MEMORIAL PAGE
Logansport High School

Class of 1957

 

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Ron Adair, Sharon Beattie, Ron Beck, Allen Becker, Jim Beety, Jill Billman, Weldon Bleiler, Kay Burch, Joe Burgess, Dale Burrough, Madonna Cain, Bill Carithers, Judy Carroll, Tommy Corcoran, Jean Coulson, Shirley Culp, Ted Daniels, Kay Davis, Jerry Dingeldein, Jim Dixson, Janet Fellers, Jim Flory, Fred Foreman, Claudette Forker, Robert J Fosler, Bryan G Graham, Jim Green, Madonna Guckien, Doris Gunter, Roy Handy, Rex Harris, Jim Henry, Jim Huffman, Buzzy Iles, Lewis Irvin, Sally Mary Jones, Larry Justice, Alan Killion, Susan Klein, Ruth Kline, Carl Leedy, Raymond Lohning, Joe Lombardi, Dave Loner, Larry Long, Ray Million, Mary Ellen Newman, Merland Noble, John O'Neill, Jim Paschen, Patricia Pasquale, Sheila Peterson, Carl Pickens, Jerry Pugh, Mary Raderstorf, Jerry Rehwald, Madeline Ricciardi, Judy Risser, Dale Ristedt, Grady Rogers, Peggy Rohrabaugh, Jerry Roller, Joe Sabatini, Larry Sallee, Jerry Schnieb, Fred Schue, Tom Short, Richard Larry Smith, Bill Swisher, Jim Thompson, Joe Trotter, Ted Yeazel.

   updated 11-8-2014
In Memory of our 70 Deceased Classmates

The dates are presumed to be accurate unless prefaced with ?
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Ronald J Adair - HS 

Ronald Joseph Adair (35)
  May 11, 1939 - Mar 25, 1975 
(Calif.)
   
   
The following information received October 2, 2002, from Patricia White Watson:
   
"Since I was married to Ronald Joseph Adair, class of 1957, I think I can give you some info that is more accurate:

   Born May 11, 1939
   Died March 25, 1975 in car crash with wife in California

   Ron and Patricia Ann White (Watson) (Class of '58) married in June 1958.  They had two children, Eric, who also died in California car crash with fiancée on his 28th birthday, July 26, 1987, and Jeffrey who lives in Barcelona and has a son, Eric.
   Ron and Pat divorced in 1963; Ron married Paula (from Bloomington) in 1963; they moved to the Los Angeles area and had a son, Christopher, who also has a son. They divorced, and Ron married for a third time, to Kathleen Roberts of California; no children.
   Ron had just completed his thesis work and received his Ph.D. in Child Psychology from UCLA Berkley, and was a professor in childhood education at Grossmount College at the time of his death.
   Ron's sisters, Carolyn and Marsha live in the New Orleans area, and brother, Michael, resides in Indiana.

All the best,
Patricia White Watson "                 Back to Top of Page

Sharon Beattie - HS 

Sharon L Beattie Ness (67)
  Feb 7, 1939 - Sept 3, 2006 
(Logansport)
   
   
Services for Sharon L. Ness, 67, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
   She died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
   Born Feb. 7, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Charles and Gertrude Wichman Beattie.
   Sharon had been employed for many years at Woodlawn Center.
   Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Lynne Ness, Logansport; daughters and sons-in-law, Monica and George Stephenson, and Cindy and Tim Miller, all of Logansport; sisters and brother-in-law, Darlene and Steve Martin, Fulton, and Delores Musselman, Logansport; grandchildren, Joe Ness, Tyler Ness, Monika Ness, Andrew Stephenson, Benjamin Stephenson, Phillip Stephenson and Noah Miller; and a number of nieces and nephews.
   Two brothers, Gerald Beattie and Chuck Beattie, and one grandson, Christopher Stephenson, preceded in death.
   The Rev. Keith Schreffler will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
   Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Logansport Parks Department Minor League Baseball Program, c/o Jan Fawley, 1212 Riverside Drive, Logansport IN 46947.
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   Ronald L Beck - (59)
  May 31, 1939 - Oct 26, 1998  (Logansport)

