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home : obituaries December 8, 2016

Raymond D. Lewis
Raymond D. Lewis, 56, Rochester, died Wednesday in Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Michael J. Niblick
Michael J. Niblick, 71, Silver Lake, died Tuesday at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Niblick, Silver Lake; his daughters, Martie Niblick, Michelle Killian, Valerie Cassidy, and Heather Cassidy; his sons, Ronnie Cassidy, and Jimmy Hart; and his brother, William Niblick, Durango, Colo.

No service will occur. Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
The Rev. Donald E. Ritchey
The Rev. Donald E. Ritchey, 86, North Manchester, died Tuesday at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Martin, Myersville, Md, Deborah Okeson, Rockford, Ill., and Dorothy Moore, Bryan, Ohio.

Funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at Timbercrest Chapel, North Manchester. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the chapel. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Mary E. Brunn
Mary E. Brunn, 84, Rochester, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Lily C. Chard
Lily C. Chard, 60, Rochester, passed away at 6:26 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at her residence.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Mary E. Brunn
Mary E. Brunn, 84, Rochester, died Friday at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Owen E. Fluckey
Owen E. Fluckey, 90, Argos, died Saturday at Elkhart Hospice House.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Fluckey, Argos; and his daughter, Brenda L. Hutchison, Argos.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Walnut Church of the Brethren, 19056 Gumwood Road, Argos. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos.

Monday, December 5, 2016
Lily C. Chard
Lily C. Chard, 60, Rochester, died at 6:26 a.m. Friday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Earl M. Stallard
Mr. Earl M. Stallard, 81, formerly of Macy, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at his residence in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Lynda J. Wilkinson
Lynda J. Wilkinson, 72, Rochester, and formerly of Kokomo, passed away peacefully at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at her residence.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Barbara Marie Smith
Barbara Marie Smith, 83, Leiters Ford, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Rock Hill, S.C.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Opal R. Epler
Opal R. Epler, 92, formerly of Palestine, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Survivors include her sisters, Mary Pike, Rochester, Margaret Yeater, Fenton, Mich., and Frances Ervin, Warsaw.

A graveside service is planned for a later date. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.


Friday, December 2, 2016
Barbara M. Smith
Barbara M. Smith, 83, of Leiters Ford, died Tuesday in Rock Hill, S.C.

Survivors include her children, Daniel L., Mishawaka, Robert A., Houston, Texas, and Paul W., Rock Hill, S.C.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Friday, December 2, 2016
Earl M. Stallard
Earl M. Stallard, 81, formerly of Macy, died Wednesday at home in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children Kim Vandermolen, Kathy Curnutt, Paula Wall, Mike Stallard, Carol DeBoer, Marggie Coleman, Aletha Albion, Crystal Randall; and sisters Sharon Durkes Rogers and Shirley Calvert, both of Rochester.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.


Friday, December 2, 2016
Lynda J. Wilkinson
Lynda J. Wilkinson, 72, Rochester, died Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Brigitte H. Malott
Brigitte H. Malott, 77, Peru, died Tuesday at her son's home in Peru.

Survivors include six children, Martina Malott, Sacramento, Calif., Randy R. Malott, Fulton, Rickie J. Malott, Marana, Ariz., Rodney L. Malott, Peru, Misty M. Cline, Indianapolis, and Melissa D. Knisely, Warsaw.

Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Friday at Westlawn Cemetery, Denver. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Earl M. Stallard
Earl M. Stallard, 81, formerly of Macy, died Wednesday at home in Wichita Falls, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Opal R. Epler
Opal R. Epler, 92, formerly of Palestine, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
David B. Eckelbarger
David B. Eckelbarger, 86, Rochester, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, and one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, where military graveside honors will be performed by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rochester Lions Club, Manitou Training Center or to Special Olympics. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
George M. Wentz
George M. Wentz, 74, Macy, died Nov. 22, 2016.

Survivors include four children, Tracy L. Lewis, Rochester, Joe Ault, Perrysburg, Barbara Jimenez, Macy, and Amber Bueno, Roann; and one sister, Carol.

There will be no public service. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Judith G. Williams
Judith G. Williams, 72, Logansport, died Sunday at Chase Center, Logansport.

