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  • Bookings

    The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:

    • 6:58 p.m. – William Keith Jenkins, 28, of 104 S. Franklin St., Sidney, arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Bond: $600.

    • 7:05 p.m. Wednesday – Stephen Joseph Samuel Stump, 40, of 3529 W. CR 100S, Warsaw, arrested for public intoxication. Bond: $600.



    Property Damage Accidents

    • 2:02 a.m. Wednesday – Intersection of U.S. 30 and Parker Street, Warsaw. Car hit deer  Driver: Justin Honaker, 32, Lancaster, Calif. Damage: $2,500 to $5,000. Warsaw Police Department investigated. 

    • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Intersection of Park Avenue and Administration Boulevard, Winona Lake. Two-vehicle collision. Drivers: Larry Miller, 75, Boys City Drive, Winona Lake; Johnny Walker, 29, Parker Street, Warsaw. Damage:  $5,000 to $10,000. Winona Lake Police Department investigated. 

    • 5:24 p.m. Wednesday –  Intersection of CR 150W and Executive Drive, Warsaw. Two-vehicle collision. Drivers: Alfredo Dirico, 80, West Lake Street, Warsaw; Christina Conwell, 44, CR 550W, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500 to $5,000. WPD.



    Incidents

    • 8:20 a.m. Wednesday – An abandoned bicycle was found in the 1200 block of North Detroit Street, Warsaw. WPD.

    • 6:10 p.m. Wednesday – Criminal mischief was reported in the 500 block of Harrison Street, Warsaw. WPD.
  • Fanny Beeman, 78, formerly of Warsaw, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 19, 2017, at Crown Pointe Assisted Living, Lebanon. Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.
  • Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Brooks Jr., 82, Milford, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. 
    He was born Jan. 26, 1935, to Theodore Roosevelt and Inez W Brooks in Moulton, Ala. On April 2, 1957, Ted married Ellen Phelps. 
    Ted honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Milford, and of the Milford Masonic Lodge 418 for 52 years. 
  •  Cheryll Ross, Glenwood, Iowa, passed away Oct. 17, 2017, at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion, Neb. 
    Cheryll was born Nov. 2, 1945, to William and Margaret Bunn in Newton, Iowa. On Sept. 11, 1965, in Rock Island, Ill., she married Patrick Ross, who preceded her in death on May 9, 2017. 
  • Michelle "Shelly" Renee Magnus, 50, of Chicago, passed away at 11:06 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at her home after a five-year battle with breast cancer. Born March 31, 1967, in Goshen, she was the daughter of Philip Howard Cripe and Carolyn Sue Grimes Emmert.
  • Jacqueline Kay Poling, 55, Warsaw,  passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 8:06 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
    She was born June 20, 1962, in Warsaw, to Steve and Roberta “Bert” Shepherd Bradford. On Oct.4, 1980, in Warsaw, she was united in marriage to Mark Poling.
  • Marvin W. Klinger, 77, Marion, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 18, 2017, at V.A. Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion.

    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.
  • BOURBON — Sarah S. Reichert, 75, Bourbon, passed away Oct. 16, 2017, at home. 
    Sarah was born June 1, 1942, in Huntington, to Kenneth Pouless Wright and Genevra Kelley. She was a 1960 graduate of Nappanee High School, and a graduate of the first dental hygienist class at Indiana University South Bend, "part of the magnificent 7.” 
  • Jacqueline Kay Poling, 55, Warsaw, died at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, Warsaw.

     
  • ROCHESTER — Robert E. Knox, 90, Rochester, died at 7:57 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital. 

    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
  • Everett Leroy Vance, 79, a lifetime resident of the Warsaw and Pierceton areas, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in his home outside of Pierceton. 
  • Shirley A. Fitzgerald, 77, Warsaw, passed away at midnight Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. 
    She was born March 28, 1940, in West Prestonsburg, Ky., to Mart and Sula Green Wallen. On Nov. 8, 1955, she was united in marriage to Harvey A. Fitzgerald in Wabash. 
  • Rosa Isela Ramos, Winona Lake, passed away at 3:07 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, at the age of 43.
    She was born Nov. 9, 1973, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Pedro Monsivais Leija and Rosa Maria Rodriguez Guzman, who both survive. On Nov. 5, 1994, she was married to Gregorio “Greg” Ramos Soriano, who survives.
  • Everett Leroy Vance, 79, Warsaw, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in his home.