    Services for Ronald L. Beck, 59, of 409 Greenlawn Drive, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel.
    Mr. Beck died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born May 31, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Robert and Garnett Willis Beck.  On Aug. 2, 1956, in Logansport, he was married to Cynthia C. Moyer, who survives.
    Mr. Beck was the owner and operator of Becks Transfer for 27 years.
    Also, surviving are two daughters, Donna Hermance and her husband, Greg, and Debby Holmes and her husband, Dave, all of Logansport; two brothers, Charles Beck and he wife, Kathy, Glendale, Ariz., and Keith Beck and his wife, Becky, Thomasville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Adrienne Hermance and Jessica, Alex and Collin Holmes; his mother-in-law, Melba Geyer, Logansport; one sister-in-law, Jane Martin and her husband, Dick, Galveston; and several nieces and nephews.
    One sister preceded in death.
    Pastor Bruce Vernon will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home.
(6-24-09)
Source: Pharos-Tribune: October 28, 1998.           Back to Top of Page


E. Allen Becker - HS 
Edwin Allen Becker - (74)
  November 2, 1938 - November 14, 2012
   
   
Long time [Culver, Indiana] resident, E. Allen Becker passed away Wednesday, November 14 following a brief yet valiant battle against cancer.
   Becker was born November 2, 1938 to Edwin H. and Mary Lewis Becker in Logansport, Indiana.  Following the death of Mary Lewis, Edwin married Margret Wilson.  His mother, stepmother and father preceded Becker in death.
   As a child, Becker spent summers at Culver, Indiana, located on the shores of his beloved Lake Maxinkuckee.  After attending Culver Summer Naval School as a member of the band, Becker continued his association with the summer program as part of the Naval Summer School Staff.  As an adult, Becker’s association with the greater Culver community was so strong, he and his family moved to the lake for the summer with Becker making the daily commute to Logansport.  A community leader in his hometown of Logansport, Becker was also active in the Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee community.
   Becker married Judith (Judy) Furry on December 28, 1961, who survives.  Last year, the couple commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary with their three children and respective families.
   Shortly following his marriage to Judy Furry, despite, or better said, in spite of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in his mid-twenties, Becker was determined to live a full and active life.  At a time when little was known about rheumatoid arthritis and even less was known regarding treatment, Becker refused to accept the ramifications of the disease described and predicted by his doctors early on.  From the time of his diagnosis, Becker raised three children, successfully directed and expanded two long-time, well-known family businesses and actively served many organizations in his hometown community of Logansport, Indiana.
   Upon retirement from Alpha Industries in 1994, Becker declared Culver as his permanent residence though he chose to escape the harsh winters of Indiana by spending a few months in Venice, Florida.  Despite his failing physical condition, Becker was actively involved with sailing programs in the greater Sarasota area as well as the Midwest.  At the time of his death, Becker was a Florida resident dividing his time between Venice and Culver, family and friends.
   During his lifetime Becker was associated with:  Logansport Salvation Army, Logansport YMCA, Logansport Junior Achievement, Grissom Air Force Base Community Council, Maxinkuckee Yacht Club, Culver Summer School Association, Inland Lake Yachting Association, Sigma Nu Fraternity at University of Colorado, and Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund.  In addition, Becker was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Culver and also a lifetime member of several community service organizations. Becker was a veteran of the Army National Guard.
   Survivors include: son William Allen Becker (Bill), Culver, Indiana, and his children Samantha and Alex; John Furry Becker, his wife, Susan and their children Stuart and Jason as well as his daughter Marylynn (Lynn) Becker DelDuco, her husband Darren and their children Evan, Mia and Nick; brother Nelson (Dixie) and sister MaryAnna Swennumson (Richard); stepsisters Patricia Cleveland, Margret Rothman and Linda Flannery (Dick); stepbrother Loyal Wilson (Margret) and many nieces and nephews.
   Viewing will be held on Monday, November 19 from 4-7 PM at Odom’s Funeral Home in Culver.  Services will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 11 AM at the CMA Memorial Chapel with internment immediately following at the Union Township Cemetery located on IN Hwy 117.
   Memorial Donations may be made to the Edwin H. Becker Endowment for Culver Education Foundation (CEF), PO Box 441, Logansport, IN 45947 or the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund (LMEF), 116 N Main St, Culver, IN 46511.   (11-17-2012) 
               Information from Odom's Funeral Home website.
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James Beety - HS 
James R Beety - (67) (10th grade class photo)
  September 23, 1939 - July 27, 2007 
(Indianapolis)
   
