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  • CONNERSVILLE — Jacqueline “Jackie” Diane Surguy Pyle, 86, Connersville, passed peacefully at her home Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. 
    She was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Rochester, to the late John W. and Mamie Y. Stevens Surguy. Jackie was raised by her late maternal grandmother, Cora Stevens, due to her father's untimely death and her mother's subsequent illness. 
  • AKRON — Merle E. Hostetler, 77, Denver, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at his residence .
    He was born Jan. 31, 1940, in Miami County, to Robert and Esther Hostetler. On July 30, 1966, in Peru, he married Patty Janeway. She died Dec. 23, 2012.
  • Dean Allen Stewart, 52, Winona Lake, died at 12:48 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.  

    He was born April 18, 1965, in Syracuse, N.Y., to John and Judy Ann Gave Stewart, who survive in Winona Lake.

    He was a machine operator at Egg Innovations and attended Warsaw Community Church.

    Services will be private.

    McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels are entrusted with the arrangements.

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    Memorials to Warsaw Community Church, 1855 S. County Farm Road, Warsaw, IN 46580.

    To sign the guest register or leave condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.

     
  • Linda Allen, 70, Pierceton, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, 2017, in Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • Betty J. Milling, 91, Warsaw, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. 

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels.

     
  • NAPPANEE — Billy C. “Bill” George, 79, Wakarusa, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Milford, after an extended illness.   
  • BOURBON — Cameron A. Scarberry, 16, Etna Green, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in rural Kosciusko County, as a result of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident.
  • Dean Allen Stewart, 52, Winona Lake, passed away at 12:48 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.  

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels.
  • Raymond Fred “Ray” Williamson, 90, passed away peacefully at 3 p.m. Sept. 12, 2017, at his home on the family farm where he lived his entire life. 
    He was born June 2, 1927, in Prairie Township, to Fred Williamson and E. Fern Yeiter Williamson.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Beth Loraine Cooper, 75, North Manchester, died at 12:51 a.m. Sept. 17, 2017, in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

    She was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Rochester, to John W. and Grace K. Thompson Moyer.

    She worked at Peabody Seating Co., North Manchester, for 20 years.

    A graveside service is planned for  11 a.m. Wednesday at Laketon Cemetery, CR 200W at CR 950N Laketon. Dail Ann Moore will officiate.

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    Memorials to Peabody Caring Circle, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962.

    Condolences may be sent at mckeemortuary.com.
  • NORTH WEBSTER — Diana L. Wade, 66, Syracuse, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. 

    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster.

     
  • Verlos “Gene” Myers, 82, Royal, Ark., passed away  Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at CHI St. Vincent, Hot Springs.
    He was born Oct. 18, 1934, at home near Bluffton, the son of Gale and Wealtha Myers. On Dec. 20, 1954, he married Peggy Vanator
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
  • On Sept. 9, 2017, after battling cancer for several months, Michael Freeman Hanna, oldest son of Virgina Dimon and Ardel Hanna, passed away while watching the Notre Dame football game. Known to most as “Mike,” he was 67 at the time of his passing.
  • SYRACUSE — Sarah Jane Lewis, 86, Syracuse, passed away at 11:55 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. 
    She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Wells County, to Wilford G. and Artha Kleinknight Nash.
    She graduated in 1949 from Lancaster High School, and on Dec. 23, 1948, in Covington, Ky., she married Forrest V. Lewis, who survives. 
    She retired as owner/operator of Lewis Standard Oil filling station, Ossian, after 35 years and from Custom Services Fundraising, Syracuse, after 20 years. She moved to Syracuse in 1984 from Ossian. 
  •  Merle E. Hostetler, 77, Denver, formerly of Gilead, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at his residence. 

    Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. 

     
  • The Rev. D. Robert “Bob” Griffith, 89, Winona Lake, died at 5:30 a.m. today, Sept. 19, 2017, in his residence.

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

     
  • Steven W. “Steve” Solina, 68, Syracuse, passed away at 4:44 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. 
    He was born Sept. 30, 1948, in South Charleston, W.Va., to Bernard Homer and Margaret E. Chapman Solina.
    He grew up in West Virginia and attended St. Albans (W.Va.) High School. He moved to the Syracuse area in September 1968 from West Virginia and was married on Jan. 11, 1969, in Syracuse, to Connie L. Brown, who survives. 
  • NAPPANEE — Earl A. Brown, 87, Nappanee, passed away at 9:08 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family after a six-month illness. 

