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home : obituaries February 5, 2016

Jean Headly Hetrick
Jean Headley Hetrick, 75, Argos, died Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Hannah Belle Marrs
Hannah Belle Marrs, 94, formerly of South Whitley, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Peabody Home, North Manchester, where she resided since December 2004.
Friday, February 5, 2016
David James Solomon
David James Solomon, 46, Terrell, Texas, and formerly of Argos, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Forney, Texas.

Survivors include daughters Ashley Fout, Akron, and Amber Solomon, Kokomo; son Austin Solomon, Kokomo; mother Bonnie Solomon, Argos; sisters Sheila Beers, Argos, and Lou Ann Norman, Terrell, Texas; brother Jerry Solomon, Argos.

Visitation is Monday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. His funeral service will follow visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friday, February 5, 2016
G. Jean Spoor
G. Jean Spoor, 93, of Culver, formerly of Winamac, passed away at 9:46 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Charles A. Richardson
Charles A. Richardson, 65, of Kewanna, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Survivors include his children, Crystal Thomas, Charles Richardson, Shane Richardson, all of Kewanna, Andrew Richardson, Missouri; mother Phyllis Barrett, Rochester; sisters Kathy Mounts and Cindy Sue Schaffner, Rochester.

Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Buddy E. Barnette
Buddy E. Barnette, 76, died at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver, on Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016. There will be a private service. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.


Thursday, February 4, 2016
Margaret Lane Wagoner
Margaret Lane Brown Guttman Wagoner, 77, Sheridan, passed away on Monday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Edward M. King
Edward M. King, 91, Rochester, passed away at 2:52 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Thursday, February 4, 2016
Hugh W. Silberman
Hugh W. Silberman, 73, South Bend, formerly Rochester, passed away Jan. 20, 2016, at home.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Charles A. Richardson
Charles A. Richardson, 65, of Kewanna, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Charles A. Richardson
Charles A. Richardson, 65, Kewanna, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Alta Baker
Alta Baker, 83, South Bend, passed away on Jan. 31, 2016, in South Bend.

Mrs. Baker was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Hamlet, to Carl and Iva Huhnke.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Edith Barker Harper Franklin
Edith L. "Edie" Barker Harper Franklin, 85, of Rochester, and formerly of Silver Lake and Akron, died 11:20 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Ethel Kenny
Ethel Delight (Holland) Feitshans Kenny, 94, Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at home.

Ethel was born to the late Fred and Sarah Holland. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wendell Feitshans in 1969 and her second husband, Robert Kenny in 1997.

Ethel graduated in 1939 from Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio, and studied to be a registered nurse at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati. She served in the Naval Nurse Cadet Program and worked as an RN at Miami Valley and Kettering (Ohio) hospitals. While at Kettering she was a head nurse of pulmonary rehabilitation. She was a Master Gardener and an active member of the Women's Republican Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Poor, Riverside, Ohio, sons Martin Feitshans, Beavercreek, and Fred (Sheri) Feitshans, of Houston, Texas; stepchildren Michael (Tonia) Kenny of Rochester, Sheila (Gus) Vitali, Centerville, Ohio, Bridget Kenny, Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Kenny, Kettering, Ohio, and Patrick (Andee) Kenny of Cave Creek, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at the Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek, with burial to follow in Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the time of service.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Hugh W. Silberman
Hugh W. Silberman, 74, South Bend, and formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in his home.

Survivors include his wife LaVon Silberman; daughters Ursula Irwin, Burr Ridge, Ill., Angela Williams, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., and Heather Silberman, Chicago; sisters Madonna Johnson, Hillsboro, Iowa, Claudia Medsker, Fort Wayne, Cheryle Neubeck, Rochester, and Suzanne Jones, Macy.

