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home : obituaries January 22, 2017

Van Kelly Jr.
Van Kelly Jr., 89, Rochester, passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Signature Healthcare, Port Charlotte, Fla.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
David A. Tomich
David A. Tomich, 60, Bremen, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Donald W. Grimes
Donald W. Grimes, 94, Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Merle E. Isaacs
A service in memory of Merle E. Isaacs, 94, Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, who passed away on Jan. 10, 2017, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Fulton Baptist Temple. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at the Fulton Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Friday, January 20, 2017
Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema
Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema, 61, Rochester, formerly of Silvis, Ill., passed away Jan. 16, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
David M. Pursifull
David M. Pursifull, 75, rural Rochester, passed away at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Deborah L. 'Deb' Lebo
Deborah L. "Deb" Lebo, 58, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. This followed a valiant battle with cancer.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Cathy Lowe
Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
David M. Pursifull
David M. Pursifull, 75, rural Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Cathy Lowe
Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.

Survivors include her daughter, Dana Lowe; and her son, Buddy Lowe.

Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Community Building. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Deborah L. Lebo
Deborah L. Lebo, 58, Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Denny Lebo; her daughter, Allie Lebo, Rochester; her son, Corey Lebo, Rochester; and her brother, Greg Romine, Greenwood.

Funeral service is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Vivian M. VanDerWeele
Vivian M. VanDerWeele, 98, Plymouth, and formerly of Argos, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include her daughters, Jean Stauffer, Argos, and Janis Wagner, Eugene, Ore.; and her son, Jon D. VanDerWeele, Argos.

A funeral service will be at a later date. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Johnnie Lee Shaw
Johnnie Lee Shaw, 50, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 16, 2017, at his residence, where he had been in declining health the past couple of months.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Annie Ruth Pruett
Annie Ruth Pruett, 86, Kewanna, passed away at 1:54 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Janet J. Kyes
Janet J. Kyes, 79, Macy, passed away at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Patricia L. Brugh
Patricia L. Brugh, 69, Michigan City, and formerly of Argos, died Sunday at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Hospital, Michigan City.

Survivors include her son, Clinton McGregor, Plymouth; her daughter, Rebecca Brugh; her brother, Carl Lowry, Argos; and her sisters, Mary McGriff, Argos, and Jody Friend, Michigan City.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home. Visitation is noon to the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Van Kelly
Van Kelly

Van Kelly, 89, Rochester, died Sunday at Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Cathy Lowe
Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
John W.J. Hopkins
John W.J. Hopkins, 70, Akron, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include two daughters, Elly Smith, Akron, and Anne Cabrera, South Central, Ky.; one son, Matthew Hopkins; and one brother, Richard E. Hopkins, Springfield, Ill.

No service or visitation is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Love Funeral Home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Terry L. Shumaker
Terry L. Shumaker, 72, Fort Wayne, died Saturday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Melissa Shumaker, Fort Wayne, and Renee Sills, Larwill; and one son, Jeffrey Shumaker, Warsaw.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the 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 Earl-Love Funeral Home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Johnnie L. Shaw
Johnnie L. Shaw, 50, Rochester, died Monday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer S. Shaw, Rochester; his brother, Garner Wireman Jr., Lapel; and his sister, Darlene Chambers, Lafayette.

Funeral service is noon Thursday at ParkSide Community Church, 225 S. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 9 a.m. to the time of the service Thursday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
John W. Hopkins
John W. Hopkins, 70, Akron, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Merle Eileen MacLain Fry Isaacs
Merle Eileen MacLain Fry Isaacs, 94, Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at her residence.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Betty Louise Yarian Bucher Shireman Scott
Betty Louise Yarian Bucher Shireman Scott, 88, formerly of Akron, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Kathryn L. Mounts
Kathryn L. Mounts, 61, Rochester, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Betty L. Scott
Betty L. Scott, 88, formerly of Akron, died Thursday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Earl Eugene 'Gene' Cannedy
Mr. Earl Eugene "Gene" Cannedy, 79, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at Life Care Center of Rochester at 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2017.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Elmer Jay 'Don' Douglass
Mr. Elmer Jay "Don" Douglass, 86, Kewanna, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Agnes E. Eckelbarger
A memorial graveside service for Agnes E. Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, who passed away on Dec. 29, 2016, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Friends are invited to visit with the family following the service at Tweedlee D's, 720 Indiana 25 North, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Earl Cannedy
Earl Cannedy, 79, Rochester, died Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Elmer J. 'Don' Douglass
Elmer J. "Don" Douglass, 86, Kewanna, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; four sons, Neil Douglass, Kewanna, Jeff Douglass, Kewanna, Scott Douglass, Coral Springs, Fla., and Craig Douglass, Twelve Mile; and a sister, Dorothy Richter, Fulton.

