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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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home : obituaries May 25, 2016

Beverly Raya
Beverly Raya, 70, Rochester, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

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

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

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

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


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

Janet L. Andrews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.

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

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

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

Arrangements are handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements are pending at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

Local arrangements are being handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

No service was held.

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.


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

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

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

Arrangements are handled by the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 15, 2016
John W. Haworth
John W. Haworth, 68, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Carl "Carly" Andrew Richard
Carl "Carly" Andrew Richard, 55, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Karen S. Ellenwood
Karen S. Ellenwood, 66, Akron, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Center for Hospice Care Hospice House, South Bend.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Sarah Kay Muinzer
Sarah Kay Muinzer, 42, Oak Harbor, Wash., and formerly of Lucerne, passed away on Jan. 18, 2016, in Oak Harbor, Wash.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Charles L. Riddle
Charles L. Riddle, 89, Argos, died Sunday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Survivors include his wife, Lola; a daughter, Denise Williams, Rochester; and three sons, Ronald, and Duane, both of Rochester, and Douglas, Akron.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the funeral service Monday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Carl Richard
Carl Richard, 55, Rochester, died Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, Charla; five daughters, Jacqueline R. Richard-Wood, Liberty, Miss., Callie Richard, Chloe Richard, Clover Richard, and Carli Rae Richard, all of Rochester; a son, John J., Rochester; and 11 siblings, Frank Keitzer, Rochester, Mary Rockenbaugh, Peru, Ted, Rochester, Rita Jenkins, Rochester, Hugh, Rochester, Charly, Rochester, Joe, Rochester, Mark, Holiday, Fla., Ruth Gunter, Rochester, Ed, Rochester, and Jane, Rochester.

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

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Lee M. Redinger
Lee M. Redinger, 63, Argos, died April 1, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include two daughters, Cassandra Knight, and Autumn Chaja, both of Rochester; a son, Lee M. Redinger II, Rochester; one sister, Joy Evard, South Bend; and two brothers, Arthur Redinger, Liberty, and Charles Redinger, Argos.

Service is 3 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is 2 p.m. Thursday to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Carl Richard
Carl Richard, 55, Rochester, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Harold Junior Wright
Harold Junior Wright, 71, Michigan Road, Argos, passed away at 5:59 p.m. on April 8, 2016, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, following a very sudden illness.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Charles L. Riddle
Charles L. Riddle, 89, of Rochester, died Sunday at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
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Monday, April 11, 2016
Kenny C. Basham
Kenny C. Basham, 59, of Rochester, formerly of South Bend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 5, at his home.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Melanie J. Peoples
Melanie J. Peoples, 49, Macy, died in China. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.


Friday, April 8, 2016
Michael Ray "Lightning" Wright
Michael Ray "Lightning" Wright, 61, Denver, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 3, 2016, while vacationing in Florida.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Jerry L. Sisinger
Jerry L. Sisinger, 77, of McCordsville, formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Christine Lee Halas-Watson
Christine Lee Halas-Watson, 62, Fulton, passed away on April 5, 2016, in Zion, Ill.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Patricia A. Junkin
Patricia Junkin, 68, Akron, died Friday at home.

Survivors include her son, Ron Junkin, Lincoln, Calif.; daughters Trisha Junkin, and Terri Hermann, both of Mesa, Ariz.; and brothers Alan P. Line, Placerville, Calif., and Desmond W. Line, Duncan, S.C.

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Leta A. Hallatt
Leta A. Hallatt, 81, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

Survivors include her nephew, Robert Eiler II, Rochester, and her sister, Elsie Fuller, Anderson.

Service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Loose Funeral Home, Anderson. Visitation is 11 a.m. Thursday to the time of the service at the funeral home.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Bret L. Hake
Bret L. Hake, 49, Rochester, died Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Survivors include his siblings, Doyle Allen Willard, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Ryan Lee Hake, Peru.

There is no service scheduled at this time. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Raymond B. Krick
Raymond B. Krick, 78, Rochester, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Monday April 4, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Michael R. Wright
Michael R. Wright, 61, Denver, died Sunday in Florida. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Theodore E. Thurin
Theodore E. Thurin, 90, 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, formerly of Culver, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, and his daughter, Linda J. Redinger, Argos.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Culver. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to the time of the service at the church.

Arrangements are handled by the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Raymond B. Krick
Raymond B. Krick, 78, Rochester, died Monday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Bret Hake
Bret Hake, 49, Rochester, died Sunday at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Lee Morgan Redinger
Lee Morgan Redinger, 63, of Argos, passed away at 11:05 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Richard L. Peterson
Richard L. Peterson, 76, of rural Rochester, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016, at his residence.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Theodore E. Thurin
Theodore E. Thurin, 90, 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, died Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Richard L. Peterson
Richard L. Peterson, 76, of rural Rochester, died Sunday at home.

Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Glenn R. Williams
Visitation for Glenn R. Williams, 93, Rochester, who died Friday, is now from 2-4 p.m. today at the Fulton Community Building, Fulton.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Lee M. Redinger I
Lee M. Redinger I, 63, Argos, died Friday at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Arlene M. Deeds

Arlene M. Deeds, 96, formerly of Rochester, died Feb. 21, 2016, in Green Valley, Ariz.

A private service was on Friday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Good Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Lillian "Lil" Zook Burkholder
Lillian "Lil" Zook Burkholder, 60, Rochester, died at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio from complications of heart surgery.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Jeffrey L. Newlin
Jeffrey L. Newlin, 61, a former Rochester resident, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in his Schererville home.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Glenn R. Williams
Glenn R. Williams, 93, Rochester, passed away at 12:03 a.m. Friday April 1, 2016, at his residence.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Beverly Jo Feltis Rensberger
Beverly Jo Feltis Rensberger, 75, Rochester, passed away on March 30, 2016, at her residence after a long battle with kidney disease.
Friday, April 1, 2016
GeNelle E. Hoffman
GeNelle E. Hoffman, 95, formerly of Akron, passed away at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Rodney C. Lewis
Rodney C. Lewis, 46, Rochester, died Monday at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon; two children, Ryan and Sarah, Rochester; a sister, Dixie, Rochester; and four brothers, Ronald, Randy and Raymond, all of Rochester, and Robin, Anderson.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are handled by Earl-Love Funeral Home.

Friday, April 1, 2016
Rev. Teresa V. Lewis
Rev. Teresa V. Lewis, 66, of rural Macy, and formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away at 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Hershell Shepherd
Hershell Shepherd, 74, rural Warsaw, died Monday at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Case, Printer, Ky., Jane Meade and Sue, both of Warsaw; a son, Arthur, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister; and a brother.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, 101 North Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is from noon to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
GeNelle E. Hoffman
GeNelle E. Hoffman, 95, formerly of Akron, died Saturday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Survivors include two daughters, Karna Earl, Warsaw, and Jacqie Hoffman, Carmel; and a son, Ronald, Stuart, Fla.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Visitation is 1 p.m. to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Rodney C. Lewis
Rodney C. Lewis, 46, Rochester, died Monday at Indiana Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ron J. Shockey
Ron J. Shockey, 77, Silver Lake, died Sunday at his home.

Survivors include his wife Nancy; daughter Karen Eis, Point Isabelle, Texas; son Ronald II., North Manchester; and father Robert, Point Isabelle, Texas.

No service is planned at this time. Arrangement are being handled by Hartzler Funeral Home.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Shirley A. Adamson
Shirley A. Adamson, 78, Akron, passed away unexpectedly at 7:28 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016, at Parkview Regional Hospital of Fort Wayne.

She was born July 7, 1937, in Fulton County, to Kenneth and Mary (Royer) Luckenbill. On July 23, 1960, in Argos, she married Richard L. Adamson, who survives.

Monday, March 28, 2016
GeNelle E. Hoffman
GeNelle E. Hoffman, 96, formerly of Akron, died Saturday at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Thomas Edward Norman
Thomas Edward Norman, 65, Peru, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Peru.

Born Oct. 27, 1950, in Miami County, he was the son of David J. and Marjorie L. Nichols Norman.

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Marilyn E. Penn
Marilyn E. Penn, 65, Mentone, died Friday at her home.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Louis J. Calhoun
Louis J. Calhoun, 84, Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Dennis W. Derryberry
Dennis W. Derryberry, 58, Akron, passed away at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thomas E. Nolin
Thomas E. Nolin, 69, 204 W. Plum St., Argos, died Sunday at home.

Survivors include a daughter, Kellie Shei, Argos; sisters Malinda Wakeland, Plymouth, Sandra Heyde, Bremen, and Tommie Jean Ripper, Sandwich, Ill.; and brothers Jim, Argos, and Jerry, Warsaw.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St. Visitation was 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Aubrey M. Jones
Aubrey M. Jones, 87, of Rochester, passed away at 2:17 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Norma J. Burns
Norma Jean Burns, 88, of Akron, went home to be with the Lord at 3:25 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Aubrey Jones
Aubrey Jones, 87, Rochester, died 2:17 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Lida B. (Cowen) Thompson-Norris
Lida B. (Cowen) Thompson-Norris, 97, 18 B Road, Argos, died 5:40 a.m. Monday at home.

Survivors include her daughters Bonnie S. Lohmann, Nevada City, Calif., Loralie Coffin, Indianapolis, and Maurine B. Wrede, Rapid City, S.D.; and son Don D. Thompson, Argos.

Service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, West State Road 10, Culver. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to the time of the funeral at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Earl-Grossman Funeral Home.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Fred Zellers
Fred Zellers, 92, lifelong Fulton County resident and landowner, died Sunday at his home.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Florence J. Baldwin
Florence J. Baldwin, 85, of Kewanna, passed away peacefully at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 27, 1930, in Winamac she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Mary (Young) Stepp.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Fred Zellers
Fred Zellers, 92, Rochester, died Sunday at home.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Norma J. Burns
Norma J. Burns, 88, Akron, died 3:25 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.