There will be no public service. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Brigitte H. Malott
Brigitte H. Malott, 77, Peru, died Tuesday at her son's home in Peru. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Lois M. Felder Wilson
Lois M. Felder Wilson, 96, Rochester, and formerly of Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 3:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
John Phillip Lawson
John Phillip Lawson, 86, passed away peacefully on Sept. 30, 2016, at Madigan Army Hospital from a stroke.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Lois M. Wilson
Lois M. Wilson, 96, Rochester, died Monday at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Jacquelyn Bixler
Memorial services for Jacquelyn Bixler, 76, Rochester, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with calling one hour prior to service.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Paul R. Haist
Paul R. Haist, 92, Mentone, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Mae Haist, Mentone; his daughter, Jacalyn Haist, Mentone; and his sons, Herb Haist, Mentone, and Randy Haist, Dayton, Ohio.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mentone United Methodist Church, 116 E. Main St. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.

Friday, November 25, 2016
James O. Perdue
James O. Perdue, 78, Rochester, passed away at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Jacquelyn Bixler
Jacquelyn Bixler, 77, Rochester, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at her home.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Frances Marlene Easterday
Frances Marlene Easterday, 83, Selmer, Tenn., was born June 5, 1933, in Chewalla, Tenn., the daughter of the late Ewell Clyde and Linda Ellen Kelley Dix. She married Leslie Eugene Easterday on Sept. 18, 1953. Mr. Easterday preceded her in death on July 17, 2007. She was a homemaker, was active at the Selmer Senior Center, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Easterday went to be with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, on Nov. 21, 2016, in Selmer, Tenn.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Shirley Ellinger Morris
Shirley Ellinger Morris, 76, Bourbon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at home after an illness.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Norma Lorrabaquio Guzman
Norma Lorrabaquio Guzman, 47, Akron, passed away at 5:54 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Paul R. Haist
Paul R. Haist, 92, Mentone, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Norma Guzman
Norma Guzman, 47, Akron, died Sunday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Inez L. Eley
Inez L. Eley, 97, Plymouth, and formerly of Argos, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol A. McElfresh, Fort Wayne, and Marilyn J. Jones, Argos; and a son, Robert A. Eley, Argos. A private graveside service occurred. Arrangements were handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Nyla J. Snyder
Nyla J. Snyder, 79, Argos, died Monday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin Snyder, Argos; and her daughter, Laurinda Taylor, Argos.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan Road, Argos. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Ardella R. Witmeyer-Berryman
Ardella R. Witmeyer-Berryman, 96, Denver, died Sunday at Hickory Creek, Peru.

Survivors include one son, Alfred J. Witmeyer, Denver.

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Inez L. Eley
Inez L. Eley, 97, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Monday, November 21, 2016
Merle W. Ramer
Merle W. Ramer, 21, Rochester, died Thursday.

Survivors include his wife, Etta Ramer, Rochester; parents Mark K. and Irene Ramer, Rochester; brothers Simon Ramer, Silvanus Ramer, Timothy Ramer, Kervin Ramer, Caleb Ramer, and Luke Allen Ramer, Rochester; and sisters Marcile Ramer, Rachel Ramer, and Margaret Ramer, Rochester.

Funeral service is 9:45 a.m. Monday at Tippecanoe Old Order Mennonite Church, Rochester. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the home of Keith Imhoff, 4375 E. 550 North, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
David W. Biltz
Mr. David W. Biltz, 51, Rochester, passed away at 11:53 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at his residence.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Roberta N. Friedland
Roberta N. Friedland, 89, Portage, died Nov. 8, 2016.

Survivors include her sisters, Marilyn Henderson, Waterford, Mich., and Marcia Taylor, Akron.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, 6322 Portage Ave., Portage. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

Friday, November 18, 2016
Kristina L. Freant
Kristina L. Freant, 42, Talma died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Survivors include her son, Ethan Freant, Tippecanoe; her mother, Peggy Kubley, Talma; and her sisters, Liz Hammel, Warsaw, and Melissa Gunter, Warsaw.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.