Funeral service is 10:30 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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Merle E. Isaacs
Merle E. Isaacs, 94, Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gene A. Seidner
A memorial graveside service for Gene A. Seidner, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2017, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church, Rochester. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Elmer J. 'Don' Douglass
Elmer J. "Don" Douglass, 86, Kewanna, died Tuesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kathleen June Landis
Kathleen June Landis, 78, formerly of Akron, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Pilgrim Manor of Plymouth, where she resided.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Larry P. Sellers
Larry P. Sellers, 73, Culver, passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Edward John Minarik
Edward John Minarik, 94, North Liberty, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester where he had been in declining health for the past couple of months.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Kathleen J. Landis
Kathleen June Landis, 78, formerly of Akron, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Pilgrim Manor of Plymouth, where she resided.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Edward J. Minarik
Edward J. Minarik, 94, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Janet M. King
Janet M. King, 72, Rochester, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Rosalie Hutchins
Rosalie Hutchins, 89, Macy, passed away early Thursday morning at her home.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Edna Pearl Carpenter
Fulton County's oldest living Native American, Mrs. Edna P. Carpenter, 104 years, 1 month, 23 days, departed this life at 7:31 a.m. Jan. 1, 2017, at the home of her daughter.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Janet M. King
Janet M. King, 72, Rochester, died Thursday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Gene A. Seidner
Gene A. Seidner, 87, Rochester, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his residence.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
John L. DePue
John L. DePue, 87, Argos, died Tuesday at South Bend Hospice House.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary DePue, Argos; his daughters, Rose Anna VanHorn, Culver, and Paula Arvesen, Bremen; his sister, Lena Tomforde, Boca Raton, Fla.; and his brother, Lawrence DePue, Buchanan, Mich.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, 5975 19th Road, Argos. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Annabelle L. Hart
Annabelle L. Hart, 90, Rochester, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Agnes Eileen Eckelbarger
Agnes Eileen Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Dec. 29, 2016, at her residence.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Teresa L. Honeycutt
Teresa L. Honeycutt, 61, of rural Akron, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at her residence after being in failing health for six months.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Edna P. Carpenter
Edna P. Carpenter, 104, died Sunday at her daughter's home.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan C. McClellan, Rochester, and Linda S. Town, Elkhart; and a son, Jim W. Carpenter, Rochester.

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Imogene Creek
Imogene Creek, 87, Mexico, died Wednesday.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Creek, Mexico; her daughters, Donna Fitch, and SueAnn Binnion, both of Kokomo; and her son, Daniel Creek, Peru.

A private service was Friday at McClain Funeral Home.


Saturday, December 31, 2016
James H. Murphy
James H. Murphy, 89, Peru, died Tuesday at home.

Survivors include his daughter, Reena L. Murphy, Peru.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday at Mexico First Brethren Church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Marcia Marie Quick Gard
Marcia Marie Quick Gard, 64, passed away on Dec. 16, 2016, at Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, Richmond, Va.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Agnes E. Eckelbarger
Agnes E. Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Shelby J. Smoker Wogoman
Shelby J. Smoker Wogoman, 75, Warsaw, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Paul D. Blue
Paul D. Blue, 76, Warsaw, died Saturday at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline I. Blue, Warsaw; his sons, Paul D. Blue, Warsaw, Richard D. Blue, Baldwin, Mich., and Anthony D. Blue, Warsaw; his brothers, Glen Blue, Niles, Mich., and Boyd Blue, Muncie; and his sister, Judy Wallen, Pierceton.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Mihai Mateescu
Mihai Mateescu, 78, Rochester, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at his residence.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Doris L. Grubbs
Doris L. Grubbs, 89, of rural Bourbon, passed away at 7:37 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Sherald L. Tam
Sherald L. Tam, 82, Fulton, passed away at 8:58 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Shelby Wogoman
Shelby Wogoman, 75, Warsaw, died Tuesday at Warsaw Meadows Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Paul D. Blue
Paul D. Blue, 76, Warsaw, died Saturday at Meadows Care Center, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Mary M. Carter
Mary Mae (Hanselman) Carter, 82, Williamsport, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at her home in rural Williamsport.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Edward C. Davis
Edward "Ed" C. Davis, 84, of Bluffton, passed away at 8:23 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Phyllis A. Hulmes
Phyllis A. Hulmes, 76, of Winamac, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Nancy E. Luckenbill
Nancy E. Luckenbill, 78, Rochester, passed away at 11:02 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Mary I. Rager
Mary Irene Rager, 97, formerly of rural Akron, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, where she has resided for the past 6 years.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Paul E. Sons
Paul Edward "Turtle" Sons, 48, Peru, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sherald L. Tam
Sherald L. Tam, 82, Rochester, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Bernard "Shorty" Gene Cooley
Bernard "Shorty" Cooley was born on March 24, 1937, in Lansing, Mich. to William and Esther Irene Reed Cooley as one of five children.
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Bernard "Shorty" Gene Cooley
Mr. Bernard G. "Shorty" Cooley, 79, Rochester, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Joan Batchelor
Surrounded by her loving family, Joan Batchelor, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Tan Huan Phoun
Mr. Tan Huan Phoun, 92, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at the home of his son. He and wife Lay had moved in with his son's family since a tragic fire destroyed their home nine months ago.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Nancy Luckenbill
Nancy Luckenbill, 78, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Gary L. Heiden
Gary L. Heiden, 64, Kewanna, died Dec. 17, 2016, at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Billie Jo Hively
Billie Jo Hively, 81, Akron, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Marilyn Ann Saner
Marilyn Ann Saner, 81, Rock Lake (Akron), passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at her residence.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Dorothy Lavon Jackson
Mrs. Dorothy Lavon Jackson, 98, Rochester, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Dixi Cathleen Evans
Dixi Cathleen Evans, 63, Bellevue, Neb., and formerly of Kewanna, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016, after a battle with cancer.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Tan H. Phoun
Tan H. Phoun, 92, Rochester, died Dec. 13, 2016, at home.

