville; a daughter, Barbara [James] Little of Stuart, Fla.; two grandsons: Brandon Pelsy of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Justin Pelsy of Troy, Ohio; two granddaughters: Nicole Little of Charlotte, N.C. and Stephanie [Bill] Tarbell of Newtown Square, Pa.; and two great-granddaughters: Sophie Tarbell and Olivia Tarbell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Mae Lizenby Pelsy; his parents, John D. and Lydia Knochel Pelsy; a sister, Eileen Logan; and three brothers: Kenneth, Lester and Benjamin Pelsy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville on Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. with ministers of the church officiating.

Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Apostolic Christian Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 18, 2012)

Patricia L. Zellers

March 17, 1932 - July 11, 2012

Patricia L. Zellers, 80 of Kewanna, died at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at Hickory Creek of Rochester after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born on March 17, 1932 in Hammond, she was the daughter of John P. and Jeanette Whitaker Sanders.

On Nov. 23, 1950 in Kewanna, she married Virgil R. Zellers. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2010.

She was a 1950 Kewanna High School graduate.

Pat was a secretary at Kewanna High School where she retired in 1971 after 12 years. She was also formerly employed at Kewanna Implement, Kewanna Screen Printing and Harrison-Metzger Funeral Homes.

She was a charter member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Kewanna.

Pat was a well-known seamstress and made many wedding gowns and dresses. She also enjoyed crafts of many kinds. She and her husband, Virgil, liked traveling in their RV and visiting with friends they met along the way. Pat was a dog lover and lovingly raised and cared for her special friends.

Survivors include a nephew, John [Pat] Grant and of Fort Wayne; her “adopted” family and best friends, Richard and Tami Powell of Kewanna and their children: Traci [T.J.] Leininger, Trent Powell and Trisha [Brent] Forry; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne [Doris] Zellers of Sun City Center, Fla., Herbert [Becky] Zellers of Rochester, Virginia Cook of Texas, Naomi “Babe” Siedel of Indianapolis, Nedra [Wally] Bahler of Fishers and Marilyn Williams of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John P. and Jeanette Whitaker Sanders; a brother, John Sanders; and a sister, Virginia Grant.

Graveside services were Monday, July 16 at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna. Pastor Larry Phillips officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice and/or Fulton County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be made to the Zellers family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 18, 2012)

Dora M. Fisher

March 3, 1943 - July 15, 2012

Dora M. Fisher, 69, of Winamac, died at 9:20 a.m. on July 15 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.

Born on March 3, 1943 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Sylvester and Margaret Ilene Kline Meyer.

On June 10, 1961 in Pulaski, she married Robert E. Fisher. He survives.

Dora was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers. Dora was a volunteer hostess at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Dora was a retired housekeeper from Pulaski Memorial Hospital. She worked there for 33 years. She was also a homemaker.

Dora enjoyed her grandchildren, her cats and raising flowers. She also enjoyed golf cart rides in the woods. She was always ready to help others when needed. Dora loved spending time with her many friends.

She was a loving wife and mother and will be remembered for her beautiful smile and laughter.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Fisher; two sons: Ed [Reine] Fisher of Elkhart and Kenny [Debbie] Fisher of Winamac; three grandchildren: Tara, Megan and Kenzie Fisher; a brother, S. Paul [Janice] Meyer of Star City; and a sister, Linda [Rick] Rausch of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Margaret Ilene Kline Meyer; and a brother, Anthony V. Meyer.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wed., July 18 at Frain Mortuary. A Rosary Service and Christian Mothers Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home immediately followed by a Scriptural Wake Service.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac, on Thursday, July 19 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Martin Sandhage officiating.

Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery West.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxilary.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 18, 2012)

Roger E. Goble

Roger E. Goble, 50, of Star City, died at 7:15 a.m. on July 10 at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 18, 2012)

 

Priscilla “Pauline” Briney

April 16, 1925 - July 4, 2012

Priscilla “Pauline” Briney, 87, of Winamac, died at 6:30 p.m. on July 4 at Pulaski Health Care Center.

Born on April 16, 1925 in Walnut, Ind., she was the daughter of Alex and Virginia O’Dell Parman.

On June 4, 1942 in Rochester she married Cecil Raymond Briney. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1987.

Pauline formerly worked at Kewanna Metal Specialties.

She was a member of Winamac Church of the Nazarene and Sharon Pilgrim Holiness Church.

Pauline enjoyed knitting, quilting and spending time with family and friends. She was a natural caregiver and enjoyed caring for older folks. Pauline was also active in her Bible study group.

Survivors include five sons: Raymond Lee [Karen] Briney of Warsaw, John W. [Jackie] Briney of Kewanna, James A. [Kathy] Briney of Rochester, David J. [Celinda] Briney of Winamac and Roy E. Briney of Kewanna; a daughter, Ruth Ann [Jack] Nicholson of Martinsville; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Virginia O’Dell Parman; and 13 siblings.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 7 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Harold Smith officiated.

Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski Health Care Center and/or Winamac Church of the Nazarene.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Briney family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 11, 2012)

 

Marcella “Sally” Agnes Lloyd

April 22, 1924 - July 4, 2012

Marcella “Sally” Agnes Lloyd, 88 of Rochester, died at 8:01 p.m. on July 4 at Woodlawn Hospital.

Born on April 22, 1924 in Lafayette, Minn., she was the daughter of Michael and Anna Goblirsch Fruhwirth.

On March 28, 1948, she married Warren J. Lloyd. He preceded in death on March 2, 1989.

Sally formerly worked at Wilts Grocery Store and Hart, Schaffner & Marx, both in Rochester.

She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, both of Rochester. She attended St. Ann Catholic Church in Kewanna. Sally was an avid card player and enjoyed Scrabble, needlework and crocheting.

Survivors include three sons: Roger Lloyd of Buckhead Ridge, Fla., David [Jan] Lloyd a of Kewanna and Bruce [Denice] Lloyd of Rochester; a daughter, Sheri [Kent] Cook of Kewanna; a brother, Michael [Lillian] Fruhwirth of New Ulm, Minn.; five grandchildren: Roger David Lloyd, Tierney Lloyd, Nathan Cook, Micah Cook and Hannah Whiteman; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Anna Goblirsch Fruhwirth; two brothers: Leander Fruhwirth and Norbert Fruhwirth; and a sister, Helen Beck.

Funeral services were Monday, July 9 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

Burial followed in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Lloyd family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 11, 2012)

 

Mary Ann Rogers

March 13, 1920 - July 4, 2012

Mary Ann Rogers, 92, of Winamac, died at 3:30 p.m. on July 4 at Hickory Creek @ Winamac.

Born on March 13, 1920 in Star City, she was the daughter of Urban J. and Marjorie Hathaway Wank.

Mary Ann was married to Merritt E. Rogers. He died on Aug. 28, 1973.

She was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac and the Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity.

Mary Ann was retired from the South Bend Lathe Company, where she worked as a payroll clerk.

She liked to cook and collect antiques and Hummel figurines.

Mary Ann was a graduate of Star City High School.

She was a former South Bend resident. She returned to Winamac in 1980.

Survivors include friends John [Janet] Simmermaker of Winamac and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merritt E. Rogers; her parents, Urban J. and Marjorie Hathaway Wank; a sister, Sarah Morrison; and three brothers: Charles Wank, John Wank and Jerry Wank.

A funeral mass was held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Entombment will take place at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 11, 2012)

 

Donald P. Grimmett

Donald P. Grimmett, 56, of Winamac, died on June 30 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 11, 2012)

Richard Lee Lambert

Oct. 27, 1948 - June 22, 2012

Richard Lee Lambert, 63, of Wooster, Ohio, died on June 22 in a plane accident near Morgantown, W. Va.

Born on Oct. 27, 1948 in Winamac, he was the son of Ernest Clifford and Hilda Faye [Roller] Mays. His father died when Richard was nine months old, and he was adopted by his stepfather, Chester Lambert, for his 12th birthday.

On Sept. 1, 1968 in Plainfield, he married Sharon Stout. They met on a People to People tour of Europe and Russia in 1966 where they had their first date in Munich, Germany.

He graduated from North Judson High School in 1966 and attended Purdue University for two years. He later enlisted in the United States Army in order to pursue his passion of flying helicopters and airplanes. He was a Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) helicopter pilot in the 1st Calvary Airborne Division during Vietnam, where he earned multiple awards and honors, including three Distinguished Flying Cross medals.

After his military service, he continued a career in aviation. He started his own commuter airline in Pennsylvania, and later founded Lambert Aviation with his wife Sharon. He was a flight instructor, charter pilot and corporate pilot for multiple companies and individuals including Rayco Manufacturing, Gerstenslager’s, Al Klaben, Aviation Training Management (ATM) and various companies owned by Rick Osborne. He could fly anything. Richard was also a dreamer with many ideas who went on to co-develop a mobile heli-pad with his pilot friend Duane Steiner. He was a teller of puns and jokes and always had a smile on his face. He lived his life doing what he loved.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; two daughters: Tina Lambert of Irving, Texas and Dr. Lisa [Sean] Kaiser of Beavercreek, Ohio; two grandsons: Emerson and Benjamin Kaiser; his mother, Faye, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a sister, Diana [Mark] Podorsky of Winamac; two nieces, one nephew, one great-niece and one great-nephew.

Richard was preceded in death by his fathers and some of his favorite aunts and uncles.

Memorial services with military rites were Wednesday, June 27 at Roberts Funeral Home in Wooster, Ohio.

A private burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 4, 2012)

 

Alladean L. Clouser

Feb. 19, 1922 - June 27, 2012

Alladean L. Clouser, 90, of Winamac, died at 7:30 a.m. on June 27 at 7:30 a.m. at Hickory Creek at Winamac.

Born on Feb. 19, 1922 in Medaryville, she was the daughter of George J. and Grace A. Tetzloff Kroft.

On Dec. 20, 1941 in North Judson, she married Ernest Clouser. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1998.

Alladean was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac. She was a 50-year member of OES Tippecanoe Chapter #96 and a Past Matron, having served three times. She was a Rainbow Mother Advisor.

Alladean was a 50-year member of the Home Demonstration Clubs. She was a member of the Pulaski County REACT.

She served as a 4-H leader, Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader and choir mom.

Over the course of her lifetime, Alladean worked as a laborer at Kingsbury Ordinace Plant and managed the bakery at Broken Arrow Campground. She worked at the Bonnell Flower Shop for many years. Alladean was a cook for several years in the Winamac School system.

Alladean served as director of the Pulaski County Red Cross for 12 years. She received the Clara Barton Award for her many years of volunteer service. She was instrumental in the creation of the Pulaski County United Way. She was a reserve Deputy and dispatcher for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

Alladean was well known for playing the organ, piano or keyboard at church, weddings and funerals. She enjoyed painting, sewing, fishing and baking. Alladean was a member of the Pulaski County Arts Association.

In recognition of her many years of community service she received the H.J. Halleck Community Service Award in 2005.

Survivors include two daughters: Rayanna [Ron] Henderson of Valparaiso and Elizabeth [Stanley] Machaj of Dyer; a son, Donald [Nancy] Clouser of Winamac; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Arlos L. Epler of Francesville and Doris E. Becker of Rensselaer; and a brother, Robert F. [Agnes] Kroft of Logansport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. Clouser; her parents, George J. and Grace A. Tetzloff Kroft; a brother, Ray H. Kroft; and two sisters: Louella Hively and Georgianna “Dolly” Fritz.

OES services were Saturday, June 30 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 1 at First United Methodist Church in Winamac. Rev. Matt Landry officiated.

Burial took place at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Red Cross or the Pulaski County United Way.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 4, 2012)

 

Wayne A. Planck

May 27, 1919 - June 27, 2012

Wayne A. Planck, 93, of Star City, died at 6:30 a.m. on June 27 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on May 27, 1919 in Huntington, he was the son of Sylvester V. and Nella Clark Planck.

On July 10, 1939 in Star City he married Marie Abbott. She survives.

Wayne was a farmer in the Star City area for many years. He also ran an excavation business for several years.

He attended the Star City United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Moose Lodge.

Wayne enjoyed camping, traveling and fishing. He took up woodworking following his retirement.

Wayne especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Abbott Planck of Winamac; a daughter, Judy [Larry] Bonnell of St. Charles, Ill.; a son, Ronald Planck of Lucerne; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Vern [Mary Margaret] Planck of Millersburg, Ind.; and a daughter-in-law, Sharlene Planck of Winamac.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester V. and Nella Clark Planck; two sons: James Planck and Dale Planck; two granddaughters: Alexandra Gibson and Cheryl Planck; a grandson, Kenneth William Bonnell; two brothers: Marion Planck and Kermit “Bill” Planck; and two sisters: Helen Scott and Edna Dye.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 30 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Ron Mabry and Rev. Ruth Waite officiated.

Burial followed at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Star City United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 4, 2012)

 

Wayne D. Winters

Sept. 4, 1947 - July 1, 2012

Wayne D. Winters, 64, of Winamac, died at 12:30 a.m. on July 1, 2012 at his residence.

Born on Sept. 4, 1947 in Monterey, he was the son of Owen and Geraldine Hatfield Winters .

On June 7, 1969 in Winamac, he married Miriam M. Lloyd Heims. She preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1997.

On Aug. 29, 1998 in Winamac he married Nancy Clark Will. She survives.

Wayne retired after 35 years as a lineman with NIPSCO.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Wayne enjoyed fishing and “tinkering” around the house. He also enjoyed visiting with friends at the Oak Grove Restaurant in Star City.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Clark Will Winters of Winamac; two sons: Chad O. Winters and Jeffery A. [Rhonda] Heims of Winamac; a stepson, Jeremy Will of Winamac; two stepdaughters, Amy [Aaron] Steffy of Brownsburg; Dana [Mohammed] Alagili of Whitman, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley [Mont] Hoover of Winamac and Katheryn Wikert of White Plains, Md.; two brothers: Dick [Sue] Winters of Monterey and Jim [Bertha] Winters of Ontario, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Jerry Winters of Winamac.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam M. Lloyd Heims; his parents, Owen and Geraldine Hatfield Winters; and his brother, Jack L. Winters.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date, and burial will take place at Star City West Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 4, 2012)

 

Norma Lee Bay

Norma Lee Bay, 71, of Winamac, died at 8:49 a.m. on June 30 at her residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 4, 2012)

 

Deolreum L. “Deola” Cloud

Deolreum L. “Deola” Cloud, 93, of Winamac, died at 6:30 a.m. on June 29 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal - July 4, 2012)

 

Roy Fairchild

Roy Fairchild, 90, of Medaryville, died at 12:35 p.m. on July 1 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital .

(Pulaski County Journal - July 4, 2012)

Robert P. “Bob” Lizenby

Feb. 14, 1925 - June 18, 2012

Robert P. “Bob” Lizenby, 87, of Winamac, died at 6:15 a.m. on June 18 at his daughter’s residence in Plymouth.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in Monon.

On Sept. 15, 1945 in Winamac he married Naomi Stellter. She preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 2009.

Bob was a member of the Francesville United Methodist Church. He also attended Bethel Bible Church in Winamac. He was a member of Gideons International.

He was a 50-year-member and Past Master of the Francesville Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners.

Bob served on the Pulaski Health Care Foundation Board.

Bob and Naomi owned and operated Lizenby Insurance Agency for many years. He was also co-owner of the C & L Ford Motor dealership in Medaryville. Bob was also a farmer and dairy farmer.

Bob liked woodworking. He enjoyed writing poetry and stories and doing the family genealogy. He also enjoyed going out to eat.

Bob loved his family very much.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Lizenby, of Plymouth; a sister-in-law, Dorothy [Fred] Hagen; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi M. Stellter Lizenby; two daughters: Jennifer Lizenby and Diane Lizenby; birth parents Ethel Pike Mayhugh and Edward Harold Mayhugh; adoptive parents Harry and Mae Pike Lizenby; and a brother, Howard Mayhugh.

Masonic services were held Wednesday, June 20 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville,

Funeral services were Thursday, June 21 at the Bethel Bible Church in Winamac. Rev. Thomas Hopewell officiated.

Burial followed at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Francesville United Methodist Church, Bethel Bible Church or Gideons International

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 27, 2012)

Georgia M. March

May 20, 1920 - June 21, 2012

Georgia M. March, 92, of Winamac, died at 4:28 a.m. on June 21 in Gladstone, Mo.

Born on May 20, 1920 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of George and Maude G. Utterback Pugh.

Georgia was married to James Edgar Byrd, Sr. and Darl D. March who both preceded her in death.

She was an active member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

She enjoyed cooking & baking, quilting and flowers.

Georgia loved the Lord and her family.

Survivors include two daughters: Marsha [Douglas] Bailey of Francesville and Rebecca “Becky” [Richard] Rude of Royal Center; four sons: James E. “Jim” [Shirley] Byrd, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lawson [Kathy] Byrd, of Gladstone, Mo., R. Thomas “Tom” [Linda] Byrd of Aqua Dulce, Calif. and Stephen “Steve” [Julie] Byrd of Logansport; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Edgar Byrd, Sr.; her second husband, Darl D. March; a son, Gregory Byrd; an infant grandson, Gregory Byrd, Jr.; an infant granddaughter, Traci Bailey; her parents, George and Maude G. Utterback Pugh; and four siblings.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at Tippecanoe Christian Church in Winamac. Pastor James Ketchen will officiate.

Burial will take place at Tippecanoe Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to Kewanna Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 27, 2012)

Cynthia L. Jackson

Cynthia L. Jackson, 54, of Winamac, died at 8:17 p.m. on June 19 in rural Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 27, 2012)

Clarence “Bud” M. Bechdol

Clarence “Bud” M. Bechdol, 81, of Twelve Mile, died at 5:20 p.m. on June 21 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 27, 2012)

Judith E. “Judy” Lewis

March 25, 1945 - June 15, 2012

Judith E. “Judy” Lewis, 67, of Monterey, died at 2:18 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at her residence.

Born on March 25, 1945 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Joseph and Jenette Cinninger Lewis.

On Jan. 28, 1962 in Argos she married Loren Lewis. He survives.

