Obituaries Archives for 2020-06

Diana Marie Sult, 80

Diana Marie Sult, 80, of Rochester passed away at 3:15 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw.

On June 25, 1940, Diana M. Wagoner was born in Rochester.  She was a treasured daughter of Russell and Mable Craig Wagoner.  Growing up she shared her childhood with a younger brother Roger.

In Richland Township, Diana and William David "Willie" Sult were married on November 8, 1959.   They shared 54 years of life’s adventures. From their union came a trio of sons.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of two more generations.

With a strong work ethic Diana was a quality control inspector at Torx Corporation for many years.  She later worked in the cafeteria at the Columbia School and was also a licensed beautician.   

Willie and Diana loved sharing their passion for camping, nature and the outdoors with their sons.  As members of the Fulton County Camper's Association they visited all of the county campsites.  Camping evolved from the pop-up trailer to motor home, making many lifetime memories around the campfires telling stories.  Diana enjoyed crocheting, making special gifts of warmth for her family and special friends.  A fan of QVC, she enjoyed finding unique pieces of jewelry.

 Left to cherish Diana's memory are two sons Mark Sult of North Manchester, Brian Jaworski-Sult and husband Gary Jaworski-Sult of Sunsites, AZ;  four grandchildren, Angel, Krista, Jared, Misty; four great-grandchildren, Addison, Zachary, Bryce, Kimber; a brother, Roger Wagoner Pensacola, FL

Preceding Diana in death are her parents Russell and Mable Wagoner, beloved husband Willie on November 29, 2013 and a son David.

A celebration of the life of Diana M. Sult will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020  in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 9-11 AM on Thursday in the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

Helen L. Scheffer, 96

Helen L. Scheffer, 96, of Pulaski, IN went home to be with the Lord at 1:55 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  She passed away peacefully at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac, IN with her family by her side. Helen was born on July 20, 1923 in Pulaski, IN to the late Hubert and Rose Russell Ortman.  She graduated from Pulaski High School and attended Beauty College in Logansport, IN.  On November 30, 1945, she married Paul M. “Pudge” Scheffer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski.  He passed away August 13, 2006.

Helen was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was also an active member of the Christian Mothers.  She was a devoted farm wife and the proud mother of thirteen children.   Helen enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning, and cooking.   She was hardworking and raised chickens which she sold as frozen fryers.  She also sold farm fresh eggs.  

Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She will be dearly missed. 

She is survived by:

Ronald Scheffer, Son

Donald (Kathy) Scheffer, Son

Linda (Tom) Hoffman, Daughter

Lynn Nufer, Daughter

Gary (Jean) Scheffer, Son

Kathleen Schroeder, Daughter

Douglas Scheffer, Son

Vicki (Gary) Funkhouser, Daughter

Steve Scheffer, Son

George (Melinda) Scheffer, Son

Shelley Krider, Daughter

Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

 

She was preceded in death by:

Hubert and Rose Russell Ortman, Parents

Paul M. “Pudge” Scheffer, Husband

Randall Scheffer, Infant Son

Bradley Scheffer, Son

6 Brothers: George, Paul, Julius, Robert, Frank, and Bill

3 Sisters: Mary, Katherine, and Rosanna

 

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 4 PM EDT Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  The Rosary will be recited following the wake service.

 

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM EDT Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM EDT Friday, June 26, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

 

Online Tributes may be made at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

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

Melvin A. Garling, 84

Melvin A. Garling, 84, of Monticello, IN (formerly of Francesville, IN and Monon, IN) passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home.  He was born on January 8, 1936 in rural Pulaski County, IN to the late Robert H. and Ruth V. [Chamness] Garling.   He was a 1955 graduate of Monon High School and served in the Indiana National Guard for nine years.  On June 14, 1956, Melvin married the love of his life, Loretta J. Elston, in Indianapolis, IN.   They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. 

Melvin was a lifelong farmer in Pulaski and White Counties.  He was also a school bus driver for West Central School Corporation for twenty years. 

Melvin was a longtime member of St. James Salem United Church of Christ in Francesville.  He loved farming and spending time with family. Melvin enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and camping. He enjoyed traveling and seeing new places as well as listening to country music. Melvin enjoyed going to Florida and sitting on the beach.  He cherished trips to Branson, MO with his wife, Loretta.

Melvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

He is survived by:

Loretta [Elston] Garling, Monticello, IN Wife

Angela (Mark) Dickerson, Murfreesboro, TN Daughter

Brandy (Rick) Hunt, Granddaughter

Brooke (Clark) Curry, Granddaughter

5 Great Grandchildren

Devon Garling, Francesville, IN Brother

4 Nephews and 4 Nieces

Preceded in death by:

Robert H. and Ruth V. [Chamness] Garling, Parents

Phyllis “Phid” (Carl) McCormick, Sister

Richard Garling, Brother

 

Due to Covid 19 and the safety of all concerned a Private Service and Burial will be held.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

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

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Walter "Walt" Wallace, 82

Walter “Walt” Wallace, 82, of Winamac, IN passed away at 5:40 AM Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home.   Walt was born on October 22, 1937 in Mishawaka, IN to the late Frank and Bessie Burkett Wallace.   He graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1956 and went on to serve in the US Army.  On September 18, 1982, Walt married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Braun at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. 

 

Walt was retired from Plymouth Tube, but in his younger years he had worked at Studebaker and RCA.  He was the last living charter member of the Winamac FOE #2580. 

 

Walt was a fan of all sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and IU Basketball.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening.  He also enjoyed doing puzzles. 

 

Walt loved his family very much.  He especially adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Walt will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Survivors include:

Elizabeth “Betty” Braun Wallace, Winamac, IN Wife

Diana (Tom) Thompson, Winamac, IN Daughter

Elaine (Dave) Crissinger, Winamac, IN Daughter

Vickie (Herb) Purtee, Winamac, IN Daughter

Michael (Alisha) Wright, Winamac, IN Son

Many Beloved Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Phyllis Cowsert, Hammond, IN Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

 

Preceded in death by:

Frank and Bessie Burkett Wallace, Parents

Donald Wright, Infant Son

Amber Wible, Infant Granddaughter

Wayne (Evelyn) Wallace, Brother

George (Juanita) Wallace, Brother

Linda (Joe) Cowsert, Sister

Jack Cowsert, Brother-in-law

 

 

Visitation will be from 10 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

 

An Eagles Service will be held at 12:30 PM EDT Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 


Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

 

Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac, IN.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

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

Bruce Earl FanslerĀ 74

Bruce Earl Fansler 74, of Rochester passed away at 2:22 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at  St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Mishawaka.

 

On October 22, 1945, Bruce was born in Fulton County to Earl and Mary Jane Edington Fansler.

 

Left to cherish the memories of Bruce are a daughter: Britt Fansler  and fiance'  Michael Chalk of Cromwell;   granddaughter: Corinna Rae Chevalier;

life friend: Corinne & Monte Pickens, Rochester; special nephews; Tad & Tom Wilson and sister: Patsy Sullivan, Fortville.

 

Preceding Bruce in death are his parents, brother Ed Fansler, great friends Eddie Guy McCollough  & Dan Helt.

 

A celebration of the life of Bruce E. Fansler will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 26, 2020 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Thursday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

 

Interment will be in the Kewanna Cemetery.

 

Military rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team.

Robert P. "Pete" Bremer, 74

Robert P. “Pete” Bremer, 74, of rural Silver Lake, Indiana went home to be with the Lord at 9:50 am, Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his residence.

Robert was born on March 28, 1946 in St. Joe, Missouri to the late Myer and Laura (Iseton) Bremer. He married on July 30, 1965 in Lowell, Michigan to Virginia Griffith, she survives.

Robert was a general contractor for many years. He enjoyed golfing, pitching horse shoes, and spending time with his family. Robert was known to help others over himself.

Survivors and place of residence:
Wife – Virginia Bremer – Silver Lake, Ind.
Son – Robbie and wife Nicole Bremer - Warsaw, Ind.
Grandchildren - Robbie Jr., Frank, Huey, Judah, and Skylar
Sister - Janie and husband Steve Sidebottom - Beacon, Iowa
Brothers - Charles and wife Lisa Bremer - Claypool, Ind.
George and wife Helen Bremer - Winona Lake, Ind.