Survivors include his wife, Lay I. Phoun; his children, Yong K. Phoun, North Webster, Hung K. Phoun, Taiwan, Chieu N. Chang, Plymouth, Lo K. Phoun, North Dakota, Siem N. Yu, Rochester, Kent K. Phoun, Los Angeles, Calif., Cho K. Phoun, Rochester, Lieng K. Phoun, Rochester, Mett N. Arone, Rochester, Ting K. Phoun, Iowa, and Moun K. Phoun, Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister, Phan N. Liou, San Diego.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Dec. 28, 2016, at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Catherine A. Leslie
Catherine A. Leslie, 80, Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 8:03 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Dorothy L. Jackson
Dorothy L. Jackson, 98, Rochester, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include her niece, Jan Russell, Warsaw.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Donald M. Waggoner
Donald M. Waggoner, 82, Etna Green, passed away at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor of Warsaw.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Vernon R. Spurlock Sr.
Vernon R. Spurlock Sr., 91, Mentone, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Bernard G. Cooley
Bernard G. Cooley, 79, Rochester, died Wednesday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy; two daughters, Rita Rudd, Lafayette, and Beverly Cooley, Logansport; and a son, DeWight Cooley, Antioch, Calif.

A private service will occur. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Catherine A. Leslie
Catherine A. Leslie, 80, Kewanna, died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport.

Arrangements are pending at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Mary E. Brunn
The funeral service for Mary E. Brunn, 84, Rochester, who died Dec. 2, 2016, is 10 a.m. Friday at Community Presbyterian Church, Rochester. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Jerry Lynn Tigler
Jerry Lynn Tigler, 70, Denver, passed away at 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at his residence.

Born on Feb. 15, 1946, in Fulton County, he was the son of George W. and Alma M. Winegardner Tigler. On Aug. 16, 1968, in Roann, he married Cindy Kay Judy. She survives.

Monday, December 19, 2016
Shawn Michael Biggs
Shawn Michael Biggs, 3 months old, Rochester, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Gary L. Heiden
Gary L. Heiden, 64, Kewanna, died Saturday at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Edna Alice Griewank
Edna Alice Griewank, 93, a lifetime resident of the Argos area, passed away with family by her side at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester, where she had made her home since 2003.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Dorothy Ann Hammon
Dorothy Ann Hammon, 94, Rochester, and formerly of Logansport, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Douglas Lynn Riddle
Mr. Douglas Lynn Riddle, 61, Akron, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Betty Jane Strong
Betty Jane Strong, 96, Rochester, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at her residence.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Shawn M. Biggs
Shawn M. Biggs, 3 months, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.


Saturday, December 17, 2016
Jerry L. Tigler
Jerry L. Tigler, 70, Denver, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Maxie E. Smith
Maxie E. Smith, 81, Macy, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Szabo, Sarasota, Fla., and Lori Rich, Hammond; a son, Mark Smith, Morrisville, N.C.; and a brother, James Sled, Arkansas.

Funeral service is 2 p.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, December 17, 2016
Donald Max Montgomery
Donald Max Montgomery, 91, Peru, passed away at 7:59 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Dorothy A. Hammon
Dorothy A. Hammon, 94, Rochester, and formerly of Logansport, died Thursday at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Vernon R. Spurlock Sr.
Vernon R. Spurlock Sr., 91, Mentone, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Spurlock, Mentone; his daughters, Kris Pletcher, Etna Green, and Robin Briggs, Mentone; his sons, William Spurlock, Warsaw, and Vernon Spurlock Jr., San Antonio, Texas; and his sister, Patsy Duncan, Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral service is 3 p.m. Dec. 23 at First Christian Church, 115 Park Ridge Drive, Warsaw. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Dec. 23 at the church. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.