Judy graduated from Argos High School and later in life she attended Ancilla College.

After they were married, Judy and Loren lived and worked in Wolcott for several years before moving to Monterey, where they purchased their longtime family home.

Judy worked at the Harts Schaffner and Marx factory in Rochester for several years. She was a homemaker who dedicated most of her life to raising her family and working on the Lewis family farm.

Judy was an avid book reader. She was a NASCAR fan. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and taking care of her yard. She loved her dog, Maggie.

Judy especially enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. She loved her grandchildren very much and dedicated as much time as possible to each and every one of them. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Loren W. Lewis of Monterery; two sons: Brian E. [Bray] Lewis of Monterey and Gary L. [Tobi] Lewis of Columbus; four grandsons: Branden A. [Brandi Pranger] Lewis, Shayden M. May, Cody L. Ogle and Justin B. Lewis; five granddaughters: Shannon N. Griffith, Stephanie M. [Alex Mitch] Lewis, Whitney N. Hopkins, Brooke L. May and Shaye L. Lewis; three great-granddaughters: Jaelyn Hinds, Chloe Lewis and Charity Pranger; a great-grandson, Dillon Pranger; a sister, Myrna [Carl] Eby of Argos; and a brother, Charles “Chuck” [Judy] Lewis of Logansport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Jenette Cinninger Lewis.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held Thurs., June 21 at 11 a.m. at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Rev. Nancy Foster will officiate.

Burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made to the Lewis family in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 20, 2012)

Max L. Russell

May 10, 1918 - June 16, 2012

Max L. Russell, 94, of Royal Center, died at 12:05 a.m. on, June 16 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on May 10, 1918 in Star City, he was the son of Elihu and Florence Vangundy Russell.

On Aug. 13, 1939 he married Emma Jean Warner. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2011.

He was a 1936 Star City High School graduate.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient.

Max was formerly employed at Logan Machine for 17 years and he retired in 1995 from the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier after 36 years.

He was a member of Royal Center United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 60, V.F.W. #3790 and the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association. Max enjoyed meeting his friends at McDonald’s in Winamac.

Survivors include three sons: Darwin “Doc” [Jo] Russell of Winamac, Ron [Linda] Russell of Royal Center and Don [Karol] Russell of Royal Center; three daughters: Sandy [Wayne] Haselby of Royal Center, Judy [Phil] Rogers of Royal Center and Connie [Stan] Frame of Royal Center; a brother, Dale Russell of Frankfort; a sister, Julia Baker of Logansport; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren with one on the way; one great-great grandson with one on the way; two step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elihu and Florence Vangundy Russell; two brothers, Galen Russell and Delos Russell; and two sisters: Alice Smith and Lois Davis.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 19 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel. Pastor Kevin Drane officiated.

Burial with military rites followed at Star City West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Center United Methodist Church Endowment Fund.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 20, 2012)

Forrest Calvin “Bud” Goble

Aug. 9, 1922 - June 14, 2012

Forrest Calvin “Bud” Goble, 89, of Winamac, died at 3:55 p.m. on June 14 at Pulaski Health Care Center.

Born on Aug. 9, 1922 in Hammond, he was the son of Lee and Lily Cloud Goble.

On July 12, 1944 at the Church of the Nazarene in Council Bluffs, Iowa he married Maxine Bishop. She preceded him in death on February 6, 2000.

He was a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and attended one year of graduate school at Indiana University.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Winamac, where he served for many years as the Sunday school superintendent and as a board member. He also served on the board of trustees at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill., for 26 years, and on the advisory board for the Northwest Indiana District Church of the Nazarene for 32 years. Bud was a long standing member of Gideons International.

Bud proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1944, just months after he and Maxine married, his unit was shipped overseas. He was a staff sergeant in the 99th Infantry Division. On Dec. 18, his unit was captured by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge. He was in a P.O.W. Camp at Stalag XIII-C for six months until the war ended. His war stories are now in print and available from his daughter, Margaret Steinacker or on Amazon.com. The book written by Rose Goble is entitled “Captured.” Bud was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Bud worked for many years at Goble Olds and International Harvester Tractors and Equipment business. Later he served as the trust officer at First Union Bank. Then when the First National Bank of Monterey opened their branch in Winamac, Bud became the manager until he retired.

First and foremost Bud loved the Lord. That love spilled into his daily life with his family and others. Bud was continually helping someone whether spiritually, emotionally or financially. Bud’s outgoing personality and genuine concern for others will always be remembered as his legacy.

Survivors include a daughter: Margaret Ann [Gerald] Steinacker of Winamac; a son, Morton Lee [Rose Miller] Goble of Winamac; a foster daughter, Auda Sue Fisher [Farrell] Fox of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two grandsons: Chad Ryan [Julie Wilhelm] Steinacker of Clayton, N.C. and Matthew Bryan [Kathleen Jewell] Steinacker of Bourbonnais, Ill.; a granddaughter, Jodi Suzanne [Patrick Gagnon] Goble of Hubbard, Iowa; seven great-granddaughters: Sarah Elizabeth Steinacker of Clayton, N,C,, Hannah Grace Steinacker of Clayton, N.C., Rachael Elyse Steinacker of Clayton, N.C., Abigail Christine Steinacker of Clayton, N.C., Claire Kathleen Steinacker of Bourbonnais, Ill., Elizabeth Anne Steinacker of Clayton, N.C. and Ella Jewel Steinacker of Bourbonnais, Ill.; four great-grandsons: Michael Frederick Steinacker of Clayton, N.C., Daniel Forrest Steinacker of Clayton, N.C., Noah Wilhelm Steinacker of Clayton, N.C. and Isaiah Robert Steinacker of Clayton, N.C.; and a sister, Helen Goble Stigall of DeMotte.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Maxine Bishop Goble; his parents, Lee and Lily Cloud Goble; two brothers: Kenneth and Armond Goble; two sisters: Feorl Goble Bazan and Nellie Goble Bosley; and a son, John Mark Goble.

Funeral services were Monday, June 18 at Winamac Church of the Nazarene. Rev. David Webb officiated.

Burial followed at Paul’s Chapel Cemetery in Winamac. The American Legion and VFW conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to Gideons International.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 20, 2012)

Darl C. Daily

Sept. 3, 1928 - June 6, 2012

Darl C. Daily, 83, of Kewanna, died at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 at St. Vincent Hospital.

Born on Sept. 3, 1928 in Star City, he was the son of Ernest and Alta Daily.

On Sept. 3, 1950 he married Merna Willoughby. She survives.

Darl farmed all of his life with his family. He was truly happiest when driving a semi-truck or behind the wheel of a tractor. Darl enjoyed attending his son’s tractor pulling events and didn’t miss a pull. He was a big supporter of his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church where he served as the congregation song leader for more than 40 years. Darl also formerly served for two terms on the Eastern Pulaski School Board from 1976-1984.

Survivors include his wife, Merna Daily of Kewanna; a daughter, Nancy Daily [Ed] O’Connor of Needham, Ind.; two sons: Alan [Darlene] Daily of Star City and Robert [Kate] Daily of Kewanna; a brother-in-law, William Wagner of Star City; and grandchildren: April, Bevin and Tim O’Connor, Shane [Michelle], Brandon [Andrea], Brock [Lindsay] and Shaw [Missy] Haselby, Natalie Daily Federer, Sarah and Jess Daily, Tasha [Jeff] Mitchell and Payton, Maggie and Dalton Daily; great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Hannah and Kiersten Haselby, Adam and Jace Haselby, Kale and Tanner Federer, Avery and Braylin Haselby and Brogan O’Connor; and nieces and nephews: William and Sue Peppers, Jim and Paula Daily, Diane and Jason Brantley, Dick and Marilyn Wagner and Jean and Bill King.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Alta Daily; a brother, Neil Daily; a sister-in-law, Sherry Daily; a sister, Geneva Wagner; a daughter, Linda Haselby; a son-in-law, Gary Haselby; and a nephew, Thomas Wagner.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 9 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. Pastors Kevin Drane and Kevin Marsh officiated.

Burial followed at Star City West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Star City United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be made to the Daily family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 13, 2012)

Mary Irene Nice Newell

March 24, 1944 - June 10, 2012

Mary Irene Nice Newell of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Winamac, died on June 10.

Born on March 24, 1944, she was the daughter of Jacob and Myra Nice.

Mary graduated in 1962 from Winamac High School and attended Indiana Business College. She worked for many years as an executive secretary.

She was an accomplished musician and as a youth was active in the Methodist youth fellowship.

She valiantly fought the good fight with cancer for over six years.

Survivors include her husband, William Newell; a daughter, Christine Emswiler; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Dorothy Nice; a sister, Darlene Fritz; and two brothers, Bill and Bob Nice.

Local memorial services will be held at a later date.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 13, 2012)

Robert K. Reinhold

Robert K. Reinhold, 43, of Culver, passed away at home on Thursday, June 7 surrounded by his loving family.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 13, 2012)

Zelda B. Tetzloff

Zelda B. Tetzloff, 89, of Francesville, died at 4:50 a.m. at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 13, 2012)

Nancy L. Motuliak

Aug. 14, 1937 - June 2, 2012

Nancy L. Motuliak, 74, of Lafayette, formerly of Winamac, died at 6:25 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at St. Elizabeth Hospital East in Lafayette following a brief hospital stay.

Born on Aug. 14, 1937 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Herman Henry and Leona Pearl Smith Rausch.

She was a graduate of Winamac High School and attended Indiana University at Bloomington.

Nancy was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral; a member of the Altar & Rosary Society; a current member of the Parish Council; served as a Eucharistic Minister; a member of Christ Renews His Parish and was a member and past president of Delta Chi Sigma Sorority, Indiana Province.

She loved to travel, especially group travel and spending good times with her many friends. Nancy enjoyed watching Purdue basketball, the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Cubs. Nancy liked to garden, especially her flower garden and was a great fan of Elvis Presley.

Nancy was employed at National Homes for several years, and later as a court reporter for the Tippecanoe County Courts and had also been employed as an executive assistant in the Purdue University Civil Engineering Department.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Lynn [Robert] Jubera of St. John, Ind.; three sons: Marc Peter [Kimberly] Motuliak of Lafayette; Michael Anthony [Karen Arth] Motuliak of Battle Ground and Matthew Kassian Motuliak of Lafayette; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Frances Kiser of Royal Center; and a brother, James [Jean] Rausch of Star City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Henry and Leona Pearl Smith Rausch; and a brother, John Rausch.

Friends may call from the Rosary at 4:45 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Fr. Eric Underwood, Fr. Dan Gartland and Fr. Robert Klemme officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Memories.

Condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 6, 2012)

Kay Lucy Clemons

Oct. 11, 1937 - May 30, 2012

Kay Lucy Clemons, 74, of Brownsburg, formerly of Star City, died at 5:45 a.m. on May 30 at Brownsburg Meadows Rehabilitation Facility in Brownsburg.

Born on Oct. 11, 1937 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of George William and Pauline Peting Bryan.

On Oct. 22, 1960 in Reynolds, she married Allon Clemons. He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2009.

Kay was a registered nurse. She graduated from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in Fort Wayne and was retired from Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Kay was a member of the American Sewing Guild. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church at Eagle Creek in Brownsburg.

She moved to Brownsburg in 2010.

Kay was an avid reader, liked sewing, quilting and crocheting. She was involved in Bible Study Fellowship. Kay also enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Survivors include a son, Kevin N. Clemons of Seoul, South Korea; two daughters: Kimberly K. [Greg] Strange of Brownsburg and Sandy [Chris] Braschler of Greenfield; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, David W. Bryan of Los Angeles; and a sister, Freida Lloyd Martindale of Star City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George William and Pauline Peting Bryan; her husband, Allon Neal Clemons; and a grandson, Jeremy Strange.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 5 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Lewis Stier officiated.

Burial followed at Star City West Cemetery in Star City.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pulaski Human Services Food Pantry in Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 6, 2012)

Janet Arleen Shannon Willis

Janet Arleen Shannon Willis, 72, of LaPorte, formerly of Winamac, died at 10:36 p.m. on June 1 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte.

(Pulaski County Journal - June 6, 2012)

Paul A. Krulik

March 30, 1930 - May 23, 2012

Paul A. Krulik, 82, of Winamac, died at 11:57 a.m. on May 23 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on March 30, 1930 in North Judson, he was the son of Frank and Mary Surma Krulik.

On Aug. 4, 1951 in North Judson, he married Loretta Skalon. She survives.

Paul served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

After his service to his country, he worked for Pennsylvania Railroad for 10 years. Paul then worked for NIPSCO and retired in 1990 after 32 years of service.

He was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Medaryville. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #1561 in Winamac.

Paul enjoyed farming and going to auctions.

Paul loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta A. Skalon Krulik of Winamac; a daughter, Beverly Jean [John] Huber of Montezuma; a son, Joseph J. [Brenda] Krulik, Sr. of Winamac; five grandsons: Jason [Joy] Huber of Leo, Nathan [Sara] Huber of Lafayette, Andrew Huber of Francesville, Shawn Krulik of Winamac and Trenton Krulik of Winamac; a granddaughter, Julie [Aaron] Zeller of South Bend; three great-granddaughters: Jayla Huber, Lydia Zeller and Abigail Zeller; five great-grandsons: Avery Huber, Finley Huber, Truman Huber, Micah Zeller and Caleb Zeller; and a sister, Irene Shidler of North Judson.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph J. Krulik, Jr.; his parents: Mary Surma Krulik and Frank Krulik; two sisters: Rose Roth and Marie Gielerak; and three brothers: Rudolph “Rudy” Krulik, Emil Krulik and Frank Krulik.

The Knights of Columbus recited the Rosary on Friday, May 25 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A Scriptural Wake Service followed.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Medaryville on Saturday, May 26. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial followed at Idle Cemetery in Francesville, where the American Legion conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Henry’s Catholic Church in the form of Masses, to Riley Hospital for Children or to the American Diabetes Association

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 30, 2012)

Carl L. March

Feb. 20, 1949 - May 22, 2012

Carl L. March, 63, of Bloomington, died May 22, 2012 at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 20, 1949 in Logansport, he was the son of Darl and Essie [Parish] March.

Carl was the golf superintendent at Stone Crest Golf Course in Bedford.

He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed officiating basketball. He was a scratch golfer who loved playing golf with his friends.

Survivors include two daughters: Nicole March of Austin, Texas and Jenifer [Jason] March Gillespie of Indianapolis; a son, Matt [Sabrina] March of Bloomington; his significant other, Tammy March of Indianapolis; three grandchildren: Cruz Herrera, Luke Gillespie and Zoey March; a sister, Betty Jo [Fred] Litke of Francesville; and a sister-in-law, Sharon March of Winamac.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert March.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 29 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington. Pastor Danny Curry officiated.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Carl March Golf Scholarship Fund for a Mitchell High School student. Contributions may be made in care of the Hoosier Hills Credit Union, 630 Lincoln Ave., Bedford, IN 47421.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 30, 2012)

David R. Whipple

David R. Whipple, 72 of McCordsville, formerly of Winamac, died on May 20 at his home.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 30, 2012)

Joseph R. “Joe” Silver

July 6, 1923 - May 26, 2012

Joseph R. “Joe” Silver, 88, of Lafayette, died at 3:40 a.m. on May 26 at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Born on July 6, 1923 in Beaver Township, Pulaski County, he was the son of John P. and Lena Ostheimer Silver.

On April 14, 1948 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski, he married Marcella G. Reutebuch. She survives.

Joe was raised in Pulaski County and was a 1941 graduate of Pulaski High School.

Joe and Marcella moved from Pulaski County to Tippecanoe County in 1949. Joe had been a farmer all of his life retiring in 1995. He also had worked as a delivery man for Quality Beers, had worked at the Lafayette Grain Terminal, and as a machine operator for the Tippecanoe County Landfill.

He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Holy Name Society of the church, was a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus and an active member and former board member of the Tippecanoe Steam and Gas Power. Joe treasured the time he spent with family and friends and enjoyed family gatherings where he was know for barbequing chicken.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella; three sons: Michael [Shannon] Silver of Lafayette, John “Pat” Silver of West Lafayette and Dennis [Margie] Silver of Geneseo, Ill.; four daughters: Marilyn Silver of Lafayette, Martha [Mark] Wright of West Lafayette, Melinda [George] Muscat of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Monica [Manny] Domondon of West Lafayette; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Lena Ostheimer Silver; a brother, John “Vince” Silver, and a sister, Dorothy Reutebuch.

A Rosary service was held Tuesday, May 29 at Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, May 30 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Fr. Dan Gartland officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph West Cemetery, Pulaski.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 30, 2012)

Paul W. Pickett

Sept. 8, 1941 - May 25, 2012

Paul W. Pickett, 70, of Winamac, passed away peacefully at 10:30 p.m. on May 25 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Hobart.

Born on Sept. 8, 1941 in Huntland, Tenn., he was the son of Carl and Annie Thelma [Mason] Pickett.

On June 21, 1976 in Tennessee, he married Mary L. [Craig] Back, who survives.

He graduated from Huntland High School in 1959 and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Paul worked for Ford Motor Company in Chicago Heights, lll. for over 30 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Knox. Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting and yard work.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Brandon [Lauren] Pickett of Pittsburgh; a stepson, Erik [Andrea] Back of LaPorte; five grandchildren: Noah and Christopher Pickett, Allison, Nolan and Evan Back; a brother, Leonard [Ruth] Pickett of Yakima, Wash.; three sisters: Kay [John] Gifford of Huntland, Tenn., Evelyn Pickett of Chicago and Mary Pickett of Huntland, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Cecil Pickett.

A visitation and viewing will be held Thursday, May 31 from 6-8 p.m. CDT at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte. There will be no services, and cremation will take place following visitation.

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

Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 30, 2012)

Donald Richard Hair

Donald Richard Hair, 87, of Rochester, died at 9:45 p.m. on May 22 at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 30, 2012)

Robert R. Flora

Robert R. Flora, 79, of Culver, died at 5:36 a.m. on May 22 in Plymouth.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 30, 2012)

 

Maxwell Clyde Frain

June 2, 1927 - May 17, 2012

Maxwell Clyde Frain, 84, of Winamac, died at 8:44 p.m. on May 17 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on June 2, 1927 in Winamac, he was the son of Clyde Harold and Eithel Viola Wilson Frain.