Friday, November 18, 2016
Cheyenne N. Patrick
Cheyenne N. Patrick, 20, Bunker Hill, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her mother, Shelly Warner, Bunker Hill; father Beau Patrick, Smithville, Tenn.; and one brother, Brandon Day, Kokomo.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel, Peru. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Friday, November 18, 2016
Kristina L. Freant
Kristina L. Freant, 42, Talma, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Florence E. Greer
Florence E. Greer, 94, Denver, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek, Peru.

Survivors include five children, Steve Greer, Denver, Larry Greer, Lafayette, Rita Seela, Springfield, Mo., Dennis Greer, Kokomo, and David Greer, Denver.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Roberta Nell Friedland
Roberta Nell Friedland, 89, Portage, passed away on Nov. 8, 2016.

She was born on May 15, 1927, to Hugh and Geneva Hunneshagen of Rochester.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
David W. Biltz
David W. Biltz, 51, Rochester, died Sunday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie, Rochester; a son, Justin D. Biltz, Rochester; his father, Terry W. Biltz, Rochester; and a brother, Anthony Biltz, Kewanna.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Wayne Edward Roe
Mr. Wayne Edward Roe, 91, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he departed this life at 2:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
David W. Biltz
David W. Biltz, 51, Rochester, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Olive A. See
Olive A. See, 68, Wabash, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor East, Wabash.

Survivors include one sister, Susie J. DePoy, Logansport; and one brother, Leslie E. Stover, Indianapolis.

Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. There is no funeral service.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Wayne E. Roe
Wayne E. Roe, 91, Rochester, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Reinhardt Korte
Judge Reinhardt "Rick" Korte died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
Monday, November 14, 2016
William 'Bill' A. Cooley Jr.
William "Bill" A. Cooley Jr., 81, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Spokane, Wash.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Esther R. Walsh
The memorial graveside service for Esther R. Walsh, 88, Rochester, who died on Oct. 21, 2016, is at 10 a.m. today at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Maxfield M. 'Max' Metzger
Maxfield M. "Max" Metzger, 82, Royal Center, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Roy L. Jeffers
Roy L. Jeffers, 89, Mentone, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Patricia A. Studebaker
Patricia A. Studebaker, 81, formerly of Akron, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Eva Bernice Green
Mrs. Eva Bernice Green, 89, Rochester, went home to be with Jesus at 1:07 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at Hickory Creek, Rochester. She was greeted at Heaven's gate by her beloved husband, Calvin, and treasured son, John, and other family members welcoming her to the great reunion.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Alpha Rose Cissna
Formerly a Leiters Ford resident, Mrs. Alpha Rose Cissna, 75, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at her daughter's home in Logansport.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Edgar Grandville Wilcox
Mr. Edgar Grandville Wilcox, 94, Rochester, passed away at 10:26 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Susan E. Sedlacek
Susan E. Sedlacek, 67, Mishawaka, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

Survivors include her sisters, Shelley Sheppard, Plymouth, and Stephanie Bilby, Rochester; her brothers, Stacy Hartle, Culver, and Kenny Hartle, Royal Center; and her son, Mathew D. Sedlacek, Galveston.

Graveside service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Odom Funeral Home.


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Maxfield M. Metzger
Maxfield M. Metzger, 82, Royal Center, died Wednesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home.


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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Kathryn M. Jones
Former Macy resident, Kathryn M. Jones, 96, now of Rochester, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Eva B. Green
Mrs. Eva B. Green, 89, Rochester, went home to be with Jesus at 1:07 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at Hickory Creek, Rochester. She was greeted at Heaven's gate by her beloved husband, Calvin, and treasured son, John, and other family members welcoming her to the great reunion.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Edgar G. Wilcox
Edgar G. Wilcox, 94, Rochester, died Monday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Alpha R. Cissna
Alpha R. Cissna, 75, formerly of Leiters Ford, died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Logansport.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Dorothy June Martin
Dorothy June Martin, nee Koenig, 78, McAllen, Texas, and formerly an Akron resident of 60 years, graduated to Heaven on Sept. 8, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. with family by her side.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Kathryn M. Jones
Kathryn M. Jones, 96, Rochester, died Sunday at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

Survivors include two daughters, Lana Kuhn, Denver, and Jane Sprague, Walton; two sons, Mark A. Jones, and Kent A. Jones, both of Rochester; and a sister, Jean Brower, Denver.