   
James R. “Jim” Beety, 67, Rochester, formerly of Logansport, died at 2:02 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2007, in St. Vincent Seton Specialty Care Hospital in Indianapolis.
     Born Sept. 23, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of John H. and Edna Herr Beety, who preceded him in death. On July 2, 1983, he was married to Martha Sutherlin in Crothersville.
     Jim was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Numismatic Association.
     He was an electrician in Logansport for many years. The president of J. Beety, Ltd., he operated Bee Jewelry and Coin and Bee Check Advance in Rochester.
     He enjoyed spending time with his family, helping others, boating, fishing and shooting.
     Survivors include his wife, Martha Beety; a sister, Barbara Cory and husband, William, Houston, Texas; a daughter, Anna M. Gregorich and husband, Dan, Lucerne; two sons, Michael H. Beety and wife, Drina, Logansport, and John Dale Beety, Dallas, Texas; 13 grandchildren, Elizabeth Gregorich Mannies, David Gregorich, Timothy Gregorich, Catherine Gregorich, Julia Gregorich, Jonathan Gregorich, Joseph Gregorich, Daniel Gregorich, Nicolas Gregorich, Teresa Gregorich, Dillion Bonebrake, Xavier Beety and Natalie Beety; and two great-grandchildren, Levi Mannies and Nathan Mannies.
     Following his wishes, there will be no visitation and private services will be held.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
     Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  
(8-22-07) 
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Jill Billman - HS 

Jill Billman Shumann - (57)
  
Oct 27, 1939 - Apr 22, 1997 (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

  
Jill Billman Shumann died of liver cancer in April, 1997, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She and her husband, Bill, lived in Memphis for many years.  She had two sons and one daughter.
   She had an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Memphis (1988).    She was a member of Artist Link in Memphis and had paintings exhibited in various juried art shows throughout the mid-south U.S.  Her work also is found in private collections in the U.S. and in Scotland, England and Mexico.
   As recently as 1997, Jill's only surviving sister, Barbara Burkhart, and a brother, Lionel Billman, were living in Logansport. - Alice Jo Gear Sturdivant


The following from The Pharos Tribune 4-24-97 Archives.

     A funeral Mass for former Logansport resident Jill Billman Shumann, 57, Memphis, Tenn., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Memphis, Tenn.
     A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Hope Cemetery, with Father Leo Haigerty officiating.
     She died Tuesday, [April 27, 1997] in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
     Born Oct. 27, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Carl and Gladys Gibson Billman.  She was married to William J. Shumann, who survives.
     An artist, Mrs. Shumann was a member of Artist Link in Memphis.  Her paintings were exhibited in various juried art shows throughout the mid-south United States, and are in private collections in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, California, Mexico, England and Scotland.
     She was a design winner in the American Publishing "National Jigsaw Puzzle Design" contest in 1987.
     She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit in Memphis.
     A [1957] graduate of Logansport High School, Mrs. Shumann attended Indiana University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.  She also attended the University of Kentucky and received a master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Memphis in 1988.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Erika E. Shumann, Memphis, and Hans N. Shumann, Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Adam G. Shumann, Natural Bridge, Ala.; one sister, Barbara Burkhart, Logansport; two brothers, Lionel Billman, Logansport, and Marc Billman, Florida; one grandson, Adam Shumann; and several nieces and nephews.
     One sister, Elaine Hobbs, preceded in death.
     Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  
(11-22-2011)

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Weldon B Bleiler - HS 

Weldon Bleiler, ActorWeldon B Bleiler - (68)
  
July 14, 1939 - Aug 17, 2007 (Las Vegas, Nev.)

  
Word has been received that Weldon passed away, but little information is available.   He was an actor and had small parts in many different TV shows including WKRP IN CINCINNATI and ???.  His last residence was listed as Simi Valley in Ventura County, California. (3-25-08)

     If you have concrete information to share, please send it on to Barb Davis Dingeldein so that it can be placed here.
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E Kay Burch - HS 

Eleanor Kay Burch Metzger - (44)
     ???? - Dec 23, 1984

   Eleanor Kay Burch Metzger died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Longmont, Colorado on December 23, 1984.  She and her husband Jack were on their way to a Christmas party when their vehicle was struck by another car.  Jack was seriously injured, but survived the accident.
     Kay was born to Earl and Marie Burch. Her father owned a small grocery store in Logansport across Broadway from Logansport High School known as "Burch's".  She graduated from LHS with the class of 1957.
     At the time of her death, Kay had been married for some years to Jack Metzger.  Previously she was married for years to Gayle Sherman, so some might recall her as Kay Sherman.
     Kay was mostly a stay-at-home mom and spent much of her time and effort working with her favorite endeavor of a Christian Singles Group which she founded.  It has been reported that it was the largest of its kind in the nation during those years.  She was also a member of the Longmont Christian Church.
     Survivors at the time of her death included: her father Earl Burch; her husband Jack Metzger; three daughters, Kathy (Mark) ?? of Brighton, Ill., Karrie (David) ?? of Nashville, Tenn., and Jill, at home; a brother Robert (Bob) Earl Burch; two granddaughters.
     Burial was held at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, Indiana.
(10-22-08)
                                    The above information was provided by Kay's brother Bob in 2008.    