On May 2, 1948 in Winamac, Max married Jean Clark. She survives.

Max was a member of the First Christian Church in Winamac where he had served as deacon, elder and trustee.

He was a 50-year member of Winamac Lodge #262 Free and Accepted Masons. He was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and ORAK Shrine.

Max was a charter member of the former Winamac Rotary Club. He had also been a member of the Winamac Kiwanis Club and the Pulaski County Red Cross.

Max served 12 years as a school board member for the Winamac Schools and Eastern Pulaski School Corporation. He also served several years as Pulaski County Deputy Coroner. Max was a proud member of the Pulaski County Republican Party.

In 1950, Max took a job driving the ambulance for Kennedy Funeral Home. The next year, he moved his employment to Fry & Lange Funeral Home. In 1953, he graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science and returned to Winamac where he was employed by Russell Fry & Walter Lange.

Max became a licensed Indiana Funeral Director in 1954 and maintained an active license until his death. His caring and compassion were reflected in the manner in which he served the families he cared for and also his community.

Max and Jean purchased the Fry & Lange Funeral Home in 1969 and in 1976 changed the name to Frain Mortuary. Max served as president of the Indiana Funeral Director’s Association in 1978. Max and his sons, Dan and Sam, were recognized as the first IFDA family to produce three presidents of the association.

Max had fond memories of the family fishing trips to northern Minnesota. He enjoyed his retirement years in Naples, Fla. and Monticello. He especially liked being on the beach and spending time in his boat.

Max had a good sense of humor. He enjoyed smoking his pipe, listening to WKVI, reading the newspaper and taking his dogs for a walk.

Max loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Nila Jean Clark Frain of Winamac; a daughter, Kathleen Lynette [Robert] Roth of The Villages, Fla.; three sons: Daniel Clyde [Jaqueline] Frain of Winamac, James Lee [Teri] Frain of South Bend and Samuel Joel [Joni] Frain of Winamac; five grandsons: Randall James Roth of Pulaski, Ryan Joseph [Michelle] Roth of Chandler, Ariz., Jon Maxwell Frain of Medaryville, Christopher James Frain of South Bend and Joel Robert Frain of Winamac; four granddaughters: Stefanie Jeanne [Carlton] Buck of Bass Lake, Jennifer Rose [Joseph] Davis of Sheridan, Lauren Nicole Frain of South Bend and Joellyn Renee Frain of Westfield; and two great-granddaughters: Madison Michelle Roth of Chandler, Ariz. and Dakota Ryan Roth of Chandler, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eithel Viola Wilson Frain and Clyde Harold Frain; and a grandson, Jay Daniel Frain.

A Masonic service was held Sunday, May 20 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services were Monday, May 21 at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Bert Woolson and Rev. Edward Clark officiated.

Burial took place at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Riley Hospital for Children.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 23, 2012)

Lester A. Hurlburt, Sr.

Lester A. Hurlburt, Sr., 72, of Winamac, died at 11:52 p.m. on May 14 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 23, 2012)

Frank Doty

March 10, 1926 - May 20, 2012

Frank Doty, 86, of Winamac, died at 7:46 p.m. on May 20 at his granddaughter’s residence in Fort Wayne.

Born on March 10, 1926 in English Lake, he was the son of Walter and Catherine Friedel Doty.

Frank was a lifetime resident of Winamac and enjoyed living on the Tippecanoe River.

He liked fishing and trapping. His neighbors called him “The Old Man of the River.” He also enjoyed gardening, antiquing, junking and looking for old bottles in the river.

Before Frank got ill, he was well known as a prankster among his friends and family. In the last few years, Frank and Judd could be found on the “Liars Bench” sharing stories.

Frank loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. They brought him a lot of joy.

Survivors include three daughters: Carolyn Arnett of Winamac, Patricia “Pat” McQuinn of Webster, Fla. and Virginia “Ginger” Richenbach of Elizabethtown; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Catherine Friedel Doty; a son, Steven Walter Doty; a grandson, David Doty; five sisters: Beatrice “Bea” Cramer, Florence Perkins, Ruth Archer, Sally Rice and Gladys Crawford; and three brothers: Oley Doty, James “Jim” Doty and William “Bill” Doty.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23 from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. at Frain Mortuary.

A memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Edward Clark will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 23, 2012)

Ronald Joseph Alan “Ronnie” Fletcher

July 3, 1990 - May 18, 2012

Ronald Joseph Alan “Ronnie” Fletcher, 21, of North Judson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 8:26 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at IU Health Starke Hospital in Knox.

Born on July 3, 1990 in LaPorte, he was the son of James Edward Fletcher and Rhonda Jean Kain Fletcher.

Ronnie graduated from North Judson-San Pierre High School in 2008.

Ronnie was an outgoing person with a great personality. He always knew how to cheer people up.

He loved music, especially singing. He enjoyed playing XBox 360 online with his brothers. He also liked to work on cars.

Ronnie loved his girlfriend, Melissa, and his family very much. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him and loved him.

Survivors include his mother, Rhonda Jean Kain Fletcher Wyma of North Judson; his father, James Edward [Michelle] Fletcher of Porter, Texas; brothers James Edward “Jay” [Tatjana Grebe] Fletcher II of Clarksville, Tenn. and Lance Andrew Fletcher of Bass Lake; half-sister Misty Fletcher of Texas; half-brother Josiah Fletcher of Texas; step-brother Josh Hinson of Korea; step-sister Jessica Hinson of Ill.; niece Addison Leann Fletcher of Clarksville, Tenn.; paternal grandmother Barbara Ferguson of Conroe, Texas; paternal great-grandmother Ethel Buchanan of Porter, Texas; step-grandparents Holly Eagle and George Wyma, Sr. of Logansport; and stepfather Guy Wyma of North Judson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryan James Kain; his maternal grandfather, Ronald Kain; and his maternal grandmother, Phyliss Rudd Kain.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 23 at noon with visitation held one hour prior to services at Frain Mortuary. Pastor James Salyers will officiate.

Burial will follow at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of Rhonda Wyma.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 23, 2012)

Claude F. Olds

Dec. 29, 1922 - May 10, 2012

Claude F. Olds, 89, of Winamac, died at 1:20 p.m. on May 10 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Dec. 29, 1922 in Hammond, he was the son of Earl H. Olds and Clara Hamilton Olds.

On May 1, 1943 in Winamac, he married Edith C. Powers. She preceded him in death on May 11, 1996.

Claude served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a mechanic tending to landing craft during the invasion of Normandy.

Claude was a farmer in Pulaski County most of his life. He worked as an upholsterer at the Studebaker plant in South Bend for several years following World War II. Claude was the Tippecanoe River State Park Superintendent from 1964 to 1968. He also ran the Olds Market vegetable stand in Winamac for several years.

Claude was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW Post 78 in Winamac, American Legion Post and First United Methodist Church in Winamac. He was a member of the Winamac Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

Claude was active in the local Democratic Party.

Claude enjoyed gardening and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He loved his dog, Sis. Claude enjoyed playing in a good card game. He always enjoyed visiting with friends and discussing politics.

Survivors include a son, Randall [Kathy] Olds of Bloomington, Ill.; their daughter, Stephanie [Kyle] Griffin and sons Connor and Tyler; a daughter, Pamela [Thom] Dennis of Winamac; their sons Bradley [Gretchen] Dennis and son Finnegan; Nathan [Melissa] Dennis and their children: Lindy Dennis and Caitlin, Justin and Quentin Haley; and Kenton Dennis; a brother, Richard [Mary] Olds of Plymouth; and four sisters: Amanda Lidgard of Mishawaka, Helen [Allen] Mechling of Michigan City, Marcile Swanson of Mishawaka and Marlene Peddycord of Mishawaka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl H. and Clara Hamilton Olds; his wife, Edith C. Powers Olds; and two brothers: Charles Olds and Carl Olds.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 15 at First United Methodist Church in Winamac. Rev. Matt Landry officiated.

Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac. The American Legion and VFW conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Disabled American Veterans.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 16, 2012)

Genevieve G. “Jenny” Scheffer

Genevieve G. “Jenny” Scheffer, 74, of Francesville, died at 1:30 p.m. on May 10 at her residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 16, 2012)

Ellsworth J. Pelsy

Ellsworth J. Pelsy, 76, of Francesville, died at 6 p.m. on May 9 at Jasper County Hospital in Francesville.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 16, 2012)

Howard M. “Buck” Bonnell

Aug. 1, 1925 - May 1, 2012

Howard M. “Buck” Bonnell, 86, of Star City, died at 1:44 p.m. on May 1 at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

Born on Aug. 1, 1925 in Star City, he was the son of Milo and Muriel Grace Penny Bonnell.

On Aug. 29, 1945 in at the the Ninth Street Christian Church in Logansport, he married Bettye L. Mackey. She preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 2010.

Buck was a retired farmer. He had also worked at the Pond View Golf Course. He loved to play golf and took his family on many gatherings, vacations and camping trips.

He was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed the Boilermakers and the Chicago Cubs. Buck was a competitive euchre player.

He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during World War II.

Throughout his life, Buck was active in his community. He was a member of the Star City Lions Club and Star City United Methodist Church. He served as Van Buren Township Trustee and was a former school bus driver.

Buck was a wonderful role model and mentor. He was always eager to spend time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons: Milo H. [Judy] Bonnell of Star City and Mark O. [Michelle] Bonnell of Royal Center; two daughters: Renelle Diane [Tom] McQuiston of San Clemente, Calif. and Denise L. Marmolijo of Monticello; four grandsons: Derek H. [Shanna] Bonnell, Brandon Marmolijo, Matthew Marmolijo and Jared Marmolijo; four granddaughters: Lisa N. [Doug] Malchow, Kallie Bonnell. Natalie Marmolijo and Alyssa Marmolijo; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Montgomery of Logansport; and two brothers: Argel “Spud” Bonnell of Chandler, Ariz. and Wayne Bonnell of Star City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye L. Mackey Bonnell; his parents, Milo and Muriel Grace Penny Bonnell; a son-in-law, Cris Marmolijo; four sisters: Bonnie G. Hiatt, Dorothy Bonnell, Margaret Bechdol and Mildred B. Roth; and a brother, Owen Bonnell.

Funeral services were Monday, May 7 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Jan Moyer officiated.

Burial followed in Buck Cemetery in Thornhope. The American Legion and VFW conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Buck Cemetery or the Pulaski County Community Foundation.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 9, 2012)

Elsie M. Felker

Elsie M. Felker, 94, of Winamac, died at 11:32 p.m. on April 25 at Hickory Creek at Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 2, 2012)

Donna Lou Gutwein

Donna Lou Gutwein, 87, of Peoria, Ill, formerly of Monticello and Francesville, died at 6:50 a.m. on April 23 at the Hawthorne Inn Garden Court in Peoria, Ill.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 2, 2012)

Adrienne Sue Shidler

Adrienne Sue Shidler, 73, of Reynolds, formerly of Winamac, died at 6:15 p.m. on April 23 in Reynolds.

(Pulaski County Journal - May 2, 2012)

Newton H. Brown

April 2, 1925 - April 17, 2012

Newton H. Brown, 87, of Star City, died at 6:40 a.m. on April 17 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on April 2, 1925 in Pulaski, he was the son of Newton H. and Ethel Linn Brown.

On Aug. 1, 1954 in Winamac, he married Gloria L. Getz. She survives.

He was a graduate of Pulaski High School and in 1951 he graduated from Purdue University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He received his masters degree from Purdue.

Newton served as an educator, coach and administrator in the Valparaiso Community School System.

He was a member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. He also was a member of the Valparaiso Masonic Lodge, the ORAK Shrine in Michigan City and the Winamac Kiwanis Club.

Newton was a longtime trustee and Republican precinct committeeman for Indian Creek Township.

Newton was an avid golfer, Cubs fan and Purdue Boilermakers fan.

He was a great dad and grandpa.

Grandpa Brown. We love you and will miss you. You saw and did things that would fill the bucket lists of many. Your stories will be shared for years. May the greens always be lush and the Cubs never lose in Heaven. Love you always Grandpa.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria L. Getz Brown of Star City; three daughters: Carla [Raymond] Miller of Valparaiso, Paula Stone of Valparaiso and Julie Clifton of Crawfordsville; a son, Newton [Kim] Brown III of Valparaiso; eight grandchildren: Lindsey, Natalie, Dane, Kirstin, Keely, Jason, Jackson and Joseph; and five great-grandchildren: Emily, Isabelle, Grace, Samantha and Benjamin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton H. Brown Sr. and Ethel Linn Brown; a sister, Margaret Ellen “Peggy” Brown; and a brother, Samuel George Brown.

Kiwanis and Masonic Services were held Thursday, April 19 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services were Friday, April 20 at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Bill Kleymann officiated.

Burial followed at Pulaski Presbyterian Cemetery in Pulaski.

Memorial contributions may be given to Pulaski Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 25, 2012)

Ernest Aaron Stepp

Ernest Aaron Stepp, 87, of Wheatfield, died at 1:15 p.m. on April 18 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 25, 2012)

Paul Herman Kruger

Paul Herman Kruger, 79, of Michigan City, died at 9 a.m. on April 22 at the Life Care Center in Michigan City.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 25, 2012)

Kay Widup

Oct. 25, 1937 - April 14, 2012

Kay Widup, 74, of Winamac, died on April 14 at 8:05 p.m. at her residence.

Born on Oct. 25, 1937 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Harold “Bud” and Virginia (Johnson) Widup.

She was a graduate of Winamac High School and Eastern Kentucky University.

Kay was a former State Parole Officer in South Bend for 10 years. She was a former State Correctional Officer at the Medaryville Youth Camp for several years, and she was a Pulaski County Probation Officer from 1995 to 2000.

Kay also implemented GED classes at the Fayette County City Jail in Lexington, Ky. and planned, organized and trained employment skills to inmates going up for parole at the Kentucky State Reformatory in the mid-1970s.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winamac where she was a Stephen’s Minister, Puppeteer Assistant and Prayer Warrior. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star Tippecanoe Chapter #96 where she also served as secretary. Kay also helped establish the Pulaski-Starke County Habitat for Humanity Chapter, and she was a former member of Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry.

Survivors include a sister, Joyce [Charlie] McKinley of Winamac; six brothers: Robert M. Widup of Winamac, George [Kathy] Widup of Kingwood, Texas, Joe [Cheryl] Widup of Valparaiso, B. Karl [Jeannie] Widup of Rohnert Park, Calif. and Bill [Debby] Widup of Winamac; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold “Bud” and Virginia (Johnson) Widup; and two nephews: Adam Widup and James Needham.

Graveside services were Tuesday, April 17 at the Winamac Cemetery. Pastor Matt Landry officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the First United Methodist Church, Winamac.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Widup family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 18, 2012)

Samuel Lee Salary

April 30, 1934 - April 9, 2012

Samuel Lee Salary, 77, of Culver, passed away at 9:37 p.m. on April 9, 2012 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Sam was born to Pierce and Martha (Wiggins) Salary on April 30, 1934 in Comer, Ala.

On May 15, 1956 he married the love of his life, Mary Washington, in Phoenix City, Ala. Together they raised seven children.

Sam was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kings Lake and the Great Lakes Roe & Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, telling stories and watching westerns.

He was a steelworker for Youngstown Sheet & Tube for many years.

Sam is survived by his wife, Mary, of Culver; four sons: Rickie Salary of Culver, Alfonso [Shirlene] Salary of LaPorte, L.C. [Cynthia] Johnson of Lithonia, Ga., and James [Ethel] Cody of Springfield, Mass.; three daughters: Nettie King and Geneva [Lynn] Jordan of Culver and Shellie Salary of Indianapolis; a brother, George Salary of Forest Park, Ga.; sisters Charlotte Harvey of Youngston, Ohio and Lilly Richardson of Indianapolis; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters.

A time of sharing memories with the family was held at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver on Saturday, April 14 with Rev. Lenon Harris officiating services. Interment followed at the Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice of charities.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 18, 2012)

Patricia J. (Patti) Fansler

Patricia J. (Patti) Fansler, 55, of Monticello, died at 7:26 p.m. on April 12 at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 18, 2012)

Lynn Allen Gutwein

Lynn Allen Gutwein, 55, of Francesville, died at 12:25 p.m. on April 9 at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 18, 2012)

Judith D. Maxwell

Feb. 12, 1939 - April 9, 2012

Judith D. Maxwell, 73, of Winamac, died at 4:50 p.m. on April 9 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Bon on Feb. 12, 1939 in Gary, she was the daughter of Leonard and Violet Miskimins Wignall.

On Oct. 19, 1957 in East Gary, she married William Maxwell. He survives.

Judy graduated from Edison High School in 1957.

Judy lived in East Gary for 27 years before moving to Winamac in 1966. She was a former member of the East Gary Fire Department Auxiliary.

She worked at Eaton Co. in Winamac for 30 years.

Judy enjoyed gardening, bowling, puzzles and going to the boat.

Survivors include her husband, William R. Maxwell of Winamac; two daughters: Connie D. Perkins of Winamac and Becky J. Havard of Lake Station; a son, George E. Maxwell of Bedford, Texas; two grandsons: Peter Havard and Skyler Perkins; three granddaughters: Stacey [Randy] Price, Tracey Havard and Shannon Maxwell; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Jackie [Bud] Bishop of Valparaiso and Melodee [Jeff] Martin of Valparaiso.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Violet Miskimins Wignall and Leonard Wignall.

Funeral services were Friday, April 13 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Edward Clark officiated.

Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 18, 2012)

John Koleszar

July 11, 1917 - April 10, 2012

John Koleszar, 94, of Winamac, died at 9:30 a.m. on April 10 at his residence.

Born July 11, 1917 in Chicago, he was the son of Anton and Elizabeth [Kaszu] Koleszar.

In 1940, he married Pauline Jenczalik. She preceded him in death 1990.