Visitation with the family is Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, from 3-8 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home, Hickey Chapel, South Bend.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
David Solomon
David James Solomon, 46, Terrell, Texas, and formerly of Argos, died Sunday in Forney, Texas, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Margaret V. Black
Margaret V. "Maggie" Black, 82, of rural Akron, died at 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Bill E. Brown
Bill E. Brown, 82, Rochester, passed away at 11:04 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Jerry E. Burton
Mr. Jerry Edward Burton, 53, Rochester and Leiter's Ford, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Virginia L. Scott
Virginia L. Scott, 87, Warsaw, and formerly of Rochester, passed away peacefully at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Marc A. Smiley
Mr. Marc A. Smiley, 58, Rochester passed away at 3:35 a.m., Jan. 31, 2016, at Chase Center Nursing and Rehab in Logansport, following a valiant and courageous 30-year battle with muscular dystrophy.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Glenda Starner
Glenda L. Starner, 81, rural Claypool, died at 5:15 pm, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Mason Health Care of Warsaw.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Patricia A. Giesler
Patricia "Patty" Ann Giesler, daughter of the late Robert and Marian McKenzie, entered her eternal home in heaven on Jan. 29, 2016.

Patty was born on Oct. 25, 1939, in Harrisburg, Pa., the oldest child of five.

Patty moved with her family to Silver Lake when she was 16 years old. She graduated from Silver Lake High School.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Jerry E. Burton
Jerry E. Burton, 53, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at his residence.


Monday, February 1, 2016
Kay Goshert Camp
Kay Goshert Camp, 63, of Mentone, took the hand of her Savior and stepped into heaven on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at 10:52 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, where she had resided since March of 2014. Kay Arlene was born July 18, 1952, to James and Iola (Tucker) Goshert.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Marsha A. Koons
Marsha A. Koons, 75, Rochester, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her residence.

She was born on May 16, 1940, in Muncie, the daughter of Orville and Dessie (Edwards) Renfroe. On Dec. 21, 1979, in Rochester, she married Donald D. Koons. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2011.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Edward E. Downing
Edward E. "Rudy" Downing, 86, of Peru, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at 3:13 a.m. at his residence.

Rudy was born in Star City on Jan. 27, 1930, the son of Ralph F. and Julia M. Conner Downing.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Marc Smiley
Marc Smiley, 58, Rochester, passed away on Jan. 31, 2016, at Chase Center Nursing and Rehab, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Jerry Burton
Jerry Burton, 53, Rochester, died Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Saturday, January 30, 2016
Arthur H. "Sonny" Giesler
On the morning of Jan. 26, 2016, Sonny Giesler passed peacefully in his home in rural Rochester. He was comforted by his loving wife as he went to be with his Lord and Savior. Sonny was 77 years old.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Patricia Giesler
Patricia Giesler, 76, of rural Rochester, died Friday at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Patricia Giesler
Patricia Giesler, 76, of rural Rochester, died Friday at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Matthew "Matt" Lee Alford
Matthew "Matt" Lee Alford, 44, Tippecanoe, died at 4:58 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2016, at his residence.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Dean L. Perdue
Dean L. Perdue, 85, Rochester, passed away at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Ruby Siders
Ruby Leslie Spence Siders, 91, Mexico, died Thursday at her residence.

She is survived by her three children, Ernest Spence, Camden, Ruth Correll, and Kenneth Spence, Greencastle; two sisters, Norma Klingaman, Florida, and Alma Houser, Delphi.

A funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Eugene Anderson
Eugene Anderson, 89, Logansport, died Wednesday at McKinney Place, Logansport.

Survivors include son John Anderson, Twelve Mile; brother Burton Anderson, Lexington, Ky.; and sister Dorothy Nichols, Lawrenceburg, Ky.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Friday, January 29, 2016
Edith L. Franklin
Edith L. Barker Harper Franklin, 85, Rochester, formerly of Silver Lake and Akron, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Friday, January 29, 2016
Carol Jean Zent Lange
Memorial visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, for Carol Jean Zent Lange, 79, Isle of Palms, S.C., and formerly of Rochester, who died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in South Carolina. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


Friday, January 29, 2016
Dean L. Perdue
Dean L. Perdue, 85, Rochester, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Friday, January 29, 2016
Larry Jay Pattee
Larry Jay Pattee, 75, Griffin, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

He was born in Kewanna on July 2, 1940.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Scott B. Shelburne
Former Rochester resident, Mr. Scotty B. Shelburne, 59, of Camden, S.C., passed away following a valiant battle with cancer, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital, Columbia, S.C.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Robert Leo Alderfer
Robert Leo Alderfer, 85, of Yuba City, Calif., formerly of Rochester, passed away Jan. 21, 2016, at Rideout Hospital, Marysville, Calif.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Clyde Berkshire
Clyde Berkshire, 93, Royal Center, died Saturday, in Fort Wayne.

