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home : obituaries : obituaries June 26, 2016

Grace L. Norman
Grace L. Norman, 86, Macy, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Jerry L. Bretzinger
Jerry L. Bretzinger, 64, Rochester, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; and three daughters, Cheryl Jones, Rochester, Sarah Brown, La Porte, and Amy Bretzinger, Rochester.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.


Saturday, June 25, 2016
Brenda Kay Van Meter
Brenda Kay Van Meter, 59, Jackson, Mich., and formerly of Flint, Mich., passed away at 5:08 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Mich.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Stephanie Lynn Krugman
Stephanie Lynn Krugman, 59, Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Jerry L. Bretzinger
Jerry L. Bretzinger, 64, Rochester, died Thursday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Mary Jane (Jeffrey) Zellers
Mary Jane (Jeffrey) Zellers died Tuesday, June 21, at her home. She was 87. She was born Aug. 25, 1928, to Dr. Newman S. and Mary (Homan) Jeffrey, in Salem.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Dorothy Ann 'Dottie' Goss
Dorothy Ann "Dottie" Goss, 78, Stillwater, Okla., and formerly of Fulton, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her residence.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Dorothy A. Goss
Dorothy A. Goss, 78, Stillwater, Okla. and formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Mary Jane Zellers
Mary Jane Zellers, 87, Rochester, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include three daughters, Julie Korte, Indianapolis, Nancy Miller, Culver, and Janet Cox, Zurich, Switzerland; and a brother, Joe Jeffrey, Neillsville, Wis.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Robert V. Kindig
Robert V. Kindig's memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. He died Jan. 20, 2016.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Judith Ann Syler Gonzales
Judith Ann Syler Gonzales, 73, Santa Fe, N.M., passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Rev. Lee Allen Stubblefield
The Rev. Lee Allen Stubblefield, 78, one of God's most faithful servants, was called home on June 10, 2016, at Leisure Homestead, St. John, Kan.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Betty Louise Kramer Hutchison
Betty Louise Kramer Hutchison, 89, Indiana 331, Bourbon, passed away at 7:42 a.m. June 17, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester following a brief illness.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Floyd L. Fraser
Floyd L. Fraser, 70, 6710 36th Ave. E. No. 202, Palmetto, Fla., died Thursday at Bill Young VA, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Ed French
Ed French, 83, Silver Lake, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include his sons, Gary French, Fort Wayne, and Ron French, Okemos, Mich.; and his daughter, Kathy Judy, Peru.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at South Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5064 W. 1400 N., North Manchester. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.


Saturday, June 18, 2016
Robert V. 'Bob' Kindig
Robert V. "Bob" Kindig died January 20, 2016. His celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Russell 'Rusty' Dale Warren
Russell "Rusty" Dale Warren, 57, Phoenix, Ariz., died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016, at home.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Susan Miller
A celebration of the life of Susan Miller, who passed away on June 6, 2016, will be from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Moose Lodge, 1911 West Side Road, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Rex C.W. McHenry
Rex C.W. McHenry, 91, Peru, died Wednesday at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru.

Survivors include his wife, Joan McHenry, Peru; and three children, Pamela A. Cole, Coldwater, Mich., Rex W. McHenry, Granger, and Bradley R. McHenry, Fishers.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from noon to the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Lloyd K. Goodnight
Lloyd K. Goodnight, 56, Peru, died Tuesday in Peru.

Survivors include one daughter, Amanda Recinos, Peru; two sons, Aaron and Andrew Renberg, Peru; one brother, Dennis Goodnight, Ohio; and one sister, Rebecca Phillips, Windfall.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.


Friday, June 17, 2016
Juanita M. Tomlinson
Juanita M. Tomlinson, 77, formerly of Rochester, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016.

Surviving are two sons, Bart Tomlinson, and Brian (Beverly) Tomlinson; and one daughter, Michelle (Dennis) Hiebing. Juanita was also a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren, Kevin and Logan Tomlinson, Adelyn (Eric Pennycoff) and Emily Tomlinson, and Justin, Gabriel and Mitchel Crowder; and one great-grandchild, Tessa Crowder.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Donald.

Private services will be held at a future date. Arrangements are handled by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home.


