Obituaries

Shirley A. Williams, 69, Winimac, Indiana

Shirley A. Williams, 69, of Winamac, IN passed away at 4:32 AM Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Ascension St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.  She was born on March 9, 1950 in Knox, IN to the late Ernest B. and Florence C. Thompson.  Shirley was a graduate of Knox High School.

 

Shirley was the owner of Diamond Lil’s in Winamac alongside her husband, John. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with her patrons.  Shirley was an avid collector of many unique items.  She also enjoyed traveling and visiting her granddaughter, Emma, on the lake as often as possible.  
Shirley was full of personality and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

 

She is survived by:
John H. Williams, Winamac, IN Husband
Frank Thompson, Elkhart, IN Son
Terry Howerton, Lafayette, IN Son
Toby Williams, Winamac, IN Son
3 Grandchildren: Justin, Daniel and Emma
2 Great Grandchildren: Peyton and Noah

Preceded in death by: 
Ernest B. and Florence C. Thompson, Parents
Atheleen P. Thomas, Step Mother

 

A Celebration of Life will be from 2-5 PM EDT on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN followed by a Gathering at Diamond Lil’s. Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home. Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com. Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  

Jack E. Horn, 88, North Manchester, IN

Jack Elden Horn, age 88 died on November 10, 2019 at 8:45 p.m. at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, Indiana where he was a resident.

 

He was born on May 28, 1931 in Alexandria, Indiana to Frank and Alice (Dikey) Horn.  He graduated from Alexandria Monroe High School in 1945.  Jack married Patricia Ruth Malicoat on June 10, 1951 in Alexandria, Indiana. 

 

Jack served 32 years in the Indiana National Guard and his rank was 1st Sargent.  He worked 32 years at Delco Remy in Anderson, Indiana and retired from there in 1991.  After that, he worked at Petro Brothers in Warsaw as a parts manager for 10 years.  Jack lived in the Akron area for 33 years before moving to Peabody Retirement Community 1-1/2 years ago with his wife

 

He was an avid bowler and bowled several years in a bowling league at Norco Alleys in Alexandria and Elwood where he once bowled a perfect game. Jack played basketball in high school and on a semi-pro team later.  He was a die-hard fan of IU basketball.  He loved to ride his Honda Golden Wing motorcycle and collected model cars, enjoyed watching car races on TV and was proud of his own cars and kept them clean and shined all the time.  He was a perfectionist in everything that he did and had all his tools neat, labeled and organized.  He enjoyed mowing his yard and other people’s too.  He was a member of the Jimmy Swygart Media Church.  He enjoyed having visitors and seeing all of his grandchildren.

 

Surviving Jack is his wife: Patricia Horn of North Manchester; (3) children:  Timothy A. (spouse Debbie) Horn of Alexandria; Daniel E. (spouse Melody) Horn of Tipton; Julie R. (spouse Mike) Smith of Claypool; (1) brother: Donnie (spouse Maureen) Horn of Frankton; (1) sister: Sharon Walker of Summitville; (8) grandchildren: Lindsay (Jason) Smith, Brandon (Lisa) Dotson, Nick (Erin) Smith, Jordan Smith, Madira (Eric) Markley, Miriah (Brian) Burnell, Jason Horn and Crisi Young; 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a special care giver: Gabby Hoffman.

 

Preceding Jack in death are his parents, father-in-law, mother-in-law and his brother Frankie Horn.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester Street, Akron, Indiana  46910.

 

The funeral service will follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Officiating the service will be Jason Smith.  Burial will be in the Akron IOOF Cemetery, Akron, Indiana.

 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Jack, memorial contributions may be made to Peabody Foundation and mail to Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. 7th Street, North Manchester, Indiana  46962

 

The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of Jack E. Horn.

Janice A. Grubbs, Winamac, Indiana

Janice A. “Jan” Grubbs, 66, of Winamac, IN passed away at 3:55 AM Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.   Jan was born on October 25, 1953 in LaPorte, IN to the late Elgy and Mary Irene Dolan Lawton.  She graduated from North Liberty High School in 1972.  On March 7, 1973, Jan married the love of her life, James L. “Jim” Grubbs in Knox, IN. 