Preceded in Death By:
Parents - Myer and Laura Bremer
Brothers- Leo and Myer Bremer

Following county, state, federal, and CDC guidelines the funeral service will be held at 11:30 am, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana with Pastor Nelson Iseton officiating.

Interment will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, Indiana following the service.

Visitation hours will be from 2 pm to 7 pm, Monday, June 22, 2020 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made in Robert’s memory to the donor’s choice of charity.

Mary Ann Wilson, 68

Mary Ann Wilson, 68, of Akron, Indiana passed at 1:17 am, Friday, June 19, 2020 at her residence after being seriously ill for 2 weeks.

She was born on April 14, 1952 in Rochester, Indiana to the late Alvin and Pauline (Swihart) Ruff. She married 20 years ago to Monte L. Wilson, he survives.

She retired from Lau Industries of Rochester in 2017. She had attended and was baptized at the Athens Community Church. Mary enjoyed embroidering and sewing.

Survivors and place of residence:
Husband - Monte Wilson - Akron, Ind.
Son - Rex Wilhite - Kansas
7 Grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter
Sisters - Barbara Ervin - Ligonier, Ind.
Wanda and husband Hugh O’Donnell - Akron, Ind.
Donna and husband Brad Wilson - Macy, Ind.
Sister-in-law - Yvonne and husband Harold Lent - Sidney, Ind.

Preceded in Death By:
Parents – Alvin and Pauline Ruff
Daughter - Teresa Alderfer
Grandson - Gage Becker
Brother-in-law - Tom Ervin

Following her request, no visitation or services will be held at this time.

Donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society 5635 W. 96th Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278-6025.

Matthew Floyd Boos, 53

Matthew Floyd Boos, 53, of Winamac passed away peacefully on June 19, 2020 at his home with his wife and daughters by his side after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Matt was born on August 3, 1966 in Winamac, to parents Allen and Carolyn (Smith) Boos. On September 15, 1990, he married his high school sweetheart, Lynndy L. Colgrove.

Matt was a 1984 Winamac High School graduate. He was formerly employed at Plymouth Tube for 21 years and most recently was a Team Leader at the Braun Corporation for the past 10+ years. However, being a husband and father brought Matt the most joy in life. He always believed that his greatest accomplishments were being married to the love of his life and best friend for 30+ years as well as watching his two beautiful daughters grow up. Second only to the love of his family, Matt enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spending weekends at his niece’s lake house, golfing, watching the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Cardinals, going on vacations, and relaxing in the pool with a beer in his hand surrounded by friends and family.

A wonderfully kind and charming man, Matt never met a stranger and always enjoyed life to the fullest. Matt “Floyd” should be remembered for his infectious smile, blue eyes, kind heart and selfless personality.

Survivors include his wife, Lynndy Boos of Winamac; his daughters: Stefanie (Dalton) Grandstaff of Winamac and Courtney (Hunter) Holliday of Carmel; mother, Carolyn Boos of Winamac;  sisters: Gale (Jay) Spry of Reynolds; Kathryn Cochran of O’Fallon, Missouri; and Elaine (Steve) Voltz of Winamac.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Matt was preceded in death by his father, Allen Boos, paternal grandparents Louis and Marie Boos, maternal grandparents Floyd and Alene Smith, and in-laws Garry and Betty Colgrove.

Visitation for Matt will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center.

A private family service will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Cancer Network or the Winamac VFW Post 1728.

Robert Eugene Swafford, Sr.

Robert Eugene Swafford, Sr., lovingly known as Cowboy Bob, passed into eternity at the age of 83 on March 18, 2020. 

He was proceeded in death by his mother Charlotte P. Swafford Lisby, stepfather Charles O. Lisby and brother Gerald D. Swafford. 

He is survived by his children Robert W. Swafford (Sandy), Connie Layne (Michael), Robert E Swafford, Jr. (Beverly) and Michael Swafford (Heather).  He is also survived by 9 grand-children and 9 great grand-children. 

Robert retired from driving truck for Amoco in 1995. 

He loved spending time playing guitar and singing with family, hunting, camping, woodworking and knifemaking.

Burial will be at Grass Creek Cemetery, June 28th at 2:00pm.