John was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in North Africa, Sicily and Italy and receiving three Bronze service stars.

John was a local farmer most of his life and also worked for the Indiana State Highway Department retiring as a general foreman. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac and an avid Chicago White Sox and Notre Dame fan.

Survivors include a son, Marvin [Lillian] Koleszar of Salem, S.C.; a daughter, Bonita [Rex] Kiser of Geneseo, Ill.; four grandchildren: Cori Koleszar [Jeff Ball] of Atlanta, Ali [Eric] Treon of Atlanta, Jon [Monica] Kiser of Chicago and Andy [Jessica] Kiser of Chicago; and four great-grandchildren: Drew Ball, Jake Treon, Abby Treon and Evan Kiser.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Elizabeth [Kaszu] Koleszar; three brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services were Monday, April 16 at at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel. Father Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial with military rites followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Koleszar family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 18, 2012)

Sara “Frankie” Shill Lehman Gordon

Jan. 2, 1924 - March 25, 2012

Sara “Frankie” Shill Lehman Gordon, 88, of Tucson, Ariz., died peacefully in her home on March 25, surrounded by family.

Born on Jan. 2, 1924 in Indianapolis, she was the youngest daughter of Dr. John and Ethel Shill and grew up in Winamac.

Survivors include her children: Denise Marrs of Winston-Salem, N.C., Cathy Lehman of Tucson, Ariz., Mark Lehman of Missoula, Mont. and Dianne Lehman of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren: Elise Zimmerman, Renee (Javier) Nunez and Marc Zimmerman of Tucson, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren: Daniel, Stewart, Damien, Elleana, Javier and Alexienne; a sister, Anasue Smith of Auburn, Ind.; and six nieces and nephews: John and David Garty, Patricia Smith, Bruce Smith, Sarajane Umbaugh and Christina Paul.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Lehman, Jim Gordon and Jerry Smith; a sister, Jane Garty; a grandson, Alex Martin; and a daughter-in-law, Dusty Lehman.

The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Sara’s caregiver for the last two years, her granddaughter Elise, who brought love and laughter to Sara’s care. And also a special thank you to Odyssey Hospice for their caring support of Sara during her final days.

There will be a private family service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Bring Memorial Chapel in Tuscon, Ariz. handled the arrangements.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 11, 2012)

Charles R. Fahler

May 1, 1947 - April 7, 2012

Charles R. Fahler, 64, of Star City, died on Saturday, April 7 at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born on May 1, 1947, he was the son of Richard and Ida Ruth (Miller) Fahler.

He was a 1966 Star City High School graduate and a U.S. Army veteran, where he was a medic at the 14th Field Hospital 56th General in Germany.

Charles was formerly employed at Winamac Steel for over 20 years. He was also a former Advanced EMT for Pulaski County EMS and Starke County EMS. He was a former Pulaski County Deputy Coroner and a dedicated Star City volunteer fireman for many years.

He was a member of Winamac V.F.W. Post 1728, and he enjoyed fishing. He was also very instrumental in starting the 14th Field Hospital 56th General reunion committee.

Survivors include a sister, Cathy Schmicker of Medaryville; an uncle, Harry Miller of Indianapolis; a nephew, Kevin Schultz of Medaryville; a niece, Lori Schultz of Medaryville; five great-nieces and nephews: Riley Schultz of Killeen, Texas, Maddison Schultz of Medaryville, Mason Schultz of Medaryville, Sadie Ruth Schultz of Killeen, Texas and Eli Schultz of Medaryville; and several cousins.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 11 from 1 p.m. until the time of services at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel.

Burial with military rites will be performed at Star City West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 11, 2012)

Carol Jo Hickle

July 3, 1935 - March 26, 2012

Carol Jo Hickle, 76, of Kewanna, died at 11:03 a.m. on March 26 at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Born on July 3, 1935 in Glen Ellen, Ill., she was the only child of Harold and Josephine (Croffoot) Hyatt.

On Oct. 8, 1954, she married Howard E. Hickle. He preceded her in death on May 28, 2008.

She was a 1954 Kewanna High School graduate.

Carol Jo formerly owned and operated Kewanna Screen Printing, Inc. in Kewanna, a local business started by her parents. She succeeded them in the operation in 1990 after the death of her father. Carol retired in 2007, passing the torch of running the family business to her grandson, Ben.

She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church in Kewanna.

Survivors include her daughter, Christine K. [Wayne] Fehrer of La Conner, Wash.; two grandsons: Benjamin A. [Tammy] Fehrer of Rochester and Bryan E.[Karen] Fehrer of Seattle; a great-granddaughter, Ella Fehrer of Rochester; and a sister-in-law, Betty Hickle of Kewanna.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Josephine (Croffoot) Hyatt; her husband, Howard E. Hickle; and a son, Bradley E. Hickle.

Visitation will be Friday, April 6 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel and also one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Kewanna United Methodist Church in Kewanna with Rev. Todd Wilson officiating.

Burial will take place at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 398, Kewanna, IN. 46939

Online condolences and personal memories may be shared with the Hickle family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 4, 2012)

Josephine A. Speicher

Nov. 3, 1920 - March 31, 2012

Josephine A. Speicher, 91, of Medaryville, died at 12:30 p.m. on March 31 at her residence.

Born on Nov. 3, 1920 in Lakeside, Ind., she was the daughter of William Edward and Fairy Mae Michaels Horney.

On June 10, 1948 in Story City, Iowa, she married John P. Speicher. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1998.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Bible Church, Francesville, where she was actively involved in music programs at the church.

Josephine had attended a business college and the Chicago Conservatory of Music.

She was a piano teacher in the community for over 60 years.

Josephine had been an active member of the Francesville community her entire lifetime. She served as Grand Marshall of the Francesville Fall Festival in 2005. She also had been the president of the Pulaski County Heart Association. She also had been a leader of a local Pulaski County 4-H Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly J. [Hugh] Verano of San Clemente, Calif.; a son, John E. [Karen] Speicher of Winamac; two grandsons: Jerry E. Speicher of Lake Charles, La. and Joshua D. Speicher of Lafayette; two granddaughters: Sarah K. Verano of New York City and Catherine E. Verano of Hillsdale, Mich.; and a great-granddaughter, Malia A. Speicher of Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Speicher; a daughter, Leah M. Speicher; a grandson, Brian Speicher; her parents, William Edward Horney and Fairy Mae Michaels Horney; and an infant brother, Leland Horney.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 4 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Pastor Leonard Allen and Pastor Bill McNabney will officiate.

Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 4, 2012)

 

Frank H. Johnson

June 18, 1929 - March 31, 2012

Frank H. Johnson, 82, of Kewanna died at 7:38 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Born on June 18, 1929 in Vanceburg, Ky., he was the son of Bruce and Salana Johnson. On January 31, 1958 he married Juanita Hughes. She survives.

Frank was a Lineman for C&O Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1986. He was also a farmer.

He enjoyed going to auctions, cutting wood, tinkering, socializing and most of all spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Johnson of Kewanna; three daughters: Sheila G. [Allen] Seidel of Winamac, Donna A. [Robert Rans] Dugan of Kewanna and Julia F. Brainerd of Warsaw; a son, Frank H. [Wendi] Johnson of Rensselaer; two brothers: Allen Johnson of Vanceburg, Ky. and Nick Johnson of Vanceburg, Ky.; a sister, Nettie Johnson of Vanceburg, Ky.; nine grandchildren: Hope, Jessica, Gavin, Brock, Bobby, Peggy Sue, David, Brenna and Holly; and nine great-grandchildren: Kennedy, Graysen, Jackson, Alli, Alexis, Kylie, Aubrie, Carter and Laynie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Salena Johnson; four brothers: Clarence, Herbert, Buck and Gabbie; three sisters: Katherine, Pearl and Grace; a son-in-law, Richard Brainerd; and a grandson, Tavin.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel with Pastor Denny Wilson officiating.

Burial will be at Bruce Lake Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Johnson family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - April 4, 2012)

 

Joseph D. Harris

Joseph D. Harris, 66, of Bailey’s Corner, died on March 2 at 9:35 a.m. at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 7, 2012)

 

Vickie A (Branson) Bruce

March 5, 1957 - March 18, 2012

Vickie A (Branson) Bruce, 55, of Star City died at 4:54 p.m. on March 18 at her residence.

Born on March 5, 1957 in Hammond, she was the devoted daughter of Carl and Patricia (Hurlburt) Branson.

On March 25, 1983, she married her soulmate, Daniel L. Bruce. He survives.

She was a 1975 graduate of Griffith High School. Vickie earned her degree in interior design in 1977. She later returned to school and graduated from Purdue University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in social services.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winamac, the Literacy Partners Board of Directors and the Indiana Head Start Association.

She was the proud mother of her children and beloved Nana to her grandchildren. She loved spending time with family and friends. She dedicated her life to helping others and volunteering with the Relay for Life and Toys for Tots.

She also served as a Girl Scout Troop leader for 12 years and worked as a literacy tutor since 1990. Vickie was IPIN Parent Liasion, INSOURCE Regional Parent Advocate and worked at the Pulaski County Head Start, providing services, training and resources to local families since 1990.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Bruce; a son, Robert [Samantha] Bruce of Star City; a daughter, Dana Marie Gilbert [Bob Reutebuch] of Star City; her mother, Pat Branson of Griffith; a brother, Terry L. [Tammy] Branson of New Jersey; in-laws Edward and Donna Gates of Florida; five grandchildren: Dorine Lynn, Dylan Cole, Haylee Marie, Lauren Elizabeth and Daniel James; and several nieces and nephews.

Vickie was a loyal friend and will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Leon Branson; a brother, Carl Wayne Branson; paternal grandparents, William L. and Blanch N. (Ott) Branson; and maternal grandparents, Lovell J. and Frances C. (Engle) Hurlburt.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 21 at First United Methodist Church in Winamac. Pastor Matt Landry officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Bruce family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski Country Journal - March 28, 2012)

 

Kenneth “Biscuit” Reinhold

May 7, 1949 - March 20, 2012

Kenneth “Biscuit” Reinhold, 62, of Monterey, died at 12:40 p.m. on March 20 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born on May 7, 1949 in Logansport, he was the son of Valentine Reinhold, Jr. and Esther Mack Reinhold.

On Oct. 26, 2002 in Monterey, he married Karen Korth. She survives.

“Biscuit” was a member of Local 172 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters in South Bend for 42 years. He worked on projects at Notre Dame, Monterey School and the Culver Military Academy Library. He also worked at Arnett Concrete, Bremen High School and many other projects.

Kenny was a member of the FOP in Logansport and was the president of the Monterey Breakfast Club.

“Biscuit” was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed IU basketball. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. “Woof” will be missed by his friends.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Korth Reinhold of Monterey; three sons: Robert Kenneth [Rhonda] Reinhold of Culver, Ronald Scott [Kelly] Reinhold of Whiteland and Joshua [Lauren] Van Horn of Tipton; a daughter, Lindsey Van Horn of Gainesville, Fla.; his parents, Valentine & Esther Mack Reinhold, Jr. of Monterey; a sister, Christine [Richard] Earp of Rochester; a brother, Fred [Elaine] Reinhold of Monterey; three grandsons: Michael Demonja, Miles Anthony Demonja and Austin Reinhold; six granddaughters: Reilly Reinhold, Darian Reinhold, Scotlynn Reinhold, Zoie Butcher, Jocie Van Horn and Julianna Van Horn; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 24 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Nancy Foster officiated.

Burial took place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the ALS Foundation.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 28, 2012)

 

Harry B. Robinson

Dec. 5, 1923 - March 19, 2012

Harry B. Robinson, 88, of Royal Center, died at 11 a.m. on March 19 at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born on Dec. 5, 1923 in Metea, he was the son of the late Carlus and Jenny (Henry) Robinson.

On February 22, 1947, he married Helen A. Swisher. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2003.

On Jan. 14, 2006, he married Ethel A. (Crissinger) Stanley. She survives.

He was a 1942 Royal Center High School graduate and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

Harry was a retired brick mason who formerly owned and operated Pioneer Masonry in Royal Center.

He was a member of Baptist Christian Church in Royal Center, the Royal Center Lions Club and he was a member of the Brick Mason’s Union- South Bend Local.

Harry enjoyed gardening, yard work, playing euchre and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed serving coffee to the morning coffee drinkers in Royal Center since 2004.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Robinson; two sons: Rob L. [Tami] Robinson and Jesse B. Robinson, all of Royal Center; a daughter, Julia N. [Bob] Brown of Logansport; a stepson, Butch [Debi] Stanley of Lake Park, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Connie [Bill] Campbell of Lafayette; a brother, Joe [Virginia] Robinson of Logansport; a sister, Betty Schmaltz of Royal Center; a sister-in-law, Josephine Robinson of Royal Center; four grandchildren: Michael [Andrea] Adair of Royal Center, Shane [Alayna Jackson] Adair of Indianapolis, Nicole [Gerald] Zulkowski of Indianapolis and Ryan Robinson, U.S. Army serving in Afghanistan; three great-grandchildren: Kail, Easton and Eli Zulkowski of Indianapolis; three step-grandchildren: Tony [Patti] Ploss and and Toby [Karen] Ploss, both of Star City, and Terri [Scott] Sproles of Reynolds; and six step-great-grandchildren: Dawson, Rachel, Gabby and Ty Ploss of Star City and Jac and Luc Sproles of Reynolds.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlus and Jenny (Henry) Robinson; his first wife, Helen A. Swisher; two brothers: James and Bill Robinson; and four sisters: Eleanor Rall, Vera Wolf, Gertie Atwood and Lena Cunningham.

Funeral services were Friday, March 23 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home in Royal Center. Pastor Richard Utterback officiated.

Burial with Military Rites followed at Royal Center Cemetery.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Robinson family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 28, 2012)

 

Henry W. Kaminski

June 1, 1942 - March 21, 2012

Henry W. Kaminski, 69, of San Pierre, died on March 21 at his residence.

Born on June 1, 1942 in Winamac, he was the son of Henry and Estelle F. Kaminski.

On Sept. 19, 1970 in Winamac, he married Mary Kaminski. She survives.

Henry served in the Air Force from Aug. 17, 1961 - May 16, 1963.

He was a retired maintenance worker for RCA in Monticello, Eaton Corp. in Winamac and the Braun Corporation in Winamac. He served as Rich Grove Township Trustee for 12 years. He also enjoyed woodworking and helping others.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kaminski of San Pierre; a daughter, Linda Felix of Noblesville; two sons: Mark Kaminski of North Judson and Aaron Kaminski of Fort Wayne; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Estelle F. Kaminiski.

A rosary service was held Friday, March 23 at O’Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 24 at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in North Judson. Father Terrance Bennis officiated.

Burial followed in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 28, 2012)

 

Sharon F. Carpenter Brown

Sharon F. Carpenter Brown, 69, of Rochester, died at 5 p.m. on March 24 at the Life Care Center in Rochester.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 28, 2012)

 

Iris R. Malchow

April 26, 1917 - March 13, 2012

Iris R. Malchow, 94, of Winamac, died at 12:40 a.m. on March 13 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on April 26, 1917 in Idaville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Theresa Eaglehoff Carnahan.

On February 16, 1938, in Buffalo, she married Carl William Malchow. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1997.

She was a former production worker at Bryan Manufacturing in Monticello and at Eaton Controls in Winamac. Iris also had been employed as a clerk at the Winamac Branch of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Iris was a longtime member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star #96, Winamac.

Iris had been a very active member of the Pulaski County Republican Party and had served as the Indian Creek Precinct Committeewoman for many years.

She was always present at her grandchildren’s sporting and school events. Iris was always looking forward to family gatherings.

Survivors include a daughter, Jenean [Phillip] Keyton of Greentown; a son, Bill [Dorothy] Malchow of Star City; five grandsons: Richard [Barbara] Miller of Mexico, Ind., Frank [Meg] Keyton of London, Ky., Jeff [Becky] Keyton of Kokomo, Rob [Wendy] Malchow of Rochester, Mike [Stephanie] Malchow of Star City and Doug [Lisa] Malchow of Winamac; 13 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and a sister, Ione Hubbard of Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Theresa Eaglehoff Carnahan; her husband, Carl William Malchow; a sister, Norma Zoe Coble; and two brothers: Issac Carnahan and Arthur Carnahan.

The Order of Eastern Star #96 conducted services on Thursday, March 15 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Funeral services were Friday, March 16 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Bill Kleymann officiated.

Burial followed in Pro Cemetery in Star City.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Pulaski Health Care Center.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 21, 2012)

 

Ruth B. Leman

March 16, 1914 - March 15, 2012

Ruth B. Leman, 97, of Francesville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ whom she loved at 3:25 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.

Born on March 16, 1914 in Morton, Ill., she was the daughter of Christian and Rosa Byer Musselman.

On Feb. 16, 1936, she married Edward Leman. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1990.

Ruth was a member of Bethel Bible Church in Winamac.

During the Great Depression, Ruth and her sister Emily sang live on the radio with their ukuleles. Ruth loved music, especially hymns. She enjoyed singing as well as playing the piano.

Ruth was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who modeled her Christian faith to her family.

Survivors include six sons: Howard [Carol] Leman of Sebring, Fla., Gary [Ruth] Leman of Fort Wayne, David [Elaine] Leman of Findlay, Ohio, Daniel [Linda] Leman of Francesville, Steven [Patty] Leman of Delphi and Michael [Tina] Leman of Francesville; two daughters: Roberta [Ron] DeGraaff of Kokomo and Sharon [Garry] Cotner of Winamac; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosa Byer and Christian Musselman; her husband, Edward D. Leman; a son, Timothy Leman; two grandsons: Justin Leman and Matthew Leman; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and eight brothers.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 20 at Bethel Bible Church, Winamac. Rev. Howard Leman officiated.

Burial followed at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Baptist Children’s Home, Gideon’s International or Parkview Haven Retirement Home.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 21, 2012)

 

Charles E. Culp

Charles E. Culp, 86, of Roselawn, formerly of Medaryville, died at 10 a.m. on March 19 at Autumn Hills Health and Rehab Center in Roselawn.

