Obituaries Archives for 2020-09

Beverly Joan Eikman, 83, of Shelbyville

Beverly Joan Eikman, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at AMG Specialty Hospital, Greenfield.

 

She was born October 10, 1936 to Raymond “Doc” Cordrey and Opal (Hobbs) Cordrey.

 

She married Beach Kauffman on November 1, 1952 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1993.      She later married Maynard Eikman and he preceded her in death in 2014.

 

Bev is survived by her son, Brent (Sheri) Kauffman; her grandchildren, Brooke, Brandi, Benji, Bryon, Blade, Abigail, and Myrical; 9 great-grandchildren, her step-daughter, Angela Eikman, and her step-son, Joe Eikman.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her sons, Bruce Kauffman and Barry Kauffman; her brothers, Eugene Cordrey and Herman Cordrey; her sisters, Floma Haas, Lucille Haas, Louise Burton, Sue Quarzzo, and step-son, Sam Eikman.

 

Bev was a member of First Baptist Church, Shelbyville, for over 60 years.  She retired from RCA.  She also worked at and retired from Shelbyville High School

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the funeral home with Reverend Randy Worlan officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Beverly’s family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Mary Kathryn Hopkins, 79

Mary Kathryn Hopkins, 79, formerly of Rochester, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Aurora Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Wisconsin.

 

In Decatur, IL on August 11, 1940, Mary was born.  She was a treasured daughter  of Elmer and Louise Sanders Waltz. Growing up as one of  eleven Waltz kids she shared her childhood with three sisters and seven brothers.  In 1958 she graduated from Cerro Gordo High School in Cerro Gordo, IL.

 

After graduation, Mary answered the call of patriotism and joined the United States Air Force, to serve our country.  As an administrative clerk, she was honorably discharged in 1960 from the Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County Illinois..

 

Coming from Decatur, IL,  Fulton County had been Mary’s home since 1962. She was a dedicated member of the Ramsey Building Service for 28 years, serving as  their office manager. She was a member of the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post  # 1343 of Rochester.

 

Mary is lovingly remembered by a daughter, Pamela Lanting and husband Richard  of East Troy, WI;  a son, David Hopkins, of Warsaw; four grandchildren; Allison Ade and husband Eric, Greg Lanting and wife Krystal, Lisa Lanting, Reannon Reed and husband Hunter; five great-grandchildren, Renner and Ellody Ade, Jayce, Greyson and Ashler Lanting.  Mary is also remembered by her loving Arbor View Community Family,  the caregivers and residents.

 

Preceding Mary in death are her parents Elmer and Louise Waltz, companion, James C. Ramsey, three sisters Marge, Betty and Dorothy and seven Waltz brothers Bill, Bob, Jack, Dick, Joe, Fred and Jim.

 

Mary's family wish to thank Arbor View Communities staff for their love, friendship and compassionate care they conveyed to their mother during her years there, making her quality of life the best it could be.

 

 A celebration of the life of Mary K. Hopkins will be at 5:00 pm EST on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th Street, Rochester.  Chaplain Tood Wilson will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 - 5:00 PM EST.   Military Honors will be accorded by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the US Air Force Honors Team.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Michael "Mike" D. Burkett 64

Michael “Mike” D. Burkett 64, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 7:19 A.M. Sunday, September 13, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on March 23, 1956 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Donald J. and Jacqueline “Jackie” (Couse) Burkett. He married Cheryl Tillman on September 16, 2018 in Rochester, Indiana and she survives.

Mike had worked as a Union Millwright for many years before retirement. He had been a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries and enjoyed golf and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Burkett, Rochester, Indiana, children, Joey Burkett, Rochester, Indiana, Stacia Conrad, Rochester, Indiana, step-children, Craig Reeser, Akron, Indiana, Geoffrey Reeser, South Whitley, Indiana, Christopher Reeser, Claypool, Indiana, three grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one step great grandchild, mother, Jackie Burkett, Rochester, Indiana, brothers, William (Melinda) Burkett, Rochester, Indiana, Patrick (Robin) Burkett, Rochester, Indiana, father and mother-in-law, Robert and Delores Tillman, Claypool, Indiana, several nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister–in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father.

A time to celebrate Mike’s life will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimemrmanbrosfh.com

Dorothy L. Warmbrod 89

Dorothy L. Warmbrod 89, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 10:29 P.M. Thursday September 10, 2020, in Plymouth, Indiana.

