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  • Raymon Giles, 89, Fort Wayne, formerly of rural Akron, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at The Hearth at Sycamore Village Assisted Living, Fort Wayne.
  • Doris M. Monroe, 97, North Manchester, died at 1:28 p.m. April 18, 2018, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.  
  • Donna Joan Metzger, 74, Claypool, passed away with family and dear friends at her side at 4:07 p.m. April 17, 2018, in her residence.
  • Steven Carl “Steve” Winkelman, 48, Syracuse, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Dolores L. Sriver, 98, North Manchester, formerly of Akron, died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, where she resided.
  • David Lee “Buck” Burns, 79, Leesburg, passed away at 9:12 a.m. April 15, 2018, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Charles D. “Dwayne” Jarvis, 53, Warsaw, passed away at 5:02 p.m. Monday April 16, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Emma Grace Leeman, 11 months, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, in Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Gloria Sandoval, Warsaw, and of Guanajuato, Mexico, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, at the age of 67.
  • Margaret M. “Peggy” McNamara Briscoe, 93, North Manchester, died at 10:30 a.m. April 16, 2018, in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.
  • Carol A. Price, 75, Wakarusa, passed away April 14, 2018, at Avalon Village Nursing Home, Ligonier.
  • Gabino Munguia, 61, Warsaw, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, in his residence.
  • Charles D. Jarvis, 53, Warsaw, died at 5:02 p.m. April 16, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Bruce L. "Larry" Vanlaningham, 68, Milford, died Sunday, April 15, 2018.
  • Steven “Steve” Winkelman, 48, Syracuse, died at 12:45 a.m. today, April 17, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Maggie V. "Videll" Stelzer, 94, Warsaw, died at 4:28 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her home.
  • David Lee “Buck” Burns, 79,  Leesburg, died at 9:12 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Melinda Diane Drudge Medlen, 75, Gobles, Mich., died at 1:32 p.m.  April 13, 2018, at her residence. 

  • F. Earl Montel, 91, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ when he died at 11 a.m. April 12, 2018, at Parkview Randallia Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Mr. Rex L. Bowen, 81, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 1:27 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his residence.
  • Robert Lee Johnson Sr., 50, a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, passed away in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 12:44 a.m.
  • Ralph S. Nibert, 79, Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
  • Ken Wagner, 70, North Webster, passed away at his home on April 11, 2018, surrounded by his wife, children and grandsons.
  • Steven Phillip “Steve” Rookstool, 48, of Cromwell, passed away at 2:44 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart.
  • Gabino Munguia, 61, Warsaw, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, in his residence.
  • Robert L. Johnson, 50, Warsaw, died at 12:44 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Paul Kindle, 86, of Lake City Place, Warsaw, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 12:10 p.m. in Parkview-Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
  • Doreatha J. Creakbaum Meyers, 88, of Bowling Green, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice House.
  • Ralph S. Nibert, 79, of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
  • Steven P. “Steve” Rookstool, 48, of Cromwell, passed away at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart.
  • Patricia Ann “Pat” Cox, 66, Warsaw, passed away April 9, 2018, at 7:36 a.m. in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
  • Mitchell Jr. Manns, of Claypool, passed away at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, at the age of 77.
  • Richard Gunter, 82, of Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 2:58 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Pat T. Parks, 83, Syracuse, died at 2:06 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Avalon Village Nursing Care, Ligonier, after a brief stay.
  • E. Arlene Ring, 94, passed away on April 6, 2018, at West Valley Helping Hands group home in Peoria, Ariz.
  • Sadie Lynn Hoffert, 44, Pierceton, passed away at 5:26 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Betty L. Baxter, 73, Tippecanoe, passed away at 1:19 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018, at home.
  • Gregory “Greg” Worth Jackson, 67, Milford, left this earthly life on April 10, 2018, to begin his eternal heavenly life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Paul Kindle, 86, of Lake City Place, Warsaw, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Parkview-Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
  • Donald “Don” F. Locke, Warsaw, left this world to meet his beloved Jesus at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center of Warsaw at the age of 97.
  • Max William Moore, 75, Winona Lake, passed away at 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018, at his home.
  • Mitchell Jr. Manns, 77, Claypool, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw.
  • Kermit G. Grass, 81, Lebanon, Tenn., and formerly of Rochester, died Monday, April 9, 2018.
  • Lois Ann Watkins, 81, of Warsaw, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw.
  • Lavern Orville Myers, 88, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at his home.
  • Connie K. Feldman, 67 of Bourbon, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
  • Lowell E. Mikel, 87, of Nappanee, died at 12:40 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart, where he had been admitted Friday.