Clara Marie Gentry, 59

Clara Marie Gentry, 59, of Medaryville, IN (formerly of Merrillville, IN) went home to be with the Lord at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 19, 2020.  She passed away peacefully at Franciscan Health Hospital East in Lafayette, IN with her husband by her side.  Clara was born on October 14, 1960 in Hammond, IN to the late George F. and Mary L. Spanier Lair.  She grew up in Hammond where she met her husband, Michael G. Gentry.  On January 9, 1978, Clara married Michael in Cedar Lake, IN. 

Clara worked at Calumet Auto Recyclers in Hammond for many years before becoming the manager at Family Express in Medaryville.  In 2007, she went to work for Metro Auto Recyclers in Valparaiso, IN. 

Clara was a member of the Ladies of Harley Kankakee Valley Chapter in North Judson, IN.  She enjoyed the many bike trips taken with her husband and friends.   She loved fishing, especially with the grandkids at the pond.   

Clara had an infectious smile!  She was a kind-hearted woman who was always caring for others.   Most of all, Clara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Although she is no longer with us, her love will always be our guide.

She is survived by:

Michael G. Gentry, Medaryville, IN Husband

Kristie M. (Scott) Wellestat, Crown Point, IN Daughter

Michelle L. (John) Pena, DeMotte, IN Daughter

Audrey Wellestat, Granddaughter

Lauren Wellestat, Granddaughter

Cora Pena, Granddaughter

Jessa Pena, Granddaughter

Donald Lair, Hammond, IN Brother

Ronald Lair, Hammond, IN Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews

Dorothy (Ray) Ballenger, Cousin

Preceded in death by:

George F. and Mary L. Spanier Lair, Parents

Laura Lair Bigger, Niece

 

Visitation will be from 5-9 PM EDT Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

 

Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN with Pastor Mark Promnitz officiating. 

 

Burial will take place at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN.   

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Norma J. Wagoner 93

Norma Jean Wagoner 93, of Rochester passed away at 2:43 AM on Friday, June 19, 2020 at her residence.

On August 22, 1926, Norma was born in Fulton County to Hudson and Ina Belle Carruthers Stansbury.

Norma and Virgil W. Wagoner were married on December 7, 1946 in LaPaz. They shared 65 years of life’s adventures.

Left to cherish the memories of Norma are a daughter, Deb Sosbe and husband Tim, of Rochester; a son, Mike Wagoner and wife Linda, of Rochester; three grandchildren, Dan Wagoner and wife Erin, Lindsay O'Leary and husband Ryan, and Stacey Papandria and husband Chris ; six great-grandchildren, Jacob Wagoner, Brennan Wagoner, Miles Wagoner, Braylon O'Leary, Landon O’Leary, Ella Papandria; two sisters-in-law, Pat Stansbury of Rochester, Beverly Wagoner of Leiters Ford and  several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Norma in death are her parents, husband, eight siblings, George Richardson, Alice Liming, Carmen Packard, Mabel Miller, John Richardson, Frances Slaybaugh, Joe Stansbury, Helen Carr.

Private services for Norma J. Wagoner will in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St. Rochester. Chaplain Jason See will officiate.

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fulton County Animal Shelter, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Mary Lu Molho

Mary Lucille (Miller) Molho (“Mary Lu”) died quickly at South Bend Memorial Hospital at the age of 81 after experiencing a massive heart attack.

Mary Lu was a Christmas baby born on the cusp of World War II to Ivan Purl Miller and Lucille Harris Miller. She was the greatest gift her parents could have received. Her birth meant her family could no longer afford to send her oldest sister Marilyn to college. For the rest of Mary Lu’s life, she would quote her second favorite aphorism as a recognition of life’s trade-offs, “Take what you want from life but be prepared to pay for it.”

Mary Lu was one of the “smart” kids in school. But she would always deflect her own intelligence and talk about certain Amish girls who were smarter. She rued the fact that these girls stopped their formal education at 8th grade. She would go on to be an educator herself.

Mary Lu attended Purdue University where she took a history degree. She became a life-long Purdue college basketball fan.