Friday, December 16, 2016
Junior H. Montgomery
Junior H. Montgomery, 93, Rochester, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at his residence at Wynnfield Crossing.
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Friday, December 16, 2016
Jerry Lee Campbell
Jerry Lee Campbell, 76, passed away Dec. 10, 2016, at his home in Hampton, Va., following a long illness.
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Bernie G. Cooley
Bernie G. Cooley, 79, Rochester, died Wednesday at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Thursday, December 15, 2016
Roy Wolford
Roy Wolford, 83, Tiosa, passed away on Dec. 11, 2016, at the Hospice House, South Bend.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Douglas L. Riddle
Douglas L. Riddle, 61, Akron, died Monday.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy; daughter Melissa L. Riddle, Washington; son James D. Riddle, Akron; mother Lola Riddle, Rochester; sister Denise Williams, Rochester; and two brothers, Ron Riddle, Rochester, and Duane Riddle, Rochester.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Gerald 'Wayne' Cannedy
Gerald "Wayne" Cannedy, 74, died in Citrus Heights, Calif.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Douglas L. Riddle
Douglas L. Riddle, 61, Akron, died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Diana K. Gilmore
Diana K. Gilmore, 70, Macy, and formerly of Lebanon, died Sunday.

Graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Friday at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Donald M. Montgomery
Donald M. Montgomery, 91, Peru, died Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Tan Phoun
Tan Phoun, 92, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Rose 'Rosi' Marie Spangler Townsend
Rose "Rosi" Marie Spangler Townsend, 46, Kewanna, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at the Franciscan Health Care Hospital, Indianapolis.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Melva 'Sis' Mathias
Melva "Sis" Mathias, 78, North Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, Fla.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Virgil Sutton
Mr. Virgil Sutton, 85, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Rose M. Townsend
Rose M. Townsend, 46, Kewanna, died Saturday at the Franciscan Health Care Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include her husband, Jay; two sons, Mitchell Townsend, Rochester, and Kaleb Townsend, Kewanna; a brother, William Spangler, Ormond Beach, Fla.; and her father, William Spangler, Fulton.

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


Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Roy Wolford
Roy Wolford, 83, Tiosa, died Sunday at the Hospice House, South Bend.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Scott, Macy; sons Kevin L. Wolford, Plymouth, and Keith Wolford, Allen, TX; and two sisters, Elsie Williams, and Dorothy Mahoney, both of Belmont, Calif.

Funeral service is 1 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, December 13, 2016
Betty J. Strong
Betty J. Strong, 96, Rochester, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Dermody, Zion, Ill., Cynthia C. Cory, Hazard, Ky., and Lisa Blocker, Argos.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Dec. 20, 2016, at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Dec. 20 at the funeral home.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016
William "Bill" Henry Shambarger
Mr. William "Bill" Henry Shambarger, 81, Macy, passed away at 2:07 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Carl Whitworth Jr.
Carl Whitworth Jr., 79, of Akron, and formerly of Merrillville, died at 12:25 a.m, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at his residence.
Monday, December 12, 2016
William H. Shambarger
William Shambarger, 81, Macy, died at 2:07 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Melva 'Sis' Mathias
Melva "Sis" Mathias, 78, North Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Rochester, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Rose Townsend
Rose Townsend, 46, Kewanna, died at 4:51 p.m. Saturday at St. Frances Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Roy Wolford
Roy Wolford, 83, Rochester, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at Center for Hospice of South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, December 12, 2016
William Shambarger
William Shambarger, 81, Macy, died Friday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Virgil Sutton
Virgil Sutton, 85, Rochester, died Friday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.


Saturday, December 10, 2016
Kenneth F. Maisel Sr.
Kenneth F. Maisel Sr., 67, Gary, and Kissimmee, Fla., died Friday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include five sons, Terry Sutherland, Indianapolis, Dustin Maisel, Twelve Mile, Kenneth Maisel Jr., Indianapolis, Jason Maisel, Twelve Mile, and Michael Maisel, St. Cloud, Fla.; a sister, Kathy Winkle, McKinney, Texas; and two brothers, Karry Maisel, Merrillville, and Kim Maisel, Bethany, Ill.

Funeral service is 3 p.m. today at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 1 p.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Raymond D. Lewis
Raymond D. Lewis, 56, Rochester, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Marshall County.
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Friday, December 9, 2016
Frank J. Layne
Frank J. Layne, 89, Burket, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his daughter, Lechia Manns, Claypool; and his brother, Freelin Layne, Claypool.

No service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.


Friday, December 9, 2016
Betty J. Strong
Betty J. Strong, 96, Rochester, died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Raymond D. Lewis
Raymond D. Lewis, 56, Rochester, died Wednesday in Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
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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


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