  • Ella Irene Cook, 74, of Silver Lake, died April 6, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Sadie Hoffert, 44, of Pierceton, passed away at 5:26 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Patricia Ann “Pat” Cox, age 66, of Warsaw, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at 7:40 a.m. in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Mitchell Jr. Manns, 77, of Claypool, passed away at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw.
  • Beverly Anne Hopper, Winona Lake, passed away at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Grace Village Health Care.
  • James “Jim” Allen Nicholas, Leesburg, Indiana, passed away at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at his residence at the age of 73.
  • V. Rose Lockridge, a lifetime Kosciusko County resident, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Warsaw’s Kosciusko Community Hospital.
  • Viola Marie Summy, 90, a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away quietly on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Phyllis A. McGuire, 75, Warsaw, died at 8:53 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
  • James R. Groves, 85, Yellow Creek Lake, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Mentone.
  • Harry William Price, 66, North Webster, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his home.
  • Traci Dianne Craig, 29, Warsaw, went to be with Jesus on April 3, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Donald A. Babcock, 56, Rochester, died at 1:06 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.
  • Larry Duane Richardson, 61, Warsaw, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital.
  • V. Rose Lockridge, 89, Warsaw, died Wednesday evening, April 4, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital after a brief illness.
  • Judy Blue, 71, Silver Lake, died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in her residence.
  • Ralph J. Myers, daddy, grandpa and hardworking Christian, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Warsaw. He was 88 years old at the time of his death.
  • Larry Duane Richardson, of Warsaw, lovingly known by all as “Lew” or “Big Man,” passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis at the age of 61.
  • Harry William Price, 66, North Webster, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his home.
  • Arthur Campbell, 78, Warsaw, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, in Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
  • Traci D. Craig, 29, Warsaw, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Robie Bradley, 89, Liberty Mills, died at 7:37 a.m. April 2, 2018, in his residence.
  • Joan Elaine Hoke, Warsaw, went home to be with the Lord at 3:27 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne at the age of 67.
  • Arthur Campbell, 78, Warsaw, died at 12:45 a.m. today, April 2, 2018, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Lois C. Carter, 78, Warsaw, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • On March 24, 2018, God called Shirley Mai Yoes Sprong home to live in his kingdom, having served him for nearly 85 years here on Earth.
  • Danny Eugene “Brummy” Brumfield was born Dec. 18, 1948, to Eugene Brumfield and Nancy Prout Brumfield and died at the Cornerstone Hospice House in The Villages, Fla., on March 13, 2018.
  • Norman Wayne Coffman, Saugatuck, Mich., passed away at his son’s residence in Winona Lake at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the age of 83.

    He was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Clifton Wayne Coffman and Rhea Mae Olmstead Coffman.

    Norman was a 1954 graduate of Howe Military Academy in Howe, then attended the University of Toledo in Ohio. He joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and was stationed in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1960.
  • Linda Sue Music, 70, Warsaw, passed away at 2:24 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

    She was born Sept. 28, 1947; she was preceded in death by her parents, William and Louise Coldren, and her eldest sibling, Gwendolyn.

    She is survived by her sister, Rita Soberg; her brothers, Roger (and Judy) Coldren and Ron (and Jeanne) Coldren; and her son, Matt, and daughter, Gwen.
  • Robert Busch, 90, Dewart Lake, Syracuse, passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at home. He was born June 25, 1927, the son of Oliver and Margaret Dubuque Busch in Logansport. On Oct. 15, 1948, he married Betty A. Adams.

    Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Betty Busch, Syracuse; seven children: Christopher (Mary) Busch, Plainfield; John (Brenda) Busch, Syracuse; Nathan Busch, Minneapolis, Minn.; Calvin Busch, Lawrenceville, Ill.; Rebecca (Daniel) Tusing, Syracuse; Roberta (Roger Rump) Busch, Tucson, Ariz.; and Randolph (Tonja) Busch, Syracuse; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
  • Mariano Marquez Nuñez, 62, Warsaw, died at his residence at 2:32 p.m.  Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

    He was born Sept. 12, 1955, in Salvatierra, Guanajuato, Mexico, to J. Trinidad Marquez and Maria De La Luz Nuñez. He was married on May 6, 1977, to Maria del Carmen Aranda Ugalde, who survives.
  • Beverly Anne Hopper, 85, Winona Lake, died at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Grace Village Health Care.