After teaching elementary school, Mary Lu pursued graduate studies at the University of Michigan in history where she earned a master’s degree. In her typical self-deprecating way, she claimed that the only way she was admitted to U of M was because the regular admissions dean was on sabbatical, and his interim replacement was a drunk. She loved Michigan college football.

In 1964 she earned a Fulbright scholarship and studied in Mexico. While there, she met a nice Jewish man from New York City, named Manny Molho.  They were married December 27, 1966.

Mary Lu paused her career to raise her two boys in Suffern, New York during the 1970s. Their neighborhood was largely Italian and Irish Catholic, and Jewish.  Mary Lu adored the diversity of her New York neighborhood, but she insisted that her boys know that they were Presbyterian, Protestant, and Christian -- in precisely that order.

Mary Lu and Manny moved from New York to West Lafayette, Indiana in 1982.  In 1989 she moved to Rochester, Indiana to resume her teaching career. She became an active member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Rochester.  In her various leadership roles, she was particularly proficient at politely but relentlessly raising money for various Church mission causes. Throughout her life, Mary Lu was an animal lover and an advocate for animal welfare.  She was never without a dog or cat or both.

Mary Lu experienced a catastrophic medical accident on August 7, 2018.She underwent a back surgery where her aorta was accidentally cut. While being rushed into emergency surgery to repair the error, her heart stopped, and she was given CPR. After months of rehabilitation and care, she experienced an almost full recovery.

Immediately after her recuperation, Mary Lu returned to her role as care giver for her husband, whose health was declining. Her children urged her to throttle back her efforts because they were depleting her. She refused. She said, “God kept me alive for a purpose after my accident, and that purpose was to care for Manny.” And so, she did.

Mary Lu weathered the COVID pandemic by reading the few mysteries left in Rochester’s public library that she had not read before, and by streaming operas from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. With her cat on her lap and her opera blaring she was, as she would like to say, “Happy as a clam.”

Her death came as a sudden shock to everyone. But if told of the circumstances of her own demise, the fact that it was quick, and mostly painless, she would have quoted her first favorite aphorism, “It could have been worse.”

Mary Lu is survived by her step-daughter, Lisa Molho and son-in-law John Cave; her son Ross Molho and daughter in-law Kristina M. Johnson Molho, and three grandchildren, Taylor Kirk, Jacob Molho and Rachel Molho; and son Eric Molho. She adored and was adored by her sister Marilyn Richmond’s extended family. She was preceded in death by many loving family members including her husband Manny in October 2019.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home at 1101 Jefferson Street Rochester, IN 46975. Masks (available on site) and physical distancing for guests are requested by the family. A funeral and burial open to all will be at South Union Cemetery in Nappanee at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020, followed by a picnic at Rochester City Park at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:

Community Presbyterian Church of Rochester, Indiana

530 Jefferson Street, Rochester, IN 46975

Or

 

Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center Inc.

1540 N. Wentzel Street

Rochester, IN 46975

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Fred Eugene Foust, 67

Fred Eugene Foust, 67, of Monticello, IN (formerly of Medaryville, IN) passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at IU Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN.  He was born on September 8, 1952 in Winamac, IN to the late Fred and Simonette Fritz Foust.  Fred graduated from West Central High School in 1972.  On May 12, 1979, Fred married the love of his life, Linda Lee McKee, in Culver, IN.  They recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. 

Fred was a lifelong truck driver.  He began his career at Gutwein Mill in Francesville, IN and retired from Morning Song in Reynolds, IN.   In his retirement, he continued his passion for driving truck at RPC Enterprises in Reynolds. 

Fred was a former member of the Medaryville Jaycees and the Medaryville Volunteer Fire Department. 

Fred enjoyed fishing and loved his cat, Bootsie.  Most of all, he loved his family.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and pestering his sisters (as any little ornery brother does!).   Fred will be dearly missed by his family and friends. 