Survivors include one son, Marvin Berkshire, Royal Center; two daughters, Karen Brubaker, Fort Wayne, and Permella Campbell, Aurora, Ill.; three sisters, Thora Pownell, Logansport, Mary Benson, Port Charolette, Fla., and Helen Merkert, Fishers.

A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Arthur Giesler
Arthur Giesler, 77, rural Rochester, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Dr. Jerry R. Landwerlen
Dr. Jerry R. Landwerlen, 73, Mentone, died Friday.

Survivors include his wife Susan Landwerlen, Mentone; sons Thad Landwerlen, Holly, Mich., Thane Landwerlen, Warsaw, Ty Landwerlen, Warsaw, Taber Landwerlen, Indianapolis; sisters Nancy Everhart, Brazil, Marilyn Graham, Shelbyville.

There will be no funeral service at this time. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Julianne M. Thompson
Julianne M. Thompson, 88, Mentone, died Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Survivors include daughter Tamah Thompson, Tippecanoe; sons Terry Thompson, San Francisco, and Tony Thompson, Warsaw.

There will be a private family service Friday.

King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Richard Wappenstein
Kalamazoo, Mich. - Richard Wappenstein passed away Monday morning, Jan. 25, 2016.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Carol Jean Lange
Carol Jean Lange, 79, of Isle of Palms, S.C., wife of Gerald A. "Gerry" Lange, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. A memorial service will be at a later date.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Ora John Schoonover
Ora John Schoonover, 88, passed away at the Faith Haven Senior Care Center, Jackson, Mich., on Jan. 24, 2016.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Scott B. Shelburne
Scott B. Shelburne, 59, of Camden, S.C., formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Palmetto Baptist Hospital, Columbia, S.C.

Survivors include three daughters, Jenifer Rodriguez, Rochester, Brittney Bodie, Jacksonville, N.C., Riley Shelburne, Camden, S.C.; four sisters, Tammy See, Rochester, Betsy Shelburne, State College, Pa., Misty DePoy; Mindy Navarro, all of Rochester; five brothers, Jeffrey Shelburne, Rochester, Rusty Shelburne, Scott, Mich., Rodney Shelburne, Warsaw, Randy Shelburne, Rochester, Barney Shelburne, Byron, Ill.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Mike VanHeyningen officiating. Visitation is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Dolores Biggs Iholts
Dolores Biggs Iholts, 81, Rochester, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

She was born on June 29, 1934, in Rochester, the daughter of Admiral Dewey and Pauline Marie (Dale) Biggs. She graduated from Rochester High School in 1953 and had served with the U.S. Air Force. Later in life, she returned to school at the University of Evansville to study real estate.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Scott B. Shelburne
Scott B. Shelburne, 59, Columbia S.C., and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Palmetto Baptist Hospital, Columbia, SC. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
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Monday, January 25, 2016
Violet Overholt
Violet Overholt, 86, Mentone, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 11:05 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital of Kokomo.

She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Kosciusko County to Walter and Lola (Miller Parker) Overholt.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Jerry Landwerlen
Jerry Landwerlen, 73, Mentone, died Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Julianne Thompson
Julianne Thompson, 88, Mentone, died Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Monday, January 25, 2016
George C. Enyart
Former Rochester resident Mr. George C. Enyart, 44, of Osceola, passed away at 5:19 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Mishawaka.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Dolores Biggs Iholts
Dolores Biggs Iholts 81, Rochester, died Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Saturday, January 23, 2016
Robert Vernon Kindig
Robert "Bob" Vernon Kindig, 92, Rochester, died Jan. 20, 2016.
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Stephen L. Hartzler
Stephen L. Hartzler, 83, Akron, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Following a valiant effort to live, he passed on to join his wife of 64 years.
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Robert V. Kindig
Robert Vernon Kindig, 92, Rochester, died Wednesday at his residence.