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Eva Green
Eva Green, 89, Rochester, died Monday at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Edgar Wilcox
Edgar Wilcox, 94, Rochester, died Monday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
William 'Bill' A. Cooley Jr.
William "Bill" A. Cooley Jr., 81, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Spokane, Wash.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Charlene Duncan Hisey
Charlene Duncan Hisey, 77, Macy, passed away at 9:31 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Fla.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Kathryn Jones
Kathryn Jones, 96, Rochester, died Sunday at Wellbrooke of Wabash. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Charlene Hisey
Charlene Hisey, 77, Macy, died Tuesday at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Fla.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; two daughters, Sandra Weaver, Inverness, Fla., and Cindy Hisey, Rochester; two sons, Rick Hisey, Macy, and Daniel Hisey, Indianapolis; a sister, Sherry Larke, Floral City, Fla.; and two brothers, Gary Duncan, Greentown, and Marshall Duncan.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sandra L. Scott
Sandra L. Scott, 77, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla.

Survivors include her son, Alan Scott, Niles, Mich.

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


Saturday, November 5, 2016
Joseph A. Kimmel
Joseph A. Kimmel, 40, of rural Akron, passed away at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, after an accident involving a train in Mentone.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Donald L. Hagenbush
Donald L. Hagenbush, 87, Peru, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Diane E. Imhoof
Diane E. Imhoof, 66, Denver, passed away peacefully surrounded by immediate family at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.
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Friday, November 4, 2016
Sandra L. Scott
Sandra L. Scott, 77, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Charlene Hisey
Charlene Hisey, 77, Macy, died Tuesday at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Teresa Kaye Sybert Speegle
Teresa Kaye (Sybert) Speegle, 61, Argos, passed away at 11:59 a.m. Oct. 29, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, following a brief illness.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Jennie Aron
Jennie Aron, 89, Rochester, died Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Kathleen Mulholland
The memorial service for Kathleen Mulholland 68, Rochester, who died on Aug. 11, 2016, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Talma Church on the Tippecanoe River.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Teresa K. Speegle
Teresa K. Speegle, 61, Argos, died Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
David B. Eckelbarger
David B. Eckelbarger, 86, Rochester, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Judith A. 'Judy' St. Clair
Judith A. "Judy" St. Clair, 75, Grass Creek, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
David Eckelbarger
David Eckelbarger, 86, Rochester, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Billy M. Griese
Billy M. Griese, 66, Rochester, died Thursday at his daughter's residence.

Survivors include four daughters, Dorie See, Sharon Lovelace, and Janice Mollette, all of Rochester, and Marlene Burks, Paintsville, Ky.; three sons, Thomas Mollette, Mentone, and Roger Mollett and John Mollett, both of Paintsville, Ky.; and three sisters, Delores Harris and Martha Combs, both of Wabash, and Bonnie Bullins, Warsaw.

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

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Violet L. Wilson
Violet L. Wilson, 91, Francesville, and formerly of Winamac, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Francesville.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Billy M. Griese
Billy M. Griese, 66, Athens, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Hershel R. Hammon
Hershel R. Hammon, 48, Perrysburg, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Hammon, Perrysburg; three children, Faith Copeland, Wabash, Benjimin Hammon, Peru, and Holly Hammon, Peru; sister Gladys Cox, Winona Lake; and brother Stanley Hammon, Peru.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at One Tree Crossing church, Perrysburg. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Mathilda 'Tilly' L. Lamb
Mathilda "Tilly" L. Lamb, 94, Kewanna, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor in Peru.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Jehu Smith
Jehu Smith, 78, Macy, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Maxie; two daughters, Susan Szabo, Sarasota, Fla., and Lori Rich, Hammond; a son, Mark Smith, Morrisville, N.C.; and two sisters, Ruth McKay, Little Rock, Ark., and Annie Pummill, Cabot, Ark.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Berta Bowers
Berta Bowers, 89, Rochester, passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Onda Pauline Good
Onda Pauline Good, 91, North Manchester, died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Berta Bowers
Berta Bowers, 89, Rochester, died Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Carlson, Rochester.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. to the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Esther R. Walsh
Esther R. Walsh 88, Rochester, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at her residence.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Sandra L. Benedetto
Sandra L. Benedetto, 63, Rochester, died on Oct. 12, 2016, in Rochester.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Dorothy J. Martin
Dorothy J. Martin, 78, McAllen, Texas, and formerly of Akron, died Sept. 8, 2016, in McAllen.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Berta Bowers
Berta Bowers, 89, Rochester, died at Life Care Center of Rochester on Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Esther R. Walsh
Esther R. Walsh, 88, Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Joseph Federer
Joseph Federer, 64, Wolcott, passed away at 10:03 a.m. Oct. 20, 2016, at his residence.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ethel B. Overmyer
Ethel B. Overmyer