 

Jan was retired from Sanders where she worked in the deli for 24 years.  She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and adult coloring books.  She also enjoyed playing cards and BINGO as well as going to the casino.  Jan loved her family very much, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great granddaughter.  She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

James L. “Jim” Grubbs, Winamac, IN Husband, Edward L. “Ed” (Kylie) Grubbs, Star City, IN Son, Michelle A. (Brian) Browning, Star City, IN Daughter, Cierra Grubbs, Granddaughter, Ashlee Grubbs, Granddaughter, Hunter Browning, Grandson, Olivia Browning, Granddaughter, Harlow Titus, Great Granddaughter, Gracie Clapper, Sister, Jeanne Davis, Sister, James Lawton, Brother, Alfred Lawton, Brother, Vernon Lawton, Brother, George Lawton, Brother, Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Elgy and Mary Irene Dolan Lawton, Parents, Patty Lawton, Sister

 

No Services will be held.

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

Steven T. Hunter 71, Rochester, Indiana

Steven T. Hunter 71, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 3:41 P.M.  Wednesday, November 6,2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born on March 24, 1948 in Fulton County, Indiana, the son of Melvin and Betty (Wallace) Hunter. On May 23, 1980 in Marshall County, Indiana, he married Carrie Cormican and she survives.

Steven served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He had worked at the former Sealed Power facilities in Rochester and Syracuse, Indiana before retiring from the Dana Corp. He had been a member of the United Auto Workers, Eagles Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the American Legion. An avid outdoorsman, Steven enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed canning his produce, working crossword puzzles, and listening to his classic rock music.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Hunter, Rochester, Indiana, children, Peggy Hunter, Greenwood, Indiana, Stephanie (Jack) Biden, West Sussex, England, grandchildren, Cecilia Biden and Aurelia Biden, both of West Sussex, England, sisters, Barbara Hunter and Melva Hunter, both of Macy, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, David Hunter and sister, Carol Melton.

Memorial services, along with Military rites, will take place at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Helen Spotts

Helen R. Spotts 96, Portland, Oregon, passed away at 6:45 A.M. Wednesday October 30, 2019 at her residence.


She was born on September 20, 1923 in McComb, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Ethel (Foster) Ruffner. On June 23, 1946 in Freeport, Illinois, she married George Robert Spotts. He preceded her in death on October 21, 2004.


Helen graduated from Indiana Central College (Now the University of Indianapolis) with a Bachelors Degree in History and English. She worked as Editor for David Cook Publishing in Elgin, Illinois for numerous years and had been a homemaker raising her three children. She had been a member of the Western Spring Village Church, First Baptist Church, Goshen, Indiana and the First Baptist Church, Saginaw, Texas.


Helen will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest gift was her hospitality towards others, also one to keep family and friends relationships across the country the center point of her life. In her spare time she would also enjoy a good book.
Survivors include her children, Linda and husband Dr. Gene Reisinger, Oak Park, Illinois, Cyndi Johnson, Saginaw, Texas, Steve and wife Sandie Spotts, Hillsboro, Oregon, seventeen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and half brother, Earl Ruffner.


Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Salem Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Campus Crusade for Christ International or Prison Fellowship. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

 

Charles McDonald, 83

Charles McDonald, 83 graduated to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 27, 2019. We are sure he was welcomed by his heavenly Father with the words, “Well-done, my good and faithful servant. I love you.”

Charles was born on July 6, 1936 in Milford, IN to Gerald F. and Mary E. McDonald. He drove for Indiana Motor Bus and later married one of his passengers, Evelyn Pearson on May 26, 1962. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and then earned B.S., M.E., and E.D.D. degrees in Education at Ball State University. He was employed with Muncie Community Schools for 28 years. He taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Longfellow, Blaine, Garfield, and Mitchell Elementary Schools, and also served as an assistant principal and taught in the Adult Education program. He was a pioneer in the use of media to assist the struggling reader and wrote his doctoral dissertation on the topic. He wrote and received grants to explore the power of media use with non-reading adults. Following his retirement, he realized a life-long dream and taught education students in the History Department of Ball State University for 8 years. He also roofed many homes in the area with the help of friends and family during the summer months and did so into his early 70’s.

