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  • PLYMOUTH — Dean L. Shively, 78, formerly of Tuxedo Drive in Plymouth, passed away Saturday evening, May 13, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
  • Betty Roseanna McClements, Winona Lake, passed away at 11:07 a.m. May 25, 2017, at Seasons HomeCare, Warsaw, at the age of 92.
  • ROCHESTER — Dennis Lebo, 62, Rochester, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
  • BOURBON — Eleanor C. Watkins, 89, Morganton, N.C., formerly of Bourbon, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Morganton.
  • BOURBON — Kathleen A. “Kathy” McDonald, 63, Bremen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Jacob A. Chapman, 36, North Manchester, went to be with Jesus at 8:04 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Dr. Roger William Sawyer, 95, passed away at 9:30 p.m. May 22, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. 

    Roger was born Aug. 27, 1921, to Raymond Earl and Goldie Carney Hoover Sawyer, who are deceased. On June 1, 1947, he married Hulda Bidlack, who died Feb. 17, 1992. He married Dorothy Roush in February 1993; she preceded him in death Oct. 31, 2009.

    He is survived by his son, Dr. Douglas (Peggy) Sawyer, Warsaw; his grandchildren, Amanda (Dave) Bailey, Warsaw; Aaron (Marcia) Sawyer, Austin, Texas; and Andrew (Rachel) Sawyer, San Francisco, Calif.; his beloved great-grandsons, Keller and Finley Bailey, Warsaw; and stepdaughters Cindy Swain, Carmel; Nancy (Dale) Geiselman, Zionsville; and Ellen (Troy) Rector, Carmel. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Marjorie Chalfant.

    Roger graduated from Bluffton High School in 1939. He attended International Business College after serving in World War II in the Army in Burma from 1942-1945. He then went on to attend the Northern Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 1949. He opened his optometry practice in 1949 in North Manchester, where he practiced for 37 years.

    He was a member of Kiwanis Club, past member of Tippy Golf Club, Stonehenge Golf Club and a charter member of Sycamore Golf Course. He was a Shriner and also a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church.

    His passion was golf, and he scored four holes-in-one in his lifetime – the last coming at age 87. He wintered in the Naples, Fla., area for 35 years. He was a member of Quail Run Golf Course there. He loved bird watching, and he loved to whistle, sing and dance.

    A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

    Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.

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    Memorials to Chapman Lake Foundation, P.O. Box 387, Leesburg, IN 46538.

    Condolences may be sent at mckeemortuary.com.
  • LIGONIER — Dixie Diane Dean, 61, Syracuse, passed away at home unexpectedly, following an extended illness, on Monday, May 22, 2017. 
    She was born Aug. 6, 1955, in Goshen, the daughter of Donald and Darlene DeVault Disher. On Nov. 21, 1988, she married Mark Dean. 
    Survivors include her husband of nearly 30 years, Mark Dean, Syracuse; two sons, Richie (Tina) Doerscher, Goshen, and Charles (Jodi) Briggs, Topeka; three grandchildren: Chloe, Maizie and Isabelle; a stepdaughter, Sissy Dean, Indianapolis; numerous stepgrandchildren; one uncle, the Rev. Jack DeVault, Ligonier; and several cousins and friends. 
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Brenda L. Rose, 50, Servia, died at 12:15 p.m. May 21, 2017, in her residence.

    She was born Oct. 16, 1966, in Wabash, to Arvel and Anna May Nelson Conley. 

    Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Conley, North Manchester.

    A funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, with calling one hour prior at Full Gospel Tabernacle, 204 N. Main St., Claypool. The Rev. John Dotson will officiate. 

    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

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    Memorials to McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester, IN 46962, to assist the family with expenses. 

    Condolences may be sent at mckeemortuary.com.NORTH MANCHESTER — Brenda L. Rose, 50, Servia, died at 12:15 p.m. May 21, 2017, in her residence.

    She was born Oct. 16, 1966, in Wabash, to Arvel and Anna May Nelson Conley. 

    Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Conley, North Manchester.

    A funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, with calling one hour prior at Full Gospel Tabernacle, 204 N. Main St., Claypool. The Rev. John Dotson will officiate. 

    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

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    Memorials to McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester, IN 46962, to assist the family with expenses. 