Survivors include his son, Dr. John Kindig; daughters Janis Strickland and Beth Kindig; and sister Margilee Greer.

There will not be a funeral service. Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Violet Overholt
Violet Overholt, 86, Mentone, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo.

Survivors include nephew Dennis Norris, Mentone.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial, Mentone. Visitation is one hour prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Stephen L. Hartzler
Stephen L. Hartzler, 83, Akron, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Thursday, January 21, 2016
Marvin W. Holloway
Mr. Marvin W. Holloway, 83, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 5:10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Howard Hunter
Howard Hunter, 86, Akron, died 5:20 am, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, after being hospitalized on Saturday.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Robert Kindig
Robert Kindig, 92, Rochester died Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Thursday, January 21, 2016
Violet Overholt
Violet Overholt, 86, Mentone, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo. Funeral arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Thursday, January 21, 2016
Andrew E. Overmyer
Andrew "Drew" Elliott Overmyer, 25, Argos, died Jan. 19, 2016, at 10:53 a.m. in the 6000 block of Old U.S. 31 North from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Marvin W. Holloway
Marvin Wayne Holloway, 83, Rochester, died Monday at his residence.

He is survived by a daughter, Tina McKee, Rochester; three sons, Mark Holloway, Palm City, Fla., Thomas Holloway, Rochester, Christopher Holloway, Rochester; and brother Bernard Holloway, Rochester.

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Susan L. Kirk
Susan L. Kirk, 58, Rochester, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at her residence.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Donald L. Rans
Donald Lynn Rans, 79, Laguna Niguel, Calif., passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Peggy A. Miller
Peggy A. Miller 65, Rochester, passed away peacefully at 6:49 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her loving family, husband Tom, daughters, Betsy (David), Karen (Shawn), son Andrew (Laura) and niece Amber Basham.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Donald "Don" Borden
Donald "Don" Borden, 58, Rochester, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at his home.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Marvin Holloway
Marvin Holloway, 83, Rochester, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016
William Livingston
Mr. William M. Livingston, 72, of Rochester, passed away at 9:38 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Visiting Nurse Hospice of Fort Wayne.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Jerry Richardson
LEESBURG - Jerry L. Richardson, 64, passed away surrounded by a loving circle of family and dear friends on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at 10:50 a.m, following admission the previous morning at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Richard A. Wood
Richard A. Wood, 77, Akron, died at 5:36 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at his residence.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Consuelo Hinke
Consuelo McNabb Hinke, 83, Port Angeles, Wash., died Wednesday, in Lacey, Wash.

She was born in Fulton County.

Survivors include her sister, Genevieve Gray, Greenwood.

Connie's ashes are to be spread at sea by The Neptune Society.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Richard A. Wood
Richard A. Wood, 77, Akron, died Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Peggy A. Miller
Peggy A. Miller, 65, Rochester, died Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
William Livingston
William Livingston, 72, Rochester, died Thursday at Visiting Nurse Hospice, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Dorothy M. Bryant
Mrs. Dorothy M. Bryant, 80, Rochester, passed away at 6:45 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Life Care Center, Rochester, following a valiant and courageous battle with cancer since February of 2014.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Phyllis D. Triplett
Mrs. Phyllis D. Triplett, 75, Rochester, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Dorothy M. Bryant
Dorothy M. Bryant, 80, Rochester died Monday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Charles W. Gross Jr.
Charles W. "Sonny" Gross Jr., 76, Warsaw, passed away at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at his family farm in Syracuse.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Berdenia Merle Ball
Berdenia Merle Ball, 83, Ligonier, on Jan. 8, 2016, at 1:45 a.m. stepped into Heaven, walking hand in hand with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into everlasting life, welcomed by her loving husband Bob, along with family and friends.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Josephine E. Sanders
Mrs. Josephine E. Sanders, 97, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
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Monday, January 11, 2016
Phyllis Triplett
Phyllis D. Triplett, 75, Rochester, died Saturday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

She is survived by a daughter, Melissa Fitzpatrick, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; a son, Russell Triplett, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Monday, January 11, 2016
Helen Bowell
Helen Irene Bowell, 91, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include daughters Sue Ann Stults, Waterville, Ohio, and Lisa Ann Davis, Argos; son Randy Allen Bowell, Maumee, Ohio.