Sharing God’s Word and the love of Jesus was important to Charles. He taught at Muncie Bible College and enjoyed teaching young children alongside his wife, Evelyn at Community Church (Agape Ministries), and Calvary Christian Center for many years until he was physically unable to do so.

Charles was a great and gracious husband, dad, grandfather, and friend. He was a patient, gentle, and kind man. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn McDonald of Muncie, daughters, Fran Short, Muncie, Beth Hummel(John), Sulphur Springs, and Mary Robertson(Kenny), Middletown; grandchildren, Gabriel Hummel, Seth Hummel, Josiah Hummel, Grant Robertson, Hallie Robertson, Mack Robertson, and Evie Robertson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Upon his request there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Metro World Child P.O. Box 409, Brooklyn, NY 11237, a faith-based humanitarian organization committed to serving the underprivileged inner-city children of the world. Charles traveled to New York where he spent time volunteering at this ministry. He was greatly touched by this experience.

The family would like to thank the friends who fellowshipped with and served Charles faithfully and those who have ministered to the family during this time. They would also like to thank the staff at Signature Healthcare for the love and care they gave to Charles over the past 4 years. They also thank the staff of Kindred Hospice who have assisted with his care and have served the family.

Beverly Sue Holcomb, 77, Rochester, IN

Beverly Sue Holcomb 77, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 11:01 A.M. Thursday October 24, 2019, at her residence.


She was born on September 1, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana, the daughter of George Alvin and Donna (Simpson) Carlson. She married Jackie “Tex” Holcomb on May 9, 1964 in Logansport, Indiana.

 

Beverly retired from Kroger after working there for over fifteen years. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. In her spare time, she loved to read, work crossword puzzles, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her husband, Jackie “Tex” Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, children, Jeff  Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, Amy Cline, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Cassandra (Aaron) Isley, Silver Lake, Indiana, Randy Cline, Rochester, Indiana, Brandi Cline, Rochester, Indiana, Amanda Cline, Rochester, Indiana, Eddie Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, Mandie Javier, Logansport, Indiana, Phillip Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, six great grandchildren, brothers, George Carlson, Lafayette, Indiana, Jerry (Brenda) Carlson, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Mark Holcomb.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Monday October 28, 2019, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may call from 2-5 P.M. Sunday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrsofh.com

Jimmie L. Shine 54, Rochester, IN

Jimmie L. Shine 54, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 5:52 A.M. Friday October 11, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

He was born on September 29, 1965, in Wahiawa, Hawaii, the son of Robert Eugene Shine Sr. and Charlotte (Rose) Shine Bechdolt. He graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School and later served with the United States Army from 1985-1992. Jimmie was creative, artistic and resourceful having worked various jobs throughout his career. He will be remembered as “The Rose Guy” making roses out of napkins and giving them to any one he may have the pleasure of meeting.

Survivors include his sisters, Lotte Toney, Fortville, Indiana, Nancy Claassen, New Port Richey, Florida, Melissa (Rick) Belpedio, Rochester, Indiana, Kristi (Jason) Gochenour, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Aimee (Dan) Stephens, New Albany, Indiana, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Donna Shine and brother, Butch Shine.

Burial will take place at a later date at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post or the American Legion. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Burns Becht, 88, Rochester, IN

Retired Rochester High School government teacher, RHS wrestling and football coach and city councilman, Burns Becht, 88, passed away on October 11, 2019 at his home in North Manchester.  Arrangements are pending in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Donald L. Cummins, 75, of Winamac, IN

Donald L. Cummins, 75, of Winamac, IN (formerly of Munster, IN) passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Winamac.  Don was born on January 6, 1944 in Paducah, KY to Harold and Rebecca Cummins.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He liked hunting and fishing.  Don most recently worked as a truck driver.

 

He is survived by: 5 Sons: Donnie, Harold, Bill, Dennis and Russ, 4 Step Daughters: Linda, Gina, Jackie and Sherry, Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

 

 

Preceded in death by: Parents: Harold and Rebecca, 2 Brothers: Gene and Chuck

 

No Services will be held.

Final Disposition will be private.

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Tom L. Goble, 82, of Pulaski, IN

Tom L. Goble, 82, of Pulaski, IN passed away at 12:30 AM Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.  Tom was born on December 14, 1936 in Winamac, IN to the late Frank and Helen L. Miller Goble.  On April 12, 1958, Tom married the late Patricia L. “Pat” Crist at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski.  She passed away September 30, 2017. 

