Richard 'Dick' Young

Richard Young

Richard ‘Dick’ Young

July 29, 1934 – March 18, 2020

Richard “Dick” Young, 85, Culver, passed away suddenly in his home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

He was born on July 29, 1934, in the Leiters Ford area to the late Everett “Jake” and Mazy (Cline) Young.

Dick was a proud 60-year member of the Local 150 Operating Engineers. Most of all, he enjoyed farming and continued to farm until the last minutes of his life. He loved driving the tractor, listening to Cubs games and giving rides to his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dick was an avid sports fan of football, basketball and baseball (especially the beloved Chicago Cubs).

Dick and Mila (Tootie) Harness were married on April 2, 1960, in Hamlet. They shared 59 years together, raising three children, Kelly (John Savoie) Young, Argos, Jason (Sue) Young, Rochester, and Joe Young, Hickory, N.C. He was a proud grandpa of six grandchildren, Evan (Ashley) Young, Brody (Chelsea) Young, Logan (Dana) Young, Danielle (Rich) Jenkins, Carissa Young and Zachary Young; and eight great-grandchildren, Zaine, Gavin, Lanah, Quinnley, Landon, Oaklin, Adelyn and Jake.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mila (Tootie); daughter-in-law Cindy; brothers Ernie, Gerald, LaVerne and Harold; and sisters Margaret Humes, Bonnie Ricks and Shirley Hanewich.

He will be missed by family and friends who loved his sense of humor, laughter, work ethic and dedication to his family and friends.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, where a visitation will also be held on Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT. Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery, Hamlet.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Leiters Ford, IN 46945, or the Aubbeenaubbee Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 632, Leiters Ford, IN 46945. To leave online condolences, go to

Carlene J. Rentschler

May 22, 1930 – March 17, 2020

Carlene J. Rentschler, 89, passed away on March 17, 2020, at McKinney Place, Logansport. She was born in Miami County to the late Russell and Nina (Sanders) Kepner, and later raised in the Kokomo and Greentown areas.

Carlene is survived by two sons, Ron (Sherry) Rentschler, Mint Hill, N.C., and Ed (Sue) Rentschler, Martinsville, Ill.; a daughter, Rhonda (Jerry) Heckathorn, Rochester; two brothers, Jack Kepner, Panama City, Fla., and Mike (Linda) Kepner, Kokomo; Aunt Betty (Howard) Rentschler, Fulton; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and the father of her children, Joseph Rentschler.

By her request, there will be no service.

Memorial contributions in Carlene’s honor may be made to Elara Caring Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association for disease research. Ellers Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Mary K. Hopkins

Mary K. Hopkins, 79, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Aurora Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Wis.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Lanting, East Troy, Wis.; and a son, David Hopkins, Warsaw.

Her celebration of life will be at a later date. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

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