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  • Avis E. “Elaine” Madden, 73, Leesburg, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at her home.
  • Carol A. “Nana” Mills, 71, North Webster, passed away at 9:30 a.m. May 18, 2018, in her residence.
  • Tonya Corren Ouimet, 36, Warsaw, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Goshen Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
  • Randall L. Frederick, 68, North Manchester, died at 1:27 a.m. May 19, 2018, in Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.
  • Elijah Ray Slabaugh, infant son of Mary Miller and Leon Ray Slabaugh, Etna Green, was stillborn Friday, May 18, 2018, at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
  • Joe Ousley Sr., 70, Warsaw, passed away at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in his residence.
  • Ward Burkholder, 80, Bremen, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at his home.
  • Patricia J. "Pat" Sattison, 81, Warsaw, died at 12:41 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Joyce L. Viduka, 67, Leesburg, died at 5:33 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, in her residence.
  • Doris S. Strange, 87, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at Grace Village Health Care at 12:39 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018.
  • Gene Black, 87, rural Akron, died at 5:30 a.m. today, May 21, 2018, at his residence.
  • Norma A. Dome, 96, formerly of Sidney, died Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, where she had been a resident since November 2015.
  • Juanita de la Fuente, 72, Milford, passed away at 10 a.m. May 15, 2018, in Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
  • Carolyn Abrams, 81, Rochester, died May 17, 2018, at her home. 
  • Kathy A. Barrett, 63, North Webster, died at 1:13 a.m. today, May 17, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Ralph S. Nibert, 79, Warsaw, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
  • Ronald “Ron” Hoppas, 77, San Marcos, Calif., passed away at 10:25 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, in his home.
  • Wayne Arthur Sebo, 82, of Warsaw,  passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at 4:05 a.m. in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.
  • Randall Howard, 55, of Pierceton, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at his home.
  • Ronald “Ron” Hoppas, 77, of San Marcos, Calif., passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 10:25 a.m. in his home. He was born May 18, 1940, in Kosciusko County to Chester and Faye Deafenbaugh Hoppas.
  • Patricia Ann “Pat” Kaiser, 82, of North Webster, passed away at 1:31 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne.
  • Bennie Raymond Ousley, 67 of Macy, passed away on Monday, May 14, at 7:20 p.m. in his home.
  • Juanita de la Fuente, 72, Milford, died at 10 a.m. May 15, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Milford.
  • Michael McKinney, 70, Columbia City, died May 13, 2018, at his home.
  • Wayne Sebo, 82, Warsaw, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at 4:05 a.m. in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.
  • Virginia L. “Ginny” Keller, 74, North Webster, passed away at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born on Nov. 18, 1943, to Fred “Fritz” and Jean Hopper Siedlarz.
  • Phyllis Smith, 91, Green Bay, Wis, formerly of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
  • Frank A. Poe, 69, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a longtime area resident, born in Kentucky on Jan. 27, 1949.
  • Isabelle Ayres Deafenbaugh passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor. She was fondly referred to as "Champ" by her siblings and "Izzy" by her many friends.
  • Pauline E. Kennedy Miller, 92, of North Manchester, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 
  • Terry Lee Davis, 61, Pierceton, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at 4:42 p.m. in his residence.
  • Goldie Lewallen, 72, Pierceton, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in her residence.
  • Pauline Miller, 92, North Manchester, died at 1:40 a.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
  • Richard “Dick” Lowell Hall, 85, of South Bend, and recently in Plymouth, passed unexpectedly away on Friday, May 11, 2018.
  • Jean Ann Grogg, 91, of North Manchester, and formerly of Beaver Dam Lake, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
  • Deanna Newton, 71, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at 5 p.m. in her North Manchester residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1947, in Fort Wayne to Ralph and Pauline Fingerle Miller.
  • Gloria J. Miller, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the age of 94.
  • Phyllis Smith, 91, Green Bay, Wis, formerly of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
  • Charles Richard Ross, 80, Rochester, died at 8:18 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at his residence.
  • Betty Lucille Alderfer Schuman, Winona Lake, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, at the age of 79.
  • Betty Louise Henry, 94, Warsaw, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Michael R. Stroh, 51, Warsaw, died at 7:35 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Mervin A. Mages, 93, Warsaw, formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Friday, May 11, 2018.
  • Peggy J. Metzger, 54, North Manchester, died at 6:18 a.m. May 11, 2018, in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
  • Ronald C. Hoppas, 77, San Marcos, Calif., formerly of Kosciusko County, died May 4, 2018.
  • Phyllis Smith, 91, Green Bay, Wis, formerly of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
  • Herman Charles Rettinger Jr. was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Warsaw, to Herman and Cecil Gottschalk Rettinger.
  • Carolyn Ann Sexton, 75, a resident of Chapman Lake, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, under the care of Parkview Hospice at Parkview Randallia Hospital, Fort Wayne.



  • Allen Lee McLean, 62, Warsaw, passed away at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Betty Louise Henry, 94, Warsaw, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Gail M. Mast, 86, Cromwell, died at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her son’s home in Cookeville, Tenn.
  • Richard A. Haflich, 61, Syracuse, died at 11:37 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at his home.
  • Mervin A. Mages, 93, Warsaw, died at 2:05 a.m. today, May 11, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Janet “Jan” Weaver, 81, North Webster, died today, May 11, 2018, at her home.
  • James Hale, 43, Rochester, passed away at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Rochester’s Woodlawn Hospital.
  • Betty Lucille Alderfer Schuman, 79, Winona Lake, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Enos M. Kaufman, 78, Etna Green, died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his residence after a two-year battle with cancer.
  • Buddy “Bud” Pearson, 84, Cromwell, passed away at 9 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at his home.
  • Wayne E. Marshall, 80, Warsaw, passed away at 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse.
  • Carri Ann McCuan, 41, Kokomo, formerly of Akron, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018.
  • Gloria J. Miller, 94, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
  • Betty Lucille Alderfer Schuman, 79, Winona Lake, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. 