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Joe Burgess - HS 

Robert J "Joe" Burgess, Jr.
  
Oct 7, 1938 - Sept 17, 1973  (Detroit, Mich)

    Services for Robert J. Burgess, 34, Livonia, Mich., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Monsignor John P. Schall and the Rev. Father Maurice Miller officiating.
    Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home, where the rosary will be read at 730PM Thursday.  
(11-27-2011)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

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Ivor Dale Burrough - HS 

Ivor Dale Burrough - (60)
  May 31, 1939 - Sept 5, 1999  (Marion, Ind.)

    MARION - Services for Ivor Dale Burrough, 60, of 1509 W. Third St., Marion, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olive United Methodist Church.
    He died at 5:38 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in his residence.
    Born May 31, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Ivor Chriswell and Elsie Carter Burkholder Burrough.  He was married Aug. 28, 1960, to Diana Neumann, who survives.
Mr. Burrough had lived in Marion since 1973.  He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America program for 48 years, including holding the office of District Executive of the Meshigomeshia District from 1992-1998.  He received numerous scouting awards including the Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, God & Country, Scouts Training, Commissioners Key, Professional Award, District of Merit and the James E. West Fellows awards , as well as belonging to the Order of the Arrow.
    He received the Sagamore of the Wabash designation this pat April. A participant in the Marion Easter Pageant since 1966, he was also president of the Marion North Rotary Club.  He was a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church and the Promise Keepers. Mr. Burrough was an avid golfer.
    Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Kelly Burrough, Carmel; his mother, Elsie Burkholder, Marion, and one grandson, Cris Burrough.
    The Rev. Doug Barton will officiate at the services
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America and the Mount Olive United Methodist Church, 2015N 300W, Marion.
    Needham-Storey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  
(8-5-09, provided by Tom Castaldi)

    His grave is in Mt Hope Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana.
    (His son Marc passed away January 7, 2004).

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Madonna Ann Cain - HS 

Madonna Ann Cain Peterson - obitMadonna Ann Cain Peterson - (73)
  May 31, 1939 - Sept 5, 1999  (Marion, Ind.)

    Madonna Ann Peterson, 73, of Logansport passed away at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Chase Center in Logansport, Indiana.  Born on October 6, 1939, in Ft. Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Kathryn (Comerford) Cain.
    Madonna was a 1957 Logansport High School graduate.  She retired from General Tire in Logansport in 2004 after 41 years.  She had also worked for several area restaurants including Captain Logan’s Hotel, Zoubel’s and Guido’s Italian Restaurant.
    Madonna was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society, Red Hats and the UAW.  She enjoyed collecting and restoring antiques, collecting buttons and going to auctions.  Madonna was also very crafty and enjoyed making jewelry and flower arrangements.
    Survivors include her children, Robert R. Peterson of Peru and Natasha Ann Wiegand (Leroy) of Plymouth, brother, Pat Cain (Debi) of Loveland, Ohio and sister, Judi Wise of North Manchester.  She is also survived by grandchildren, Logan and Lauren Wiegand both of Plymouth.     
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael McKinney officiating.     Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service, 119 E. Market St., Logansport.     Burial will be at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Peru at a later date.
    Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Please sign Madonna’s online guest book and condolences at ransfuneralhomes.com.  
(3-4-2013)
                         Information from Rans-Marocco Funeral Homes website

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William C "Bill" Carithers - (71)
  December 15, 1938 - January 13, 2010  (Marion, Ind.)

     William C. “Bill” Carithers, 71, Logansport, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in North Woods Village, Kokomo.
     Born Dec. 15, 1938, in Logansport, he was raised by his stepfather, Edward J. Hurley, who preceded him in death.
     Bill retired from Wilson Foods after 16 years of service.
     He was a member of the VFW Post 3790, American Legion Post 60 and Eagles Lodge 323. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 101st Airborne Division. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.
     Surviving are son, Ron Carithers, Logansport; daughter, Susan Carithers, Logansport; granddaughters, Mellissa Woolever and husband, Jeremy, and Heather Gilsinger, all of Logansport; and grandsons, Bryan Lee and Anthony Watson, both of Logansport.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Carithers.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating.
     Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from noon until time of services Monday at the funeral home.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
 (1-15-10)

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Judith Lee Carroll Dutton - (74)
  June 27, 1939 - July 21, 2013  (Kenneth City, Florida)