(Pulaski County Journal – March 21, 2012)

 

Melvin D. Owens

July 5, 1930 - March 10, 2012

Melvin D. Owens, 81, of Medaryville, died at 6:36 p.m. on March 10 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born on July 5, 1930 in Parr, Ind., he was the son of Omer James and Beatrice Janie Jones Owens.

On Oct. 20, 1950 in Rensselaer, he married Velma Moore. She survives.

Melvin was a member of the Ironworkers Local #379. He was a member of the Baptist church. Melvin liked camping, traveling and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Velma L. Owens of Medaryville; two sons: Stephen D. [Cheryl] Owens of Medaryville and Jody L. [Jennifer] Owens of Francesville; three daughters: Karen M. [Bert] Johnson of Buffalo, Crystal A. [Kenny] Smith of Medaryville and Susan L. [Millard Ray] Jones of Monticello; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty L. [Eligah] Joseph of Buffalo; two brothers: Clem Allen “Sonny” [Ina] Owens of Kentucky and Kevin Paul Owens of Medaryville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice Janie Jones Owens and Omer James Owens; two sisters; and three brothers.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 14 from 3-8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville. Rev. Elmer Conley will officitae.

Burial will take place at Independence Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 14, 2012)

 

Kenneth Stidham

Kenneth Stidham, 78, of Monterey, died at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 11 in Knox.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 14, 2012)

 

Terry Lynn Maxson

Nov. 20, 1952 - March 10, 2012

Terry Lynn Maxson, 59, of Star City, died at 3 p.m. on March 10 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born on Nov. 20, 1952 in Big Springs, Texas, he was the son of Melvin Edward (Corky) and Gertrude Adeline (Maas) Maxson.

On April 2, 1977 in Monticello, Terry married Constance (Connie) Laraine Smith. She survives.

Terry was a former resident of Monticello and graduated from Twin Lakes High School in 1972.

He worked with the NAPA Corporation for his entire career, beginning in Rensselaer and Monticello, transferring to Winamac in 1978. He spent two years as I.B.S. Manager for the NAPA City Garage of Kokomo where he dealt with the city of Kokomo’s vehicle parts, from police cars, fire trucks, emergency vehicles to garbage trucks and everything inbetween. He was especially proud of his accomplishments at Kokomo and enjoyed seeing all his customers on the route and in the store at NAPA.

He had been a volunteer firefighter for Star City.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #81 in Monticello for 38 years.

Survivors include his wife, Constance L. (Connie) Maxson of Star City; daughter Tracey Lynn [Brandon] Collins of Monterey and their son Joey; daughter Kari Beth Stout [John Haley] of Winamac and their children Kori Stout and Quentin, Justin and Caitlin Haley; son Jeffrey D. (Maxson) Abbott; two sisters: Kim [Clifford] Hardesty of Brookston and Connie Maxson of Monticello; three brothers: William [Marletta] Maxson of Monticello, Jerry [Peggy] Pickett of Delphi and Jim [Star] Nightengale of Reynolds; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Gertrude (Honey) and Paul (Pete) Pickett; his father, Melvin (Corky) Maxson; a sister, Lisa Louise Pickett; grandparents Dwayne and Gertrude Shertzer; and a niece, Jackie Pickett Ruiz.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 14 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home in Royal Center.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Star City West Cemetery.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 14, 2012)

 

Michael Richard Ewing

Sept. 23, 1956 - March 4, 2012

Michael Richard Ewing, 55, of Winamac, died at 7:41 p.m. on March 4 at St. Vincent Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Born on Sept. 23, 1956 in Logansport, he was the son of Richard J. Ewing and Jane E. Whipple Ewing.

Mike was a 1974 graduate of Winamac Community High School.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac. He was also a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Monticello.

Mike was an avid sports fan.

He loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Aaron [Kristina] Ewing of the United Kingdom; three daughters: Amy [Patrick] Berkshire of Wheatfield, Alyssa Owens of Foley, Mo. and Meghann Ewing of Kokomo; three grandsons: Aiden Berkshire, Gabriel Berkshire and Ethan Owens; two granddaughters: Ava Berkshire and Lexi Owens; his mother, Jane E. Ewing of Winamac; a sister, Peggy J. [Jeff] Surbey of Westfield; two brothers: James J. [Debra] Ewing of Carmel and Patrick A. [Theresa] Ewing of Tipp City, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard J. Ewing; and a brother, Thomas Lee Ewing.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

A funeral mass was held Friday, March 9 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given for masses to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 14, 2012)

 

Phyllis Lou Woodward

May 23, 1929 – March 4, 2012

Phyllis Lou Woodward, 82, of Monterey, died at 11:12 p.m. on March 4 at the Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis.

Born on May 23, 1929 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Jonathan and Ruth (Miller) Powers. Her mother passed away when Phyllis was only 2 years old.

On July 16, 1949 in Knox, Phyllis married Max William Woodward. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1991.

Phyllis spent 25 years working for the U.S. Postal Service. She was also a teller at the First National Bank for 10 years. She was a member of a ladies’ bowling league. She also enjoyed playing cards, particularly euchre, as well as Notre Dame sports and the Chicago Cubs.

She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey.

Survivors include three daughters: Sherry [Tom] Hunneshagen of Monterey, Renita [Jim] Potthoff of Monterey and Kim Woodward of Plano, Texas; seven grandchildren: Kellie [Pete] Manzuk, Mike Potthoff, Jason [Monica] Potthoff, Jenny [Rob] Hurford, Krista [Brandon] Van Horn, Colin Ackerman and Lauren Ackerman; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Max William Woodward; an infant daughter, Carol Lynn; a brother, Gene Powers; and four sisters: Betty Millard, Anne Bissell, Edith Olds and Helen Decker.

A time of sharing memories with the family and a Spiritual Wake Service were held at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver on Thursday, March 8.

Father Bert Woolson officiated a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 9, 2012 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey.

Burial followed at the St. Anne’s Cemetery in Monterey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.odomfuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 14, 2012)

 

Phyllis K. (Smith) Kelly Freeman

Jan. 6, 1927 - March 5, 2012

Phyllis K. (Smith) Kelly Freeman, 85, of Greentown, died on March 5 at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown.

Born on Jan. 6, 1927 in Howard County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Allie (Lamb) Smith.

She graduated from Greentown High School in 1944.

She was married to John Kelly, who preceded her in death, and lived most of her adult life in Winamac. She and John owned and operated Kelly Hardware in Winamac.

She later married Jim Freeman and they lived in Winamac until failing health brought them to Greentown.

She attended Indiana University and Ball State University and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

Survivors include two nieces: Judy Riggs of Fairmount and Connie [Jack] Riggs of Indianapolis; three nephews: Dan [Sue] Adams of Greentown, Douglas [Mary] Smith of Zionsville and Bradley Smith of Noblesville; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Hazel [Ralph] Adams and Helen Maple; a brother, Max H. [Wanita] Smith; a niece, Jane Ridgeway; and a nephew-in-law, Lambert Riggs.

Phyllis and her brother, Max, suffered many years with the disease cerebellar ataxia. Abiding by Phyllis’s desire and wishes, her body has been donated to Indiana University Medical Center in hopes of helping to find a cure for the ataxia.

The family will observe a memorial service for her at Jerome Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana University Research Center.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 14, 2012)

 

Henry “Hank” Cooper

April 2, 1930 - March 1, 2012

Henry Clinton “Hank” Cooper, 81, of South Bend, died peacefully at home with his family at 12:25 a.m. on March 1.

Born on April 2, 1930 near Winamac, he was the son of Henry C. and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Cooper.

On Aug. 4, 1954 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac he married Kathryn Schmicker. She survives.

Hank attended Monterey school for 12 years and graduated in 1949. He excelled in sports, especially basketball.

He then started his job at Bendix in 1950, then served his country as a 503rd Airborne Division paratrooper receiving a honorable discharge from the Army in 1954. He returned to Bendix for 32 years, retiring in 1981.

Hank was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, going to many games, and an IU sports fan. He was a member of the Local 9 and the American Legion Post 50. He loved to play euchre and enjoyed winning. Thank you, thank you to Southern Care Hospice for all their loving care and compassion.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Kathryn Schmicker Cooper; a daughter, Deborah Cooper of South Bend; two sons: Jeffrey Cooper of Mishawaka and Ronald [Kristin] Cooper of South Bend; a sister, Ethel Overmyer; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jaclynn Kay; his parents Henry and Elizabeth Cooper; a brother: Charles Jacob; three sisters: Mabel Johnson, Alice Schuh and Dorothy Cannon; a half-brother, Bill Cooper; and half-sister, Margaret.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 3 at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel in South Bend. Father John Delaney officiated. Military honors and graveside services followed at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.

Contributions in memory of Henry Clinton “Hank” Cooper may be offered to Southern Care Hospice, 310 West McKinley Avenue, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to St. Jude Catholic Church, Johnson Road, South Bend, IN 46614.

Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 14, 2012)

 

Billy Robert “Bill” Gupton, Sr.

March 20, 1932 - Feb. 26, 2012

Billy Robert “Bill” Gupton, Sr., 79, of Winamac, formerly of Kewanna, died at 11:09 a.m. on Feb. 26 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born on March 20, 1932 in Hickory Point, Tenn., he was the son of Russell H. and Effie (Dyce) Gupton.

On April 3, 1989, he married Vicki Vice Heath. She survives.

Bill was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Bill was a retired road construction worker and teamster, and he also formerly worked for Leiters Ford State Bank.

Bill enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and banjo. He loved bluegrass and country music.

He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #1728 in Winamac, a member of the American Legion of Texarkana, Texas, AmVets of Monticello and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the IBT and AFL-CIO.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Gupton of Winamac; a son, Bill R. [Ursula Vogel-Leitner] Gupton, Jr. of Ulm, Germany; a daughter, Deborah R. [Steve] Serbousek of Iron River, Wis.; a stepson, Philip R. [Christy] Heath of Hurst, Texas; and a sister, Betty Jean Ross of Clarksville, Tenn.; five grandchildren: Sarah Ann Gupton of Massachusetts, Sara Jayne Gupton of Hopfgarten, Germany, Tiffany [Michael] Gunderson of Superior, Wis., Michael [Pam] Serbousek of Superior, Wis. and Damon Crenshaw of Hurst, Texas; two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Cody.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell H. and Effie (Dyce) Gupton; an infant daughter, Barbara Jean Gupton; two sisters: Mildred Collette Gupton and Rosemary Hodges; his mother-in-law, Florence Thomas; and former spouses Lillian (Stone) Gupton and Judith Ann Health.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday, March 8 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Thomas Woodley will officiate.

Graveside services and military rites will be performed at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at Marion National Cemetery in Marion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, 1333 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO. 63122-7295 and/or St. Luke Lutheran Church, 721 S. Market St., Winamac, IN 46996.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Gupton family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 7, 2012)

 

Anna Carol Koleszar

March 3, 1922 - Feb. 28, 2012

Anna Carol Koleszar, 89, of Monticello, died at 9:08 a.m. on Feb. 28 at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

Born on March 3, 1922 in North Judson, she was the daughter of Samuel H. and Eunice C. Umphrey Heward.

On July 13, 1946 at her parents’ home in North Judson she married Andrew Koleszar. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2005.

Carol was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Monticello. She enjoyed gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. Carol also enjoyed working on genealogy projects, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and going to the senior center in Monticello and playing Bingo there.

Carol also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters: Linda S. [Robert] Overman of Delphi, Barbara J. [Gary] Stevens of Culver and Judith A. Cook of Monticello; three sons: Roger A. [Jean] Koleszar of Winamac, William A. [Elizabeth] Koleszar of Seymour and Donald P. [Shelley Kerkhoff] Koleszar of Monticello; a brother-in-law, John Koleszar of Winamac; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel H. and Eunice C. Umphrey Heward; her husband, Andrew Koleszar; and a sister, Garnette Koleszar.

Funeral services were Friday, March 2 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Jeff Messer officiated.

Burial took place at Old Star City Cemetery in Star City.

Memorial contributions may be given to the White County Council on Aging Senior Center or the White County Community Foundation Fund for the IU White Memorial Hospital.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 7, 2012)

 

Lawrence E. “Sam” Parish

May 22, 1934 - Feb. 28, 2012

Lawrence E. “Sam” Parish, 77, of Medaryville, died at 4:55 p.m. on Feb. 28 at St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette.

Born on May 22, 1934 in Tompkinsville, Ky., he was the son of Herman Eddie and Thelma J. Strode Parish.

On Oct. 1, 1960 at St. John’s United Church in Medaryville, he married Elaine C. Burger. She survives.

Lawrence was a member of the Medaryville Lions Club, Medaryville Potato Fest, St. John’s United Church of Christ and a former member of the Medaryville Volunteer Fire Department.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1963. He was a retired farmer and a retired rural letter carrier with the United States Postal Service.

Lawrence was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from the Lions Club International Foundation and the H. J. Halleck Community Service Award from the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.

Lawrence was an avid fisherman and card player. He volunteered many hours for the Medaryville Community. He also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Parish of Medaryville; three daughters: Michele [Steve] Mitchell of West Lafayette, Brenda [Mike] Sheetz of Valparaiso and Denise [Keith] Kirts of Lafayette; two granddaughters: Megan Mitchell and Madalyn Kirts; two grandsons: Parker Mitchell and Taylor Kirts; three sisters: Wilma Miller of League City, Texas, Olene [John] Dahler of Logansport and Nancy [James] Aldridge of Lafayette; three brothers: Mitchell [Jean] Parish of Francesville, Herman [Janet] Parish of Monticello and Alvin [Rana] Parish of Winamac; a brother-in-law, Dennis Burger of Hammond; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Eddie and Thelma J. Strode Parish.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 3 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Medaryville. Pastor Bill McNabney officiated.

Burial followed at St. John Cemetery, Medaryville. The American Legion conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to Medaryville Potato Fest and St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 7, 2012)

 

Melvin Lee Dust

Nov. 14, 1932 - Feb. 29, 2012

Melvin Lee Dust, 79, of Wheatfield, died at 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 29 at his residence.

Born on Nov. 14, 1932 in San Pierre, he was the son of Emil and Ada McFarland Dust.

On Nov. 3, 1956 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Knox, Melvin married Esther R. Bleicher. She preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 1999.

On March 31, 2001 at Calvary Tabernacle in Munster, Melvin married Christine B. Korem Clarke. She survives.

Melvin was a former resident of Knox and graduated from Knox High School in 1952. He was a former resident of Hammond and Highland, moving to Wheatfield in 2003.

He retired from LTV Steel, where he worked as a maintenance supervisor, in 2001, following 46 years of employment.

Melvin was a member of the Moose Lodge, Hammond.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and camping. He also enjoyed traveling in his motorhome. He loved to tinker with just about everything.

Survivors include his wife, Christine B. Dust of Wheatfield; two daughters: Robin [Joseph] Munsey of Trabuco Canyon, Calif. and Joni [Sam] Frain of Winamac; three sons: John Dust of Highland, Paul [Lori] Dust of Gurnee, Ill. and Todd Dust of Highland; three stepdaughters: Michelle [Bill] Doup of Gary, Kimberly [Brian] Robinson of DeMotte and April [Wayne] Kinker of Hammond; a stepson, Don [Annie] Korem of Wheatfield; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Ada McFarland Dust; his first wife, Esther R. Bleicher Dust; a great-grandson, Jedediah Mathis Munsey; two brothers: Robert Dust and Marvin Dust; and a sister, Devonia Baker.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 4 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor James Williams, Sr. officiated.

Graveside services and burial were Monday, March 5 at Concordia Cemetery in Hammond.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - March 7, 2012)

 

Ivan D. “Ike” Haselby

Oct. 27, 1922 - Feb. 21, 2012

Ivan D. “Ike” Haselby, 89, of Winamac, died at 2:40 a.m. at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on Oct. 27, 1922 in Grass Creek, he was the son of Firman and Hazel Hiatt Haselby.

On Nov. 6, 1949 in Logansport, Ike married Peg Bonnell. She died on Nov. 9, 1984.

On Dec. 26, 1992 in Winamac, Ike married Dolores O’Connor. She died on Jan. 18, 2012.

Ike spent most of his life as a farmer in Pulaski County. He also worked 17 years on the Pennsylvania Railroad in Logansport.

He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Ike was a member of the VFW Post #1728 and American Legion Post #71.

He was an active member of the Star City United Methodist Church. He especially enjoyed working with the youth, organizing the Easter sunrise breakfast and serving as head usher for many years.

Ike served as a Pulaski County Commissioner. He also served as a member of the Van Buren Township Advisory Board, Pulaski County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, Pulaski County Drainage Board and Pulaski County Jail Building Corporation. Ike was also a member of the Star City Lions Club.

He liked listening to WGN Radio and books on tape as well as watching a variety of sporting events on TV. Ike was well known as one of the best euchre players in the area.

Ike loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry [Bob] Simpson of Star City; a grandson, Scott [Jenny] Simpson of Kansas City, Mo.; two granddaughters: Tiffany [Scott] Brown of Lombard, Ill. and Emily Simpson of Jackson, Mich.; two sisters: Charlotte [Tom] Blinn of Winamac and Carol Danruther of Rensselaer; several nieces and nephews; four stepdaughters: Regina [Bill] Biros of Chicago, Monica [Kevin] Whiteman of Pulaski, Bernadette [Jim] Stevenson of Belfast, Maine, and Martha Hayes [Greg Henneke] O’Connor of Indianapolis; a stepson, Michael [Sherry] O’Connor of Winamac; and 10 step-grandchildren: Jeneen [John] Wynalda, Juliet [Darryl] Jarmosco, Amie [Mike] Wharff, William [Tammy] Biros, Brian Biros, Karen Biros, Sean O’Connor, Ryan O’Connor, Cara [Kevin] Dulin and Christen [Jeremy] Shell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Hiatt Haselby and Firman Haselby; his first wife, Pauline D. “Peg” Bonnell Haselby; his second wife, Dolores C. Loehmer O’Connor-Haselby; an infant daughter, Janet Sue Haselby; three sisters: Verla Bonnell, Marie Zeider and Berniece Capper; four brothers: Johnnie Haselby, Harlan Haselby, Robert “Sam” Haselby and Bernis “Jack” Haselby; and two infant brothers: Carl Gene Haselby and Darl Dean Haselby.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 24 at Star City United Methodist Church. Pastor Ron Mabry and Pastor Kevin Drane officiated.