    He was born June 23, 1930, in Riceville, Ky., to Ed and Myrtie Fraily Brown.

    Mr. Brown was a graduate of Silver Lake High School. He served with the United States Marines in Korea. 

    On Nov. 14, 1954, he married Zenal Grow in Decatur. 

    Earl retired from Champion Motor Homes. He was a member of Nappanee Missionary Church and Nappanee American Legion. He enjoyed his spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and woodworking.

    Surviving are his wife, Zenal; children: Michael (Rhonda) Brown, David (Marsha Jones) Brown and Kim (Kendall) Young, all of Nappanee; grandchildren: Kyle (Katie) Young, Dewart Lake; Kurt (Jennifer) Young, James (Lisa) Allen, and Matthew, Brandon and Corey Brown, all of Nappanee; and Christina (Jake) Burris, Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Metzger, Tampa, Fla. and a brother, Bob (Noretta) Brown, Warsaw.

    Family and friends may call from 2 to 4  p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Nappanee Missionary Church Chapel. Memorial services will begin at 4 p.m. Pastor Dave Engbrecht will officiate. 

    Military services will take place after the service, and inurnment will be in Union Center Cemetery at a later date.

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    Memorials to Goshen Hospice or Nappanee Missionary Church.
  • COLUMBIA CITY — Ruth R. Sauers, 83, Columbia City, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, where she had been a resident since January.

    She was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Glen L. and Bertha E. Winckler Witmer. Her formative years were spent in Etna Township, Whitley County. She graduated from North Webster High School.

    On May 27, 1953, she was united in marriage to Foy F. Sauers. They made their home on the Sauers family farm. Mr. Sauers died Aug. 4, 1990. In 1993 Ruth moved to Columbia City.

    In addition to assisting her husband on the family farm, Ruth worked at Etna Troy School as an assistant cook for 13 years, United Telephone in Warsaw for several years, Penguin Point Franchise, Whitley County Memorial Hospital as a cook for 10 years and Sidewalk Café for five years.

    She was a member of American Legion Post 98 Auxiliary and affiliated with Etna United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing puzzles, and loved to read.

    Surviving relatives include a son, Steven S. Sauers, Larwill; four grandchildren: Sie Sauers, Wisconsin; Sara Sauers, Orlando Fla.; Scot (Amy) Sauers, Orlando; and Sheila Sauers, South Whitley; a great-grandson, Eli Sauers; and two sisters, Gloria Miller and Glenna Werstler, both of Pierceton.

    In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Sauers; and two sisters, Zelpha Ginter and Lucille Keck.

    The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial will be in West Etna Community Cemetery. 

    Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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    Memorials to Humane Society of Whitley County.

    Condolences may be sent at www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
  • SYRACUSE — Sarah J. Lewis, 86, Syracuse, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. 

    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse.
  • Donald R. "Don" Jenkins, 60, Silver Lake, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. 

    Arrangements are pending at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw. 

     
  • Kathryn Ann Jagodzinski, 65, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. 
  • FORT WAYNE — Richard T. Wiley, 89, Fort Wayne, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. 
    He was born in Fort Wayne, the son of the late John and Rose Wiley. 
  • Steven W. “Steve” Solina, 68, Syracuse, passed away at 4:44 a.m. Sept. 15, 2017, at Mason Health & Rehab in Warsaw.
  • Dr. Helen Marla Mutschler, 82, passed away in her sleep, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Oro Valley, Ariz., following several months of respiratory illness. 
  • ROCHESTER — Lillian L. Hager, 95, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at her residence.

    She was born April 7, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., to Adolph and Bertha Krueger Mantey. On Nov. 29, 1941, in Chicago, she was married to Robert Charles Hager. He died May 10, 1997.

    A celebration of her life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Chaplain John Morgan will officiate. Burial will follow in Reichter Cemetery. 

    Calling is two hours prior to the service in the funeral home.   