     Judith Lee (Carroll) Dutton, age 74, Kenneth City, Florida, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida.
     Born on June 27, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Richard Hugh and Inez Marie Lee Carroll.
     On August 1, 1981, in Logansport, she was married to John E. Dutton, Jr., who survives, in Kenneth City, Florida.
     While living in Indiana, Judy was a registered nurse who worked as a supervisor at the Logansport State Hospital.  While living in Florida, she worked as a unit supervisor for St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg; was a clinical manager for Operation PAR; and most recently, employed at Lake Seminole Square as an RN supervisor for personalized living.
     Judy was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, and a 1979 graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing.
     Also surviving are children: William Joseph Askew (Joyce), Thornton, Colorado, Beth Ann Askew, St. Petersburg, Florida, Brenda Lee Chesney, St. Petersburg, Michael Scott Albright, Kenneth City, Fla., and Ronald Dutton, Lafayette.
     Siblings who survive are: Robert L Carroll, Logansport, Priscilla Ann Witt, (Robert) Hudson, IN, Cynthia L. LaDow (Thomas) Logansport, Bonnie Carroll (Sister-in-law) Ft. Wayne, Vick Dutton (Brother-in-law) Ocala, Florida, Doug Dutton (Adenia) (Brother-in-law) Hialeah, Florida, Brad Dutton (Brother-in-law) Ocala, and Brett Dutton (Mariely) (Brother-in-law), Kokomo.
     Grandchildren surviving are: Tara Faine, Jarrod Spencer, Aaron Fernung, Erika Powers, Courtney Thompson, Danielle Askew, Ryan Fernung, Billy Jo Askew, Christian Albright-Swick, and Zach Albright-Swick, and Great Grandchildren: Jayde Thompson, Alyx Thompson, Brady Spencer, Alekzandra Powers, Maddison Powers, Joslynn Powers, Landon Fernung, Rylan Cauthen, Noah Fernung, and Faith Fernung.
     Many nieces and nephews also survive.
     Judy was preceded in death by brother, Richard W. Carroll, sister-in-law, Carol Carroll, and grandson, Matthew Spencer.
     Visitation will be at Kroeger Funeral Home on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
     The service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Pastor Dave Sommers officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Peak Community Services, 1416 Woodlawn Avenue, Logansport, IN 46947.
 (7-24-2013)
                       Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.

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Tommy Corcoran - HS 

Tommy Lee Corcoran, SrTommy Lee Corcoran, Sr - (70)
  June 6, 1938 - October 14, 2008  (Indianapolis, Ind.)

    Services for Tommy Lee Corcoran Sr., 70, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2008, in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    He died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
    Born June 6, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of Carl and Virginia Parsons Corcoran.  He was married Dec. 30, 1994, in Logansport, to Carol A. Bennett Crisman, who survives.
    Tommy retired in 2000 from the Carpenters Union.
    He attended Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and was a former modified midget racer for 40 years.  He enjoyed building street rods as a hobby.
    Also surviving are sons, Dennis Corcoran, Logansport, Ed Corcoran and wife, Ilona, Monticello, and Tommy Corcoran Jr., Logansport; mother, Virginia Corcoran, Logansport; sisters, Jerry Culp, Logansport, Rita Kochel and husband, John, Royal Center, and Betty Angle and husband, Don, Florida; stepson, Bryan Pownell, Bedford; stepdaughters, Debbie Campbell and husband, Brad, and Cheryl Howell and husband, Tim, all of Logansport; eight grandchildren, Brock Corcoran, Steven Corcoran, Karen Corcoran, Kyle Corcoran, Tommy Corcoran, Sheldon Corcoran, Katie Corcoran and Connor Corcoran; four stepgrandchildren, Zach Weatherwax, Brooke Campbell, Britteny Howell and Ciara Howell; one great-grandchild, Boston Corcoran; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Kali Ditto and Laci Leffert; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
    Pastor Gary Lewis, Rev. William Art Maloney and Dave Brandt will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2008 at the funeral home.
(10-17-08)
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Jean Ann Coulson - HS 

Jean Ann Coulson Dailey - (67)
  Aug 22, 1939 - Jan 4, 2007  (Logansport, Ind.)