She was born on April 9, 1931 in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of John and Lois (Roberts) Young. On October 21, 1951 in Winamac, Indiana, she married Kenneth E. Warmbrod. He preceded her in death on May 13, 2017.

Mrs. Warmbrod had worked for Crystal Dairy and Schultz Dime Store, both of Rochester and Chamberlains in Akron, Indiana. She was active over the years in the women’s bowling leagues, Bunco Club, along with her husband had done extensive traveling visiting forty eight states. She also enjoyed watching Jeopardy, music, reading, family gatherings, serving as the family historian, following Indiana University basketball and the Chicago Cubs.

Survivors include her children, Mike and wife Sylvia Warmbrod, Decatur, Illinois, Kathy and husband David Isbell, Rochester, Indiana, Carolyn and husband Jim Pennell, Rochester, Indiana, Melinda and husband Robert Styles, Rochester, Indiana, eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, sister-in laws, Carol Warmbrod, Rochester, Indiana, Wilma Young, Winamac, Indiana, Marcella Young, Dyer, Indiana, sever nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, three brothers and a great granddaughter.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. September 15, 2020 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Ann Lidia Jonushaitis Bode

Ann Lidia Jonushaitis Bode (née Austynas) died surrounded by loving family on September 7, 2020. Her sudden and unexpected passing resulted from a fall while traveling home from her granddaughter’s wedding in South Carolina. 

 

Ann was born November 26th, 1934 in Taurage, Lithuania. After losing her father to TB and youngest sister to scarlet fever, she, her mother, and four sisters fled the advancing Soviet forces by boarding one of the last trains out of Lithuania to Germany. They survived the war by living in various displaced persons camps. The American Red Cross found the Austynas family at the request of Elsie Bertillas, a childhood friend of Ann’s mother living in the US, who then sponsored their immigration. The Austynases moved into the basement apartment of Elsie’s large house in Chicago, where Ann met Ewald Jonushaitis (Elsie’s nephew) who was renting the attic apartment. They soon married, bought a house in Stickney, Illinois and had three children together. In 1964 they bought their farm in Rochester, Indiana on Olsen Road. After Ewald passed away in 1985, Ann bought a house on Wabash Avenue in Rochester to be closer to her job at Hart Schaffner Marx. She worked there as a seamstress for over 30 years. In 2009 she moved to Camden, South Carolina to be close to her daughter. Ann later moved back to Indiana and married Kenneth Bode after over two decades of dating. The couple traveled across the continental US as well as Hawaii and Alaska. When not traveling the country Ann and Ken lived on Ken’s family farm in Kewanna, gardening and riding their three-wheel bicycles.

 

An active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rochester, Ann volunteered at services and events. She also volunteered at the Rochester Recycling Center.

 

Ann was a small person with a big personality. She was generous, hardworking, and purpose-driven. Ann loved to laugh – but couldn’t tell a joke (which made the joke funnier). She dearly loved her family, collecting pig figurines, and eating Lithuanian rye bread. She made a huge impact on the lives of her family and will be remembered and missed always.

 

Ann is survived by her husband Ken Bode, her son Martin Austin (Mary), grandchildren Rachel Aubyrn (Patrick), Alex Austin, Brittney Bodie (Blaine), Hilary Austin, Brent Austin, Riley Gambrell (Daniel), and great-grandchildren Wesley and Lydia Aubyrn. She is also survived by her sisters, Erica Gudas (Al) and Sally (Zelma) Bickneris (Joe). Ann is preceded in death by her first husband Ewald Jonushaitis, her son Allen Jonushaitis, her daughter Karen Shelburne, and her sisters Ruth Kaminskas and Martha Drochner.

 

A memorial service honoring Ann's life will be held in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rochester at a date to be announced. Pastor Curtis may will officiate.  The Good Family Funeral Home is assisting her family with arrangements.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com 

Carol A. Nowak, 81

Carol A. Nowak, 81, of Chicago, IL passed away at 8:05 PM Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation in Chicago Heights, IL.  She was born on January 15, 1939 in North Judson, IN to the late Frank and Jean [Newman] Shields.  On March 23, 1957, Carol married Paul Nowak, Jr.  He passed away on December 15, 1982.  Carol was a homemaker and factory worker.