Friday, June 17, 2016
Newt Green III
Newt Green III, 67, Mentone, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Calvin 'Cal' Arnold
Calvin "Cal" Arnold, 92, Noblesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Harbour Manor Care Center, Noblesville.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Willnetta E. 'Willie' Miles
Willnetta E. "Willie" Miles, Fulton County centenarian, 100 years, 9 months, and 20 days, departed this life on June 10 at her home. She moved to Rochester in 2001.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Adrian G. Ralstin
Adrian G. Ralstin, 93, Mooresville and formerly of Rochester and Kokomo, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Matthew W. Thompson
Matthew W. Thompson, 41, Warsaw, died Saturday.

Survivors include his father, Denny Thompson, Akron; sisters Amy Heckaman, Warsaw, and Heather Turner, McLean, Va.; and brother Jason Thompson, Tsukuba, Japan.

There will be no funeral service. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Mary A. Weir
Mary A. Weir, 92, Huntington and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Heritage of Huntington.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Willnetta E. Miles
Willnetta E. Miles, 100, Rochester, died Friday at her home.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson, 41, Warsaw, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Mary L. Rose
Mary L. Rose, 83, Mentone, died Saturday at her home.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Mary E. Simmons
Mrs. Mary E. Simmons, 91, of Fulton, passed away at 11:56 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Century Villa Healthcare of Greentown.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Glen Dora Smith
Glen Dora Smith, 96, Fishers and formerly of Akron, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016, at her residence.
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Monday, June 13, 2016
Adrian G. Ralstin
Adrian G. Ralstin, 93, Mooresville and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Adrian G. Ralstin
Adrian G. Ralstin, 93, Mooresville and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Mary E. Simmons
Mary E. Simmons, 91, Fulton, died Wednesday at Century Villa Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Greentown.

Mary is survived by four daughters, Judy Reed, Kewanna, Sharon Bowman, Fulton, Debbie Sheets, Twelve Mile, and Patti Donahue, Charleston, S.C.; and two sons, Jerry Simmons, Michigan City, and Ron Simmons, Topeka, Kan.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday in the funeral home.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Willnetta E. Miles
Willnetta E. Miles, 100, Rochester, died Friday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Saturday, June 11, 2016
Glenn E. Cleland
Glenn E. Cleland, former POW and World War II U.S. Army veteran, 95, Rochester, passed away at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Mary E. Simmons
Mary E. Simmons, 91, Fulton, died Wednesday at Century Villa Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Greentown. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Friday, June 10, 2016
Katherine Lucille Fisher
Katherine Lucille Fisher, 92, Rochester, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at her residence.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Susan M. Miller
Susan M. Miller, 57, Rochester, passed away at 4:36 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2016, at her residence.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Loretta M. Strayer
Loretta M. Strayer, 91, Leiters Ford, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Rita Kathleen Mohler Foust
Rita Kathleen Mohler Foust met Jesus and took her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 12:06 a.m.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Juanita Gay (Stevens) Duff
Juanita Gay (Stevens) Duff, 76, Meadow Lane, Plymouth, passed away at 2:30 a.m. June 7, 2016, at We Belong Senior Home, Plymouth. She had been in declining health for the past couple of years.
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Thursday, June 9, 2016
Glenn E. Cleland
Glenn E. Cleland, 95, Rochester, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Morris, Goshen; and two sons, John Cleland, Indianapolis, and Larry Murfitt, West Point.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday in the funeral home.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Donald L. Mahoney
Donald L. Mahoney, 80, Juniper Road, Argos, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.


Thursday, June 9, 2016
Andy L. Yoder
Andy L. Yoder, 69, 2200 S. Indiana 19, Akron, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Ada; eight daughters, Katie Miller, Akron, Christina Schwartz, Leesburg, Rhoda Yoder, Georgia, Freda Eicher, Shipshewana, Ada Swartzentruber, Macy, Elizabeth Eicher, Nappanee, Alma Yoder, Akron, and Verba Yoder, Akron; four sons, Raymond Yoder, Chetopa, Kan., Leroy Yoder, Akron, Andy Jr. Yoder, Winterville, N.C., and Vernon Yoder, Akron; four brothers, Ervin, Danny, and Levi Jr., Hartly, Del., and Roman, Carlton, Pa.; and two sisters, Barbara Yoder, and Elizabeth Yoder, both of Hartly, Del.