    Condolences may be sent at mckeemortuary.com.
  • MENTONE — Georgianna Grubbs, 91, Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool, passed at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

     
  • Larry A. Clark, 75, Warsaw, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Saturday May 20, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. 
    He was born Feb. 13, 1942, to Donald J. and Dorothy Hatfield Clark in Warsaw.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. 
    He married Ruby Jo Garber Dawson on March 3, 2007, in Warsaw.
  • Amos Edward England, Pierceton, passed away at his residence surrounded by family at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the age of 80.  
    He was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Prestonsburg, Ky. He was the seventh out of eight children born to Nancy Reffitt and Charlie England. On May 16, 1959, he married Phyllis Kay Ross, his loving and caring wife of 58 years, who survives in Pierceton. 
    Amos was a 1955 graduate of Warsaw High School. He was a hard worker and for 17 years he worked for Fiber Fill in Warsaw, and when the company moved to Evansville, he continued to work there as a shipping supervisor. He worked for Jomac Products in Warsaw for 27 years, working in the warehouse as a shipping clerk and driving semi
  • William L. "Bill" O'Hara, 90, rural Claypool, died at 5:48 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home.  
    He was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Laketon, to Clyde O'Hara and Grace Flora Haupert
    Bill was a 1946 graduate of Chester High School, North Manchester, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
    He married Kathryn E. "Kate" Renicker in Warsaw on May 1, 1948; she died Nov. 2, 2013.
  • NAPPANEE — Isaac J. Borkholder, 89, Nappanee, died from injuries received in a fall at 4:49 p.m. May 22, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital emergency room.  
    He was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Nappanee, to John R. and Fannie I. Yoder Borkholder. On Nov. 10, 1955, he married Dorothy Yoder, who survives.
    Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. today and all day Thursday at the family residence.  
    Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the family residence, with the home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church officiating. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.
  • Lonnie Prater, 68, Pierceton, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, in his residence.
  • Linda Lou Holterman, Winona Lake, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her residence at the age of 69.
  • Dean Smith, 85, Rochester, passed away at 2:14 p.m. May 19, 2017, at his residence.
  • Elsie M. Free, 95, Milford, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation, Milford.
  • Gale C. Decker, 87, Claypool, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017, in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • Amos Edward England, 80, Pierceton, passed away at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 

  • MENTONE – The Mentone Egg Festival Bingo will be June 3 at the Bell Aircraft Museum, 210 S. Oak St.

    Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with purchase of packets at 1 p.m. Early birds are 1:30 p.m., with regular bingo at 2 p.m.

    Cost is $15 per person, and there is a 50/50 raffle. 

    Jackpot is guaranteed at $250. 

    There is limited seating, and first-come, first serve.
  • Phillip Wayne “Phil” Neff, 77, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017,  in Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
    On Oct 23, 1939, in Warsaw, Phil was born to Marvin Edward and Lucy Louise Liggett Neff. He was a 1957 graduate of Claypool High School.
    Phil enlisted in the United States Navy March 24, 1958. FTG2 Phillip Wayne Neff was honorably discharged Jan 5, 1963.
    Upon his return from the service and on April 14, 1963, in Silver Lake, he took Erma L. Salyer as his bride.
  • Linda Lou Holterman, 69, Winona Lake, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017. 

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

     
  • Larry A. Clark, 75, Warsaw, passed away at 6:15 p.m.  Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • Helen B. McCreery, 94, Warsaw, and formerly of Portland, died May 18, 2017, in Lake City Place, Warsaw.
  • Phillip Wayne Neff, 77, of Warsaw, died May 19, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Dean Smith, 85, Rochester, died at 2:14 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at his residence.
  • Patty L. Nash, 83, of Warsaw, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, in Grace Village Healthcare Center, Winona Lake.
  • Carol Kelly Wessels, 72, Naples, Fla., and North Webster, passed away peacefully at home May 15, 2017, following a long illness.

    She was born Oct. 10, 1944.
  • Laura Hill, 86, North Webster, passed away at 2:50 p.m. May 18, 2017, in her residence.
  • FORT WAYNE — Meredith D. Wamsley, 98, three weeks short of reaching his 99th birthday, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. 
    He was born in 1918 in Huntington. He was the only child of Lloyd L. and May P. Wamsley. 
    He served in World War II as a motor pool mechanic. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering. He spent his career in Evansville and Fort Wayne at Magnavox and Phillips Co. 
  • Janet R. Crowell, 82, Warsaw, passed away at 1:24 a.m.  May 16, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. 

    She was born Nov. 7, 1934, to Plen and Marjorie Madden Yoder in Albion County.

    She worked for Whitley Products and for Da-Lite Screen.

    She was a member of Warsaw Family Worship Church, Warsaw. Janet enjoyed going to Center Lake with her family.

    She is survived by her children: Pam Minnix, John (spouse Sharon) Long, Grover Layne, Diana (spouse Al) Wehr, Richard Layne and Roger (spouse Jane) Layne; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her husband and several brothers and sisters.