 

Survivors include:

Paul (fiancé: Kathleen Hutson) Nowak III, Winamac, IN Son

Robert Nowak, Whiting, IN Son

Rick Nowak, Coshocton, OH Son

Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Kay Shields, Winamac, IN Sister

 

Preceded in death by: 

Frank and Jean [Newman] Shields, Parents

Paul Nowak, Jr., Husband

William Nowak, Son

Richard Shields, Brother

 

Private Graveside Services will be held at Highland Cemetery in North Judson, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

 

Private Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery in North Judson, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Highland Cemetery in North Judson, IN. 

 

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

 

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

James Martin "Jim" Sewell, 89

James Martin “Jim” Sewell, 89, of Quanah, TX (formerly of Francesville, IN) passed away September 11, 2020.  Jim was born December 1, 1930 in Pampa, TX to the late Joe Orene and Alice Jerene [Prim] Sewell.  On February 14, 1954 he married the love of his life, Connie Jean Eakright. She passed away January 12, 2010. 

 

Jim served in the US Navy aboard the USS Richard B. Anderson.  He served three combat tours in Korea; earning the Korean Service Ribbon (1 star), the United Nations Service Medal, the China Service Medal, and the Korean War Service Medal.  He was a member of the Francesville American Legion Post #228.

 

Jim worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Lake County, IN for many years and also worked as a diesel mechanic.  He enjoyed spending time with his family in both Texas and Indiana.  Jim was a proud veteran and loved to share his stories of past days.  He will be dearly missed. 

 

 

He is survived by:

Glenn M. (Tammy) Sewell, Son

Scott A. (David Graves) Sewell, Son

Steven D. (Carla) Sewell, Son

9 Grandchildren

Several Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by:

Joe Orene and Alice Jerene [Prim] Sewell, Parents

Connie Jean [Eakright] Sewell, Wife

James E. Sewell, Son

1 Grandson

William Joe “Bill” Sewell, Brother

Alice Aleta McIlree, Sister

Betty Lou “Babe” Mitchell, Sister

 

Private Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

 

Private Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Francesville American Legion Post #228.

 

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

 

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

Lindy L. Richee, 83

Lindy L. Richee, 83, of Winamac, IN (formerly of Chicago, IL) passed away at 2:35 PM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.  She was born on November 12, 1936 in Dresden, TN.  Lindy was a retired waitress and spent many years working at Marconi’s in “Little Italy”.  She was active with the Red Hat Society when she lived in Illinois.  She spent a number of years residing in Burbank, IL before moving to Winamac in 2005.  Lindy was a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

 

She is survived by:

Julie (Dan) Falletti, Daughter

Kerry (Laura) Richee, Sr., Son

Christopher Richee, Son 

Regina (Gary) Evans, Daughter

8 Grandchildren

8 Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by:

AJ and Mavis [Wright] Dunlap, Parents

Charles Richee, Husband

Bill Vervoort, Companion

 

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Dementia Society. 

 

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

 

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

Vincent S. Rudar, 62

Vincent S. Rudar, 62, of Grovertown, IN passed away at 4:08 AM Wednesday, September 9, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.   Throughout his battle, he was lovingly cared for by his caretaker, Norman Ball.  Vincent was born on July 28, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Vincent F. and Olga K. [Druskovich] Rudar. Vincent was welcomed Home by his beloved life partner, Ruth Evans.

 

Vincent is survived by his sister, Nancy D’Ambrosio as well as a nephew, Patrick Shannon and his wife, Anna and their two children, Van and Harmony and his brother-in-law, Thomas Swan. He was a beloved uncle to many.

  

Vincent was a proud member of and sadly leaves behind his friends at Midwest Vans, Ltd. and Bad Girls of New York.  

 

Services will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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

John Wayne Nichols, 80

John Wayne Nichols, 80, was known as “Big John” to those closest to him.  He was passionate and compassionate, hard-working and humorous.  He loved his country and loved his country’s food.  He loved the Lord.  He loved his family.

 

He was born in Indianapolis on April 30, 1940.  He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 9, 2020.  But he didn’t pass before his family had a chance to say goodbye.

 

Nichols was a family man through and through.  He is survived by Angela Conwell Nichols, who he married on March 30, 1991.  His parents were Carl Nichols and Helen (Thomas) Nichols.  He was preceded in death by his siblings; Tommy, Beverly, Billy, and Joan Nichols.  He had three children; Misty Lytle Cripe, Max “Jake” Lytle, and Wayne Nichols.  He had numerous nieces and nephews.  His grandchildren, Shaily Cripe, Sawyer Cripe, Megan Jackson Cripe, Quentin Nichols and Ben Sery, were the best thing that ever happened to him.  He had one great grandchild, Maxwell Cripe.