Burial followed at Star City West Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Star City United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 29, 2012)

 

Earl Garrison Smith

Earl Garrison Smith, 78, of Monterey, died on Feb. 21 at 5:50 p.m. at Autumn Hills Health and Rehab Center in DeMotte.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 29, 2012)

 

Ray A. Hauptli

Ray A. Hauptli, 68, of Nappanee, died at 3:28 a.m on Feb. 23 at IU Health Goshen Hospital after a short illness.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 29, 2012)

 

Ruby P. Heck

Aug. 5, 1920 - Feb. 22, 2012

Ruby P. Heck, 91, of Winamac, died at 3 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on Aug. 5, 1920 in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Cale and Rachel Stevens Price.

She was first married to William (Bud) Pugh, who passed away in 1969. She was then married to Raymond Heck, who passed away in 2002.

Ruby was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church of Brazil and the Rebekkah Lodge. She was a fan of country and western music and became fond of 40s and 50s music. Ruby enjoyed square dancing in her youth. She loved to crochet afghans for her grandchildren.

During her years with us, Ruby was a department manager for Montgomery Wards, stock control supervisor for Shure Electronics and office manger for Dewitt’s Hatchery.

Ruby was a former resident of Brazil, Ind., Charlotte, Mich., Cadillac, Mich. and Phoenix. She lived in Winamac for the past three years.

Survivors include a son, William A. [Marie] Pugh Jr. of Winamac; four granddaughters: Kristina M. [Robert] Smith of Fort Wayne, Rebecca L. [Philip] Juday of Muncie, Andrea Sanders of Brazil and Whitney Wiley of Terre Haute; three grandsons, Kyle A. Pugh of Muncie, Dana L. [Angie Keller] Pugh of Muncie and Corey A. [Joanne] Pugh of Indianapolis; five great-grandsons: Lucas C. Smith of Bloomington, Wesley R. Smith of Findlay, Ohio, Shane A. Pugh of Indianapolis, Tyler Pugh of Indianapolis and Devin Pugh of Valrico, Fla.; five great-granddaughters: Hannelore M. Smith of Fort Wayne, Erin K. [Phillip] Parsons of Ringgold, Ga., Elysia J. Juday of Muncie, Emily G. Juday of Muncie and Elizabeth H. Juday of Muncie; a great-great grandson, Malachi Parsons of Ringgold, Ga.; and 10 special friends: Barbara Reeves of Winamac, Vaunda Johnson of Seelyville, Marc and Kathy Wiley of Brazil, Marius and Amanda Storm of the Netherlands, Marna Fretters of the Netherlands, Estie Storm of the Netherlands, Johan Storm of the Netherlands and Abigaile Fretters of the Netherlands.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cale Price and Rachel Stevens Price; her first husband, William Arthur Pugh, Sr.; her second husband, Raymond Heck; a daughter, Wilmetta Arlene Pugh; four sisters: Tressie Price, Gracie Price, Opal Gess and Betty Little; and four brothers: Lewis Price, Arthur Price, Jim Price and Floyd Price.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 25 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Matt Landry officiated.

Additional services will be held at the French Funeral Home in Brazil.

Burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Terre Haute.

Memorial contributions may be given to Bethel United Methodist Church, Brazil, Ind.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 29, 2012)

 

Emma Jean Richter

Sept. 3, 1936 - Feb. 21, 2012

Emma Jean Richter, 75, of Winamac, died on Feb. 21 as the result of complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Born on Sept. 3, 1936 in Medaryville, she was the daughter of Herb and Lucille (Culp) Hartman.

On Oct. 8, 1955, she married Thomas Richter. He survives.

She graduated from North Judson High School in 1954. Emma had attended St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, North Judson.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Richter; three daughters: Nancy [John] Czarnecki of Schererville, Carol [Joe] Popovich of Highland and Lori [Darryl] Dean of Valparaiso; a son, Joe Richter of Schererville; six grandchildren: Michelle Czarnecki, Mark [Lauren] Popovich, Kevin Popovich, Thomas “TJ” Richter, Daniel Richter and Michael Richter; five brothers: Arnold Hartman, Herbert Hartman, Richard Hartman, Kevin Hartman and Randy Hartman; and three sisters: Lucille Berg, Cynthia Berg and Harriett Farley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Janet; a sister, Diane; and a brother, Harold.

A prayer service was held on Feb. 23 at Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso. Fr. Doug Mayer officiated.

Memorials contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, www.apdaparkinson.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 29, 2012)

 

Betty J. McCord

March 30, 1930 - Feb. 20, 2012

Betty J. McCord, 81, died on Feb. 20 at Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth.

Born on March 30, 1930 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Harold and Iris (Kersey) Shannon.

On Aug. 23, 1974 in Hamlet she married Dale McCord. He survives.

She lived in the area all of her life and was co-owner of Dale’s Garage and a member of the Davis Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dale McCord; a daughter, Paulette Park of Monterey; a step-daughter, Susan [Richard] Sandberg of Michigan City; five grandchildren: Connie Park, Christy Sandberg, Rebecca Locke, Kimberly Fogus and Rachel Jackson; six great-grandchildren: Jessi, Dale, J.R., Willa, RaeAnne and Judith; three sisters, Janet Willis, Judy [George] Stinemetz and Joan [Bob] Ryder; and one brother, Jack [Brenda] Shannon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one step-daughter; one sister and one brother.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 24 at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.

A graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 24 at the K. of P.-I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Frankton.

To leave online condolences, go to rannellsfuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 29, 2012)

 

Carl M. Kruger

May 12, 1937 - Feb. 15, 2012

Carl M. Kruger, 74, of Francesville, died at 8:33 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on May 12, 1937 in Francesville, he was the son of Melvin and Sylvia Edna Timmons Kruger.

On Oct, 28, 1956 in Francesville, he married Betty L. Grieger. She survives.

Carl was a member of the St. James-Salem United Church of Christ, Francesville, a 50-year-member of the Winamac Masonic Lodge #262 and a former member of the Francesville Lions Club. He was also a former member of the Pulaski County 4-H Swine Committee.

He was a lifelong farmer. He also had been employed at Donaldson’s in Rensselaer for 10 years and at Black Gold Farms in Winamac.

Carl was a longtime substitute U.S. Postal Service rural mail carrier.

He was an avid Purdue University sports fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR races. He also enjoyed sitting on his porch waving at all those who drove by his house and enjoyed mowing his lawn.

Carl loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Kruger of Francesville; a daughter, Cynthia [Thomas] Hickle of Winamac; two sons: Douglas Kruger of Francesville and Jeffrey [Juanita] Kruger of Lafayette; three granddaughters: Tiffany Rife of Indianapolis, Britni [Jason] Brown of Indianapolis and Alissa Kruger of Lafayette; two grandsons: Brandon [Melissa] Hickle of Winamac and Chaz Kruger of Lafayette; two great-grandsons: Kaleb Hickle of Winamac and Kale Hickle of Winamac; a brother, Devon [Phyllis] Kruger of Francesville; and a sister, Barbara Tillett of Fishers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Sylvia Edna Timmons Kruger; and a twin brother, Colin Kruger.

Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 19 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. Pastor T.J. Jenney officiated.

Burial followed at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. James-Salem UCC Youth Program or the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 22, 2012)

 

Barbara Rose Crist

March 2, 1938 - Feb. 9, 2012

Barbara Rose Crist, 73, of Winamac, died at 10:40 a.m. on Feb. 9 at her residence.

Born on March 2, 1938 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of John Howard Tieman and Rose F. Lanz Tieman.

On Oct. 22, 1960 in Pulaski, she married Gilbert Bryce Crist. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1994.

Barb graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis in 1959. She worked at the Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer and the Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. She worked for Dr. William Thompson in Winamac until her retirement in 1988.

Barb attended the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. She was a member of the Christian Mothers.

Barb was active in the Power from the Past, quilt show and Pulaski Fest-a-Mill (Christmas lights) Committee. She served as secretary and treasurer of the Fest-a-Mill Committee.

Survivors include a daughter, Pattie S. [John] Shidler of Winamac; a son, Keith E. [Sandy] Crist of Winamac; four grandchildren: Jeanne Ann [Tim] Hopkins, John Bryce Shidler, Stephanie Crist and Jillian Crist; two great-grandchildren: Noah and Isiah; two sisters: Judith Cosgray and Betty Ploss; and a brother-in-law, James Crist of Pulaski.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Howard and Rose F. Lanz Tieman; and her husband, Gilbert Bryce Crist.

Memorial services were Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery South in Pulaski.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pulaski County Food Pantry.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 15, 2012)

 

Catherine M. Nufer

Oct. 4, 1928 - Feb. 9, 2012

Catherine M. Nufer, 83, of Winamac, died at 7:48 a.m. on Feb. 9 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Oct. 4, 1928 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Daniel and Emma Shorter Winter.

On June 4, 1960 in Medaryville, Catherine married James Nufer. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2001.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.

Catherine had worked at the Medaryville Garment Factory and also as a bookkeeper at Mayhew Elevator.

Catherine was an exceptionally gifted woman who used her gifts in service to others. She greatly enjoyed creating a warm and inviting home, doing much of the work herself. Her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens provided beauty and food for family and friends. A marvelous seamstress, Catherine, for many years, made clothing for herself, her husband and others. Her beautiful afghans now grace the homes of many, received as gifts from Catherine or donated by her to fundraisers for the many charitable causes which she embraced. Never a woman of considerable means, Catherine’s great generosity, like the widow’s mite in sacred scripture, enriched the lives of many. May she rest for all eternity in the warm embrace of the God whom she loved so fervently and served so well.

The family expresses deep gratitude to those who cared for Catherine throughout the challenging days of her illness. Special thanks to Dr. Bates, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Curtis; to the wonderful and caring staff of Pulaski Memorial Hospital, to her neighbors and to special friend, Theresa Joseph.

Survivors include two brothers: Frank [Joan] Winter of Monterey and Daniel Winter of Galveston; and two sisters: Sister Clarise Winter of Kokomo and Agnes [Leo] Siemens of Medaryville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Nufer; her parents, Daniel and Emma Shorter Winter; a sister, Madelyn Martin; and a sister-in-law, Myra Winter.

A Rosary and Scriptural Wake Service were held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral Mass was Monday, Feb. 13 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church inWinamac. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 15, 2012)

 

Raymond E. Pfledderer

Raymond E. Pfledderer, 89, of Crown Point, formerly of Francesville and Rensselaer, died at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 15, 2012)

 

Oliver Jay “OJ” Ingram

June 3, 1937 - Feb. 3, 2012

Oliver Jay “OJ” Ingram, 74, of Indianapolis, formerly of Kewanna and Winamac, died on Feb. 3 at his residence.

Born on June 3, 1937 in Kewanna, he was the son of the late Charles Lee and Lillian (Nelson) Ingram.

OJ had worked on the railroad his entire life. He formerly worked for Penn Central Railroad as a brakeman, firearm and engineer. He also formerly worked for Indiana High Rail as an engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha Arnold of Indianapolis; two daughters: Debora [Tim] Girton of Winamac and Denise [Troy] Hiatt of Star City; two sons: John Jay [Carrie] Ingram of Winamac and Michael Lee [Holly] Ingram of South Bend; a stepson, Randy Arnold of Indianapolis; a sister, Shirley Bussert of Kewanna; four grandchildren: Christina Girton Kviz, Jeffrey Girton, Zachary Finley and Shannon Finley; four step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Woody Ingram, Dick Ingram, Bill Ingram and Donny Ingram.

Memorial services were Saturday, Feb. 11 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

Burial followed at Barnett Cemetery in Kewanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung and/or American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Ingram family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 15, 2012)

 

Robert Bruce Polstra

Oct. 8, 1955 - Feb. 7, 2012

Robert Bruce Polstra, 56, of Winamac, died at 5:20 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on Oct. 8, 1955 in Logansport, he was the son of Gerald P. and Betty L. Button Polstra.

Robert attended the Methodist Church.

He worked as a welder at Galbreath, Inc. in Winamac. Robert was a member of ABATE.

He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Robert loved his dog “Jack.”

He attended the Indiana State School for the Deaf for 10 years and was active in the alumni association.

Survivors include two sons: Robert Bruce [Tanya] Polstra, Jr. of Riverside, Calif. and Chad Polstra of Atlanta; two daughters: Mandi Polstra of Rochester and Brandi Osborn of Rochester; his parents, Gerald and Betty Polstra of Star City; a brother, Michael Polstra of Winamac; a sister, Darlene [Alan] Daily of Star City; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Button of Winamac; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Forrest “Frosty” Button and paternal grandparents, C.J. “Abie” Polstra and Roberta Gahagan Polstra Barnes.

Memorial services were Monday, Feb. 13 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Ron Mabry officiated.

Burial followed at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Indiana State School for the Deaf Alumni Association or ABATE.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 15, 2012)

 

Milton J. Poston

Milton J. Poston, 76, of Kewanna, died at 1 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 15, 2012)

 

Larry R. Rans

May 23, 1935 - Feb. 6, 2012

Larry R. Rans, 76, of Kewanna, died at 1:30 a.m. on February 6 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born on May 23, 1935 in Kewanna, he was the son of Delbert Roy and Ethel Faye (Rouch) Rans.

On Sept. 25, 1953, he married Elaine E. Larkin. She survives.

He was a 1953 Kewanna High School graduate where he started on the basketball team for four years.

Larry was a retired dairy farmer. He also retired after 15 years at Wal-Mart in Rochester.

He was a former Aubbeenaubbee Township 4-H leader for 10 years. Larry was an avid I.U. fan and a Bob Knight fan. He was a former member of International Harvesters Collectors Club.

Larry also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine E. Rans of Kewanna; two sons: Robert L. Rans [Donna Dugan] of Culver and Larry David [Barbara] Rans of Culver; two daughters: Susan E. Crawford [Kent Bonnell] of Winamac and Diana F. Sollars [Tom Moore] of Monticello; a brother, Joe [Joan] Rans of Akron; a sister, Virginia Agnew of Kewanna; six grandchildren: Kyle [Stacy] Rans of Royal Center, Julie Robertson [Jimmy Vicsik] of Elkhart, Joshua Sollars of Flora, Benjamin [Erin] Rans of Elkhart, Cody [Kati] Rans of Mishawaka and Carol [Shaun] Prophet of Monticello; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert Roy and Ethel Faye (Rouch) Rans; seven brothers: Billy Richard Rans, Harold Rans, Hubert Rans, Raymond Rans, Delbert Rans, Jr., Paul Rans and Lowell Rans; and four sisters: Helen Worl, Lois Bell, Ethel Stipp and Lorene Wood.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, with Pastor Bill Collins officiating.

Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice of Fulton County and/or Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery Association.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Rans family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 8, 2012)

 

Richard D. Reinholt

June 9, 1928 - Jan. 9, 2012

Richard “Dick” Dean Reinholt, 83, of Kearneysville, W. Va., died Monday, Jan. 9 at his home.

Born on June 9, 1928 in Monterey, he was the son of Theodore Reinholt and Hope Williams Reinholt.

He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a farmer for many people. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be really missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Ellen Rose Weaver Reinholt; two sons: Jerry [Wendy] Reinholt of New Windsor, Md. and Andy [Megan] Reinholt of Martinsburg, W. Va.; seven daughters: Barbara [Vernon] Bolinger of Kearneysville, W. Va., Linda [Randy] Pingley of Gore, Va., Sandra Bolinger of Hagerstown, Md., Pam [Dennis] Smith of Kearneysville, W. Va., Robin [Sheldon] Barb of Mathias, W. Va., Regina [David] Philpott of New Windsor, Md. and Jenifer [Roger] Hurd of Roanoke, Va.; two sisters: Ethel Loehmer of Monterey and Deanna Bigley of Atlanta; 22 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Reinholt and Hope Williams Reinholt; a brother, Russell Reinholt; and sister, Ellen Richards.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 13 at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home. Jerry Reinholt officiated.

Interment with military honors followed in the St. Peter’s Cemetery, Harpers Ferry, W. Va.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 8, 2012)

 

Chase A. Bonnell

Nov. 21, 1984 - Jan. 28, 2012

Chase A. Bonnell, 27, of Winamac, died on Jan. 28 at his residence.

Born on Nov. 21, 1984 in Rochester, he was the son of Brad J. Bonnell and Michele A. Spoor.

Chase was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his father, Brad J. [Tammy] Bonnell of Winamac; his mother, Michele [Chris] Willing of Winamac; a brother, Evan Bonnell of Winamac; a stepbrother, Christopher Willing of Logansport; grandparents: Richard and Pauline Smith and Jay and Shirley Bonnell, all of Winamac, and Gary and Dorothy Spoor of Cookeville, Tenn.; and a great-grandmother, Jean Spoor of Culver.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Lester Spoor, Ralph and Florence Heims, Frank and Evelyn Miller and Sherald and Verla Bonnell; and a cousin, Emily Bonnell.

Services will be private.

Burial will be at Star City West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Bonnell family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 8, 2012)

 

Leona Genevieve Eshelman

Jan. 13, 1927 - Jan. 14, 2012

Leona G. Eshelman, 85, died on Jan. 14 at Southwest Care Center in Peoria, Ariz. following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Born on Jan. 13, 1927 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Clement Vernon and Mary Theresa Zellers.

Leona’s first love was William L. Wise. They married and raised their family for eight years in Winamac with great love and a wonderful sense of fun. Those memories of early childhood remain vivid in our minds.

Leona had a talent for numbers and worked as a bookkeeper to raise her family, sometimes having a second job. Our family was then raised in our grandmother’s home which combined many members of our extended family at times. Leona worked to provide all we needed. We did not want for anything.

Leona met and fell in love with Henry R. Eshelman, M.D. They were married and Henry, fondly called “Doc,” took over the responsibility of raising her children.