Funeral service is noon Friday at Pleasant Hill School, 235 W. Pleasant Hill Road, Akron. Visitation is after 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Andy's home, 2200 S. Indiana 19, Akron. Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.


Thursday, June 9, 2016
Juanita G. Duff
Juanita G. Duff, 76, Meadow Lane, Plymouth, died Tuesday at We Belong Senior Home, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Richard Alan Runkle
Richard Alan Runkle, 69, Peru, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Hickory Creek, Peru.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Raymond Donald Lewis
Raymond Donald Lewis, 81, formerly of Rochester, passed away May 13, 2016, in Laurel, Miss.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Janice M. Hite
Janice M. Hite, 63, Lawrence Lake, Plymouth, died Friday at Signature Healthcare of Bremen. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Evelyn R. Newgent
Evelyn R. Newgent, 71, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Rochester and Fort Wayne, died Thursday.

Survivors include her husband, S. Robert Newgent; and sons Craig, Keith and Kevin.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martha Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, Fla. Arrangements are handled by Gulf Coast Cremations.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Loretta M. Strayer
Loretta M. Strayer, 91, Leiters Ford, died Saturday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Mays, Rochester; two sons, Richard Strayer, Decatur, Ill., and James Strayer, DeMotte; and three sisters, Ruth Roberta Hause, Highland, Jeanette Edna Brown, Schererville, and Opal Edna Jackson, Highland.

Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Susan M. Miller
Susan M. Miller, 57, Rochester, died Monday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Loretta Strayer
Loretta Strayer, 91, Rochester, died Saturday at Pulaski Health Care, Winamac. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Helen Lois Moss
Helen Lois Moss, 92, Logansport and formerly of Twelve Mile, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at McKinney Place, Logansport.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Eula J. Shepherd
Eula J. Shepherd, 79, Rochester, passed away at 12:26 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at her residence.
Monday, June 6, 2016
John V. LaFree
John V. Lafree, 62, Kokomo, died Thursday in Kokomo.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah LaFree; daughters Barbie (Scott) Conwell, Sharon LaFree, Shannon (Kenneth) Kepner, Sherry (Jim) Hamilton, and Tina (Steve) D'Alcey; sons Don LaFree and Greg LaFree; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Monday, June 6, 2016
Bill C. Bay
Bill C. Bay, 76, Rochester, passed away at 6:59 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at his residence.
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Monday, June 6, 2016
Elizabeth Berger
Elizabeth (Chouinard) Berger, born July 23, 1916, in Fowler passed away May 24, 2016, in Las Cruces, N.M., at the age of 99.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Martha Cloud
Martha Cloud, 83, Rochester, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Billie C. Bay
Billie C. Bay, 76, Rochester, died Friday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Iris M. Anderson Thompson
Iris M. Anderson Thompson, 100, Mentone, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
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Friday, June 3, 2016
Deborah A. Dotson
Deborah A. Dotson, 59, Akron, passed away Tuesday morning, May 31, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Irene H. Smith
Irene H. Smith, 90, Olive Trail, Plymouth, died Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

Survivors include her son, David Smith, Daytona Beach, Fla.; her daughter, Marie Fishburn, Plymouth; and her brothers, Richard Hufnagel, Buffalo, N.Y., and Arthur Hufnagel, Buffalo, N.Y.

Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Irene M. Creighbaum
Irene M. Creighbaum, 77, Tippecanoe, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Raymond D. Lewis
Raymond D. Lewis, 81, Rochester, died May 13, 2016, in Laurel, Miss. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Gary J. Kraning
Gary J. Kraning, 74, Peru, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra; his son, Ken, Peru; and his sister, Linda Maze, Peru.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Lawrence Connor Jr.
Lawrence Conner Jr., 94, Mexico, died Sunday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Harriette, Peru; three sons, Eldon, Peru, Glenn, Peru, and Larry, Peru; and a sister, Janet K. Dalman, Holland, Mich.

Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mexico Church of the Brethren. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Dr. Gary L. 'Mac' McMillen
Dr. Gary L. "Mac" McMillen, 76, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Irene M. Creighbaum
Irene M. Creighbaum, 77, Tippecanoe, died Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.


Saturday, May 28, 2016
Gerald L. Sanders
Gerald L. Sanders, 62, Macy, died Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include his brothers, Tom Sanders, Windom, Minn., and George Sanders, Magnolia, Texas; and sisters Robin E. Sanders, Sharpsville, and Willow Radcliff, Spencer.