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    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lillian's family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.
  • SYRACUSE — Charles M. “Charlie” Harris, 94, passed away Sept. 13, 2017, at Goshen Hospital. 
    He was born July 21, 1923, in Goshen, to Clarence J. and June Beck Harris. 
    Charlie graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II as a gunner on merchant marine ships. 
  • FORT WAYNE — Richard T. Wiley, 89, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

    Richard served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

    He is survived by his wife, Jo Ellen Wiley.  

    Local survivors include stepchildren Linda Davis, Winona Lake, and Bruce Biltz, Pierceton.

    Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1101 Lafayette St., Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior.  

    Visitation is also from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne. 

    Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

     
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Marilyn H. McDonald, 83, Silver Lake, died at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 2017, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. 
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Ray Shepherd, 69, North Manchester,                   died at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 12, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, from complications of Lewy body dementia.

    He was born March 15, 1948, in Gunlock, Ky., to Oakie and Lynda Bailey Shepherd. He was married to Jeanie Sue Purvis on April 12, 1978. She died Sept. 22, 2011.

    He worked at Wabash Manufacturing, Silver Lake, for 10 years.

    The funeral will be at noon Saturday, with calling two hours prior, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester. The Rev. Sue Babovec will officiate.

    Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

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    Memorials to Lewy Body Dementia Association Inc., 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047; or Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962.

    Condolences may be sent at mckeemortuary.com.
  • Tyler Lee Goodpaster II, newborn son of Hanna Elizabeth Jackson and Tyler L. Goodpaster, was born an angel and passed away at 11:11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. 

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

     
  • ROCHESTER — Betty Louise Shafer Rouch, 92,  formerly of Rochester, died Sept. 12, 2017, at the Hearth at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne.  

    She was born in Argos on Oct. 18, 1924, and was married on March 2, 1946, to Marvin J. Rouch, who preceded her in death. 

    A celebration of her life will be at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Church of the Brethren, 19056 Gumwood Road, Argos.  

    Her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.

    Interment will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

    Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is assisting the family.

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    Memorials to Walnut Church of the Brethren, Walnut Church Ladies Aid or Smile Train.   

    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Betty's family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.
  • Thomas Calvin Ice, 72, Warsaw, passed away at 1:26 a.m. today, Sept. 13, 2017, at his residence.

    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. 
  • Ray Fred Williamson, 90, Hoffman Lake, Atwood, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in his home.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • Maxine D. Barbee, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake, at the age of 90. 
  • BREMEN — Merlie Treva Sechrist, 95,  Bremen, left her earthly home on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, to be with her husband, John, who preceded her in death. 
  • Vere Allen Shenefield, 87, Warsaw, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11, 2017, at his residence. 

    On Jan. 20, 1930, he was born in Bremen to Warren Allen and M. Marie Laudeman Shenefield. On Dec. 25, 1962, in Warsaw, he was united in marriage to Ruth Carolyn Robinson, who survives.

    He worked for Studebaker Automotive from 1951 to 1953 and then at DePuy in sales and management for 45 years, retiring in 1996. 

    He attended church at First United Methodist, Warsaw. He was a member of Gideons International, Pierceton Lions Club and Bremen Masonic Lodge as a 32nd Degree Mason in Scottish Rite.

    He proudly served in the United States Army as a SP3(T) from 1955-1961, headquarters – Aus/AGC.

    He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Gay Ann Mullins, Muncie; son, Todd Allen (and spouse Christa) Shenefield, Warsaw; along with grandchildren: Skyler (and spouse Michelle) Shenefield, Warsaw; Blayne Shenefield, Warsaw; and Robinson Mullins, Muncie. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren. 

    He was preceded by his parents and a brother, Lyle Shenefield.

    Visitation will be at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. 

    A funeral service will be  at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in First United Methodist Church, Warsaw, with Pastor Mark Need officiating. Interment will follow the funeral at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

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    Memorials to the Salvation Army of Warsaw, 501 E. Arthur St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

    To sign the guest register or leave condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.
  • ROCHESTER — Joseph E. Wolf II, 65, Rochester, died at 4:24 p.m. Sept. 10, 2017, at his residence. 

