Obituaries

Freida Jane Bartlett, 96, of Chicago, formerly of Winamac, passed away peacefully at the GlenCrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chicago at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22. Freida was born on July 28, 1918, in Kentland, and grew up in Hammond. She married James Dorsey of Wilmington, Illinois, and...
Walter D. Engel, 74, of Knox, passed away at 2:18 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at his residence. He was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, to Donald Earl and Mary Anna (Zabowka) Engel. Walter married Maxine Woods on Feb. 8, 1964, in Knox. Maxine survives. Walter was a dairy and grain farmer for...
Ruth J. (Kestle) Harbut, 91, of Monticello, formerly of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 11, at the White Oak Health Campus in Monticello. Born April 25, 1923, in Winamac, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Ethel (Williams) Kestle. Ruth was the owner/operator of Kute Kurl Beauty Shop...
Glenn Wood Jr., 83, of Star City, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. He was born March 28, 1931, in Star City, to Glenn and Esther (Boose) Wood Sr. Glenn lived most of his life near Star City. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1949. He...
Bailee Jean Smith, born 3 months premature, passed away at 5:54 a.m., Thursday, March 12, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. Bailee was born to Scotti Smith and Jeri Lynn Hudson, of VeVay. She is survived by her loving parents Scotti Smith and Jeri Lynn Hudson; big brother Hayden Hudson-...
Dorothy M. Fox, 86, of Royal Center, formerly of Francesville, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 13, at her daughter’s residence in Francesville. She was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Pulaski County, to Grover and Anna (Garling) Ringen. Dorothy was married on Oct. 23, 1948, in St. Joseph Catholic...
Richard K. Burger, 84, Knox, passed away at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Indiana University Health Starke Hospital in Knox. He was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Clayton, Michigan, to Cleo and Edith (Bishop) Burger. He was married to JoAnn Mercer on Nov. 13, 1953, in Clayton, Michigan. JoAnn survives. A...
Ben Eugene Zellers, 58, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the home of his sister, Bertha Kelsey, who resides in South Bend. Ben was born on March 24, 1953, in Winamac, to the late Alvin B. and Emma E. (Sahlhoff) Zellers. He was born and raised in Winamac, and graduated from Winamac...
Priscilla Ruth Anliker, 97, of Francesville, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.
Nancy J. Pletka, 74, of Winamac, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Hickory Creek in Winamac. Nancy was born on Nov. 26, 1940, in Winston Salem, North Carolina, to the late Paul and Edna Wadford. She married William Pletka on Aug. 30, 1980, in Lake Bruce. He passed away Jan. 11, 2006....

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