No service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Gary L. McMillen
Dr. Gary L. "Mac" McMillen, 76, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Joan P. Steele
Joan P. Steele, 67, Rochester, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at her residence.
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Friday, May 27, 2016
George Edward Critchley
George Edward Critchley, 79, Macy, passed away at 10:08 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Waldo Baker
Waldo Baker, 84, passed away May 24, 2016, in Mishawaka.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Richard L. Waltz
Richard L. Waltz, 78, Rochester, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
George E. Critchley
George E. Critchley, 79, Macy, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Ellers Mortuary.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Richard L. Waltz
Richard L. Waltz, 78, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Beverly Raya
Beverly Raya, 70, Rochester, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Survivors include a daughter, Angel Parker, Mentone; and a brother, Jack Brower, Rochester.

Funeral service is 3 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Beverly Raya
Beverly Raya, 70, Warsaw, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Jerome T. Clavers
Jerome T. Clavers, 90, Rochester and formerly of Chilton, Wis., passed away at 1:55 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Bonnie M. Gearhart
Bonnie M. Gearhart, 93, Hoosier Village Retirement Center, Indianapolis, and formerly of Akron, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at her residence.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Jason 'Jake' C. Alberts
Jason "Jake" C. Alberts, 44, Wolcott, passed away at 4:13 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
John "Jack" Charles Bridge
Former Rochester resident, John "Jack" Charles Bridge, 60, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2016, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

On May 20, 1955, Jack was born in Logansport. He was a treasured son of Robert Rizer and Martha C. Weddle Bridge.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Jerome T. Clavers
Jerome T. Clavers, 90, Rochester, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Janet L. Andrews

Janet L. Andrews, 74, Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry; a daughter, Cindy Coffing, Rochester; three sons, Robert Andrews, Mentone, David Andrews, Rochester, and William Andrews, Rochester; and a sister, Pat Conley, Rochester.

Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Judy M. Sandstrom
Judy M. Sandstrom, 77, Fishers and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.

Survivors include two daughters, Dawn Lindstrom, Indianapolis, and Jill Weese, Galveston; and a son, Rick Stewart, Indianapolis.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Kenneth D. Harp
Kenneth D. Harp, 52, Peru, died Saturday at his home.

Survivors include seven brothers, Bill Poe, Denver, Tom Harp, Macy, Jack Poe, Peru, Pete Poe, Peru, Jim Harp, Florida, John Harp, Miami, and Matt Harp, Denver; and four sisters, Christine Strong, Peru, DeeAnn Biddle, Roann, Joyce McKinney, Florida, and Rochelle Martin, Perrysburg.

Funeral service is 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 4 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Janet L. Andrews
Janet L. Andrews, 74, Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry; a daughter, Cindy Coffing, Rochester; three sons, Robert Andrews, Mentone, David Andrews, Rochester, and William Andrews, Rochester; and a sister, Pat Conley, Rochester.

Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Janet L. Andrews
Janet L. Andrews, 74, Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Jack Bridge
John "Jack" Charles Bridge, 60, Terre Haute and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at Union Hospital of Terre Haute.
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Monday, May 16, 2016
Judy Sandstrom
Judy Sandstrom, 77, formerly of Rochester, died Friday at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Saturday, May 14, 2016
Jack Bridge
Jack Bridge, 60, Terre Haute and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Patricia A. Ginther
Patricia A. Ginther, 81, Rochester, died Friday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Survivors include a daughter, Gail McGuffey, Pengrove, Calif.; a son, Greg McGuffey, Indianapolis; and a sister, Myrtle Walker, Albuquerque, N.M.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Cross church. Visitation is one hour prior to the service in the church. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Charles R. Hagenbush
Charles R. Hagenbush, 87, Argos, died Wednesday at Parkview Regional Center, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include a daughter, Gayle Kintigh, Elkhart; sons Charles K., Argos, and Kent I., Fort Wayne; sister Evelyn L. Tracy, Argos; and brother Donald Hagenbush, Peru.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Charles H. Francis
Charles H. Francis, 70, Roann, died Wednesday.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Katina L. Powell
Katina L. Powell, 43, Rochester, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
John R. Nichols
John R. Nichols, 76, Claypool, and Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday at Arrowhead Hospital, Glendale, Ariz.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie, Claypool; daughter Penny Miller, Warsaw; son Robert, Smyrna, Ga; and sister Cynthia Hoppas, San Marcos, Calif.