Ethel B. Overmyer, 88, Argos, died Tuesday.

Survivors include three children, Diana Nieb, Argos, Michael Overmyer, LaPaz, and Judy Campbell, Hazard, Ky.

Funeral service is noon Saturday at Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Mishler Funeral Home.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Nancy Sue Kanouse
Nancy Sue (Henricks) Kanouse, 81, was gathered into the arms of our Lord on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, surrounded by her family.
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Jenny L. Layne
Jenny L. Layne, 58, Akron, passed away at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, on Oct. 14, 2016.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Daniel L. Craft
Daniel L. Craft, 61, Argos, died Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Center, Plymouth.

Survivors include his sons, Bart Craft and Danny Craft Jr., both of Muncie; and his sister, Brenda D. Craft, Argos.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Loren A. Wilson
Loren A. Wilson, 77, Tippecanoe, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his residence.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Dwight N. Kline
Dwight N. Kline, 90, Monterey, passed away peacefully at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Vicki S. Dills
Vicki Sue Dills, 57, Akron, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Monday, October 17, 2016
LaMar F. Johnson
Former Rochester resident, Mr. LaMar F. Johnson, 82, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Elkhart General Hospital. This followed a brief and an extremely intense bout with cancer.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Cinda L. Kelley
Cinda Lou Kelley, 52, Rochester, died Friday at her home.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Jenny L. Layne
Jenny L. Layne, 58, Akron died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Monday, October 17, 2016
LaMar Johnson
LaMar Johnson, 82, Elkhart, and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at Elkhart General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Cinda L. Peltz
Cinda L. Peltz, 52, Rochester, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Saturday, October 15, 2016
Eddie Lee Rhodes
Eddie Lee Rhodes, 78, Lucerne, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. He was blessed to be surrounded by the love of family.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Rodger L. Sherk
Rodger L. Sherk, 73, Rochester, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Harry 'Bud' Harvey Lease Jr.
Harry "Bud" Harvey Lease Jr., 88, Lucerne, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Logansport Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Larry Gene Kotterman
Larry Gene Kotterman, 79, Denver, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Rebecca S. Swanson
Rebecca S. Swanson, 56, Twelve Mile, died Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff, Twelve Mile; her mother, Shirley Martin, Logansport; three children, Rodney D. Swanson, Denver, David J. Swanson, Macy, and Samantha J. Swanson, Twelve Mile; and two sisters, Tina Hunt, Buffalo, and Trudie Harrison, Twelve Mile.

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

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Lou Anne Guilford
Lou Anne Guilford, Lafayette, and formerly of Mentone, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include her husband, David; her sons, Corey and Cody Guilford, Lafayette; and two brothers, Kevin and Brian Pyle.

Funeral service is 3 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Phyllis J. Howard
A celebration of the life of Phyllis J. Howard will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Mill Creek Missionary Church, 1336 Indiana 25 North, Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, on Friday and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Friday, October 7, 2016
LouAnne Guilford
LouAnne Guilford, 53, Lafayette, formerly of Mentone, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.