    No services are planned.

    McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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    To sign the guestbook or send a condolence, go to www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.
  • MILFORD — Charlotte R. Schuller, 72, Warsaw, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. 

    She was born Jan. 23, 1945, the daughter of Charles R. and Catherine Snead Hutcherson. She married Anthony D. Schuller in 1998; he survives. 

    Also surviving are her children, Ronda Coburn and Ronald Upson, both of Warsaw; stepchildren, Heather Schuller, Cromwell, and Shawn (Sara) Schuller, Columbia City; grandchildren: Chad Galloway, Heather Upson and Trae Upson; stepgrandchildren: Typhani Fiengo, Kyrsten Leasor, Ethan Leasor and Kinsley Schuller; along with a great-grandchild, Bradlee Galloway.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Cecil Hutcherson and CB Hutcherson.

    Charlotte was a dedicated homemaker and had also worked for several years at Dana, Syracuse. She was full of life and had many hobbies that included painting, sewing, shopping, collecting Boyd Bears and cats. Above all, Charlotte loved spending time with her family and being a grandma. 

    Family and friends will gather to share memories and say goodbye to Charlotte from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 461 W. CR 900N, Milford. In keeping with her wishes, a cremation committal will take place following the memorial gathering. 

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    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mishlerfhcc.com.
  • Ronald L. Wayman passed away at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, in his Bremen home. He was 60 years old.
    Ronald was born Jan. 11, 1957, in Stuttgart, Germany, to Richard Wayman Sr. and his wife, Theresia. He had spent the last eight years living in Bremen but was a resident of Warsaw beforehand, where he had worked in the Cardinal Center workshop.
  • QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — Deborah Ann Womack, known as Red, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2017, in San Tan Valley, Ariz.
    Life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. 
    She graduated from Tri-State of Franklin, and Newbury College. Her gentle smile, her bright natural red hair and her warm laugh always welcomed you into her life. Never judging, never giving up on anyone, always giving of herself, Deborah was one of the richest persons in the world because she had so many friends, and was loved by even more, especially her new granddaughter. 
  • Belinda Lou Rider went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at her residence at the age of 54. 
    She was born Nov. 30, 1962, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Raymond Arthur Riley Sr. and Estella Mary McCloy Riley. On Jan. 9, 1982, in Crooksville, Ohio, she was married to John Lee Rider, who survives in Warsaw. 
  • LOGANSPORT — Rosetta Stout, 78, Logansport, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 10:45 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at her residence.
    Born Oct. 20, 1938, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of the late Rex and Pauline Borden Carey.
    On May 24, 1963, she married Casper Stout, and he preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1993.
    Rosetta was formerly employed at Federal Mogul in Leiters Ford, where she retired after 21 years.


  • Kenneth R. “Kenny” Whitaker passed away quietly at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in his Warsaw home. He was 63 at the time of his passing

    Although he has been a longtime Warsaw resident, Kenneth was born on Aug. 29, 1953, to Lillian Faye Whitaker in Rensselaer. He worked as a shop attendant in Conley’s Barber Shops.

    Kenneth loved Chicago Cubs baseball and Pepsi-Cola. He was an admirer of all things military and even visited Camp Atterbury once. He was a man of faith who enjoyed going to church; he equally enjoyed time spent outdoors. Kenneth liked to watch old westerns and visit Magical Meadows.

    He is survived by a brother, David Ritchie; uncle, Jack (Patricia) Whitaker, Rensselaer; and aunt, Lilly Mae Madison, Rensselaer. 

    His mother, Lillian Faye Whitaker Floyd, and stepfather, Arthur Floyd, preceded him in passing.

    Friends may pay their respects and share memories in a time of visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, in Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Carl Adam of Spirit of Faith Fellowship officiating. 

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    Memorials to the Cardinal Center, 504 N. Bay Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580.

    Condolences may be shared at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.

     
  • ROCHESTER — Sue Ann Blanchard, 72, Rochester, passed away at 6:15 p.m. May 15, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital.

    She was born Feb. 2, 1945, to George H. and Dorothy M. Perdue Crissinger. She married Jerry D. Blanchard on Nov. 24, 1979, in Rochester. He died Nov. 16, 2009.

    A celebration of Sue Ann’s life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service.

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    Expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

     
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Annabel J. Rupel, 98, Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, died May 13, 2017, in Timbercrest Healthcare. 

    She was born Nov. 21, 1918, to A. Byron and E. Edith Rohrer Rupel, near Walkerton. 