 

Tom was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.   He served several years on the Eastern Pulaski School Board and also had served as Indian Creek Township Trustee.  Tom was retired from Plymouth Tube.  After retirement, he worked for PWRTC.  

 

Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing league at Moss Creek.  He loved the Tippecanoe River and all of the rivers he visited throughout the Midwest.  He greatly enjoyed canoeing and canoe racing with his boys.  He had many fond memories of camping on the river with his friends and family.  Tom will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

He is survived by:

Richard “Rick” Goble, Lafayette, IN Son, Randall “Randy” (Billie) Goble, Pulaski, IN Son, Rochelle “Shelly” Goble, Pulaski, IN Daughter, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, Becky Tiede, Francesville, IN Sister, Bob Schultz, Francesville, IN Brother-in-law, Phyllis Goble Kruger, Francesville, IN Sister-in-law, Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Frank and Helen L. Miller Goble, Parents, Patricia L. “Pat” Crist Goble, Wife, Roberta Goble, Daughter, Robert “Bob” Goble, Son, Ronald “Ronnie” Goble, Son, Roger Goble, Son, Phyllis (John) Rice, Sister, Peggy Schultz, Sister, Bob Goble, Brother, Skip Tiede, Brother-in-law

 

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at St. Joseph Cemetery South in Pulaski, IN.

Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery South in Pulaski, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Guardian Angels Hospice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  

Franklin Clemons Jr., 48, of Francesville, IN

Franklin  Clemons Jr., 48, of  Francesville, IN  passed away on Tuesday October  1, 2019  as a result of an auto accident on US 421 North of Francesville, IN.  Frank was born on May 30, 1971 in Knox, IN to the late Franklin Delano and Linda Louise Dutchess Clemons.

Frank was a union carpenter for the BP Oil Company. He also had worked on the construction of a church near Valparaiso, IN.  Frank was a member of Local 599.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting mushrooms. Frank was a devoted father and loving brother and brother-in-law.  Frank and his partner of 21 years (Debra) were devoted to  their children.

 

He is survived by:  Abbey Louise Clemons,   Francesville, IN  Daughter, Franklin Dean Clemons,   Francesville, IN   Son, Karen (Robin) Salrin,  Rensselaer, IN   Sister, Janet Clemons,  Bailey’s Corner, IN  Twin Sister, David (Lisa) Clemons,  Bailey’s Corner, IN   Brother, Debra Younce  Clemons,   Francesville, IN  Spouse

Nieces and Nephews:

Jamie Clemons, Darren Clemons, Danielle Clemons, Angel Clemons, Tony Clemons, Ashley  Salrin, Joseph Salrin, Deven O’Dell,  Adam Younce, Jessica Younce.

 

Preceded in death by:

Franklin Delano and Linda Louise Dutchess Clemons  Parents

Tony Ray Clemons    Brother

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM- 1 PM EDT Friday, October 4, 2019 at Bailey’s Corner Church in Bailey’s Corner, IN

Funeral Services will be held at   1 PM EDT on Friday, October 4, 2019  at Bailey’s Corner Church in Bailey’s Corner with  Pastor John Miller officiating.

Burial will take place in Roseland Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Frank’s children.

 

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN

Velma Sue White, 87, of Winamac, IN

Velma Sue White, 87, of Winamac, IN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  She passed away at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.  Velma was born on November 20, 1931 in Hornsby, TN to the late James Aubrey and Alcie Modean Taylor Gee. 

Velma was a hard worker her whole life.  In her younger years, she worked as a laborer picking cotton in the cotton fields and taking care of her ill mother at home.   She also had worked at Harris Garment Factory and Winamac Coil Spring as well as cleaning houses.  Velma raised seven children, often enduring hardships.  She loved all of her family very much.  Most of all, Velma loved the lord with all of her heart.  She is at peace and rest now. 