 

He is survived by:

Linda Lee McKee Foust, Monticello, IN Wife

Tammie (Barney) Calvert Bachman, Medaryville, IN Daughter

Steven (Stephanie) Foust, Medaryville, IN Son

Seth Bachman, Grandson

Brandon Bachman, Grandson

Trever Foust, Grandson

Devon Foust, Grandson

Donald (Leota) Foust, Truth or Consequences, NM Brother

Patricia Foust, Medaryville, IN Sister

Richard (Shirley) Foust, Crown Point, IN Brother

Thelma Tanner, Medaryville, IN Sister

Judy Wise, Goshen, IN Sister

Shirley Scholz, Wheatfield, IN Sister

Kay (Doug) Warner, LaPorte, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Fred and Simonette Fritz Foust, Parents

Raymond Foust, Infant Brother

 

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 19, 2020 from 4-8 PM EDT at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.  Guests are reminded to practice social distancing.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

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

Kimberly J. Doyle 50, Monticello

Kimberly J. Doyle 50, Monticello, Indiana, passed away at 11:15 A.M.  Saturday, May 30, 2020, at her residence.

She was born on January 1, 1970 in Winamac, Indiana and had worked at various jobs, including construction and recently worked for CDC Resources Inc. in Monticello. She enjoyed gardening, especially tending to her flowers.

Survivors include her husband, Brad Doyle, Monticello, Indiana, mother, Elizabeth J. “Jan” Rice, Clarksville, Tennessee, children, Cody Troeger, Rochester, Indiana, Garrett Woodcox, Rochester, Indiana, Brittany James, Logansport, Indiana, several grandchildren, brother, Shawn Michael (Ute) Fuller, Guyton, Georgia, step-sisters, Brenda (Steve) Whitaker, Wetmore, Kansas, Sue Rice (Kevin) Schmitz, Wetmore, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Freddie Rice.

No services are scheduled at this time. Burial will be at a later date in Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana.

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

Natalie Marie Gudeman, 97

Natalie Marie Gudeman, 97, of Fort Myers, FL (formerly of Elgin, IL) went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 5:15 AM. She passed away peacefully in the Pavilion Memory Care unit at Shell Point Village in Fort Myers, where she had resided for more than 20 years as an independent resident and in assisted living.

Natalie was born on November 7, 1922, in Francesville, IN, to the late Joseph B. and Huldah (Getz) Gudeman of Medaryville, IN.  After graduating from High School, she worked at the VonTobel Lumber Company. She attended both Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Wheaton Bible College in Wheaton, IL.  After moving to Elgin, IL, Natalie worked for Scripture Press in Glen Ellyn, and gained much knowledge in Bible literature. She also worked for the David C. Cook Publishing Company in Elgin. 

Later, Natalie taught elementary school in Elgin. She had a great passion and a positive influence in the lives of many children before retiring. She served homemade Thanksgiving dinners to her class every year, and decorating the classroom was one of her many special talents. In her everyday life, she was always teaching. Manners and grammar were of utmost importance to her, as her nieces and nephews can remember well.   

Natalie and her longtime friend, Irene Guth, loved traveling the world extensively, visiting many countries and missionaries along the way. She also spent many Sunday afternoons passing out gospel tracts at O’Hare International Airport, or to anyone she wanted to share her love for the Lord.  Natalie had a special way to turn her conversations toward Jesus Christ (John 3:16), and wanted others to know Christ, bringing Glory to God.  She is remembered as always having such a witty sense of humor, always a jokester making others laugh. She had a love for reading with an open mind to learning. Many enjoyed her eloquent speaking and her lovely clothes and style. Natalie loved music and enjoyed singing and playing her favorites, the organ and accordion.  She attended Wheaton Bible Church, and was a faithful servant of God. She sang in the church choirs and served on many church committees, always willing to lend a helping hand. Natalie had a heart for people; she was generous and enjoyed entertaining in her home. She supported missionaries, and graciously opened up her home to them.  She will always be loved and remembered for her kind and caring heart and being “always grateful” to God.

She is survived by: 

LeRoy (Kay) Gudeman, Brother

Many nieces and nephews 

Many great nieces and nephews  

 

Preceded in death by:

Joseph and Huldah (Getz) Gudeman, Parents

Marion (Bertha) Gudeman, Brother  

Marjean (Willis) Wuethrich, Sister 

 

 

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

 

Interment and graveside services will be held at 1 PM EDT Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN with Pastor Dennis Gutwein officiating. 