 

John was a tireless worker.  He served in the United States Army from February 1963 to May 1965 as an M60 tank operator in Germany.  He worked at Torx and ran his own mechanic shop for decades, in addition to being a custodian at Rochester Middle School.  Even at the age of 80, he loved to cut wood.  He’d cut it, split it, stack it, load it, unload it and restack it; a truckload every day, every type of weather.

 

As hard as he worked, he loved even harder.  He loved his grandchildren.  He loved being a proud member of Cornerstone Church in Mentone, Indiana.  Big John loved playing cards, bringing a deck with him everywhere he went.  He loved his daily cup of coffee at Tweedlee D’s Diner with his friends.  He loved to go to the gambling boat every now and then to play the slot machines.

 

Even if he couldn’t pronounce a word, he’d make one up.  The word “hernia” was “hurney”.  A “Mexican” restaurant was “Messican”.  Every one of his new vocabulary words prompted another round of laughter from those around him.

 

He was always trying to take money out of your pocket, betting on everything from Colts games to board games.  He was competitive in the food line, too.  Even women and children never beat John in line at the potluck.  Especially when there were mashed potatoes or biscuits and gravy to be had.

 

But that competitive nature was always usurped by the love he had for his family.  His granddaughter Shaily caught him crying when the Colts beat the Patriots and made it to the Super Bowl in 2006.  He loved to work on cars with his grandson Sawyer.  And he made sure to give his grandkids an edge to win the pot playing cards even if it meant taking a peek at the deck and giving a subtle nod.

 

He worked tirelessly, served fervently, laughed loudly and loved deeply.  And he will be missed greatly.

 

A graveside service for Nichols will be held on September 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fulton County Animal Center.

 

The arrangements are being handled by Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, Indiana.

 

The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of John W. Nichols.

 

Online condolences may be sent to earllovefuneralhome.com

 

Peggy Ann "Peg" Yeoman, 74

Peggy Ann “Peg” Yeoman, 74, of Francesville, IN went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  She passed away at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN.  Peg was born on October 2, 1945 in Bloomingdale, IN to the late Herman D. and Ruby P. [Robinson] Bumbalough.  She graduated from Francesville High School in 1963 and completed beauty school in Lafayette, IN.  Peg married Charles R. “Chuck” Yeoman on August 26, 1967 in Francesville.  They recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. 

Peg spent her entire life as a beautician in Francesville and through her work, she touched the lives of everyone she served.   Peg was kind and caring.  She was a good Christian woman who had a heart of gold, especially for animals and children.  

Peg loved the Lord and was an active member of the Francesville First Christian Church where she served as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher, and VBS volunteer.  She cherished the twelve times she participated in the Show Low mission trip.   Peg loved the Francesville community.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, and aunt.  She was an advocate for her family, especially her grandkids.  Peg will be dearly missed by so many.

 

Survivors include:

Charles R. “Chuck” Yeoman, Francesville, IN Husband

Charles Troy (Kristina) Yeoman, Brookston, IN Son

Jeremy Scott “Yo” Yeoman, Francesville, IN Son

Charles Chandler Yeoman, Grandson

Nicole Peggy Yeoman, Granddaughter

Emily Ruby Yeoman, Granddaughter

Phoebe Hazel Yeoman, Granddaughter

Sam (Bonnie) Bumbalough, Lafayette, IN Brother

Darlene (Rich) Tanner, Francesville, IN Sister

Kay Hill, Knox, IN Sister-in-law

Ann Holloway, Mesa, AZ Sister-in-law

Many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

Herman D. and Ruby P. [Robinson] Bumbalough, Parents

Jennifer Leigh Yeoman, Infant Daughter

Amber Ann Yeoman, Infant Daughter

 

Visitation will be from 2-7 PM EDT Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN. 

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Monday, September 14, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.

 

Private Entombment will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Francesville First Christian Church or Riley Hospital for Children. 

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

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

Thomas E. "Tink" Reutebuch, 82

Thomas E. “Tink” Reutebuch, 82, of Pulaski, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Lafayette, IN.  Tink was born on July 2, 1938 to the late Joseph and Marie [Roth] Reutebuch in Pulaski.  He graduated from Pulaski High School where he played on the famed Yellow Jacket basketball team.  Tink married the love of his life, Marilyn K. Cloud, on October 26, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. 