   Private services will be held for Jean Ann Dailey, 67, Logansport.
   She died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in Chase Convalescent Center.
   Born Aug. 22, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Merle Coulson Sr. and Maxine Houston. She was married July 3, 1997, in Kokomo, to Louis Dailey, who preceded in death in January 1999.
   A 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, Jean was a homemaker.
   Surviving are her mother, Maxine Dinius, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother Merle (Sonny) Coulson Jr., husband of Vicky, Houston, Texas; half-brother, Mark Dinius, husband of Barbara, Valencia, Calif.; caretakers, Jim and Wilma, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
   Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(1-6-07)
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Shirley Culp - HS   

Shirley A. Culp Pepple - (64)
June 5, 1939 - Nov 19, 2003  (Monticello & W Lafayette, Ind.)

  Shirley A. Culp Pepple, 64, formerly of Monticello, died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at 107 Woods Edge Court, West Lafayette.
  She was born on June 5, 1939, in Logansport.
  Mrs. Pepple worked for Culligan in Portland and Metzger Lumber in Delphi. She also owned a commercial cleaning service for 20 years.
  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness Lafayette East Congregation and was an active volunteer as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
  Survivors include a daughter, Monique L. Ordiway of West Lafayette; her father, Orville F. Culp of St. Cloud, Fla., eight sisters, Virginia Hartshorne of Morgantown, Bonnie Haug of Tampa, Fla., Shelby Parrett of Delphi, Norma Lewellen of Lucerne, Carolyn Landis of Logansport, Mary Kay Prough of Bluffton and Linda Sherry of Pettit, Pamela Sherry of Okeechobee, Fla.; and a brother, Steve Culp of Logansport.
  Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness Lafayette East Congregation with Gene Muston officiating. Preceded in death by her mother, Isabelle M. Carter, and a sister, Joy Madsen. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Logansport at a later date. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Lafayette East Congregation. Arrangements by Fisher-Voorhis-Draper Chapel, Monticello.
(11-23-03)


  Memorial services for Shirley A. Culp Pepple, 64, of 107 Woods Edge Court, West Lafayette, formerly of Monticello, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Lafayette East Congregation, Lafayette.
  She died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, in her residence.
  Born June 5, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Orville F. and Isabelle M. Carter Culp.
  A 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, Shirley worked for Culligan, in Portland and for Metzger Lumber, in Delphi. She owned a commercial cleaning service for 20 years.
  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Lafayette East Congregation and was an active volunteer as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
  Surviving are her father, St. Cloud, Fla.; one daughter, Monique L. Ordiway, West Lafayette; eight sisters, Virginia Hartshorne, Morgantown, Bonnie Haug, Tampa, Fla., Shelby Parrett, Delphi, Norma Lewellen, Lucerne, Carolyn Landis, Logansport, Mary Kay Prough, Bluffton, Linda Sherry, Pettit, and Pamela Sherry, Okeechobee, Fla.; and one brother, Steve Culp, Logansport.
  Her mother, and one sister, Joy Madsen, preceded in death.
  Gene Muston will officiate at the services. Burial will be at a later date in Spring Creek Cemetery, Logansport.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness, Lafayette East Congregation.
  Fisher-Voorhis-Draper is in charge of arrangements.
(11-23-03)
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Ted Daniels - HS  

Theodore E. Daniels Jr. - ( 63 )
 July 4, 1939 - Nov 16, 2002  (Logansport)

  Services for Theodore E. Daniels Jr., 63, of 925 Stanley St., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
  He died at 9:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
  Born July 4, 1939, in Lafayette, he was the son of Theodore E. Sr. and Mildred Cain Daniels.
  Mr. Daniels was retired from Exide Battery Corporation.  He was a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge No. 323 and the American Legion Post No. 60.
  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served his country proudly.
  Surviving are one daughter, Shanna Daniels, Logansport; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tad Daniels, Parker City, and Todd and Ellen Daniels, Marion; special friend, Carol Binney, Logansport; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Dick Ray, Logansport; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Pat Daniels, Logansport; five grandchildren, Rachel Daniels, Brianna Fleming, Bryce Fleming, Zachary Daniels and Lucas Daniels; and several nieces and nephews.
  One brother and one sister preceded in death.
  The Rev. William Art Maloney will officiate at the services.  Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville.
  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Kay Davis - HS  

Alta Kay Davis Howell - ( 68 )
 July 2, 1939 - Mar 6, 2008  (Logansport)