Funeral service is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
John R. Nichols
John R. Nichols, 76, Claypool, and Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday at Arrowhead Hospital, Glendale, Ariz.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie, Claypool; daughter Penny Miller, Warsaw; son Robert, Smyrna, Ga; and sister Cynthia Hoppas, San Marcos, Calif.

Funeral service is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Charles R. Hagenbush
Charles R. Hagenbush, 87, Argos, died Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
John R. Schneider
John R. Schneider, 67, Rochester, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, at his residence.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Katina L. Powell
Katina L. Powell, 43, Rochester, died Saturday.

Survivors include two sons, Keean Powell, and Kelton Powell, Rochester; mother, Henrietta Hill, Rochester; three sisters, Tami Cox, Argos, Kira Shotts, Rochester, and Debra Honeycutt, Rochester; and a brother, Art Shidler, Rochester.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ashley D. Correll
Ashley D. Correll, 44, Auburn, died April 13, 2016, at IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; father Larry D. Correll, Auburn; and two brothers, Tony and Larry Correll.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Cemetery, Macy.

Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Marjorie L. Baber
Marjorie L. Baber, 85, Warsaw, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, Warsaw; and her children, Gerry Baber, Warsaw, Teresa Calhoun, Warsaw, and Tracy Moyer, Atwood.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
John R. Schneider
John R. Schneider, 67, Rochester, died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Katina L. Powell
Katina L. Powell, 43, Rochester, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tolly "Ted" Delwood Vaughn Sr.
Tolly "Ted" Delwood Vaughn Sr., 79, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, Wabash.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Arthur Llovet
Arthur Llovet, 64, Rochester, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Monday, May 9, 2016
John R. Nichols
John R. Nichols, 76, Claypool and Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday at Arrowhead Hospital, Glendale, Ariz. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Marcia L. Kahler
Marcia L. Kahler, 71, Macy, died April 9, 2016, in Macy.

Survivors include a brother; a daughter, Laura I. Kahler, Wilsonville, Ore.; and two sons, Clinton T. Kahler, Phoenix, Ariz., and Marshall L. Kahler, Lafayette.

Monday, May 9, 2016
Tolly "Ted" Vaughn
Tolly "Ted" Vaughn, 79, Rochester, died Thursday at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre, Wabash. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Arthur Lovett
Arthur Lovett, 64, Rochester, died Thursday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Arthur Spencer Sr.
Arthur Spencer Sr., 73, Rochester, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Friday, May 6, 2016
Jimmy M. "Jake" Jacobson
immy M. "Jake" Jacobson, 76, Monterey, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo, after fighting cancer for the last few years.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Mike Jackson
George "Mike" Jackson, 58, Cle Elum, Wash., formerly of Rochester, died April 26, 2016.

Survivors include two sisters, Susie Eikenberry, Rochester, and Teri Jackson, Bacliff, Texas.

Funeral service will be at a later date. Good Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Gordon Clark Taiclet
Gordon Clark Taiclet, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2016, in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Dr. James Edward Ayers
Dr. James Edward Ayers, 70, Lucerne, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Cheryl Lee (Garrett) McKee
Cheryl Lee (Garrett) McKee, 69, Tulsa, Okla., passed away on April 28, 2016, after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Romayne Wentzel
Romayne Wentzel, 91, of Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 8:35 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester.


Monday, May 2, 2016
Howard J. Lease
Howard James Lease, 85, Rochester, passed away at 7:47 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
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Monday, May 2, 2016
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson, 58, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday in Seattle, Wash.

Local arrangements are being handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Romayne Wentzel
Romayne Wentzel, 91, Kewanna, died Friday at Wynnfield Crossing.

Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Jeannette B. Cole
Jeannette B. Cole, 87, Denver, died Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include three children, Philip Maus, South Carolina, Sue Smith, Logansport, and Linda Galloway, South Carolina.

Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is from noon until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Herschel E. Howard
Herschel E. Howard, 82, Leeton, Mo., formerly of Rochester, died April 20, 2016, in Columbia, Mo.