Tink, along with his father and uncle, owned and operated the Reutebuch Brothers Garage for many years.  It was the oldest Sinclair service station in Indiana.

Tink was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling as well as telling stories and bad jokes.   He was a true outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, trap, and float the river.   Tink Reutebuch never met a stranger.

God was holding Tink’s hand when he passed away. 

 

He is survived by:

Marilyn K. [Cloud] Reutebuch, Pulaski, IN Wife

Beth A. Reutebuch, Lafayette, IN Daughter

Thomas J. Reutebuch, Elyria, OH Son

James D. (Angela) Reutebuch, Auburn, IN Son

Robert D. “Bob” Reutebuch, Winamac, IN Son

April M. (Jason) Holajter, West Lafayette, IN Daughter

Jennifer (Devin) Winters, Granddaughter

Marissa Reutebuch, Granddaughter

John Reutebuch, Grandson

Amanda Reutebuch, Granddaughter

Jessica Reutebuch, Granddaughter

Jared Reutebuch, Grandson

Lillian Holajter, Granddaughter

Jackson Holajter, Grandson

Sawyer Holajter, Grandson

Ryker Winters, Great Grandson

Miley Dahn, Great Granddaughter

Kenneth (Mary) Reutebuch, Altoona, FL Brother

Margaret Ann (John) Woodward, Lafayette, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

Many Cousins

 

Preceded in death by:

Joseph and Marie [Roth] Reutebuch, Parents

Ronald John Reutebuch, Son

Vance Michael Reutebuch, Infant Grandson

Marcella Silver, Sister

William Joseph “Joey” Reutebuch, Brother

 

A Private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski, IN with Rev. Andrew DeKeyser officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in the form of Mass Intentions.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com

 

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

Chad A. Baxter 50

Chad A. Baxter 50, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 7:43 P.M. Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on January 7, 1970 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Douglas Parke and Christina J. (Carr) Baxter. In his youth, he was an active member in 4-H and the F.F.A. He was a 1989 graduate of Rochester High School where he was a member of the Football and Wrestling teams. After graduation, he attended Vincennes University, where he studied aviation technology, before transferring to Purdue University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree.

Chad had worked in the aviation industry for many years before working as an engineer. He returned to work in the aviation industry, currently working as an Aircraft Inspector for Dean Baldwin Painting in Bunker Hill, Indiana. He had been a member of the Mentone Flying Club and enjoyed working on engines and aviation repair. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting, skiing on Lake Manitou, canoeing the Tippecanoe River, riding snowmobiles and ATV’s in Colorado, and loved to follow Purdue University Football and Basketball and the Indianapolis Colts.

Survivors include his mother, Christina Baxter, Green Valley, Arizona, grandmother, Frances “Fran” Baxter, Rochester, Indiana, significant other, Janet West, Rochester, Indiana, nephew, Austin Baxter, Edmond, Oklahoma, niece, Eva Baxter, Edmond, Oklahoma, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Parke Baxter, brother, Josh Baxter, grandparents, Westel and Alice Carr and Parke Baxter.

Friends may visit from 1- 3 P.M. Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Fulton County Museum Richland Center Room, 37 East 375 North, Rochester, Indiana, with a time of remembrance starting at 3:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County 4-H Beef Department or Rochester Wrestling Club. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Connie Sue Conley, 67

Connie Sue Conley, 67, of Medaryville, IN went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 5, 2020.  She was born on September 29, 1952 in Portsmouth, OH to the late William and Jessie [Conley] Horsely.  Connie married Paul Edward Conley on July 17, 1999 in Medaryville.

Connie attended Teaberry Hill Estates Church in Medaryville.  She was retired from the West Side Senior Center where she had worked for nine years.  Connie loved to help others.  She enjoyed crafting and flower gardening.

She is survived by:

Paul Edward Conley, Medaryville, IN Husband

Edward (Rebecca Brennan) Rowe, Medaryville, IN Son

David (Andrea) Fitch, Marysville, OH Son

Dustin (Sarah) Fitch, Marysville, OH Son

4 Grandchildren: William, Jessie, Nathaniel, and Logan

Ralph “Ben” (Tammy) Horsely, Plain City, OH Brother

2 Half Siblings: William and Rachel

Many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

Preceded in death by:

William Horsely, Father

Jessie [Conley] Horsely Rowe, Mother

Harold Rowe, Step Father

1 Infant Brother

Visitation will be from 4-9 PM EDT Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Teaberry Hill Estates Church in Medaryville, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EDT Friday, September 11, 2020 at Teaberry Hill Estates Church in Medarvyille, IN with Rev. Elmer Conley officiating. 