Monday, March 21, 2016
Bonnie J. Shoemaker
Bonnie J. Shoemaker, 77, of rural Claypool, passed away at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Tyler L. Prater Willett
Infant Tyler L. Prater Willett, Rochester, died 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Survivors include his parents Kayla Prater and Zachary Willett and sister Annaleigh.

Service will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake. Visitation is 4 p.m. to the time of the funeral at the church. The Hartzler Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Lisa R. Roark
Lisa R. Roark, 52, 2800 Highway 17/92 Lot No. 51, Haines City, Fla., formerly of Argos, died 10:35 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Patrick; daughters Nichole Snavely, Argos, and Katie Schrock, South Bend; son James Garner Jr., Leiters Ford; sisters Rae Ann Harris and Rejeana; and brothers John Lowry Jr., Carl Lowry, Jerry Lowry, Tim Lowry, Terry Lowry and Bobby Lowry.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Monday to the time of the service.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Bonnie J. Shoemaker
Bonnie J. Shoemaker, 77, rural Claypool, died 10:26 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; son Mark Marti, Warsaw; daughter Stacia Henry, Orlando, Fla.; sisters Patricia Febles and Sandra Muscello and brother Thomas Mortimore, all of Kendallville.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Robert L. Holloway Sr.
Mr. Robert L. Holloway Sr. 89, of Rochester, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Dianne (Bernero) Buckmiller
Dianne (Bernero) Buckmiller, 73, Rochester, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Josefina M. Rudd
Josefina M. Rudd, 71, Rochester, passed away at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at her residence.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Clarice M. Spindler
Clarice M. Spindler, 88, a Marshall County resident all her life, passed away surrounded by her loving family at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in the Hospice House of South Bend.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Robert L. Holloway, Sr.
Robert L Holloway, Sr., 89, Rochester, died Monday at his residence.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Chapel, Kokomo; a son, Robbie, Rochester; a sister, Phyllis Duzan, Warsaw.

His funeral service is at 11 a.m. March 21, 2016, at the Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service.


Thursday, March 17, 2016
Steve Joseph Nelson
Steve Joseph Nelson, 62, Rochester, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at his residence.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Earl Deaton
Earl Deaton, 77, Macy passed away at his home unexpectedly on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Dianne Buckmiller
Dianne Buckmiller, 73, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

Arrangements are pending with Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Josefina Rudd
Josefina M. Rudd, 71, Rochester, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Earl Deaton
Earl Deaton, 77, Macy, died at home Sunday.

He is survived by sons Earl Jr., Hazard, Ky., Charles, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., William, Macy; daughters Lora Deaton, Peru, Shari Simonson, Rochester; a sister, Lora Davis, Macy; and a brother, Walter, Louisville.

Funeral service is at 5 p.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 2 p.m. until time of service.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Robert Holloway
Robert l. Holloway, 89, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Jeanelle L. Poe
Jeanelle L. Poe, 33, Mentone, died Saturday at her home.

Survivors include her parents, Steven and Barbara Conaway, Mentone; daughters Karalei and Bailey Poe; son Harley; sister Julie Sanders, Vassar, Mich.; brother Steven Conaway, Mentone.

Private family service will be at a later date. King Memorial Home, Mentone, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
George E. Burton
Mr. George Edward Burton, 83, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 3:45 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Earl Deaton
Earl Deaton, 77, Macy, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Steven Nelson
Steven Nelson, 62, Rochester, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Jeffrey L. Newlin
Jeffrey L. Newlin, 61, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday in his Schererville home.
Monday, March 14, 2016
George J. Reed
George J. Reed, 86, Mentone, died at 6:14 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Ft. Wayne.
Monday, March 14, 2016
George E. Burton
George E. Burton, 83, Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m., Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; four sons: Dennis and Craig, Rochester, Bruce, Camden, Ohio, and Roger, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Family Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Gary W. Bradley
Gary W. Bradley, 59, Akron, died 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He is survived by a brother, Richard A. Smith, Rochester.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Tuesday.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Corbin Minix
Corbin E. Minix, 1 day old, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

He is survived by his parents Melissa Burton and Nathen Minix and brother, Caleb Minix, Rochester.

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

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Mary Dolores Hawk and Donald Earl Hawk
Mary Dolores Hawk

Aug. 23, 1936 - March 1, 2016

Donald Earl Hawk

Jan. 24, 1936 - March 2, 2016

Mary Dolores Hawk, 79, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away at 5:54 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Healthpark Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla., surrounded by her loving family. She was unable to recover after open heart surgery. Sixteen hours later, she reached out for her husband's hand to be with her in Heaven.

Surrounded by his children, Donald Earl Hawk, 80, died at 9:49 a.m., March 2, 2016, from Alzheimer's Disease, in Coral Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation, Cape Coral, where he resided.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Manford L. Norris
Manford L. Norris, 90, of Wanatah, passed away peacefully at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Avalon Springs Health Campus, Valparaiso.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Corbin Minix
Corbin Edward Minix, 1 day, of Rochester, died at 9:40 p.m. March 2, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.
Friday, March 11, 2016


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