She could take a well-deserved break, but she continued work by assisting Doc in his medial practice in Monterey.

Henry accepted a job as an emergency room physician at Boswell Hospital in Phoenix and moved the family to Arizona in 1971.

Leona enjoyed spoiling her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She lived for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Eshelman; two daughters: Linda L. Wise and Julianne [Bruce] Chambers; a son, David [Roxanne] Wise; two grandchildren, David Ian and Jennifer Chambers; one great-grandchild, Ian; a stepson, Kenneth [Rhonda] Eshelman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clement Vernon and Mary Theresa Zellers; and a sister, Mary Eileen Zellers.

We celebrate her life and the memories of her fill our hearts and minds. A wonderful lady is now at peace.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 8, 2012)

 

John G. Taylor

Jan. 30, 1966 - Jan. 29, 2012

John G. Taylor, 45, of Medaryville, died on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Jan. 30, 1966 in Knox, he was the son of Glenn and Lynda Taylor.

On Sept. 11, 1993 in San Pierre, he married Nancy Scholz Taylor. She survives.

John was a Knox High School graduate. He was employed in the maintenance department at Plymouth Tube.

John loved to hunt, and he loved spending time with his two daughters and his wife.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Taylor of Medaryville; his parents, Glenn and Lynda Taylor of Culver; two daughters: Hannah and Emma Taylor of Medaryville; his father-in-law, Ed Scholz of San Pierre; a sister, Colleen [John] Tripenfeldas of Winamac; a brother-in-law, Gus [Jackie] Scholz of North Judson; and three sisters-in-law: Pam [Ron] Brown of North Judson, Romel Scholtz of San Pierre and Debbie Scholz of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Betty Scholz.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 3 at St. Lukes Community Church in San Pierre. Rev. Richard Holtz officiated.

Burial followed in San Pierre Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for John’s two daughters in care of their mother, Nancy.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 8, 2012)

 

James R. Ortman

Sept. 12, 1949 - Jan. 23, 2012

James R. Ortman, 62, of Winamac, died at 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Born on Sept. 12, 1949 in Lafayette, Jim came to Winamac in 1962 when he was adopted by George and Ann Ortman.

On Sept. 7, 1974 at St. James in Francesville, he married Mary Doll. She survives.

Together they owned and operated Ortman Meat Processing in Winamac for 23 years. Jim and Mary also owned Prairie Moon Orchard in Francesville.

Jim enjoyed the catering business, especially spending time in the food trailer with his son-in-laws.

He was a member of the Indiana Meat Packers Association. He served as a director and chairman of the Cured Meat Show. Jim won many awards for his products.

Jim loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Doll Ortman of Winamac; four daughters: Kelly J. [Mark Kersey] Ortman of Kewanna, Kathy A. [William] Brackett of Indianapolis, Kari M. [Micah] Combs of Winamac and Kimberly L. [Kenny] Sanders of Knox; three granddaughters: Shelby Allen, Corrin Combs and Makenzie Sanders; and two grandsons: Isaac Combs and A.J. Brackett.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Brian James Ortman; and his parents: Ann R. Murray Ortman and George Francis Ortman.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 27 at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Mike VanHeyningen and Rev. Judith Doll officiated.

Burial followed at St. James-Salem Cemetery in Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family to establish a scholarship in memory of Jim.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Virginia (Capper) Gady Kinsel

May 17, 1926 - Jan. 23, 2012

Virginia (Capper) Gady Kinsel, 85, of Rochester, died at 8:35 p.m. on Jan. 23 at her residence.

Born on May 17, 1926 in Chicago, she was the daughter of John S. and Romaine (Tiffany) Capper, Jr.

On Sept. 24, 1944 in Star City, she married Elmer C. Gady. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1973.

On April 4, 1998 in Rochester, she married Don M. Kinsel. He survives.

Mrs. Gady Kinsel had been a school librarian media specialist in the Peru Community Schools and a school teacher at Riddle Elementary School in Rochester.

She also was the first children’s librarian at the Fulton County Public Library, where she enjoyed storytelling and puppetry with the children.

She had been a member of the Rochester Rotary Club, where she was past president and instrumental in organizing the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, CASA, Fulton County Literacy Coalition, National Education Association, Fulton County Retired Teachers’ Association and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher.

In her spare time she enjoyed following sports, especially Indiana University basketball and Chicago Cubs baseball. She enjoyed making charitable contributions to various organizations, including the Bashor Childrens Home of Goshen.

Survivors include her husband, Don M. Kinsel of Rochester; a daughter, Ann Gady-Keller of Mount Shasta, Calif.; three sons: Richard Elmer [Debra] Gady of Lakewood, Colo., Joe Ernest Gady of Argos and David John [Amy] Gady of Cape Cod, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Cindy [Duane] Border of Rochester; two stepsons: Mark Kinsel of Florida and Al [Cindy] Kinsel of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Scott [Tressa] Capper of Star City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack Capper; two sisters: Betty Ley and Marilyn Heinsen; and a grandson, Bryson Gady.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, Hope Hospice of Fulton County or the Bashor Childrens Home, P.O. Box 843, Goshen, Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to zimemrmanbros@rtcol.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Tom Collins

Tom Collins, 100, of Culver, formerly of Winamac, died at 9:25 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Virginia C. Masten

Virginia C. Masten, 64, of Fort Wayne, died at 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Life Care Center of Fort Wayne.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Allen James Adams

Allen James Adams, 64, of Winamac, died on Jan. 24 at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Linda E. Davis

Jan. 2, 1945 - Jan. 12, 2012

Linda E. Davis, 67, of Medaryville, died on Jan. 12 at 11:20 p.m. at her residence.

Born on Jan. 2, 1945 in Rensselaer, she was the daughter of Adam and Esther Hockleberg Smith.

On Dec. 16, 1962, at the Medaryville Christian Church she married Kenneth Davis. He survives.

Linda enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Davis of Medaryville; a daughter, Carrie S. [Doug] Hoffman of Star City; three sons: Gary L. [Bobbi] Davis of Wheatfield, Terry W. [Christina] Davis of Medaryville and Kenneth A. [Heather] Davis of Medaryville; six grandsons: Dillon S. Hoffman of Star City, Tyler W. Hoffman of Star City, Seth “Charlie” Hoffman of Star City, Benjamin L. Davis of Wheatfield, Zachary W. Davis of Medaryville and Konlan M. Davis of Lafayette; five granddaughters: Elizabeth C. Garlach of North Judson, Abigail J. Davis of Medaryville, Evelyn A. Davis of Medaryville, Morgan A. Davis of Lafayette and Serenity N. Davis of Medaryville; a great-grandson, Ashlin L. Garlach of North Judson; and four sisters: Joann [Tom] Blaszczyk of Country Club Hills, Ill., Karen Schultz of Lafayette, Edna [Richard] Whited of Monticello and Bonnie Clevenger of Delphi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Esther Hockleberg Smith.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville. Rev. Tom Dewlen officiated.

Burial followed at Goodway Cemetery in Medaryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Jackie Reed

May 12, 1955 - Jan. 30, 2012

Jackie Reed, 56, of Pulaski, died at 1:23 a.m. on Jan. 30 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on May 12, 1955 in Flint, Mich., she was the daughter of Barbara Brown Bowers.

In 1969 Jackie married James Terry, Harris Sr. He died in 1987.

On July 4, 1994 in Pulaski, she married Ronald Reed. He survives. She and Ron made their home in Pulaski.

Jackie worked as a Robotic Welder at Emerson (McGill) in Monticello. She was also a co-owner and business partner with Ron in Reed’s Decks and Garages. Jackie had also worked as a supervisor at Landis Plastics in Monticello.

Jackie enjoyed gardening. She also enjoyed swimming in her pool, family get-togethers and cookouts. She also enjoyed going to bluegrass music festivals with Ron. Jackie loved to return home to Tennessee to visit friends and family. She especially enjoyed the Holcomb family reunions and the music that family members played there.

Jackie suffered from pancreatic cancer for nine months, with her husband Ron as her primary caregiver.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Reed of Star City; a stepdaughter, Erica [Rolland] Wilson of Muncie; four step-grandchildren; three sisters: Tina [Joe] Rice of Monticello, Tammy Capes of Lafayette and Robin [Dave] Wade of Monon; a brother, Brent Bowers of Monticello; a mother-in-law, Sally Holcomb Reed of Winamac; five brothers-in-law: Gordi Reed of Winamac, Richard Reed of LaPorte, Tom Reed of Indianapolis, Mike Reed of Morton, Ill. and Gary Reed of Winamac; and three sisters-in-law: Connie Odle of Winamac, Sharon Wessinger of Florida and Regina Dilts of Winamac.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Brown Bowers; a husband, James Terry Harris, Sr.; a son, Jamie Harris; a brother, Robert Bowers; her father-in-law, Gordon W. Reed; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Reeves.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 3 from 5 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4 after 8 a.m. at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Pastor David Norris and Butch Wildermuth will officiate.

Burial will follow at Pulaski Presbyterian Cemetery in Pulaski.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Orville M. “Shorty” Timmons

Orville M. “Shorty” Timmons, 95, of Wheatfield, died on Jan. 21 at 5 a.m. at his daughter’s residence in Medaryville.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Marilyn Jo Lewandowski

Marilyn Jo Lewandowski, 75, of Zanesville, Ind. died Saturday, Jan. 21 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

David Lee Absher

April 18, 1953 - Jan. 26, 2012

David Lee Absher, 58, of Winamac, died at 1:02 p.m. on Jan. 26 at his residence.

Born on April 18, 1953 in Muncie, he was the son of Lewis and Bessie Partin Absher.

On Oct. 1, 1977 he married Raye Anne Miller. She survives. Shortly after their marriage the couple established their lifelong home in Winamac.

David was born and grew up in Muncie and graduated from Muncie Southside High School in 1971. Following graduation he served in the United States Air Force and attended Ball State University, majoring in radio and television. He was employed as a disc jockey for the Ball State University radio station during that time.

From 1978-1986, David served two terms as Pulaski County Surveyor before establishing his own registered land surveyor business. During this time David passed the Indiana Land Surveyor Licensing Board in 1984 and also continued his educational pursuits in political science, receiving his bachelor of arts degree from Valparaiso University in 1985. David was an active member of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

Since leaving office, David has served as assistant contract engineer for the Pulaski County Surveyor’s Office, as well as being a project consultant for the ongoing Monon Ditch reconstruction.

In his leisure time, David enjoyed outdoor activities; spending many hours target shooting, hunting and fishing with friends. David was a skillful chess player, enjoyed photography, listening to a wide range of music and watching classic movies, especially westerns. David will be remembered as a man of great intellect, keen wit, quirky humor and a genuine love and commitment to his friends and this community.

Survivors include his wife, Raye Anne, and his son, John.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Bessie Partin Absher.

No public services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be given to Pulaski County Community Foundation to support existing scholarships. More information is available at www.pulaskionline.org.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Arthur Dean Allen

June 10, 1928 - Jan. 24, 2012

Arthur Dean Allen, 83, of Winamac, died at 8:29 a.m. on Jan. 24 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Born on June 10, 1928 in Star City, he was the son of Hiram Allen and Flora Knebel Allen.

On Nov. 23, 1955 in the First Christian Church Parsonage in Winamac, Dean married Magdalene A. Welter. Maggie survives.

Dean attended the First Christian Church in Winamac. He was a part of the building crew that built the church.

Dean had worked as a carpenter and millwright. He was a member of Local 1043 in Hobart for 50 years.

He had worked at steel mills and other types of factories throughout the country.

Dean was a member of the Winamac Masonic Lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

He was a member of the Elks Club in Eustis, Fla., where he and Maggie wintered following their retirement.

Dean enjoyed dancing, fishing, woodworking and making gifts for his grandchildren. He especialy enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Dean also enjoyed traveling and camping. He and Maggie have traveled much of the United States.

Survivors include his wife, Magdalene A. Welter Allen of Winamac; two sons: Larry [Kathy] Allen of Paris, Tenn. and Greg B. [Debi] Allen of Valparaiso; a daughter, Patsy L. [David] Bennett of Winamac; two grandsons: Jeremy [Natasha] Allen and Jason [Nicole] Allen; five granddaughters: Trinity Allen, Lauren Bennett, Diane Bennett, Brandi Allen and Samantha Allen; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl Spillman of Mishawaka; and a brother, Bill Allen of San Fransisco.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram Allen and Flora Knebel Allen; a granddaughter, Christine Marie Bennett; three sisters; and five brothers.

Masonic services were Friday, Jan. 27 at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 28 at Frain Mortuary. Pastor Rick Abbott officiated.

Burial followed in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to Winamac Masonic Lodge.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Marjorie Roberta Golan

Dec. 23, 1919 - Jan. 19, 2012

Marjorie Roberta Golan, 92, of Elmhurst, Ill., formerly of Winamac, died at 1:12 p.m. on Jan. 10 in Elmhurst, Ill.

Born on Dec. 23, 1919 in Fort Worth, Texas, she was the son of Guthrie F. Layne and Allie U. Thomas Layne.

On April 17, 1937 in Cameron, Texas, she married Charles Golan II. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1999.

Marjorie moved from Lyons, Ill. to Winamac in 1979. She returned to the Chicago area to be close to her daughters and son.

She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking and reading.

Marjorie had worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. as an office support staff employee.

Survivors include a son, Charles Golan III of Clinton, Iowa; two daughters: Larissa Villiers of Elmhurst, Ill. and Kathryn Patera of Woodridge, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Goleman of Longview, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Mary Majewski of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Golan II; a grandson, Charles Golan VI; her parents, Guthrie F. Layne and Allie U. Thomas Layne; a sister; and three brothers.

Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. EST at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Matt Landry will officiate.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Starke County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Ronald G. Foerg

July 6, 1958 - Jan. 28, 2012

Ronald G. Foerg, 53, of Star City, died at 1:44 p.m. on Jan. 28 at his residence.

Born on July 6, 1958 in Logansport, he was the son of Richard J. Foerg and Phyllis T. Roth Foerg.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski.

Ron enjoyed watching television and playing with his nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed helping his mother around the house and take care of the yard.

He was a 1976 graduate of Winamac Community High School and also graduated from Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis.

Ron was a former employee of Knebel Motors, Winamac and McGill’s in Culver.

Survivors include his mother, Phyllis T. Roth Foerg of Star City; a sister, Pat [Dewey] Keller of Indianapolis; three brothers: Mick [Denise] Foerg of Waterloo, Ill.; Joe Foerg of Star City; and Rick [Lisa] Foerg of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard J. “Bosco” Foerg.

Traditional will be Thursday, Feb. 2 from 1 until 3 p.m. at Frain Mortuary.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at Frain Mortuary. Rev. Martin Sandhage will officiate.

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

Memorial contributions may be given to your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 2, 2012)

 

James N. Ulm

Feb. 8, 1930- Jan. 26, 2012

James N. Ulm, 81, of Spring City, Tenn., formerly of Pulaski, died on Jan. 26 at Memorial Health Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. as a result of post-cardiac surgical complications.

Born Feb. 18, 1930 in Pulaski to James Emil and Laura Bowers Ulm, he graduated from Pulaski High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Boxer where he was a Petty Officer First Class providing electronic and communication support.

James had been a resident of Spring City, Tenn. since his retirement as tri-state general manager with General Telephone (Sprint).

Aside from being an active participant with the Boy Scouts of America, Jim was involved with his local parish and was an avid member of the local Tennessee Valley Sailing club.

Survivors include a daughter, Robin Ulm of Chattanooga, Tenn., and three siblings: Richard Hawkins of Brazil, Ind. and Daniel and Alice Ulm of Winamac.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Landry Ulm; and a son, Robert James Ulm.

Graveside services were held at Chattanooga National Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

No flowers per family request.

(Pulaski County Journal - Feb. 1, 2012)

 

Doris E. Winters

January 22, 1926 - January 17, 2012

Doris E. Winters, 85, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Knox, died on Jan. 17 at her residence.

Born on Jan. 22, 1926 in Bremen, she was the daughter of James and Odetta (Mobie) Kipfer.

On July 31, 1965, she married Robert Winters, who preceded her in death in 1998.

Doris was the Starke County Veteran Service Officer for 17 years. She worked in the Starke County Treasurer’s office for several years and was the past-secretary of the Starke County Democrat Central Committee and the past-president of the Pulaski County Democrat Women’s Club.

Winters moved to Largo from Knox five years ago.

Survivors include five grandchildren: Cherie [Paul Maccihone] Braun-Diaz of Seminole, Fla., Todd Braun of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Brent Braun of Winamac, Drew [Lisa] Braun of Belleair Beach, Fla. and Melissa [Nathan] Dennis of Winamac; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Trine of Tipton; and her beloved dog, Erin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters: Linda Braun and Rebecca Jensen; and two sisters: Delores and Dorothy.

Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. (CST) at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, with Rev. Ed Hasnerl officiating.

Burial will be at Fletcher Cemetery, Hamlet. Friends may call Monday from noon until the time of services.

To leave online condolences, go to rannellsfuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 25, 2012)

 

Dolores C. O’Connor-Haselby

May, 15, 1930 - Jan. 18, 2012

Dolores C. O’Connor-Haselby, 81, of Winamac, died at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 18 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on May 15, 1930 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Mathias A. Loehmer and Rose M. Schutz Loehmer.

On Aug. 19, 1950 in Winamac, she married Richard G. O’Connor. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1960.

On Dec. 26, 1992 in Winamac, she married Ivan D. “Ike” Haselby. He survives.

Dolores was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers and the Daughters of Isabella and Ladies of Charity.

Dolores served as Monroe Township Trustee, as Pulaski County Treasurer from 1985 until 1992 and as Pulaski County Auditor from 1993 until 1996. She was active in the Democrat Party.

Dolores was the former president of the Pulaski County Heart Association.

Dolores cherished the time spent with her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, music, dancing and playing cards. She was also interested in politics and refinishing and reupholstering furniture.