 

She is survived by:  Garry (Rhonda) White, Son, Darrell White, Son, Debra (Bob) Haney, Daughter, Connie (Terry) Pine, Daughter, Hazel White, Daughter-in-law, Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by: James Aubrey and Alcie Modean Taylor Gee, Parents, Eldon White, Jr., Son, Jimmy White, Son, Ronald J. White, Infant Son, Alice White, Daughter-in-law, 3 Grandchildren: Mary, Rachel and Jodie.  8 Siblings: Grapel Louise, Dorothy Faye, J.C., Jimmy Lee, Aubrey Junior, Johnny Van, Joyce Marie and Zola Mae.  Elmer White, Jr., Former Spouse

Graveside Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, September 27, 2019 at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN with Pastor Mark Pilger officiating.

Burial will take place Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Diane Marie Dodson, 74, Reynolds

Diane Marie Dodson, 74, of Reynolds, IN (formerly of Covington, IN) passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019, peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends.  She was born on October 1, 1944 to the late Sidney and Helen Flynn Sublette in Rockford, IL. Diane’s family moved to Indiana when she was young.  She graduated from Monon High School.  Diane married Cecil Dodson on January 9, 1999 at the Living Water Church in Williamsport, IN.  Diane was a member of the First Christian Church in Francesville, IN.  She loved the Lord with all of her heart.

 

Diane was an adventurer through life who enjoyed fishing, crafting, antique cars, bowling, and spending time with her family and friends.  Diane was a hard worker and always provided for her family.  Most of all, she was a dependable and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.  Diane will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

 

Diane is survived by: Cecil Dodson, Reynolds, IN Husband, Katrina (Doug) Pelsy, Francesville, IN Daughter, Angela Keys, Winamac, IN Daughter, Amber (Alex) Leman, Indiana Granddaughter, Joshua (Tiffany) Knebel, Francesville, IN Grandson, Chelsea (Michael) Sharpe, Zionsville, IN Granddaughter, Ariel (Mark) Miller, Francesville, IN Granddaughter, Bradley McElfresh, Winamac, IN Grandson, Joie Keys, Great Granddaughter, Esaleigh Hauptli, Great Granddaughter Bryant Kackos, Great Grandson, Jillian Kackos, Great Granddaughter, Brielle Hauptli, Great Granddaughter, Xayla Keys, Great Granddaughter, Hudson Sharpe, Great Grandson, Eleanor Sharpe, Great Granddaughter, Kinzlee Knebel, Great Granddaughter, Amelia Sharpe, Great Granddaughter, Steven (Peggy) Sublette, West Lafayette, IN Brother, Kristine (David) Halsmer, Colorado Sister, Kathleen (Joseph) Krintz, Battle Ground, IN Sister, Daniel (Darlene) Sublette, Reynolds, IN Brother, Kevin (Marissa) Sublette, Zionsville, IN Brother, Peggy Belle, Rockford, IL Aunt, Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

 

Preceded in death by: Sidney and Helen Flynn Sublette, Parents, Bradley Sims, Son, Haley Keys, Granddaughter, Edward, Brother

         

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Friday, September 27, 2019 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.   Visitation will be from 10-11 AM EDT Saturday, September 28 at the First Christian Church in Francesville, IN.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Saturday, September 28 at the First Christian Church in Francesville, IN.  Burial will take place at Chapel Cemetery in Monon, IN.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Francesville First Christian Church to support the “Back Pack Pantry Program” that provides healthy food for West Central students in need.

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.     

Norma Jane Miller 88, Macy

Norma Jane Miller 88, Macy (Nyona Lake), Indiana, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 8:30 A.M. Sunday September 22, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born on September 19, 1931 in Kokomo, Indiana, the daughter of Al and Lois Francis (Shoemaker) Glassburn. On May 16, 1959 in Fulton, Indiana, she married Jack A. Miller and he survives. She grew up in the Kokomo and Nyona Lake, Indiana areas. After her husband’s retirement they moved to Brooksville, Florida residing there for thirty two years before moving back to Nyona Lake in 2012.