Survivors include his brother, Larry Howard; daughters Donita Huffman, Janet S. Tuley, Athens, Ellen Duff, Warsaw, Rhonda Jackson, Debra Zimmerman, and Karen Rohr; and son Larry W. Doolittle.

No service was held.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Charles "Charlie" W. Fruitt
Charles "Charlie" W. Fruitt, 61, Rochester, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Quinton E. Barger
Quinton "Eugene" Barger, 59, Rochester, died Tuesday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Catrina; three sons, James Fuson, Gary, Clayton, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Shelton, Delong; and four sisters, Stella Williams, East Prairie, Mo., Wanda Howard, Portage, Terry Barger, Charleston, Mo., and Ruthann Horn, Portage.

Funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Raymond L. Lewis
Raymond L. Lewis, 94, Mentone, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Charles W. Fruitt
Charles W. Fruitt, 61, Rochester, died Monday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Paula; two daughters, Tuvara Meeks, Elkhart, and Nancy Fruitt, Warsaw; a son, James W. Gunnels, Bourbon; his father, Jack Owens Sr., Albany; a sister, Melissa Owens, Eaton; and a brother Jack Owens Jr., Maryland.

Funeral service is 5 p.m. Thursday at Riverview Community Church. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service on Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Herbert C. Davis
Herbert C. Davis, 101, Rochester, and formerly of Burket and Beaver Dam Lake, passed away at 11:42 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Raymond L. Lewis
Raymond L. Lewis, 94, Mentone, died Tuesday at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Trisha L. Mark
Trisha L. Mark, 39, Elm Road, Bourbon, died Tuesday at Elkhart Hospice House.

Survivors include her daughters, Madison Mark and Allison Mark, both at home; mother Debra Nicodemus, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; father Steven Brown, Warsaw; and brother Matthew Brown, Plymouth.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are handled by the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Quinton Barger
Quinton Barger, 59, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Charles W. McKinney
Charles W. McKinney, 85, a longtime Peru resident, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Rochester.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Charles Steven Herkless
Charles Steven Herkless, 66, Rochester, passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
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Monday, April 25, 2016
Dee M. Royer
Dee M. Royer, 95, North Manchester, died Thursday at Timbercrest Senior Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Charles S. Herkless
Charles S. Herkless, 66, Rochester, died Friday at St. Joseph Regional

Medical Center, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Harold W. Reffitt
Harold W. Reffitt, 58, Macy, passed away at 4:20 p.m. April 21, 2016, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Jeanette M. Oestermyer
Jeanette M. Oestermyer, 86, Rochester, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Ada Jean Fugate
Ada Jean Fugate, 62, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home.
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Friday, April 22, 2016
Jeanette M. Oestermyer
Jeanette M. Oestermyer, 86, Rochester, died Wednesday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Randy R. Clemens
Randy R. Clemens, 64, Argos, died Monday at home.

Survivors include his children, Chris Clemens, Mishawaka, Brandi Scott, Elkhart, and Jaime Mathias, Brownsburg; and sisters Sharon Slonaker, Denver, Janet Davidson, Warsaw, Betty Swift, Marcellus, Mich., and Sandy Ousley, Burkett.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ada Fugate
Ada Fugate, 62, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Gerald "Jerry" Klopp
Gerald "Jerry" Klopp, 82, of Rochester, passed away at IU Health Arnett Hospital, in Lafayette, on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Wheeler Conley
Wheeler Conley, 81, Rochester, passed away at 6:29 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Gerald " Jerry" Klopp
Gerald "Jerry" Klopp, 82, Rochester, died Saturday at IU Health Arnett, Lafayette.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Charles Lee Riddle
Charles Lee Riddle, 89, of Argos, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Louise Murphy
L. Louise Murphy, 97, Peru, and formerly of rural Denver, died Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include a son, Richard R. Murphy, Denver; and a daughter, Nancy Masten, Peru.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 15, 2016
John W. Haworth
John W. Haworth, 68, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Carl "Carly" Andrew Richard
Carl "Carly" Andrew Richard, 55, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Karen S. Ellenwood
Karen S. Ellenwood, 66, Akron, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Center for Hospice Care Hospice House, South Bend.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Sarah Kay Muinzer
Sarah Kay Muinzer, 42, Oak Harbor, Wash., and formerly of Lucerne, passed away on Jan. 18, 2016, in Oak Harbor, Wash.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016


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