Kenneth Argyl "Keny" Smith, 66

Kenneth Argyl “Keny” Smith, 66, of Monticello, IN went Home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 1, 2020.  He passed away peacefully at IU Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN with his sister by his side.  Keny was born on June 16, 1953 in Winamac, IN to Donald R. and Betty J. Weaver Smith.  He attended West Central High School in Francesville, IN.  Keny left school to join the US Army and served during the Vietnam War.  He was a lifelong truck driver and a talented handyman.

 

Keny was a kind man, always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and tree trimming.  Keny will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Keny is survived by:

Betty J. Weaver Smith, Francesville, IN Mother

Pamela M. (Lonnie) Joseph, Sr., Winamac, IN Sister

Dona K. (James) Heater, Logansport, IN Sister

Mary Ann Good, Sawyer, MI Sister

Loyal M. “Junior” Good, Winamac, IN Brother-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews & Great Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Donald R. Smith, Father


Private Burial will take place at Bell Center Cemetery in Royal Center, IN at a later date.

 

Memorial Donations may be made to Parkview Haven Retirement Home.


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

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Pamela J. Slater 71, Kewanna

Pamela J. Slater 71, Kewanna, Indiana, passed away at 2:30 P.M. Friday May 29, 2020 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, Indiana.

She was born on December 5, 1948 in Lee County, Virginia, the daughter of Walter and Pearl (Munsell) Taylor. She married Kenneth Slater on December 26, 1982 in Logansport, Indiana and he survives.

Pamela had worked for Kewanna Metal Products for many years. She enjoyed researching her family genealogy, traveling, visiting historic sites especially visiting her childhood home in Virginia and was an avid country music fan.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Slater, Kewanna, Indiana, daughter, Concetta “Connie” Denny, Star City, Indiana, step-daughter, Brenda Slater, Fulton, Indiana, grandchildren, Amber Pugh, Logansport, Indiana, Ricky Denny, Minnesota, Austin Denny, Kewanna, Indiana, great grandchildren, Russell Pugh, Randy Pugh, Waylon Denny, Everett Denny, step-grandchildren, Shyann Teel, Rochester, Indiana, Taylor Teel, Lafayette, Indiana, brothers, Alan Wayne (Cynthia) Taylor, Twelve Mile, Indiana, Les Taylor, Twelve Mile, Indiana, sisters, Brenda Banter, Logansport, Indiana, Jenny (Will) Dilts, Futon, Indiana, Rita Layton, Twelve Mile, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Jeanette Taylor, step-daughter, Linda Teal, nephew, Will Dilts.

Friends may visit from 4-7 P.M. Wednesday June 3, 2020 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home in Fulton, Indiana. Cremation will follow visitation. Visitors are recommended to wear face masks and keep social distancing while at visitation         in accordance to state COVID-19 guidelines. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com.

Helen M. Baker Bonnell, 98

Helen M. Baker Bonnell, 98, of Winamac, IN formerly of Star City, IN passed away at 11:35 AM Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.  Helen was born on April 15, 1922 in Lucerne, IN to the late Earl and Blanche Murray Baker.  Helen married Harold Bonnell on July 7, 1946 Harold died in 1973.  She married Burl E. Bonnell on June 1, 1992. Burl died on April 7, 2004.

Helen was a farm wife and had worked as a bookkeeper for Moyer Grain in Star City for over 20 years.  Helen was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winamac. She was an active volunteer in 4H for many years.

Helen enjoyed her kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandkids.  She enjoyed gardening and cooking for family gathering. She loved her cats.

 

She is survived by:

Leland (Megan Paulsen)  Bonnell,    Warrenville, IL  Son

Kim (Cathy) Bonnell,    Winamac, IN     Son

Janice (Bonnell)  (Tim)   Hoffman, Fishers, IN     Daughter

12 Grandchildren

17 Great Grandchildren

2 Great-Great Grandchildren

Dale Baker,   Galveston, IN    Brother

 

Preceded in death by:

Earl and Blanche Murray  Baker, Parents

Harold Bonnell,   1st Husband

Burl E. Bonnell,    2nd Husband

Thelma McVay,     Sister

Forrest Baker,   Brother

 

Visitation will be 9 AM - 1PM  EDT Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1 PM EDT on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Frain Mortuary.

 

Burial will be in the Star City West Cemetery in Star City, IN.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

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

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