     Private Services for Alta Kay [Davis] Howell, 68, of Logansport will be held at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 6:23 p.m. Thursday March 6, 2008 at Logansport Memorial Hospital.     
     Born July 2, 1939, she was the daughter of Wilmer and Marjorie B. (Packard) Davis. On December 7, 1957 she married Richard Howell, Jr., he survives.
     A homemaker, Kay enjoyed reading and working in her garden.
     Survivors include her husband Richard, on son Timothy and Lisa Howell of Logansport, two daughters, Melinda Howell of Monticello and Lisa and Tim Kruger of Noblesville, one sister, Phyllis Scott of Ft. Myers, Fla, grandchildren, Taylor Howell, Bryce Kruger, Gabby Howell and Landen Howell.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Ronald "Buzz" Davis.
     Online Condolences may be made to the Howell Family at www.maroccofc.com.
(3-25-08)
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 Jerry Lee Dingeldein - ( 75 )
 February 13, 1939 - November 7, 2014  (Logansport)

     Jerry L. Dingeldein, 75, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at 5:57 pm in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

     Born February 13, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of the late George R. and Kathleen L. "Brandt" Dingeldein.

On August 5, 1960, in Logansport, Jerry married [classmate] Barbara A. Davis who survives.

     Jerry was an electrician by trade and retired in 1994 as the utilities superintendant of Grissom Air Force Base.

Dingeldein, Jerry-HS.jpg     Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, member of the Bunker Hill Masonic Lodge #683, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, and the Logansport Shrine Club.  He enjoyed gardening, flowers, and feeding the birds.  Jerry was a generous man, always looking out for and contributing to the well being of others.  He also served his country through the United States Air Force.

     Survivors include his wife, and one daughter, Wendy Waltz, Logansport; one grandson, Mavrick Waltz, Logansport;  two brothers, James A. Dingeldein, Logansport; Hal (Jan) Dingeldein- Brandt, Pleasant Hills, PA;  sister-in-law, Susie (Rich) Cox; Logansport; brother-in-law, Brad (Jaynie) Davis, Indianapolis; nine nieces and nephews, Kelly Cox; Brock (Jenni) Cox; Heidi (Doug) Lucy; Eric (Eleanor) Cox; Brandi (Brad) Rozzi; Clayton Dingeldein; Mike Davis; Gus Davis and Elise Davis; several great nieces and nephews; several close 1st cousins.

     One son, Robbie Dingeldein, preceded in death.

     A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday

, November 15, 2014 at Gundrum Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery with full military graveside rites.

     A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

     Memorials may be made to the Shiners' Hospitals for Children.  (updated 11-14-14)

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James "Jim" Richard Dixson - ( 72 )
 March 15, 1939 - Dec 25, 2011  (Logansport)

     James R. “Jim” Dixson, age 72, Logansport, passed away at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 25, 2011, in his residence.
     Born March 15, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Charles and Irene Cahl Dixson.
     A 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, Jim was retired from White Rogers manufacturing.  Jim was a life-long member of River of Life Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon, on the General Board and on the Board of Trustees.  He was also active in weekly Bible study.  In earlier years Jim was active in Rural Youth and enjoyed bowling on the White-Rogers team.
     Surviving are a sister, Mary Strasser, Logansport; special friend, Dorinda Hylton, Logansport; nieces and nephews, Barbara Stigers, Rebecca Strasser, Rick Rouser, Deb Moore, Terry Dixson, Karen Butcher and Heidi Dixson. Two sisters-in-law also survive, Deloris Dixson and Louise Dixson.
     Preceding in death were a sister Joan Rouser, and three brothers, Eugene Dixson, Robert Dixson and Cecil Dixson.
     Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home. Rev. Frank Hibbard will officiate.
     Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with the service at following at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.
     Rev. W. Frank Hibbard will officiate.
     Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Church, 130 Mall Road, Logansport, IN 46947
 
(12-27-11)
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 Jan Fellers - HS
Janet Sue Fellers Hardin
Janet Sue Fellers Hardin - ( 68 )
 June 26, 1939 - Aug 7, 2007  (Logansport)

     Services for Janet S. Hardin, 68, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, in her residence.
     Born June 26, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of David and Mildred M. Odom Fellers. She was married Aug. 24, 1958, in Logansport, to John D. Hardin, who survives.
     Janet was a former baker for D&R Fruit Market.
     She was a member of the Logansport Women’s Bowling League and was an avid Cubs fan.
     Janet loved gardening, baking, bingo, canning and spending time with family.
     Also surviving are two sons, David W. Hardin and wife, Vickie, and Richard L. Hardin and wife, Tammi, all of Logansport; a brother, Raymond L. Fellers and wife, Diana, Bruce Lake; two grandchildren, Richelle Hardin, Logansport, and Mitchell L. Hardin, Fort Riley, Kan.; two stepgrandchildren, Randy Alcorn and Megan Alcorn, Logansport; two great-grandchildren, Hope and Euriah Baker, Logansport.
     One brother, David E. Fellers, and one son, John D. Hardin Jr., preceded in death.
     Dr. Horace Smith will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Relay For Life.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  
(8-22-07) 
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Jim Flory - HSJames A Flory James A Flory - (63)
  Nov 3, 1938 - Dec 29, 2001  (Logansport)