 

Mrs. Miller had worked at the former Reliance Haynes Stellite and Delco Remy. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church and First Assembly of God Church, both in Florida and House of Faith, Mexico, Indiana. She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 1684 for over thirty eight years, Nyona South Mud Lake Booster’s Association. She enjoyed flowers, cats, hummingbirds, games and most of all spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Jack A. Miller, Nyona Lake, Indiana, daughters, Debra Garrard,  Kimberly (Daniel) Smith,  Crytsal (Russell) Bradley, all of Nyona Lake, Indiana, step-sons, Rick Kelley, Abilene, Texas, Kirk (Kay) Kelley, Justin, Texas, ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, one great- great grandchild, sisters, Phyllis Mills, Homosassa, Florida, Carol (Dr. Larry) Bond, Frankfort, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Misty Kelley, brother, James Glassburn, nephew, Scott Bond, and sister-in-law, Beverly Biddle.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday September 26, 2019 at Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Douglas A.  Scott, 59, Rochester

Douglas A.  Scott, 59, of Rochester passed away on September 14, 2019 near Stevensville, Michigan due to injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  

 

On November 1, 1959, Douglas Allen Scott was born in Logansport.  He was a treasured son of Eugene "Scotty" and Virginia Hair Scott.  Growing up he shared his childhood with an older brother Kevin.  In 1978 he graduated from Rochester High School where he was a member of the men's basketball and golf teams.  He continued his formal education attending Ball State University.

 

In Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Doug married the love of his life, Ellen Sue Harts.  They enjoyed 22 years of life's adventures.  Doug and Ellen were both members of the Indiana Shelby American Automobile Club.  Doug was currently serving as president and as a member of the board of directors.  Summer weekends were spent boating on the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan, leaving from the docks at St. Joe, MI.  They truly enjoyed the freedom and relaxation on the waters in their cabin cruiser.

 

Ellen and Doug also looked forward to a couple of annual excursions to Bradenton, Florida where they embraced the surf, sand and sunshine.  Garage sales, auctions and junking brought them great joy while discovering treasures.

 

Left to cherish Doug's  memory are his children: Stephanie Rensberger and husband Rich,  Steven Douglas Scott, Stacy Heckathorn and husband J.D. all of Rochester, Melissa Music and husband Kelly of Peru, Kiley White and husband Daryl of Indianapolis: grandchildren Justin Baird and wife Ashley, J Heckathorn, Josh Heckathorn and fiance Lindsay, Morgan Conley and husband Kolby, Madison Wolfe, Brendan Dodge, Kendell Music and grand-dog Barkley; six great-grandchildren; and a brother Kevin Scott and wife Lynnette of Warsaw.  

 

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Scotty and Virginia Scott, and an uncle Don Hair.

 

A celebration of the life of Mr. Douglas Allen Scott will be on Friday, September 20 at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Ken Smith and Chaplain Jason See will officiate.  Friends may visit with his family from 4:00 - 7:00 on Thursday and an hour prior to services on Friday.  Burial will follow at Rochester's IOOF Cemetery. 

Robert N. "Bob" Sabatini, 82, Logansport

Robert N. "Bob" Sabatini, 82, a lifelong resident of Logansport, passed away at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at his residence.

 

Born on Oct. 3, 1936 in Logansport, he was the son of the late Jess and Incoronate (Forte) Sabatini.


He was a 1954 Logansport High School graduate where he excelled in football. On Oct. 26, 1977, he married Nancy E. Felker, who survives.


Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He started his career in law enforcement as a Cass County Sheriff's Deputy before graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1966. He was an Indiana State Police Officer for 20 years, retiring in September of 1986 as a Sergeant/Detective.


After retiring from the Indiana State Police, Bob was voted to the Indiana House of Representatives where he served two terms from 1988-1992. Bob also served one term as Cass County Sheriff from 1992-1996.


Bob was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Cass County Heart Association, Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion, Cass County Historical Society, Indiana State Police Alliance, Eagles and the William Pace Lodge-Sons of Italy. Bob was also a 1992 Sagamore of the Wabash recipient by then Governor Evan Bayh.


Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sabatini of Logansport; nieces, Mary Kay and Joe Holland of Carmel, Nicole and Jim Stotler of Logansport, Amy and Randy Cothran of Las Vegas, Lori and Paul Abel of Wisconsin, Kelly and Chad Kurtzweil of Wisconsin, Kim Miller and John Hines of Logansport and Tina Mehrley of Logansport; nephews, Rob Sabatini of Indianapolis, John and Danielle Sabatini of Galveston, Pat and Cindy Herr of Logansport, John and Sally Brugh of Wisconsin and Don and Tammy Gellinger of Logansport; and sisters-in-law, Karen Brugh of Wisconsin, Rosemary and Leroy Cadwallader of Logansport, Jane Gellinger Felker of Logansport and Jackie Mitchell of Logansport. He is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews, many friends and his beloved dog, Molly. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cox; brothers, Pat and Anthony Sabatini; sister-in-law, Norma Sabatini; brothers-in-law, Mike Brugh, Mike Gellinger, John Cox and Rich McLochlin and mother and father-in-law, Ethel "Gertie" and Ernest "Barney" Felker.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Jeff Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at the church. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or the Cass County Humane Society. Please sign Bob's online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Sabatini family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.

Carol Sue Wilkinson 72, Rochester

Carol Sue Wilkinson 72, Rochester, passed away at 11:41 A.M. Monday September 9, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born on August 30, 1947 in Rochester, Indiana. Carol graduated from Rochester High School and had worked for the Rochester Sentinel for many years.

 

Survivors include her aunt, Lois Wilkinson, Rochester, Indiana, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mariam F. Wilkinson Michalski.

 

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday September 16, 2019 at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Thelmarae Wieringa,  55, Rochester

Thelmarae Wieringa,  55, of Rochester passed away on September 1, 2019  unexpectedly at her home.

 

On February 28, 1964, Thelmarae Frazier was born in Champaign, Illinois.  She was a treasured daughter of Charles and Virginia Lee Michaels Frazier.  As one of four children, growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters, Gustave, Lela Fay and a brother Charles.

 

As the matriarch of the Wieringa family, Grandma Thelma was proud to oversee three generations.  Paramount were her 19 grandchildren.  She adored each one and loved them to the moon and back!  She especially was joyous in attending her grandchildren's sporting events and school concerts.  The holidays and special family celebrations brought on making many new memories that lasted a lifetime. 

 

Left to cherish Thelma's memory are six children: William L. Wieringa and fiancee Nicole, Margaret Clingler and husband Thomas, Virginia Wieringa and husband Kenneth Morgan all of Rochester, Geraldine Arebalo and husband Miguel of Chicago Heights, IL, Myklejo Parker and husband Michael Moore of Chicago, Samantha Wieringa and fiancee  Jon Sorak of Rochester; the father of her children Michael David Wieringa of Winamac;  19 grandchildren: Ethan, Amara, Arianna, Sydney, Jordan, Carter, Kameron, Ian, Bentley,  Paislee, Liam,  Destiny, Nevaeh,  Mariah, Sean, Jayden, Izaiah, Meyah and Landon;  two sisters: Gustave Salyer and husband Wayne of Monterey, Lela Fay Sparks and husband Don of Lancaster, Missouri;  a brother, Charles Francis Stirk of Royal Center; and her treasured canine companion Coco-Pebbles, the tan and black Yorkie-Terrier blend.

 

Services celebrating her life will be held at a later date. 

Mary Ann Hoyt, 71, Rochester

Mary Ann Hoyt, 71, Rochester, passed away at 6:49 A.M. Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

 

She was born on July 23, 1948 in Logansport, Indiana, the daughter of William and Josephine (Kopystecki) Nowak. On August 26, 1967 in North Judson, Indiana, she married Steve Hoyt and he survives.

 

Mrs. Hoyt had worked at the former Robertson Transformers, working as a production supervisor. She later worked at Life Care Center of Rochester for many years before retiring.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Swinging Dudes Square Dancing, former coach in the Junior Girls Softball League and had been active in 4-H. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed spending as much time with her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include her husband, Steve Hoyt, Rochester, Indiana, daughters, Joann Evans, Brownsburg, Indiana, Lisa (Mike) Elliott, Culver, Indiana, Cindy (Justin) Carmack, Avon, Indiana, grandchildren, Abigail Evans, Stephanie Evans, Jenna Moise, Brady Moise, Lexi Carmack, Marshall Carmack, Zoie Carmack and Zane Carmack, brothers, William (Pat) Nowak Jr., Crystal Lake, Illinois and Robert (Dixie) Nowak, New Palestine, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday September 6, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Indiana, with Rev. Michael McKinney officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Thursday and from 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Friday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.