Friday, October 7, 2016
Floyd 'Ed' Mollencupp Sr.
Floyd "Ed" Mollencupp Sr., 90, Lake Bruce, passed away peacefully at 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at his residence.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Jesse Mullins Jr.
Mr. Jesse Mullins Jr., 85, Macy, passed away at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at his residence.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Phyllis Jean Howard
Phyllis Jean Howard, 79, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at her home at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, while fighting a battle with cancer.
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Dorina 'Dee Dee' Anne Evans
Dorina "Dee Dee" Anne Evans, 72, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at her residence.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Clyde E. Bick
Clyde E. Bick, 92, a Plymouth resident since 1972, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, with his wife by his side at the Signature Healthcare of Bremen.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
William R. Ziesenhene
William R. Ziesenhene, 69, South Bend, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 3:39 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Jesse Mullins
Jesse Mullins, 85, Macy, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Thursday, October 6, 2016
Marvin H. Wheetley
Marvin H. Wheetley, 86, Peru, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Wheetley, Texas, Kenny Wheetley, Peru, and David Wheetley, Peru; three sisters, Doris Starbuck, Illinois, Clara Fletcher, Texas, and Mary McKinley, Logansport; and two brothers, Doyne Wheetley, Arkansas, and Henry Wheetley, California.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Chapel Ministries Outreach, U.S. 31 and Miami County Road 400 North. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Dee Dee Evans
Dee Dee Evans, 72, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Phyllis J. Howard
Phyllis J. Howard, 79, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Floyd Mollencupp Sr.
Floyd Mollencupp Sr., 90, Lake Bruce, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Gene Horn
Gene Horn, 86, Kewanna, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at 11:18 a.m. at WoodBridge Health Campus, Logansport.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Michaelene 'Micki' Kuhn
Michaelene "Micki" Kuhn, 72, was born May 28, 1944, and went Home to be with her Savior on Sept. 28, 2016.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Gene Horn
Gene Horn, 86, Kewanna, died Saturday at WoodBridge Health Campus, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Gundrum Funeral Home.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Joel R. Mathias
Joel R. Mathias, 54, Akron, and formerly of South Bend, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Monday, October 3, 2016
GeNelle Ruth Smoker
Mrs. GeNelle Ruth Smoker, 75, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 7:14 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at her home.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Ardith L. Adams
Mrs. Ardith L. Adams, 78, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 12:17 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at the Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Joel Mathias
Joel Mathias, 54, Akron, died Friday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
GeNelle R. Smoker
GeNelle R. Smoker, 75, Rochester, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include her husband, Ernie; a daughter, Edwina Smoker, Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Larry Zellers, Lafontaine, Raymond Zellers, Eustis, Fla., Howard Zellers, Albion, Ill., and Kenny Zellers, Brandon, Fla.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home.


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Friday, September 30, 2016
Ardith L. Adams
Ardith L. Adams, 78, Rochester, died Wednesday at Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; her son, Kevin Adams, Rochester; five sisters, Arlene Hounshell, Rochester, Karen Gibson, Snohomish, Wash., Marilyn Townsend, Rochester, Carolyn Wagoner, Rochester, and Gail Hayden, Rochester; two brothers, Kenneth Bathrick, Rochester, and Keith Bathrick, Rochester.

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


Friday, September 30, 2016
Loyd J. Wadkins
Loyd J. Wadkins, 60, Silver Lake, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy, Silver Lake; his daughters, Kendra Wadkins, Silver Lake, Kelsey Wadkins, Silver Lake, and Kecia Wadkins, Winona Lake; his brothers, Lon, Bill, and Johnny Wadkins; and his sister, Joyce Hoskins.

No service or visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.

Friday, September 30, 2016
Vanoma I. McFadden
Vanoma I. McFadden, 85, Claypool, died Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Orville L. McFadden; her daughters, Deneice Childers, Akron, and Karen Dishong, Huntington; and her sons, James McFadden, Mentone, and Roland McFadden, Claypool.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, September 30, 2016
Anthony Wayne Ousley
Anthony Wayne Ousley, 50, Rochester, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his residence.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Jack Edward Conaway
Jack Edward Conaway, 70, formerly of Rochester, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Emory Hospital Systems, Atlanta, Ga.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Roberta M. Runkel
Roberta M. Runkel, 89, North Manchester, died Tuesday at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Runkel, and Steve Runkel, both of North Manchester; and her daughter, Connie Lerner, North Manchester.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester. Vistation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.


Thursday, September 29, 2016
Anthony W. Ousley
Anthony W. Ousley, 50, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Thursday, September 29, 2016
Ardith L. Adams
Ardith L. Adams, 78, Rochester, died Wednesday at the Center for Hospice Care, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Loyd J. Wadkins
Loyd J. Wadkins, 60, Silver Lake, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.


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