Graveside Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Remby Cemetery in Bear Creek, OH. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Teaberry Hill Estates Church.

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville.

Audrey Louise Clark, 94

Audrey Louise Clark, 94, of Carmel, IN (formerly of rural Jasper County, IN) went Home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 3, 2020.  She was born on June 5, 1926 in Rensselaer, IN to the late Raymond Howard and Pansy Mae [Hagle] Smith, Sr.  Audrey graduated from Wolcott High School.  On November 16, 1946, she married Daniel Clyde Clark, Jr.  He passed away on February 21, 2008.

 

Audrey accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior as a teenager at Milroy Church.  Her loving and Godly life was exemplary to all who knew her.   Her focus was her family and touching the lives of others.  Audrey will be dearly missed until we are reunited in Heaven. 

 

She is survived by:

Janet L. (Dennis) Olson, Winamac, IN Daughter
Danna L. (Ron) Hall, Akron, OH Daughter
Marsha M. (Ron) Bullard, Monticello, IN Daughter
Carol J. (Joe) Obergfell, Westfield, IN Daughter
Dale D. (Maria Teresa) Clark, New Caney, TX Son
Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, & Great-Great Grandchildren

Mary (James) Boles, Sister

James ( Gen ) Smith, Brother

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Raymond Howard and Pansy Mae [Hagle] Smith, Sr., Parents

Daniel Clyde Clark, Jr., First Husband

Howard Cook, Second Husband

Raymond Howard Smith, Jr., Brother

Alvin Smith, Brother

Dorothy Smith, Infant Sister

Robert Smith, Brother

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 1 PM EDT Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Pastor Chad Pentecost officiating.

 

Burial will take place at Osborne Cemetery in Rensselaer, IN.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Connecting Hearts Ministry (providing food for precious, hungry children). 

 

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

 

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

Mark Aaron Feece, 70

Mark Aaron Feece, 70, of Winamac, IN passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  He was born on April 9, 1950 in Rochester, IN to the late Cleon and Phyllis [Stout] Feece.  Mark graduated from Monterey High School in 1968.  On March 23, 1985, he married Sandra K. Kennedy in Winamac. 

 

Mark worked for the railroad and at Plymouth Tube.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  Mark was a proud member of the NRA.  He was a proud and gentle man who lovingly cared for his wife.  Mark will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Survivors include:

Sandra K. [Kennedy] Feece, Winamac, IN Wife

Jeffery A. (Angela) Lane, Chicago, IL Step Son

Cheryl A. Warner, Winamac, IN Step Daughter

Christopher N. (Suzanne Russell) Lane, Indianapolis, IN Step Son

7 Step Grandchildren

Sheryl (Paul) DeGroot, Winamac, IN Sister

William W. (Danielle) Feece, Nephew

James A. (Tracey) Feece, Nephew

Kim (Kevin) Podell, Niece

Kelly (Mike) Bierrum, Niece

Several Great Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:

Cleon and Phyllis [Stout] Feece, Parents

Gregory A. Feece, Brother

Jami Lynn Anderson, Step Granddaughter

Michael Garigan, Step Father

 

Visitation will be from 12 Noon – 2 PM EDT Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating.

 

Burial will take place at Riverside Memorial  Cemetery in Monterey, IN.

 

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

 

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

John Henry Powell II, 70

John Henry Powell II, 70, of Macy was surrounded by his loving family and friends when he passed away at 6:20 AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his home.  This followed a brief yet valiant battle with cancer.

On August 6, 1950, John was born in Rochester.  He was a treasured son of  John Henry and Helen Maxine Hartman Powell. Growing up he shared his childhood with 4 younger brothers Jim, Jeff, Leroy and J.D.  John graduated in 1968 from Rochester High School where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America.  During his high school years he worked at Berkway IGA.

 

Patriotism beckoned and John answered the call serving with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1969 - 1973.  Upon his honorable discharge he was known as Sgt. Powell. John was a member of the Mason Lincoln Lodge in Macy, LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post # 36, The Manitou VFW Post # 43, Fraternal Order of Eagles and a life member of the Manitou Moose Lodge Family Center # 1107.