    He was born Dec. 19, 1951, to Joseph E. and Hazel Green Wolf. He married Dawn Reichard on Oct. 7, 1984, in Kewanna. She survives.

    He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War.

    A celebration of his life will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. 

    Calling is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.  

    Military rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.   

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    Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Rosemary Beatrice Smith Royer, 86, Grace Village, Winona Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.
    She was born April 7, 1931, in Perkins County, S.D., to C.M. and Beatrice Gooding Smith. Her husband, Melvin Royer, survives.
    Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester. 
  • Russell Sammons, 80, Pierceton, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. 
    He was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Jack Clark and Rosa Sammons McGuire. He was united in marriage to Paulina Sammons on Sept. 3, 1959, in Prestonsburg. 
  • J. Randolph Lowe, 70, Gold Canyon, Ariz., formerly of Winona Lake, passed away in his residence Sept. 7, 2017, after a many-year battle fighting prostate cancer.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Shirley Younker Wilcox, 88, North Manchester, died Sept. 11, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

    She was born in 1929 in Chicago to Edna Mae Burrous and Dr. Frank T. Younker. She married Marion Wilcox in 1948. He died in October 2006. 

    Calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester. 

    Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at McKee Mortuary, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Mark Eastway and Larry Ray will officiate. 

    Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Servia. 

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    Memorials to White’s Residential & Family Services, 5233 S. 50 E., Wabash, IN 46992; or Peabody Caring Circle, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962.
  • The Rev. Dr. Henry G. Church Jr., 75, Warsaw, entered heaven on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, after a short illness. He passed away at 3:42 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
  • Russell Sammons, 80, Pierceton, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. 

    He was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Jack Clark and Rosa Sammons McGuire. He was united in marriage to Paulina Sammons on Sept. 3, 1959, in Prestonsburg. 

    He faithfully served his country in the United States Army from Dec. 10, 1954, to Nov. 16, 1957, as a specialist 3. He was a welder for several local manufacturing firms and a former employee for Quality Farm & Fleet, Warsaw. 

    He was a union steward and member of the UAW, a member of the Kosciusko County Democratic Party and former member of Pierceton American Legion Post 256.

    Survivors include his children: Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Bell, Atwood; Tina (Kenneth) Baugher, Cromwell; and Shawn Sammons, Pierceton; and sisters, Brenda Akers, Prestonsburg, and Linda Cox, Louisville, Ky. In addition, grandchildren Carrie Finken, Atwood; Carmen Finken, Warsaw; and Jory (Jessica) Baugher, Kimmell; and great-grandchildren Monica Mullins, Kylie Cook, Chase Howard, Lilly Howard and Daxton Baugher survive. 

    Along with his parents and a sister, Daisy Riser, his wife, Paulina, preceded him on Oct. 1, 2014.

    A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Gabe Tribbett will officiate the services.  

    Calling hours are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

    Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, with military honors by Pierceton American Legion Post 256 and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

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    Memorials to the Sammons family c/o McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, IN 46580.

    To sign the guest register or leave condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.

     
  • Maxine D. Barbee, 90, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake. 

    She was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Batavia, Mich., to Fern Irene Smead Parker and George Dillon. On Aug. 18, 1956, she was married to Glenn L. Barbee, who died in February 1986.

    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.

    Her funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Community Grace Brethren Church, 909 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, officiated by Pastor Roy Chapin. 

    A private graveside service will take place at Door Village Cemetery, La Porte.

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    Memorials to Warsaw Christian School, 909 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, IN 46580. 

    Condolences may be sent at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.
  • On Sept. 9, 2017, after battling cancer for several months, Michael Freeman Hanna, oldest son of Virgina Dimon and Ardel Hanna, passed away while watching the Notre Dame football game. Known to most as “Mike,” he was 67 at the time of his passing.
    Mike was a 1968 graduate of Warsaw Community High School who worked at Zimmer for 46 years, retiring in June 2015. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports; playing Tiger Woods Golf with his grandsons; hanging out in the garage with his brother, John; listening to music fromWoodstock; and baking fudge brownie pies. 
  • ROCHESTER — Joseph Wolf, 65, Rochester, died at 3:24 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.  

    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. 

     
  • SYRACUSE — Michael Rehborg, 47, Syracuse, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 9, 2017.