    A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Timbercrest Senior Living Community Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester. Pastor Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate. Internment will be at West Lawn Cemetery, North Liberty.

    Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at Timbercrest.

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    Memorials to Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962; Indiana 4-H Foundation, Agricultural Administration Building, 615 W. State St., RM 114, West Lafayette, IN 47907; Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN 46962; or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.  

    To send a private condolence to the family, use the condolence link at www.mckeemortuary.com.
  • SYRACUSE — Robert R. “Bob” Kieler, 92, Syracuse, died at 11:23 a.m. May 15, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

    He was born Oct. 21, 1924, near Arcola, to Roy L. and Mary Leffers Kieler.

    He was a World War II Army veteran. 

    Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Stan Owen of Syracuse Church of God officiating. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. at Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.

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    Memorials to Syracuse Church of God, 104 E. Washington St., Syracuse, IN 46567; or Syracuse EMS, 8138 E. McClintic Road, Syracuse, IN 46567. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  

    To send condolences to the family in Mr. Kieler’s memory, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com. 
  • MENTONE — Ellen Lee Flenar, 87, rural Mentone, died at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
    She was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Plymouth, to Forrest and Goldie Teel Kesler. On July 26, 1947, in Mentone, she married Robert D. Flenar, who passed March 9, 2011.
    Ellen was a wonderful homemaker and loved her family and taking care of her cat, Otis. She also worked at various jobs outside the home.
    She was a 1947 graduate of Mentone High School. She formerly attended Mentone Church of Christ. 
  • WATERLOO — Andrea Jean Henson, 56, passed suddenly of natural causes on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

    Two memorial services are being held in her honor. The gospel of Jesus Christ will be shared.

    The first service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, IN 46793.

    The second service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 68080 CR 23, New Paris. 

    Andrea was born Oct. 15, 1960, to Robert “Tommy” Henson and Barbara Henson. She was known for her incredible personality, which suited her hard-working position as supervisor in various factories her entire adult life.

    Andrea was preceded in death by her longtime partner, Patricia Ann Miller, married June 6, 2015.

    Survivors include brothers: Dave Henson, California, and nephew Chad (Stacey) Henson; Bobby Henson, Milford, and nephews Chris, Travis and Kyle; and Brian (Sheila) Henson, Plainfield, and nephew Justin and niece Julia; sister, Carla (Brent) Cavender, Leesburg, and nephew Robbie; brothers-in-law: Ed (Kitty) Miller, Kendallville; Bryan Miller, Fort Wayne; and Phil (Jessi) Miller, Ashley; and sister-in-law, Vicki Herbert, Hamilton.

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    Memorials to the family or Grace Bible Baptist Church.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.

     
  • SYRACUSE — Nancy A. Dunithan, 57, Syracuse, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at her residence. 

    She was born April 22, 1960, in Fort Wayne, to Stephen and Charlotte Aiken Glassley.

    She grew up in Fort Wayne and moved to Syracuse in 1975. She graduated in 1978 from Wawasee High School, Syracuse, and received an associate degree from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

    She was married Oct. 9, 1981, in Syracuse, to Mark A. Dunithan, who survives. 

    She worked as a medical assistant for Krabill Family Medicine, Goshen, for six years and formerly worked for Dr. Bhagat in Goshen and Ameri-Camp in Syracuse. She was an active member of Syracuse Church of God. 

    She is survived by her husband, Mark Dunithan, Syracuse; two sons, Matt (Lindsey) Dunithan, Leesburg, and Ryan Dunithan, Syracuse; a daughter, Jennifer Dunithan, Chicago; two grandchildren, Bodie and Daxton Dunithan; her father, Stephen Glassley, Fort Wayne; her mother, Charlotte Glassley, Syracuse; three sisters: Karen (Gus) Widmer, Milford; Linda White, Milford; and Amy (Mike) Casati, Carmel; and a brother, Samuel (Pam) Glassley, Grabill.

    Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. 

    Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, at the funeral home with Pastors Stan Owen and Vince Wilczynski officiating. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

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    Memorials to Goshen Care Center for Cancer, P.O. Box 139, Goshen, IN 46527; or Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

    To send condolences to the family in Mrs. Dunithan’s memory, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
  • NAPPANEE — Alma A. Kuhns, 79, Milford, passed away at 11 p.m. May 15, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital, where she had been admitted Saturday. 

    She was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Milford, to Perry L. and Pennola Boley Hochstetler. On Sept. 2, 1965, she married Otis D. Kuhns in Shipshewana. 

    Calling is after 2 p.m. today and all day Thursday at the family residence, 3962 W. 1350N, Milford. 

    Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Carlisle Hershberger residence, 25559 C.R. 50. Home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Northwest Union Center Amish Cemetery.

    Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
  • SYRACUSE – Robert R. “Bob” Kieler, 92, Syracuse, passed away at 11:23 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse.
  • SYRACUSE — Nancy A. Dunithan, 57, Syracuse, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at her home. 

    Arrangements
     
  • Ronald Lee Wayman, 60, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in his Bremen home.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw
  • DECATUR – Danielle S. Wampler, 42, Decatur, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Adams Memorial Hospital emergency room.



    She was born on Saturday, March 15, 1975, in Iron Mountain, Mich., the daughter of Pat and Marlene "Kay" Sherlund Salwolke. She married Ryan J. Wampler on Aug. 3, 1996, in Warsaw. 



    Danielle attended the Decatur Church of God. She was a Green Bay Packers fan and she loved to read. She loved to travel, especially cruises and spending time on the beach. Danielle also loved spending time at the lake and having her friends over.



    She was a graduate of Warsaw Community High School in 1993 and she received a criminal justice degree from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She was employed at CenturyLink, Decatur, since September 2002. 



    Surviving are her husband, Ryan J. Wampler, Decatur; two children, Sarah and Seth Wampler, at home; parents, Pat and Kay Salwolke, Leesburg; and in-laws, Brenda and Todd Shuherk, Warsaw, and Steve and Sylvia Wampler, Ozark, Mo.



    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Decatur Church of God, with Rev. Dr. Robert Brink officiating. Interment will follow in Decatur Cemetery.



    Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.



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    Memorials to the children's education fund.
  • Robert G. Sanders, 69, Warsaw, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. 
    On July 7, 1947, he was born in Indianapolis, to Albert J. and Jacqueline Perry Sanders. He was united in marriage to Sharon Stroud Hile on March 28, 1981, in Warsaw. She survives.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Peggy L. Iholtz, 83, North Manchester, went home to be with Jesus at 10:45 p.m. May 12, 2017, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
    She was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Sidney, to Dale L. and Mary Elizabeth Gray Parker. She married William “Bill” Iholtz on Dec. 31, 1953. He passed away on April 24, 2011.
    She was a home
  • ROCHESTER — Francis Oliver Coplen, 92, Rochester, died May 14, 2017, surrounded by family.

    He was born in Rochester on May 11, 1925. He was married in 1947; his wife, Janet, died in 2011.

    Survivors include a brother, Melville Coplen, Warsaw.

    A service celebrating Mr. Coplen’s life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Mike VanHeyningen will officiate. Burial will follow in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.    

    Friends may visit with his family from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to his services Wednesday.  

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    Memorials to First Christian Church  of Rochester.  

    Expressions of sympathy may be shared with his family at goodfamilyfh.com.

     
  • Robert G. Sanders, 69, Warsaw, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.Robert G. Sanders, 69, Warsaw, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

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


  • Arnold Eugene Bell, 78, Rochester, passed away at 8:59 a.m. April 21, 2017, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. 

    He was born May 7, 1938, in Rochester, to John Arnold and Emlene Bernadean Zartman Bell.

    He was a United States Navy veteran. He was a truck driver most of his life.

    Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Plainview Cemetery, Macy, with Pastor Gary Loy of Burket United Methodist Church officiating. 

    Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw, is in charge of arrangements. 

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    Memorials to Arnold Eugene Bell Funeral Fund, c/o Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind., Warsaw, IN 46582. 

    To send condolences to the family in Mr. Bell’s memory, visit www.cremationservicesofkc.com. 
  • Patricia C. Sturm Skillen, 89, Hartford City, formerly of Spring Hill, Fla., and Leesburg, passed away at the Trails of Orono Assisted Living Facility in Orono, Minn., on April 17, 2017. 

     
  • MENTONE — Ellen Lee Flenar, 87, Mentone, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.

    Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
  • SYRACUSE – Ervin E. Hughes, 86, Syracuse, died at 9:52 a.m. May 10, 2017, at his home.

    He was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Pike County, Ohio, to William A. and Martha Hughes.

    He was married to Olive B. Morse Herrell, who preceded him Feb. 11, 2005.

    Private family graveside services were Friday in the Pattonsville Community Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio.

    Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.

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    Memorials to donor’s choice.

    To send condolences, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.SYRACUSE – Ervin E. Hughes, 86, Syracuse, died at 9:52 a.m. May 10, 2017, at his home.

    He was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Pike County, Ohio, to William A. and Martha Hughes.

    He was married to Olive B. Morse Herrell, who preceded him Feb. 11, 2005.

    Private family graveside services were Friday in the Pattonsville Community Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio.

    Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.

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