 

Returning back to Indiana, John accepted a position with Standard Oil's ConAgra for a few years working at their fertilizer plant. It wasn't long to he came home to the Macy Elevator.  He was reliable, dependable and always ready and willing to assist the farmers with their needs.  John cultivated many lifetime friendships over the years.  He retired after 31 years of service, but was still always available to help out at the elevator or on his friend's farms if needed.  With a servant's heart, John was passionate about helping others.   For a quarter century he was a member of the Macy-Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department.

 

As an American Sportsman John enjoyed hunting squirrels, deer and rabbits.  Many times his nephews Josh and J would accompany him on the adventures.  There were many fishing expeditions to Nyona Lake,  Wisconsin, Tennessee or southern Indiana with the cousins and special friends.  There was nothing better than the tranquility of walking his woods in search of the tasty morels in the spring. John was the master of the fish fry, hosting many for his friends and family to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Other memorable adventures were experienced with his special friends hunting coyotes, keeping them in check, from farmer's livestock.

 

In addition to the fishing and hunting trips. John loved hanging out with his family during the holidays and special family celebrations.  These were always the best times making memories. His Great niece Claire Maxine, stole his heart, as one of his greatest joys was spoiling her.

 

Left to cherish the memories of John are his son, Robert Dale Powell and wife Diana of Rochester; grandchildren, Chris, Robert, and Leon Powell, Dylan Lewis, Braden Everett; special friend, Bonnie Baber of Rochester, three brothers, Jim Powell and wife Karla of Chadron, NE, Leroy Hartman of Manhattan, KS, JD Heckathorn and wife Stacy of Rochester; sister-in-law, Kim Powell; nieces and nephews, Seth and John Powell, Justin Baird,  J. and Josh Heckathorn,  Derek, Matt, and Alaina Wilson, Joe Clarahan, Brandon and Travis Hartman; great niece, Claire Maxine Heckathorn; great nephew, Kooper Baird: special aunts  Mary Miller of Anderson, Nellie Scott of Lake Charles, LA Carolyn Richards of Peru.  He also leaves behind a group of cousins who to him were more like brothers and sisters.

Preceding John in death are his parents John Powell  in 1959 and Maxine Heckathorn in 2002; brother Jeff Powell January 2020; aunt Gladys Shambarger and uncle DeWayne Powell.

A celebration of the life of John Henry Powell II will be at 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 242 West Pleasant Hill Road, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Macy-Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 37., Macy, IN 46951.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com

Tina R. Nickell, 57

Tina R. Nickell, 57, passed away at 6:20 AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her residence after an eight-month battle with cancer.

On August 30, 1963, the baby of the family Tina Renee was born in Rochester to Clifford Eugene and Barbara Jean Clemons Refitt.

Tina and Ronald Lee Nickell were married on August 11, 1983 in Rochester. They have shared 37 years of life’s adventures.   Their union produced two beautiful daughters and seven grandchildren have been added to the family tree.

For 12 years, Tina worked in quality control for Tecomet Corporation of Warsaw.

Spending time with her daughters and grandchildren was cherished. Karaoke with friends and family, singing gospel and classic rock were treasured events. Tina’s green thumb is evident with the beautiful landscaping around the home with all of the vibrant color in the flower beds.  Victorian décor at Christmas time was a tradition. With all of the lights and displays, the family knew they were home for the holidays.

Left to cherish the memories of Tina are her husband Ron, two daughters, Melissa Lett and husband Eric of Rochester, Alisha Miller and husband Justin of Lafayette; mother Barbara Mikesell of Rochester; seven grandchildren Alexis Nolen, Owen Lett, Jordan Lett, Kelton Lett, Arianna McKee, Layney Miller, Caiden Miller; three sisters, Charlotte Conley and husband Tom of Rochester, Theresa McConkay and husband Rick of Tulsa, OK  Sharon Caddy of Rochester; a brother, Clifford Refitt of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Tina in death are her father Clifford, son-in-law Travis Nolen, brother-in-law David Caddy, mother and father-in-law Van and Harvey Nickell.

A celebration of the life of Tina Renee Nickell will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Monday, September 7, 2020 and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 227 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975.

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

Donald D. "Donnie" Williams 85

Donald D. “Donnie” Williams 85, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 7:30 A.M. Tuesday September 1, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born on February 26, 1935 in Fulton County Indiana the son of Joseph A. and Anna L. (Baldwin) Williams. After high school, he served with the United States Army. On October 23, 1960 at the First Baptist Church, Rochester, he married Carrie A. Ginn. She preceded him in death on August 30, 2016.