    He was born Jan. 25, 1970, in Gary, to Dennie and Marcelle Lindzy Rehborg. On Aug. 30, 1997, he married Devonda Marsillett, who survives.  

    Mike is also survived by his three daughters: Camille, Ivy and Haley Rehborg; one stepdaughter, Kyla Hamman; and one sister, Pamela Winterrowd.  

    He was preceded by his parents.  

    A visitation honoring Mike will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Eastlund Funeral Home.

     
  • SYRACUSE — Marilyn Jo Lantz, 85, Goshen, formerly of Syracuse, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. 
  • ROCHESTER — Helen Swanson, 98, Rochester, died at 8:01 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

     
  • Linda Miller, 71, Arkansas and a summer resident of Ridinger Lake, Pierceton, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in her home. Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Rozella Bechtold, 93, North Manchester, died Sept. 8, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
  • The Rev. Dr. Henry G. Church Jr., 75, Warsaw, died at 3:42 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a short illness.
  • Jay Kevin Rice, Warsaw, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, at the age of 51.
  • SYRACUSE — Marilyn J. Lantz, 85, Goshen, formerly of Syracuse, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.
  • The Rev. Dr. Henry G. Church Jr., 75, Warsaw, died at 3:42 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a short illness.



  • SYRACUSE — Marilyn J. Lantz, 85, Goshen, formerly of Syracuse, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.



  • Jay Kevin Rice, Warsaw, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, at the age of 51.



  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Rozella Bechtold, 93, North Manchester, died Sept. 8, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
  • John L. Schroeder Jr., 74, Warsaw, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • NAPPANEE — Garry D. Croy, 72, Nappanee, died at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Goshen Hospital after a battle with cancer.  

    He was born April 12, 1945, in Goshen, to Merl and Phyllis Stump Croy. On Dec. 20, 1980, he married Mary Pippenger. She survives.  

    He was a 1963 graduate of Nappanee High School.

    Calling is from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will begin at 6 p.m. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery.

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    Memorials to Goshen Home Care and Hospice or American Cancer Society.
  • ROCHESTER — Rick A. Norman, 60, Rochester, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at his home. 

    He was born in Fulton County on May 28, 1957, to Roy L. and Phyllis A. Van Lue Norman.

    He served with the United States Air Force from 1975 until August 1979.

    On March 27, 1982, in Rochester, he married Bonnie Hinson, who survives.  

    A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, with calling two hours prior, in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor David Dittman will officiate.  

    Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  

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    Memorials to Riley Hospital for Children, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509; Make A Wish Foundation, 7330 Woodland Drive, Suite 201,  Indianapolis, IN 46278; or Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.  

    Expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.
  • Teresa J. Wilson, 47, North Webster, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Sept. 5, 2017, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. 
    She was born Oct. 31, 1969, in Warsaw, to Walter D. Jr. and Josephine Perkins Wilson.
  • Jay Rice, 51, Warsaw, died at 10:40 p.m. Sept. 6, 2017, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

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

     
  • Joseph E. Mort, 90, Warsaw, passed away at 5:59 p.m.  Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Parkview Whitley Hospital.
    He was born June 6, 1927, in Claypool, to Royal Casper Mort and Roxie Ruth Thompson Mort. On Oct. 6, 1950, in North Manchester, he was married to Marilyn M. Martin.
  • NAPPANEE — George L. Malcolm, 88, formerly of Nappanee, died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Milford.  
  • NAPPANEE — Larry P. Johns, 73, Nappanee, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at LaPorte Hospital after a sudden illness. 

    He was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ray and Mary Bowser Johns. 

    Larry enjoyed visiting with people, writing, playing cards and watching college football. He lived in Cowansville, Pa., before moving to Plymouth to work at Mansion Homes. He later moved to Nappanee and had worked at Liberty Homes in Syracuse, Fairmont Homes, Holly Park in Shipshewana and
  • Beecher Wiggins, East Wade Road, Warsaw, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital at the age of 92. 
    He was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Thorntown, to Ernest and Lottie Beck Wiggins. His family later moved to Warsaw, and he graduated from Warsaw High School in 1942. 
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  • Joseph Mort, 90, Warsaw, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.