    Arrangements are pending with Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • FORT WAYNE — Arturo “Art” Saldivar Sr., 68, Pierceton, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. 
    Mr. Saldivar was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Snyder, Texas, to the late Rodolfo Saldivar Sr. and Piedad Rodriguez Saldivar. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from 1970-71 and earned an engineering degree in electronics and robotics from ITT Technical Institute, Fort Wayne. 
  • George “Dude” Paul Wiegand III, 68, died unexpectedly Oct. 15, 2017, in his home near Warsaw. 
    He was born Jan. 15, 1949, to the late George P. Wiegand II and Joan Marceille Cary in Warsaw. He graduated from Pierceton High School in 1967, then served two years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. 
  • SYRACUSE — Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kozon, 90, Syracuse, passed away Oct. 11, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital. 
  • Cheryl Borem, 60, Mentone, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 12. 
  • Wilfred E. Wood, 73, Leesburg, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at his residence.  

    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • INDIANAPOLIS — Debra Kay Livengood, 60, Lebanon, died Oct. 9, 2017.
    A funeral is being planned for Nov. 4.
  • AKRON — Mildred O. Harrold, 97, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her residence. 
    She was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Kosciusko County, to Oren and Grace Cook Craig. She was united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1942, in the residence she had lived in most of her life, to Dorris L. Harrold, who preceded on June 9, 2009.
  • Tammy Sue Carpenter, 53, Warsaw, passed away in her residence at 2:13 p.m. Oct. 9, 2017.
    She was born April 1, 1964, in Alabama, to John and Rose McFarland Ott. She was married to Danny Carpenter, who preceded her in death. 
    She was a homemaker.
    She is survived by her children: 
  • AKRON — Mildred O. Harrold, 97, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her residence. 
    She was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Kosciusko County, to Oren and Grace Cook Craig. On Nov. 26, 1942, she was married to Dorris L. Harrold, who died June 9, 2009.
  • Markus Neal Middleton, 23, Albion, passed away at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Albion. 
    He was born June 14, 1994, to Allen Jay and Angela Pettit Carey in Auburn.
  • The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail.
  • ROCHESTER — Pauline E. Vardaman, 75, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her residence.  

    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

     
  • AKRON — Mildred Harrold, 97, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her residence.

    Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
  • Tammy S. Carpenter, 53, Warsaw, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at 2:13 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • AKRON — Michael Owen Bennett, 63, Silver Lake (Disko), died at 5:49 p.m. Oct. 7, 2017, in Wabash County.

    He was born April 23, 1954, in Damariscotta, Maine, to Cyrus E. and Evelyn M. Bosworth Bennett. On Aug. 30, 2014, in Bristol, Maine, he married Araceli V. Paculba, who survives.

    Cremation has taken place. No services are planned.

    Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron, assisted with arrangements.

    *****

    Condolences may be sent at www.earllovefuneralhome.com.
  • Suzanne H. Belknap, Warsaw, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake, at the age of 81.
    She was born Feb. 19, 1936, in Painesville, Ohio, to Harriet Kathryn Deitrich and Francis Dorwin Hendrick. 
  • Jerry L. Titus, 69, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital after only a 16-day battle with cancer. Jerry was proud to be a lifetime Warsaw resident.
  • MENTONE — Oscar Lewis Robinson, 86, Mentone (Palestine), died at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at his residence.
    He was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Audrain County, Mo., to Al Newton and Bertie Ellen Mundy Robinson. On Nov. 5, 1955, in Warsaw, he was married to Emma Gooch, who preceded on Dec. 25, 2004.
  • SYRACUSE — Tom Kinch, 54, Warsaw, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
  • Markus Neal Middleton, 23, Albion, passed away at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Albion.

    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • NAPPANEE — Eleanor M. Schmucker, 89, Nappanee, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, where she had resided for one year. 

    She was born June 15, 1928, in Nappanee, to Claude and Gladys Leasenby Stout. On Dec. 20, 1946, she married Tony Raymond “Bud” Schmucker. He survives.