Mr. Williams had been a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, Fulton Masonic Lodge, Shriners and an active member of Fulton County Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and transporting children to the Shriners’ Hospital in Chicago, Illinois recognized for hundreds of trips to the hospital.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Williams, Los Angeles, California, Kip Williams, Calhoun, Georgia, grandchildren, Ben M. Williams, Brooke M. Williams and Bailey M. Williams, all of Calhoun, Georgia, sister, Shirley Brown, Rochester, Indiana, nieces and nephews, Pat and wife Jerri Brown, Rochester, Indiana, Perry and wife Tonya Brown, Rochester, Indiana, Lynn and husband Joe Williams, Rochester, Indiana, Brent and wife Catherine Evans, Rochester, Indiana, Brenda and husband Steve Christian, Minneapolis, Minnesota, brother-in-law, Larry Evans, Rochester, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Jim Brown and sister-in –law, Joan Evans.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday September 6, 2020, at the Fulton United Methodist Church, Fulton, Indiana. Friends may visit from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Saturday September 5, 2020, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana and one hour prior to service Sunday at the church. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans’ Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Habitat for Humanity. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Jerre W. "Dub" Conrad 68

Jerre W. “Dub” Conrad 68, Rochester, Indiana passed away at 11:09 A.M. Sunday August 30, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on October 21, 1951 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Weldon “Pete” and Betty Pearl (Morrow) Conrad. He grew up working on his family farm along with his two sisters and brother. After graduating from high school, he attended International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, studying accounting. Jerre served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War obtaining the rank of Sergeant. On June 2, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, he married Tammy (Witkowski) Eddy and she survives.

Jerre started his professional career working as a farmer at Leonard and Dick Wagoner Farms before working for Rockwell International and then the Rochester Foundry. He retired from the United States Postal Service after twenty seven years of service. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge, Elk’s Lodge, ABATE and had been very active in 4-H in his youth. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races, college basketball and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Conrad, Rochester, Indiana, children, Brent (Stacia) Conrad, Rochester, Indiana, Belinda Conrad and husband Eric Kuhn, Rochester, Indiana, Brian (Jessica) Conrad, Lafayette, Indiana, step-children, Joshua Eddy, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jacob Eddy, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, grandchildren, Kinzie Conrad and Mason Conrad, Rochester, Indiana, Cadence Conrad and Avery Conrad, Lafayette, Indiana, brother, L.D. (Barbara) Conrad, Peru, Indiana, sisters, Jill Rushinsky, Rochester, Indiana, Joy (Mike) Murray, Logansport, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dana Conrad and sister-in-law, Carol Conrad.

Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Friday September 4, 2020, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Private interment with military graveside rites will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

Joyce D. Hassenplug, 72

Mrs. Joyce D. Hassenplug, 72, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka at 10:05 AM on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

On August 1, 1948, Joyce Diane Briney was born in Rochester.   She was a treasured daughter of Harold and Norma Jean Zumbaugh Briney. Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister Kim and brother Mike.  Joyce grew up on her family farm in Richland Township where she learned a strong work ethic.  She farmed with her parents while helping to work the fields. Joyce attended Richland Center School for 11 years, then when Center consolidated with Rochester, she graduated from Rochester High School in 1966.

At the First Baptist Church of Rochester, Joyce and Charles Henry Hassenplug were married on June 18, 1966. They shared 54 years of life’s adventures. From their union came two children, Edward and Melissa.  The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of three grandsons.

 

With a great love for cooking, Joyce enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her friends at Geneva Conference Center, Culver Military Academy, Lifecare and Wynnfield Crossing.  Over their years, Charlie and Joyce farmed together as a team.  Joyce usually drove the truck or carts but many times could be seen perched up on the Oliver or Farmall tractor.  They planted beans, corn, wheat, rye, oats and hay.  They also raised a small herd of cross-bred hogs.

 

Left to cherish Joyce's memory are her husband, Charles; son Edward “Ed” Hassenplug  of Rochester and daughter, Melissa “Missy” Kowal and husband Rob of Argos; three grandsons, William Hassenplug, Kyle Kowal and a step-grandson Wesley Kowal; sister Kimberly Caudill; brother Mike Briney both of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Joyce in death are her parents Harold and Norma Jean Briney.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Joyce Diane Briney Hassenplug will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 4, 2020 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. Rochester. Pastor Bob Metzger will officiate.  Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 PM on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.  Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com 

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