Obituaries Archives for 2019-09

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

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