    She was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Angola, to Carl Leo and Hazel Bryan Barnhart. In September 1951 she was married to James Corliss Hopper, who preceded her in death. 

  • Larry Duane Richardson, 61, Warsaw, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

    He was born June 3, 1956, in Warsaw, to William “Bill” and Mary Ann Haywood Richardson. He was married on July 13, 1989, to JoAnn Williams, who survives.
  • Rita K. Kimberlin, 54, Warsaw, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her residence.

    She was born Nov. 9, 1963, in Lawrence County, Ky., to Ray and Ida Jackson Kimberlin. In June 1996 she started a relationship with Tom Hopkins that continued until her passing.
  • Lois C. Carter, 78, Warsaw, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • Ralph J. Myers, 88, longtime Warsaw resident, died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Mack L. Fetters, Bourbon, passed away March 27, 2018.

    Mack, the son of Lester and Ruth Fetters, was born and raised in Bourbon, where he lived his entire life. After graduating from Bourbon High School in 1945, Mack married the love of his life, Melba Koontz, on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951. They celebrated their 67th anniversary just last Sunday.
  • Beverly Jane Stieglitz, 90, Warsaw, died at 4:07 a.m. March 25, 2018, in Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

    She was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Leesburg, to Wilbur O. and Mildred Stookey Klopenstein. She was married to Adolph Stieglitz in June 1950 in New Salem Church of the Brethren, Kosciusko County. He passed away in May 1977.
  • Ilean Rose Weiger, 94, rural Tippecanoe, died at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

    She was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Argos, to Roy and Bessie Simington Griewank. On July 7, 1943, in Plymouth, she was married to Verne E. Weiger, who died Dec. 30, 1998.

  • Mariano Marquez Nuñez, 62, Warsaw, died at his residence at 2:32 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
  • Jason “Mikey” Peterson passed away unexpectedly at 11:37 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at his home in Warsaw. The funny, creative father of two was 37 at the time of his death.

    Jason was born Sept. 20, 1980, in Warsaw and had attended Whitko Schools. He worked for KGP Logistics and for Pierceton Welding as a metal fabricator.
  • Larry T. Hartzler, 84, rural Akron, died at 11:04 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne, as a result of a traumatic fall at his home on March 2.

    He was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Miami County, to Lester “Joe” and Helen Marie Thompson Hartzler. On July 27, 1951, in Disko, he was married to Beverly A. Pearson. She survives.

    Larry was a lifetime farmer. He was a school bus driver and owned and operated Hartzler Excavating, where he did ditching, septics, tiling, and hauling dirt and limestone. Also in earlier years he operated an egg route in the area.
  • Keeman “Kim” W. Lobsiger, 65, retired area high school principal residing in Columbia City, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at his home.

    He was born Sept. 18, 1952, in Decatur, a son of Jerold W. and Marlene Fuhrer Lobsiger. His formative years were spent in Decatur. He graduated from Bellmont High School. He continued his education at Manchester College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. Later, he earned a Master of School Administration from Indiana University.
  • Marjorie L. Sincroft, 94, North Manchester, died at 1:05 p.m. March 26, 2018, in her residence.

    She was born April 11, 1923, in North Manchester, to Hazen and Marion Gleason Lautzenhiser. She was married to Eldon Sincroft on Dec. 20, 1941. He died Jan. 11, 2009.
  • Carol Marie Surface Simcox, 65, Columbia City, formerly of Warsaw, passed on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

    Born on June 29, 1952, Carol was the dear sister of the late Sandra (Walt) Brown and Frances (Ron) Wendall.

    Carol was the loving mother of Leslie (Tim) Fountain, Anthony (Pamela) Simcox, Stephen (Stephanie) Simcox, Matthew Simcox and Scottie Simcox, and proud grandmother of Anthony, Kobra-Lee, Makenna, Vyper-Ray, Angel-Rue, Jubilee and Christian.
  • Norman Wayne Coffman, 83, Saugatuck, Mich., died at his son’s residence in Winona Lake at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
  • Billy Ray Wadkins, 66, Silver Lake, passed away at 7:01 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

    He was born April 9, 1951, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to George and Alma Robinson Wadkins. On Sept. 28, 1968, he was united in marriage to Donna Gillman, who survives.