    Calling is from 3 to 7 p.m. today and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Tuesday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The Rev. Janet McFall-Brown will officiate. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery.

    *****

    Memorials to First Mennonite Church.
  • SYRACUSE — Violet May Parson, 1, New Paris, died at 7:49 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Hospice House in Elkhart. 
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Ella Mae Weaver, 94, North Manchester, died at             9:45 a.m. Oct. 6, 2017, in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
  • Cheryl Lynn Flohr Johnson Miller Terry, known by most simply as “Sherry,” passed away at 8:47 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Warsaw Meadows Care Center. She was 69 years old at the time of her passing.
  • Monroe “Buddy” Shepherd, 72, Claypool, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in his residence. 
    He was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Alex and Audie Ellen Reffitt Shepherd.
  • Tom Kinch, 54, Warsaw, passed away on Oct. 5, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.

    He was born on July 6, 1963, in Wabash, to John and Diane Grindle Kinch.

    He is survived by his life companion, Sonya Sturgill, Warsaw; a son, Dylan Kinch, Warsaw; two grandchildren; a brother, Todd Kinch, Warsaw; two stepbrothers, Kenny Archer, Warsaw, and Kevin Archer, Washington, D.C.

    Services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m at the Eastlund Funeral Home. Visitation will be two hours prior from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • Jerry L. Titus, 69, passed away on Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017, at 2:10 p.m. in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital. Jerry was a lifetime Warsaw resident.
    Jerry was born on Dec. 24, 1947, in Warsaw, to Ned C. and Maryon L. Circle Titus. He graduated from Warsaw High School in 1966 and from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1974.
  • County Jail
    Bookings
    The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
  • Louis "Lou" Salvatore Biondi passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, having lived and enjoyed 80 years devoted to and loved by his family and many friends. 
    Lou was born in Rome, N.Y., on Jan. 10, 1937, the youngest child of the late Edgardo and Ausila Marino Biondi Sr. 
    He was a 1954 graduate of Rome Free Academy. Lou married his high school sweetheart, Faith Smith, on June 1, 1957, at St. Peter's Church in Rome.
  • Demaris “Dee” Hochstetler, 78, Bremen, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Elkhart Hospice House after a brief illness.
    She was born May 24, 1939, in Argos, to Lloyd and Ruth Bodey Reed.
  • Betty L. Wildman, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at 11:05 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw where she had been a resident since January 2017.
  • Cheryl Flohr Johnson Miller Terry, 69, Warsaw, died at 8:47 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center in Warsaw.

    Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.
  • AKRON – Trella McGee Grossman, 82, Silver Lake, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.

    She was born June 30, 1935, in Bourbon, and was the daughter of John Ervin and Minnie May Elkins Scott.

    On Nov. 23, 1954, she married George Charles Grossman, who died on Aug. 21, 1997.

    Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, with a graveside service at the cemetery immediately afterward. The Rev. Mike Roher will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.

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    Online condolences may be sent to www.earllovefuneralhome.com.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Stephen G. McCammon, 76, North Manchester, died at 11:09 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Louis Salvatore Biondi, 80, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at 8:08 p.m. in Winona Lake.

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • Jerry L. Titus, 69, Warsaw, passed Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital after a brief illness.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
  • AKRON – Trella Grossman, 82, Silver Lake, died at 11:06 a.m. Oct. 3, 2017, at her residence.

    Arrangements are pending at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.
  • Doris Lucille Berlin, 92, of Pierceton, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at 1:15 p.m. in Visiting Nurses & Hospice Home Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    She was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Pierceton, to Alfred Ray and Trilby Droud Linn.
  • ROCHESTER – Mr. John P. Hudkins, 74, Rochester, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at his residence.
    On July 6, 1943, John Phillip Hudkins was born in Fulton County. He was a treasured son of William Judson and Mildred I.
  • Doyle Allen Heckaman, 80, passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at 3:45 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. 
    He was born on Sept. 14, 1937, in Etna Green, to Forrest H. and Marie Heyde Heckaman. He was a 1955 graduate of Burket High School and was married to Bernita Aline Neal on Nov. 28, 1968, in Warsaw. They were married for 48 years before his passing.
  • Charles W. Rumple, 61, Warsaw, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 6:55 p.m. in his home. 
    He was born March 20, 1956, in Sullivan, to Robert and June Arnold Rumple.
  • ROCHESTER – John P. Hudkins, 74, Rochester, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at his residence.