Survivors include her husband, Ivan D. “Ike” Haselby of Winamac; four daughters: Regina [Bill] Biros of Chicago, Monica [Kevin] Whiteman of Pulaski, Bernadette [Jim] Stevenson of Belfast, Maine and Martha Hayes [Greg Henneke] O’Connor of Indianapolis; a son, Michael D. [Sherry] O’Connor of Winamac; a stepdaughter, Sherry [Bob] Haselby Simpson of Star City; 10 grandchildren: Jeneen [John] Wynalda, Juliet [Darryl] Jarmosco, Amie [Mike] Wharff, William [Tammy] Biros, Brian Biros, Karen Biros, Sean O’Connor, Ryan O’Connor, Cara [Kevin] Dulin, Christen [Jeremy] Shell; three step-grandchildren: Scott [Jenny] Simpson, Tiffany [Scott] Brown and Emily Simpson; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Laverne M. Reutebuch of Indianapolis; and four brothers: Howard J. Loehmer of Hebron, Edward Loehmer of Winamac, Matthew J. Loehmer of Virginia Beach, Va. and Ronald Loehmer of Winamac.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mathias A. Loehmer and Rose M. Schutz Loehmer; a husband, Richard O’Connor; a son, Thomas K. O’Connor; and a brother. Lawrence Loehmer.

A Rosary and Christian Mothers Service and Ladies of Charity Prayer were held Friday, immediately followed by a Scriptural Wake Service.

A funeral mass was held Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Martin Sandhage officiated.

Burial followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or the local charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 25, 2012)

 

Carl M. Ploense, Jr.

Jan. 7, 1940 - Jan. 20, 2012

Carl M. Ploense, Jr., 72, of Hammond, died on Jan. 20.

Born on Jan. 7, 1940 in Bloomington, Ill, he was the son of Carl and Mary Ploense.

Carl was a member of the Woodmar Methodist Church of Hammond and sang in the church choir. He was employed as a lithographer for Rand McNally in Hammond, Lear Printing, CNA Insurance, Kohl’s and St. Margaret Mercy Hospital. He enjoyed singing with the Northwest Indiana Choral and Theater Group and the IUN Choral Group. Carl belonged to the Hammond Master Gardeners; he was an avid gardener, and especially enjoyed growing hot peppers.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carol Ploense; a son, Carl M. [Vivian] Ploense III; two daughters: Lisa M. [Sandy] Jameyfield and Suzzanne L. [Betty Nelson] Felty; five grandsons: Steven Ploense, Tad Jameyfield, Evan Jameyfield, Brendan Jameyfield and Austin Felty; three brothers: John [Wendy] Ploense, Keith T. [Vicki] Ploense and David [Christine] Ploense; a sister, Michele [Dennis] Dankel; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl; his mother, Mary, and his stepmother, Rose.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Fagen –Miller Funeral Home in Dyer.

Burial followed at Mount Vernon Memorial Estates in Lemont, Ill.

Carl shared his time and talents with many people. In lieu of flowers, please give to the following charities in his honor: Purdue University Master Gardeners, Woodmar Methodist Church, Camp Kesem at IU Bloomington or Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Chicago.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fagenmiller.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 25, 2012)

 

Fred Ditmire

Fred Ditmire, 77, of Leiters Ford, died at 9 a.m. on Jan. 16.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 25, 2012)

 

Orville M. Timmons

Orville M. Timmons, 95, of Wheatfield, died at 5 a.m. on Jan. 21 at his daughter’s residence in Medaryville.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 25, 2012)

 

Don Richard Wiesjahn

April 24, 1933 - Jan. 9, 2012

Don Richard Wiesjahn, 78, of Plainfield, died on Jan. 9, 2012.

Born on April 24, 1933 in Star City, he was the son of Donald D. and Beula Wiesjahn.

In 1979 he married Roberta Wiesjahn. She survives.

He graduated from Star City High School in 1951. Later, he received his Charter Life Underwriters Designation in 1968. Don was a member of Kingsway Christian Church in Avon. He played softball in Metro Stadium in the over 40 League for 24 years.

Don worked as a sales agent for 39 years for John Hancock Insurance Company. Upon retiring, he also worked for Sun Life Insurance Company and most recently worked for Pitney Bowes at their Baker & Daniels downtown site for 10 years, retiring again in 2005. Don served in the Naval Reserve for eight years.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta Wiesjahn; a daughter, Debra Wiesjahn of Indianapolis; two sons: Ronald Wiesjahn of Indianapolis and Dan Wiesjahn of Newburgh; two stepdaughters: Terri Wood of Indianapolis and Gail Stephens of Sarasota, Fla.; a stepson, Thomas Williams of Indianapolis; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald D. and Beula Wiesjahn of Winamac; a brother, Bobby Dean Wiesjahn of Winamac; and his first wife, Donna Jones Wiesjahn of Indianapolis.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 13 at Kingsway Christian Church in Avon, Ind.

Burial followed in Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsway Christian Church.

Online condolences may be shared at conklefuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 18, 2012)

 

Helena Marie (Fox) Eisert

April 14, 1937 - Jan. 9, 2012

Helena Marie (Fox) Eisert, 74, formerly of Logansport, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Jan. 9 in South Bend.

Born in Winamac on April 14, 1937, she was the daughter of Verl and Lucille Griese DeMoss.

On Oct. 22, 1955 in Winamac she married Lloyd Fox. They were married for 29 years, and together they had five children. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2009.

On June 12, 1985 in Lafayette she married James Eisert. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 2004.

Helena was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in South Bend and a former member of All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport. She enjoyed flowers, crocheting, embroidering and painting.

Survivors include three daughters: Elizabeth Ann [Gerald] Horban of Elkhart, Reine [Edward] Fisher of Elkhart and Veronica Fox of Winamac; two sons: Mark [Laurie] Fox of Fishers and Paul [Denise] Fox of Carmel; 11 grandchildren: Amber Working, Katherine [Craig] Pennington, Sarah Fox, Stephanie [Matt] Modlin, Andrea Horban, Amanda [Shawn] Goeller, Theresa [Gary] Conn, Adam [Chrissy] Fox, Shaun Fox, Tara Fisher and Megan Fisher; three great-grandchildren: Christopher and Anna Modlin and Noah Fox; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass was held Friday, Jan. 13 at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport. Father Michael McKinney officiated.

Burial will be in St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Lucerne, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Mission Center, P. O. Box 647, Logansport, IN 46947.

Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 18, 2012)

 

Grace D. Waterhouse

Oct. 29, 1920 - Jan. 13, 2012

Grace D. Waterhouse, 91, of Winamac, died at 11 a.m. on Jan. 13 at Hickory Creek at Winamac.

Born on Oct. 29, 1920 in Cambridge, Mass., she was the daughter of John Manganaro and Mary Manganaro.

On Sept. 19, 1938, in Cambridge, Mass., she married John T. Waterhouse. He preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1989.

She was a member of the Catholic Church. Grace was a homemaker who loved shopping, flowers and cooking for her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline G. [Donald L.] Hale of Winamac; a son, Jon S. Waterhouse of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.; five granddaughters: Robin L. Hale of Indianapolis, Deborah L. Worrell of Los Angeles, Jennifer L. [Patrick] Goodman of Winamac, Tracie L. [Jeremy] Jones of Winamac and Nicole Waterhouse of Mass.; a great-grandson, T. J. Redlin of Winamac; and four great-granddaughters: Taylor Jones of Winamac, Bailey Jones of Winamac, Haley Worrell of Los Angeles and Chelsea Worrell of Los Angeles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Manganaro; her husband, John T. Waterhouse; four sisters; and three brothers.

No services will be held.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com or directly to the family at j4_we@yahoo.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 18, 2012)

 

David Clarence Reutebuch

Nov. 4, 1937 - Jan. 11, 2012

David Clarence Reutebuch, 74, of Star City, died at 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 11 at his residence.

Born on Nov. 4, 1937 in Logansport, he was the son of Clarence B. “Skeet” Reutebuch and Rubye F. Allen Reutebuch.

Dave was a machinist for Galbreath, Inc. and Whalon Machines. He retired in 2001.

He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Dave served in the U.S. Navy on aircraft carriers. He was a member of the VFW 1728 in Winamac, AMVETS in Monticello and the American Legion.

Dave enjoyed collecting all types of machinery and hunting and fishing equipment. He liked to invent new things and was a perfectionist.

Dave also enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include a sister, Susan J. [John F.] Downing of Winamac; two nieces: Gina Marie [Steve] Baker of Star City and Barbara J. [Dave] Thompson of Winamac; two nephews: Mitch J. [Robin] Downing of Winamac and John J. [Denise] Downing of Winamac; several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence B. “Skeet” Reutebuch and Rubye F. Allen Reutebuch.

A Rosary Service was held Sunday, Jan. 15 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski on Monday, Jan. 16. Rev. Ronald Schiml officiated.

Burial took place at St. Joseph Cemetery West in Pulaski. The VFW and American Legion conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 18, 2012)

 

Leo Noah Lehman

June 22, 1920 - Jan. 13, 2012

Leo Noah Lehman, 91, of Lafayette, died at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at his residence.

Born on June 22, 1920 in Dayton, he was the son of the late Philip and Laura (Ulery) Lehman.

He graduated from Dayton High School and went on to earn his Indiana teaching license at Central Normal College in Danville.

On Oct. 28, 1950, he married Alice Louise Ince. She preceded him in death on October 19, 2007.

Throughout his life, Leo lived in Dayton, Lafayette and Monterey. He was a teacher for 33 years.

His first teaching experience was at Battle Ground High School, where he served as the sponsor for the class of 1949. He was an active participant in their class reunions since that time. He also taught at Monterey and Culver Junior/Senior High Schools.

After retirement he served as a Pulaski County Township Trustee.

Leo enjoyed being outdoors, especially when fishing and gardening, and playing cards with family and friends.

Survivors include a son, L. Edward [Laurie] Lehman of Indianapolis; a daughter, Pamela [George] White, with whom he made his home in Lafayette; a brother, Wilbur [Martha] Lehman of Lafayette; four grandchildren: Joe [Shasta] White of Lafayette, Dan White of Lafayette, Jake Yeary of Indianapolis and Alicia Yeary of Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Braden White; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Bray.

Visitation is Thursday, Jan. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home of Brookston, followed by a wake service with Deacon Ed Cleary officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, with Father Eric Underwood officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 18, 2012)

 

Millie P. Ludwig

Millie P. Ludwig, 80, of Monterey, died at 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2012 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 11, 2012)

 

Martin Gerald “Jack” Master

Martin Gerald “Jack” Master, 81, of Monterey, died at 5:50 a.m. on Jan. 8 at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 11, 2012)

 

Lewis Charles Tieman

Lewis Charles Tieman, 64, of Orange Park, Fla., died at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2012 at his residence.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 11, 2012)

 

Linda Lou (Reed) Fry

March 8, 1948 - Dec. 27, 2011

Linda Lou (Reed) Fry, 63, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Star City, died on Dec. 27, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Lima.

Born March 8, 1948 in Logansport, she was the only child of Paul and Bertha Mays Reed.

On June 22, 1966, in Thousand Oaks, Calif, she married Eugene G. Fry. He preceded her in death.

Although Linda grew up in California, she lived nearly her entire adult life in Pulaski County with her husband and children. Linda was a lifetime homemaker and cherished her family very much. She was an avid horseback rider and animal lover. She always had pets, such as dogs and cats, and even a few wild critters such as raccoon, rabbits and deer. Linda was also very involved in helping her husband with their Indiana wildlife habitat.

She enjoyed playing cards, crafts and photography, especially of wildlife. One of her greatest joys was traveling the back roads of America with her family where they shared numerous adventures. In later years, she spent winter months in South Padre Island, Texas with her two cats, Abby and Mittens.

Survivors include a son, Robert [Michelle] Fry of Lima, Ohio; two sisters-in-law: Judy Fry Galaher and friend, Eric Prentice of Winamac and Beverly Fry [Brandon] Sproles of Monticello; two nieces: Becky Litke and friend, Terry Brown of Kewanna and Kim Litke [Randy] Fox of Winamac; a nephew, Anthony [Jean] Sproles of Bloomington, Ill.; two great-nieces: Brandi Fox [Bryce] Kappes and Lindsey Fox; and two great-nephews: Austin Sproles and Matt Sproles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Bertha Mays Reed; her husband, Eugene G. Fry; a daughter, Kristine Fry; and a nephew, Kevin Litke.

Graveside services were Friday, Dec. 30 at Victor Chapel Cemetery in rural Pulaski County near Star City.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a cat/dog protection organization, a wildlife program or environmental program in Linda’s name.

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Fry family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 4, 2012)

 

Theresa M. Olson

Jan. 11, 1940 - Dec. 27, 2011

Theresa M. Olson, 71, of Knox, died at 11:32 p.m. on Dec. 27 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte.

Born on Jan. 11, 1940 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Jonas Mathias Kuhn and Geneva Rosella Weaver Kuhn.

She was a member of the Eagle Creek Church in Knox. Theresa enjoyed crafts, especially making birdhouses. She also enjoyed cooking and fishing.

Survivors include two sons: Rick Wagner of Knox and Dan [Tanya] Wagner of Winamac; three granddaughters: Crystal Enders of Ky., Candace Cayton of Ind. and LeAnna Salzer of N.C.; two grandsons: Mitchell Olson of Ky. and Joseph Wagner of Ind.; five great-grandchildren; four sisters: Mary Pletka of Orlando, Fla., Agnes Krulik of Monticello, Leona Sommers of Winamac, Francis Knouff of Winamac; and a brother, James Kuhn of Winamac.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonas Mathias Kuhn and Geneva Rosella Weaver Kuhn; two sisters: Bernice Braun and Sister Ruth Ann Kuhn; three brothers: Ralph Kuhn, Leonard Kuhn and Richard Kuhn; and her husband, Larry Olson.

A celebration of life was held at the her residence on Saturday, Dec. 31. Rev. Edward L. Hasnerl officiated.

Burial followed at Star City West Cemetery in Star City.

Memorial contributions may be given to Eagle Creek Church or the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 4, 2012)

 

Annamae T. Carnett

Annamarie T. Carnett, 90, of Winamac, died at 9:42 a.m. on Dec. 30 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 4, 2012)

 

Clyde H. Krug

Sept. 2, 1917 - Dec. 30, 2011

Clyde H. Krug, 94, of North Judson, died at 12:04 a.m. on Dec. 30 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Born on Sept. 2, 1917 in Grundy County, Ill., he was the son of William and Emma Roeder Krug.

On Dec. 16, 1944, in Kouts, he married Mildred A. Smolek. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2005.

Clyde was a veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of corporal in the United States Marine Corps. and fought in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Clyde was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church, Medaryville and was a former member of the Medaryville Lions Club. He was a former Cass Township Trustee and also had served on the West Central School Board.

Survivors include five sons: David [Gladys] Krug of North Judson, Melvin Krug of North Judson, Edward [Donna] Krug of Lakewood, Colo., Bill [LuAnn] Krug of Indianapolis and Ben Krug of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Krug and Emma Roeder Krug; his wife, Mildred A. Smolek Krug; five brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 2 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. Pastor Tom Woodley officiated.

Burial followed at St. Mark’s Cemetery, Medaryville, where the American Legion conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 4, 2012)

 

Mabel Kathern Holman

July 26, 1921 - Dec. 28, 2011

Mabel Kathern Holman, 90, of Lafayette, formerly of Winamac, died at 10 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Rosewalk Commons in Lafayette.

Born on July 26, 1921 in Medaryville, she was the daughter of Alfred Russell Moon and Sarah Elsie Sparks Moon.

On June 4, 1944, at her parents’ home in Star City, Mabel married Bill J. Holman. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2002.

She was a lifelong resident of the Winamac area, moving to Lafayette in 2005. Mabel was a member of Bethel Bible Church, Winamac.

Survivors include six daughters: Janis [John] Schuon of Clayton, N.C., Della [Mike] Bucher of St. Augustine, Fla., Ruth [Thomas] Oliver of Lafayette, Mary [Gary] Schroeder of Lafayette, Phyllis Holman of Lafayette and Angela [Larry] Spencer of Winamac; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Bernice Thimlar of Royal Center, Delight Kandl of Brodhead, Wis., Barbara Kellough of Kokomo and Norma Krone of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Russell Moon and Sarah Elsie Sparks Moon; a sister, Twila Jones; and a brother, Philip Moon.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Bethel Bible Church.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Bible Church, 6966 W. SR 14, Winamac. Rev. Edward Clark and Rev. Scott Tiede will officiate.

Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Bethel Bible Church, Winamac or the Riley Children’s Hospital Burn Unit in Indianapolis.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 4, 2012)

 

Patricia Jean Dunno

Jan. 8, 1955 - Dec. 28, 2011

Patricia Jean Dunno, 56, of Columbia, S.C. died on Dec. 28, 2011 in Columbia, S.C.

Born on Jan. 8, 1955 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late Richard Burget and Marceline “Marcie” Erb.

She was married to Jerry Lee Dunno for 29 years. He survives.

Patty enjoyed spending time with her two boys, Eric and Kyle, whom she called “The joys of her life!” and her granddaughter, Kylie. She loved reading suspense novels, traveling to the beach and Indiana and cooking for her family and friends. She graduated from West Central High School in Francesville and worked for the City of Aiken and in real estate for five years each. The most important job in her life was being a good mother and homemaker for her family. Patty was a breast cancer survivor of 10 years and cherished spending time with her family. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Lee Dunno; two sons: Kyle David [Kristen] Dunno of Anderson, S.C. and Eric William Dunno of Columbia, S.C.; a granddaughter, Kylie Marie Dunno of Anderson S.C.; two sisters: Debra [Jay] Blackwood of Colorado and Mary Jane [Mike] Royce of Indiana; a stepbrother, Darrell Erb of Indiana; and a stepsister, Darleen [Ryan] Erb of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Burget and Marceline “Marcie” Erb, and a stepfather, Neil Erb.

A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 2 at Dunbar Funeral Home in Columbia, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Attn: Gift Management Service, Suite 250, Dallas TX 75244-6125 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Kitrell Center, Suite 108-B, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

(Pulaski County Journal - Jan. 4, 2012)

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