Monday, January 11, 2016
Jackie S. Cumberland
Jackie S. Cumberland, 53, Akron, died at 12:40 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, after being in failing health for a year.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Margaret J. Grass
Margaret J. Grass, 92, Goshen, formerly of Fulton County, died Thursday at her home.

She is survived by six children, Rhea Meiring, Monrovia, Teresa Lechlitner, Goshen, Victor Grass, Sun City, Ariz., Eric Grass, Glendale, Ariz., Jane Aldridge, Macon, Ga., and Brenda Russell, Marion, Mont.; a sister, Ruth Kaser, Elkhart and a half sister, Bonnie Bryant, Kendallville.

Her funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the funeral service.

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Helen Bowell
Helen Bowell, 91, Plymouth, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Dennis Nesbit
Mr. Dennis Richard Nesbit, 66, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Dorothy J. Butt
Dorothy J. Butt, 85, Peru, died Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include her husband Kenneth Butt, Peru; children Teresa Blue, Fifield, Wisc., Christine Meador, Indianapolis, Julia McGinnis, Monticello, Ky., Steven Butt, Mesa, Ariz.; sisters Doris Beck, Peru, and Frances Gochenour, Peru.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Dennis R. Nesbit
Dennis R. Nesbit, 66, Rochester died Saturday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his father, Harold Nesbit, Branson, Mo.; children Kristien Ball, Clarkston, Wash., Mike Ward, Rochester, Richard Nesbit, Seattle, Wash., Jerrod Dauenhauer, Tennessee; sister Linda Schmitt, Rochester; and brothers Mike Nesbit, Rochester, and Jeff Nesbit, Fort Ogden, Fla.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
LaBerta Marie Patch LaTurner
LaBerta Marie Patch LaTurner, 97, Miller's Merry Manor, Culver, formerly of Argos, passed away at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Culver.
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Monday, January 4, 2016
Dennis Nesbitt
Dennis Nesbitt

Dennis Nesbitt, 66, Rochester, passed away on Jan. 2, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Monday, January 4, 2016
Jerry Lynn Tolson
Jerry Lynn Tolson, 67, Argos, died at 12:45 a.m. CST, Jan. 1, 2016, at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.

Survivors include his wife Linda Tolson, Argos; sons Jeffrey Tolson, Argos, and Benjamin Tolson, Argos; sisters Helen Mullins, Knox, Anna Marie Rudd, Michigan City; brothers James Tolson, North Judson, Raymond Tolson, Knox, Hager Tolson, Knox, Danny Tolson, Florida, and Michael Tolson, Knox.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ, 15676 Michigan Road, Argos. There will be an additional time to share with the family from 11 a.m.-noon Jan. 6, 2016, at the church. His funeral service is at noon on Jan. 6, 2016, at the church

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
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Monday, January 4, 2016
Frances "Joan" Freed
Frances "Joan" Freed, 92, a lifetime Marshall County resident, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Lloyd Hatfield
Lloyd W. Hatfield, 71, Rochester, died Friday at his home.

Survivors include daughter Tina Fernandez, Plymouth; four sons, Bill Hatfield and John Hatfield, both of Plymouth, Rick Hatfield and Ed Hatfield, both of Bremen; four brothers, Butch Hatfield, Elkhart, Rich Hatfield, Fort Wayne, Dale Hatfield and Gary Hatfield.

Visitation is from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. The family will have a private funeral service.