 

Prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be at a later date at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Winamac, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Alyssa (Methylmalonic Acidemia Research Fund) or St. Joseph Catholic Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Theodore "Ted" James Migonis 48, Rochester

Theodore “Ted” James Migonis 48, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 9:04 P.M. Friday August 9, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

 

He was born on January 3, 1971 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Richard and Linda (Summers) Migonis.

 

Mr. Migonis had served with the United States Army and had been a member of the Rochester Veteran of Foreign Wars Post.

 

Survivors include his mother, Linda Migonis, Rochester, Indiana, brother, Jayson Leigh Migonis and wife Jessica, Kewanna, Indiana, sister, Dannielle Pfeiffer Lynch and husband Steve, Rochester, Indiana, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, Howard and Bonnie Summers, uncles, Hank Summers and Richard Waltz.

 

No services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center or the Children’s Miracle Network.

 

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Ronald Eugene Miller, 74, Rochester

Ronald Eugene Miller, 74, of Rochester passed away at 4:06 PM on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.

 

On July 18, 1945, Ronald was born in Rochester to Charles and Marjorie McCalla Miller.

Ronald and Donna Jean Norris were married on November 24, 1973. They have shared nearly 46 years of life’s adventures.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Ronald with his wife, Donna, are four daughters:  Julie Clupper of Kewanna, Tammy Kline and husband Tim of Kewanna, Trina Miller of Frankfort, KY,  Angie Miller and fiancé Joe Marlin of Lafayette; three grandchildren: Mark “Tony” Anthony Clupper, Latisha Crissinger, Glenn Scott; four great grandchildren: Hunter Clupper, Faith Bartram, Jordon Bain, Delaney Elaine Clupper;  two brothers: Don Miller and wife Deborah of Peru, Dennis Miller of North Platte, NE: nieces and nephews Rex Robison and wife Kris, Lynn Miller and Tunie Miller.

 

Preceding Ronald in death are his parents; a sister, Marsha Robison; and great granddaughter, Liberty Jessica Grace Bartram.

 

Pastor Larry Pyeatt will officiate services. 

 

Military rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County DAV Van Fund, 815 N. Main St. Room 102,

Rochester, IN 46975 or to Rochester Church of God, 3048 Southway 31, Rochester, IN 46975

Robert Eugene Clemans Sr., 91, of Elkhart, formerly of Rochester

Mr. Robert Eugene Clemans Sr., 91, of Elkhart and formerly of Rochester passed away at 11:25 am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital. 

 

On June 18, 1928, Robert was born near Athens to Doyle an Pauline Borden Clemans.

 

Robert and Donna Jean Mabie were married in Warsaw on April 8, 1950. She passed away on May 1, 1995.

 

On July 13, 1996, Robert and Mary Elizabeth Watts were married in Rochester. They have shared 23 years of life's adventures.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Robert are his wife, Mary; four daughters: Jennifer White and husband Danny of Rochester, Judy Hoge of Silver Lake, Mechelle Mares and husband Steve of Illinois, Amy D. Brock of Elkhart; three sons: Robert E Clemans Jr. and wife Phyllis of Rochester, Arden K. Clemans and wife Missy of Rochester, Darrell R. Watts of Goshen; 35 grandchildren; 96 great grandchildren; 34 great-great grandchildren; six sisters: Susan Fairbanks and husband Les of Watervliet, Sandy Vermilyer of Benton Harbor, Virginia Schuh and husband John of Warsaw, Glenda Holbrook of Warsaw, Linda Cremar and husband Rick of Warsaw, Barbara Reese of Bourbon; three brothers: Jim Carey and wife Carolyn of Ft. Wayne, Forrest Vinning and wife Betty of Claypool, Carlton Clemans of California; lots of nieces and nephews; and Corky, the black & White Shih-tsu.

 

Preceding him in death are his parents; 2 daughters: Carol S. Carlson & Terri A. Littlefield; one son, Louis L. Watts; sisters Judy Hudkins, Juanita Utter, Helen McKee, and Katheryn Carey; brothers: Dave Carey, Rodney Carey, and Cephus Dunton.

 

Robert retired from Torx in 1990.

 

A Celebration of Life of Robert Eugene Clemans will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday August 13, 2019 in the Good Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 11:30 to 1:00. Interment will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family or the  American Heart Association.

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