    John and Dottie Damron were married in Gatlinburg on July 6, 1999. She survives.

    A celebration of the life will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Gretchen Snyder will officiate. Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the services in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

    *****

    Memorials to St. Joseph County 4-H Scholarship Trust, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN 46614; or to the Animal Education and Adoption Center through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 715 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.

    More information available online. Expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

     
  • Doyle Allen Heckaman, 80, Silver Lake, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

    Titus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Suzanne H. Belknap, 81, Warsaw, died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Grace Village Health Care in Winona Lake.
    She was born Feb. 19, 1936, in Painesville, Ohio, to Harriet Kathryn Deitrich and Francis Dorwin Hendrick. 
  • NORTH WEBSTER – Phyllis M. Engel, 89, North Webster, passed away on Oct. 1, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
    She was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Schererville to Russell and Ethel Lain Engel.
  • Verda Mae Boyer Miles, 84, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., died Sept. 11, 2017, at the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, Fla.
    She was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Packerton, to William H. and Rose L. Shand Boyer. 
  • Pauline May Otto, 97, formerly of Nappanee, passed away at Greencroft Gables, Goshen, at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.
    She was born March 24, 1920, in Midland, Mich., to John K. and Martha Miller. On Oct. 15, 1938, she married Andrew Otto at North Main Street 
  • AKRON – E. Joan Bucher, 77, Akron, and formerly of Rock Lake, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at her residence.
    She was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Fulton County, the daughter of  Earl D. and June A. Smith Floor.
  • SOUTH WHITLEY – Fern E. Wood, 99, Warsaw, died at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since June.
  • PIERCETON – Doris L. Berlin, 92, Pierceton, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Visiting Nurses & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton.

     
  •  Joann Bucher, 78, Akron, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at her residence.
    Arrangements are currently pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – M. Marceline Russell, 94, Pierceton, died at 5:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Mason Healthcare and Rehab, Warsaw.
    She was born in Sidney and was the daughter of Roy F. and Clara Metzger Michael.
  • Charles W. Rumple, 61, Warsaw, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in his home.

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels.
  • SYRACUSE – Dennis K. Richards, 62, Elkhart, and formerly of Syracuse,  died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital. 
    He was born May 4, 1955, in Elkhart, to Virgil Otis and Olivene May Ott Richards.
  • SYRACUSE – Richard A. “Dick” Weaver, 81, Syracuse, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Goshen Hospital.
    He was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Mishawaka, to Carlyle Robert “Bob” and Glada Hartman Weaver. 
  • AKRON – Jerry Lee Whetstone, 63, Fishers, and previously of Akron, died at 8:41 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Indianapolis.
  • Jesse A. Garcia, 45, Lake County, died Sept. 30, 2017.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • Heather Elaine Ross, 45, Claypool, passed away Sept. 26, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

  • Loretta L. Thomas, 79, Warsaw, died at 10:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
    She was born June 21, 1938, in Tidioute, Pa., to Leona Toner and Philip Hunt. On Jan. 5, 1965, she was married to Jimmie B. Thomas, who survives. 
  • Edmond R. “Ed” Proietti, 93, Warsaw, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at his residence. 
    He was born July 24, 1924, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., to John and Natalie Salvati Proietti. 
  • MILFORD — William “Bill” C. Helms, 68, Larwill, passed away at home Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. 
    He was born Oct. 15, 1948, the son of Elbert and Betty Huftine Helms in South Bend. Bill married Linda Simcox in 1970. They were married 33 years and had two sons, Gabriel Helms and Gage Robert Helms, both of Larwill. 
  • Suzanne H. Belknap, 81, Warsaw, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.  

    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • Edmond R. Proietti, 93, Warsaw, passed away at 12:10 a.m. today, Sept. 27, 2017, at his home. 
    Arrangements are pending at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw.
  • RUSSIAVILLE – Larry L. Krise, 79, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at his home in Clarksville after a long illness. 
    He was born in Tipton County to Davie E. and Leora Ethel Carson Krise on Feb. 2, 1938. He was married to Terrie Hazeltin Krise.