  • Elinor E. Avery, 77, Plymouth, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.
  • Clara Adelia Gorman, Nappanee, went home to be with the Lord at 12:19 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Mentone, at the age of 64.
  • Bobby M. Mathews, 91, Warsaw, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, in his residence.
  • Robert E. “Bob” Mattix, 87, rural Claypool, died at 2:49 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at his residence.
  • Lois M. Hamman Branham, 84, Kokomo, formerly of Mentone, died at 11:26 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Waterford Place Health Campus, Kokomo.
  • Harold Robert Wagoner, 97, Etna Green, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Adaline breathed her last breath on Sunday evening, May 6, 2018, at 7:27 p.m.
  • LaVern James “Jim” Miller, 72, Goshen, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 6, 2018.
  • Loften C. Harman, 90, Nappanee, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at his residence.
  • Wayne E. Marshall, 80, Warsaw, died at 1 a.m. today, May 8, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse.
  • Buddy “Bud” Pearson, 84, Cromwell, died at 9 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at his home.
  • Martha L. Lozier, 66, North Webster, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Eleanor J. “Jean” Robinson, 90, Syracuse, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Norman R. Warner, 79, Rochester, died at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, at his residence.
  • Alice Ann Neace, Warsaw, passed away at 3 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at her residence at the age of 61.
  • Judith H. Smyjunas, Leesburg, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, at the age of 77.
  • Mary K. Wagoner Kline, 97, Rochester, died at 9:35 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Clara A. Gorman, 64, Nappanee, died at 12:19 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Mentone.
  • Robert "Bob" E. Mattix, rural Claypool, died at 2:49 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at his residence.
  • Lois M. Hamman Branham, 84, Kokomo, formerly of Mentone, died at 11:26 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Waterford Place Health Campus, Kokomo.
  • Harold R. Wagoner, 97, Etna Green, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Elinor E. Avery, 77, Plymouth, formerly of Syracuse, died Friday, May 4, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.
  • Martha L. Lozier, 66, North Webster, died at 2 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Ernest “Ernie” A. Engelberth, of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, passed away at midnight Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 90.
  • C. Colleen Slone, 87, Warsaw, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation, Warsaw.
  • William Robert Vanator, known to most as “Bill,” passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital.
  • RoseMary Minnix, 70, Pierceton, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at home surrounded by family.
  • Barbara Jean Horn, 68, a resident of Warsaw, was called home at 2:29 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, from Fort Wayne’s Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
  • Rebecca “Becky” Ann White Davidson, 76, Hawthorne, Fla., passed away March 20, 2018, in Sanford, Fla.
  • Elizabeth Anne Wilson, 85, Melbourne, Fla., passed away April 4, 2018.
  • Bobby M. Mathews, 91, Warsaw, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, in his residence.
  • Norman R. Warner, 79, Rochester, died at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018, at his residence.
  • Marjorie S. Love, 90, Warsaw, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. 

  • Dennis Gail Lundgren, 78, Warsaw, died April 29, 2018, at Fort Wayne’s VA Northern Indiana Hospital.
  • Colie McCool, 86, Warsaw, formerly of Pierceton, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, in Mason Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • Mary J. Grizzle, 86, Warsaw, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Eleanor J. “Jean” Robinson, 90, Syracuse, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Gloria Jean Miller, 94, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
  • C. Colleen Slone, 87, Warsaw, died at 7:30 a.m. today, May 3, 2018, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation, Warsaw.
  • Ernest Albert Engelberth, 90, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at midnight today, May 3, 2018. 

  • Judith H. Smyjunas, 77, Leesburg, died today, May 3, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • William R. Vanator, 85, Berne, formerly of Leesburg, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital.
  • Glee Smith, a seven-year resident of Claypool, passed on April 28, 2018, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center.
  • Services for Harry William Price, North Webster, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the United Methodist Church, 7822 E. Epworth Forest Road, North Webster.
  • Colie McCool, 86, Warsaw, formerly of Pierceton, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, in Mason Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

  • Marjorie Love, 90, Warsaw, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Donald Ralph "Don" Taylor, 77, Warsaw, passed away at 7:21 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at his home.
  • Neva Irene Akers, 92, Warsaw, passed away at 2:55 p.m. April 30, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Sharon J. Fouts, affectionately known by many as “Miss Sharon,” passed away at 5:18 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, at the age of 81.
  • Dean Coverstone, 92, Mena, Ark., passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Mount Ida, Ark.
  • Gene A. Ranstead, 95, Wabash, died at 12:07 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.
  • Colie McCool, 86, Warsaw, formerly of Pierceton, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday April 30, 2018, in Mason Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • Dennis G. Lundgren, 78, Warsaw, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, in VA Northern Indiana Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Austin Davidson, 19, Syracuse, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Gordon E. Rhodes, 96, Milford, slipped peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 5:20 a.m. April 27, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care.
  • Glee E. Smith, 97, Claypool, died April 28, 2018, in Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • Steven Blue, 57, Warsaw, died at 12:03 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Donald Ralph "Don" Taylor, 77, Warsaw, died at 7:21 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at his home.
  • Barbara Jean Horn, 68, Warsaw, died at 2:29 a.m. today, April 30, 2018, in Fort Wayne’s Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
  • Geneva Burt Spencer McQuigg, 90, passed on Feb. 5, 2017, in Bloomington.