Gordon L. Tatman, 77, of Rochester, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Mason Health Care Center of Warsaw.

Joseph E. Harter, 89, rural Akron, passed at 3 a.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Parkview Randallia Hospital of Fort Wayne.

Di Anne Smith, 77, of rural Claypool, Yellow Creek Lake, died at 7:25 p.m., Tuesday at her residence.

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Catherine J. Merley, 94, of rural Akron, passed at 4:00 a.m., Monday, April 5, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Gladys Bird, 90, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 12:32 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Gladys Bird, 90, Rochester, died at 12:32 p.m., Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

Doris Masterson 87, Rochester, died at 10:20 a.m. March 31, 2021, at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Catherine Merley, 94, rural Akron, died at 4 a.m. Monday, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

Dennis E. Wilson, 75, rural Claypool, passed unexpectedly at 10:39 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his residence.

J. Jane Wilson, age 76, passed away quietly on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

Rosalia Louise Ziegler, 98, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2021, at her daughter Dianne’s home in South Bend.

Eleanor “Ellie” Draper, 82, of Roann, died at 9:41 p.m., Sunday, March 21, 2021, at her home.

Richard “Dick” Alber, 89, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his Winamac home.

Robert R. Holloway, 84, of rural Mentone and North Port, Fla., passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his residence in Florida. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Dianne H. Wukovits, 77, Rochester, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

John Thomas “J.T.” Reffitt, 79, formerly of Peru, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Paul D. Reed, 67, rural Akron, died at 1:31 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.

Dallas R. Musselman, 68, of Hamlet and formerly of Twelve Mile, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Northwest Hospital, LaPorte following a sudden illness.

Anthony H. Moreau, 63, Rochester, died at 3:25 a.m., Monday, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

Kendra L. Fuentes, 51, Rochester, passed away at 12:50 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Margaret Burkett, 94, Rochester, died at home Saturday.

Brittany D. Mullinax, 22, Rochester, died at 9:11 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Robert Alan Simons, 72, rural Akron, died at 8:26 p.m., Wednesday at Parkview Randallia Hospital. Ft. Wayne.

Sondra M. Turner, 88, Rochester, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2021, at her son’s residence in Rochester.

Sharlene F. Ross, 80, Mentone, died at 12:54 a.m., Tuesday at her home.

Sondra M. Turner, 88, Rochester, died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday at her son’s residence in Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Phyllis J. Hays, 67, Rochester, passed away at 10:25 P.M. Friday, March 5, 2021, at her residence.

Sharlene F. Ross, 80, Mentone, died at 12:54 a.m., Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending with King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Rita A. Sutton, 82, Fulton, passed away at 5:54 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021, at her residence.

Phyllis J. Hays 67, Rochester, died at 10:25 p.m. Friday at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Michael A. Bernero, 82, Plymouth, died at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Rita A. Sutton, 82, Fulton, died at 5:54 a.m. Friday, at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Paul Joseph Fleischmann, 76, Rochester, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at his residence.

Former Rochester resident Miss Tina Marie Kline, 56, of Chesterfield, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Fe. 28, 2021, at Ascension-St. Vincent’s of Anderson.

Tina M. Kline, 56, Chesterfield and formerly of Rochester, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent’s of Anderson.

Debbie J. Whybrew, 47, Silver Lake, died at 8:34 a.m., Monday at her residence.

Nelson Wayne Owens, 67, Mexico, passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, with his wife Jeanne by his side.

Dan E. Rice, 60, died at home Feb. 20, 2021.

James L. “Jim” Powers, Sr., 95, formerly of South Bend, died peacefully on Feb. 27, 2021 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.

Cam Rathbun, 69, of Warsaw and formerly of rural Akron, passed at 7:29 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Ft. Wayne.

Pamela K. Lagenour, 58, Argos, died at 12:29 p.m. Feb. 27, 2021, at her residence.

Carmen Josephine Ellis Smith, 97, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021, in Rochester.

Charles Kenneth “Charlie” Deaton, age 63, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, Feb. 14, 2021.

Joseph “Joe” Borton, 51, son of Suzanne (Zwierzynski) Montalvo of Rochester and Dale (Lorainne) Borton of Walkerton, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Memorial Hospital.

Carmen J. Smith, 97, Rochester, died at 11:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021, in Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

On Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, Glenda Salzer, our beloved mother, passed away at the age of 92.

Howard Rentschler, 97, of Fulton, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Physicians Regional Healthcare in Naples, Fla.

Barb L. Grandstaff, 78, of Kendallville, passed away Sunday Feb. 21, 2021 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous 13-year battle with Parkinson’s.

Carolyn Johnson, 80, Rochester, died Friday at her home.