    He worked in the agriculture industry for Creighton Brothers, retiring in 2014.
  • Randall “Randy” Ray Piper, Warsaw, passed away Feb. 13, 2018, after a 15-month battle with lymphoma at the age of 67.

    He was born Nov. 15, 1950, to V. Ray and Rosemary Spangle Piper, along with his twin brother, Rodney, in Wabash.

    Randy never stopped smiling. Known for his contagious laugh and rock-n-roll attitude, Randy will live in the hearts of all who have had the pleasure of knowing him.
  • Connie Joann Ramsey Rutherford, 53, Rochester, formerly of Akron, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, surrounded by her family after many years of struggle with multiple sclerosis.

    She was born May 13, 1964, in Rochester, to James and Connie Jo Singpiel Ramsey.

    She was a homemaker and had worked at Arter’s Drug Store, Akron. 
  • Katherine Calhoun, 75, a resident of Warsaw for the past 60 years, passed away at Parkview Regional Medical Center at 3:46 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018.

    Katherine was born in Watergap, Ky., on Sept. 17, 1942. She was one of 11 children and the daughter of Jay and Mollie Hall Shepherd. She attended school in Kentucky and would eventually find herself moving to Pierceton before settling in Warsaw.
  • Stacy Stine, 44, born to Danny Lee and Charlotte Von on Feb. 24, 1974, in Warsaw, passed away March 16, 2018, in Prescott, Ariz.

    He is survived by his father, Danny; brothers Rodney (wife Theresa and children Ashley Bryant and Lance Menzie) and Christopher (children Zachary, Alexis, Hannah and Danielle); his wife, Christina Kelly,  Syracuse; and five children: Wesley, Kaylin, Ethan, Rebekah and Preston.
  • Elizabeth May “Biddy” Allen Marks, 85, died at 1:30 a.m. March 18, 2018, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

    She was born July 27, 1932, in Logansport, to Wesley H. “Bus” and Marian I. Dunn Allen.

    She married Harold L. Marks Jr. on Aug. 19, 1951. He survives. 

  • Frances Patricia “Pat” Kinney, 80, Goshen, formerly of Nappanee, died at 2:48 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

    She was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 11, 1937, to James W. and Frances P. Howe McGriff. She was married to Donald Kinney in 1954. They divorced in 1990.
  • Susanna J. “Sue” Cox, 82, Leesburg, passed away at 8:21 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

    She was born July 11, 1935, in Marion, to Roscoe and Josephine Griffin Thrailkill.

    She attended Van Buren High School and was married on Feb. 15, 1953, in Van Buren, to Chester L. Cox, who survives.

    She was a homemaker and moved to Leesburg in 1991 from Marion.
  • Rita K. Kimberlin, 54, Warsaw, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her residence.

    She was born Nov. 9, 1963, in Lawrence County, Ky., to Ray and Ida Jackson Kimberlin.
  • Linda Sue Music, 70, Warsaw, died at 2:24 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Beverly Anne Hopper, 85, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at 2:14 a.m. today, March 27, 2018, at Grace Village Health Care.
  • Cynthia J. “Cyndi” Thornburg, 67, Syracuse, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

    She was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Lorain, Ohio, to Alan and Billie Lyons Moir.

    She graduated in 1969 from Chesterton High School, in 1973 from Purdue University in West Lafayette, and received her master’s degree from Purdue University in Fort Wayne.
  • Loren K. Shambarger, 83, Rochester and Macy, died at midnight Saturday, March 24, 2018, at his daughter’s home.

    He was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Miami County, to James and Dorthea Goodwin Shambarger. On May 16, 1954, he married Gladys A. Powell. She died April 4, 2015.
  • Eleanor M. Rapsavage, 93, Warsaw, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Mason Health Care Center.

    Eleanor was born on Sunday, June 8, 1924, in Pana, Ill. She was the only daughter of John and Emma Desatnick Baga. She grew up on the north end of Pana with her five brothers. She attended Sacred Heart School and she graduated from Pana Township High School.
  • Susanna J. "Sue" Cox, 82, Leesburg, died at 8:21 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Katherine E. Calhoun, 75, Warsaw, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
  • Billy R. Wadkins, 66, Silver Lake, died at 7:01 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.