Richard ‘Dick’ Johnson

April 6, 1947 – July 24, 2020

Richard “Dick” Johnson, 73, Warsaw, passed away at 4 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, at Peabody Retirement Community Health Center, North Manchester.

Richard was born April 6, 1947, in Rochester to Emerson and Juanita (Cutshaw) Johnson. He was united in marriage to Sharon (Whittenberger) Johnson on Dec. 6, 1969, in Claypool, who passed away Dec. 7, 2015.

Dick grew up in Athens and spent most of his lifetime in Akron until moving to Warsaw. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from DePuy Synthes, Warsaw. He was a member of the American Legion Post 49 and a member of Pathway Church, Warsaw. Dick enjoyed golfing and fishing on Lake Michigan and he dearly loved his family.

Richard is survived by three children, LaDonna (Jon) Mitchell, Rochester, Sondra (Mike) Slone, Warsaw, and Brian (Paige) Johnson, Akron; eight grandchildren, Lindsay, Joshua, Danielle, Kennedy, Kaylee, Austin, Kelton and Kyler; one great-grandchild, Charlotte; sister Sue Brubaker, Rochester; niece Kim Holloway, Rochester; nephew Ben Brubaker, Cincinnati, Ohio; and his loving dog, Cassie.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and his wife, Sharon (Whittenberger) Johnson.

Please note, due to the state mandate, masks are required. Individuals are asked to provide their own.

A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 27, 2020, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A graveside service will follow immediately at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with Pastor Jarod Osborne officiating. Military honors will be rendered by American Legion Post 49.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fort Wayne VA Medical Center, 2121 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. To sign the guest book or send a condolence, go to

Rodger Lee Baker

Feb. 8, 1974 – July 20, 2020

Rodger Lee Baker, 46, Marion, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020, in transit to the Indianapolis VA Hospital. He resided in Marion.

He was born Feb. 8, 1974, in Rochester to Mickey and Connie (Lowery) Baker. He graduated from Rochester Community High School where he played football and enjoyed photography. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea for 18 months.

He is survived by his parents; his two sons, Joshwa (Sidney) Baker, Rochester, and Jonathin Baker, Clearwater, Fla.; brother Andrew Baker, Ottawa, Ill.; nephew Ben Sery; and nieces Juliet and Isabella Keyes.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Christina (Baker) Keyes; and grandparents Eugene and Mary Ruth (Kuhn) Baker and Raymond and Marie Lowery.

Burial will be at the National Veterans Cemetery, Marion. Arrangements are pending with Armes-Hunt Funeral Home.

Carol A. Casey

Carol A. Casey, 76, Rochester, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

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