Saturday, January 2, 2016
Ondah R. Pickens
Ondah R. Pickens, 89, Lucerne, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in her residence.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Margaret B. Wolf
Margaret B. Wolf, 93, Logansport, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Millers Merry Manor, Logansport.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Dorothy M. Brennan
Dorothy M. Brennan, 103, Rochester, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Norma Jean Albright
Norma Jean Albright, 85, formerly of Peru, passed away at 9:37 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Monticello Health Care, Monticello.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Ronald C. Keele
Ronald C. Keele, 75, Rochester, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Donald J. Vandermark
Donald James "Jim" Vandermark, 70, Akron, died at 7:34 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at his residence after a battle with cancer.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Leonora Gibbons
Leonora Gibbons, 89, Elkhart, died Dec. 20 2015, at her residence.

Survivors include daughter Gale May Hoefle, Elkhart, and brother Culver Wennerstrom, Mishawaka.

Her visitation and private funeral service were Dec. 23, 2015, at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
David Washington
David E. Washington, 50, Rochester, died Monday at his residence.

Survivors include his children, Sarah Caldwell, Orlando, Fla., David Washington Jr., Calumet City, Ill., Holly Washington, Kokomo; and mother Peggy Honeycutt, Calumet City, Ill.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ronald Keele
Ronald C. Keele, 75, Rochester, died Sunday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Donald Vandermark
Donald J. Vandermark, 70, Akron, died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Fuenral Home, Akron.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Randy K. Cumberland Sr.
Randy K. Cumberland Sr., 73, Warsaw, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Grace Village Healthcare Center, Winona Lake.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Jennifer Spencer
Jennifer A. Spencer, 32, Rochester, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She is survived by her husband, Stacey; two daughters, Regina Spencer and Cheyenne Spencer; son Damien Spencer, all of Rochester; father David Bednarski, Peru; and brother Jonathon Bednarski, Macy.

Her funeral service is 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Janice Norman
Janice M. Norman, 45, Akron, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at her residence.
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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Esther M. Holloway
Esther M. Holloway, 74, Mentone, and North Port, Fla., passed away at 6:46 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after being in failing health since Oct. 14, 2015.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Randy Angle
Randy Angle, 58, Lancaster, died Monday at his parent's residence.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Withem) Angle; children Joseph and Melissa Angle; parents Lewis and Jean Angle, Lancaster; sisters Beverly Conley and Barbar Huse, both of Rochester; and brother Timothy Angle, Rochester.

His funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Lancaster. Visitation is two hours prior to the service at the church. Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, is handling arrangements.

Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thelma Lowe
Thelma "Faye" Lowe, 91, Warsaw, and formerly of rural Warsaw, passed away at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dorothy E. Moore
Dorothy E. Moore, 88, Rochester, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Janice Norman
Janice M. Norman, 45, Akron, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Jennifer Spencer
Jennifer A. Spencer, 32, Rochester, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dorothy E. Moore
Dorothy E. Moore, 88, Rochester, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Thelma Lowe
Thelma Lowe, 91, Warsaw, died Monday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Martha Jane Ives
Martha Jane Ives, 91, Culver, passed away on Dec. 17, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Kathleen M. Haney
Kathleen M. Haney, 71, Akron, and formerly of Barnum, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born on Nov. 29, 1944, in Minneapolis, Minn., to George and Irene (Engebrit) Kuehl.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Randy L. McKenzie
Randy L. McKenzie, 51, Rochester, died at 6:10 a.m. Friday at this residence.

He is survived by his parents Robert and Linda McKenzie, Cabot, Ark., sister Renae McKenzie, North Little Rock, Ark., brother Timothy McKenzie, Cabot, Ark., and companion Tina Doubet.

Monday, December 21, 2015
Martha Jane Ives
Martha Jane Ives, 91, Culver, passed away on Dec. 17, 2015, at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Robert L. King
Robert L. King, 94, Rochester, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at Life Care Center, Rochester.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Randy McKenzie
Randy L. McKenzie, 51, Rochester, died Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Rebecca Goble
Rebecca E. Goble, 84, Burket, died Friday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

She is survived by daughters Mary Chafin, Macon, Ga., and Shirley Tobias, North Webster; sons James Goble, Burket, and Kenneth Goble, Bourbon; sister Pat, Fort Wayne; and brother Bill Osborne, Macon, Ga.

A funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Darl Harvey
Darl W. Harvey, 85, Royal Center, passed away at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Darl Harvey
Darl W. Harvey, 85, Royal Center, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center.


Thursday, December 17, 2015
James R. Adams
Mr. James R. Adams, 82, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
John Casey
John Norman Casey, 72, Akron, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
James Adams
James R. Adams, 82, Rochester, died Tuesday at Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughters Peggy Stover, Pierceton, Mary Strahan, Marion; sons Larry Adams, Coleman, Texas, Kenny Adams, Warsaw; James Rans Jr., Grove City, Ohio; sisters Betty Busch, Dewart Lake, Mary Weese, Rochester; and brother Bill Adams, Rochester.

His funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Friday at Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe. Visitation is 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Good Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Joseph M. Barrett
Joseph M. Barrett, 88, Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, and formerly of Warsaw, passed away on Dec. 14, 2015, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Elma L. Swihart
Elma L. Swihart, 88, Auburn and formerly of Silver Lake, died 6:01 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Velma F. Horn
Velma Horn, 96, Warsaw and formerly of Mentone, passed away at 5:20 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Elma Swihart
Elma L. Swihart, 88, Auburn and formerly of Silver Lake, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015
David G. Johnson
Mr. David Glen Johnson, 60, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at the Hospice House of Elkhart at 3:38 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
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Monday, December 14, 2015
Velma Horn
Velma Horn, 96, Warsaw and formerly of Mentone, died Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Monday, December 14, 2015
David M. Clauson
Mr. David M. Clauson, 78, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 12:07 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Woodlawn Hospital.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Martha Jefferies
Mrs. Martha M. Jefferies, 93, Rochester, passed away at 12:08 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
David Johnson
David Glen Johnson, 60, Rochester, died Thursday at Center for Hospice, Elkhart Hospice House.

David is survived by his wife, Brenda; his mother, Darlene Johnson; daughter Brandi Kneifel, Kouts; son Glenn Johnson, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Denise Johnson, South Bend and Darla Stoll, Rochester; three brothers, Doug Johnson, Dan Johnson, Dean Johnson, all of Rochester.

His funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
David Clauson
David M. Clauson, 78, Rochester, died at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters Ann Bauman and Linda Burton; son Ron Clauson, all of Rochester; and sister Marilyn St. Clair, Fulton.

His funeral service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Friday, December 11, 2015
Martha Jefferies
Martha M. Jefferies, 93, Rochester, died at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

She is survived by a daughter, Janelle Green, Rochester.

A graveside service is at 10 a.m. Monday at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Good Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Friday, December 11, 2015
David Johnson
David G. Johnson, 60, Rochester died Thursday, at Hospice House, Elkhart. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Friday, December 11, 2015
David Clauson
David Clauson, 78, Rochester, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Thursday, December 10, 2015
Barbara Haines
Barbara E. Haines, 69, Roann, died Monday at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Haines, Roann; two daughters, three sons, and nine grandchildren.

There will be a private funeral service. Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is handling arrangements.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Martha Jefferies
Martha M. Jefferies, 93, Rochester, died Wednesday, at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Thursday, December 10, 2015
Richard Thomas Loper
Richard Thomas "Dick" Loper, 76, Cromwell, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at his home. He was born on Jan. 8, 1939, in Gary, to Robert Carlton and Mildred (King) Loper.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Patricia G. Salyer
Patricia G. (Williams) Salyer, 65, Culver, passed away while surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 7, 2015, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Bobby Barnes
Bobby Ray Barnes, 65, Rochester, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Survivors include his children, Glenn Barnes, Knox, Nicole Beck, Rochester; sisters Christine Nealon, Crossville, Tenn., Wilma Durham, Crossville, Tenn.; brothers Leon Barnes, Crossville, Tenn., and Pal Gunner, Crossville, Tenn.

There will not be a funeral service at this time. Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015


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