     Services for James A. Flory, 63, 536N Private Road 575E, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 2, 2002, in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born Nov. 3, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of Byron and Mildred Walker Flory. On Aug. 21, 1964, in Logansport, he was married to Judith A. Snyder, who survives.
     In 1997, he retired from Northern Indiana Public Service Company after 26 1/2 years. He continued to work for Flory Plumbing after retiring. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
     Also surviving are one son, Brian K. Graf and his wife, Crickett, Logansport; two daughters, Elizabeth A. McCullum and her husband, Scott, Logansport, and Lisa C. Brugh and her husband, Tim, McCordsville; two brothers, Joe Flory and his wife, Jeanann, Logansport, and David Flory and his wife, Marlene, Oxford Junction, Iowa; one sister, Ellen Childress, Los Gatos, Calif.; seven grandchildren, JayeDee, Randy, Brandi, Renate, Nathan, Nick and Tara; three great-grandchildren, Briana, Christain, and Isiaha; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Gene Flory, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Donald L. Ruhl will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cass County Heart Association.
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Fred Foreman - HS 

Frederick D Foreman -  (37)
  Apr 5, 1939 - July 9, 1976  (Ft Wayne, Ind.)

    Frederick D. Foreman, 37, formerly of Logansport, died Friday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, after an extended illness. He resided at 2423 Pleasant Ave in that city.
    The son of Amelia M. Fouts and the late Leonard E. Foreman, he was employed by the Sloan Funeral Home in Fort Wayne.
    He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and the Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne and the local Tipton Masonic Lodge.
    Surviving are the wife, Shirley; the mother, Amelia Fouts, 420 Montgomery St.; a brother, William, 334 High St.; three nephews and two uncles, Floyd Forman and Carl Rumell, of Logansport.
    Christian Science services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the C.M. Sloan Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne. Burial and graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. at the Center EUB Cemetery, Cass County.   
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Claudette Mary Forker - HS  

Claudette Mary Forker Peters - (62)
 April 27, 1939 - Feb. 18, 2002 (Kokomo, Ind.)

  Services for Claudette Mary Peters, 62, of 1172N 725W, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
  She died at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
  Born April 27, 1939, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Albert and Dorothy Zellers Forker. On Sept. 25, 1965, in Logansport, she was married to Robert Lewis Peters, who survives.
  She was a homemaker and a member of Eagles Lodge #323 Ladies Auxiliary, Grace Fellowship Church and American Legion Post #60 Ladies Auxiliary.
  Also surviving are three sons, Wayne Fry, Logansport, Michael Fry, Logansport, and Ricky Lee Peters and his wife, Heather, Lake Cicott; four daughters, Pamela Johnson, Wisconsin, Rashelle Ponchaud and her husband, Gary, Cascade, Wis., Drenda Murphy, Peru, and Sherri L. Young, Logansport; two sisters, Patricia Daniels and her husband, William, Logansport, and Jackie Sue Fultz, Logansport; two brothers, John Jackson Forker and his wife, Helen, Brooksville, Fla., and Ronald L. See, Peru; one brother-in-law, Ronald J. Fry, Logansport; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
  One son, Ricky Dale, one brother, Albert "Skip," and one sister, Alberta "Fronzie," preceded in death.
  The Rev. William Art Maloney and the Rev. Rex Grant will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.
  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
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 Robert J Fosler - (75)
 February 17, 1939 - Jul. 20, 2014 (Kokomo, Ind.)

     Robert J. Fosler, age 75, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his sister’s residence.

     Born February 17, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Harold and Agnes Zanger Fosler.

     Bob was a computer programmer and retired as Deputy Clerk Treasurer for the City of Logansport.

     A 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, Bob earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1962.  He served his country in the United States Army.  He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.

     Bob was a member of the National Rifle Association and had been a member of the former Eagles Lodge.  He enjoyed gardening and especially loved traveling to Alaska.

     Surviving are a sister, Mary Ellen Albright, Logansport, and nephews, Jeff (Angela) Albright, St. Paris, Ohio, and Mark (Cheryl) Albright, Tampa, Fla., great nephews, Eric Albright and Brandon Albright, an aunt, Catherine Myer, Kokomo, and several cousins. A life-long friend also survives, Larry Medland, Wasilla, Alaska.

     He was preceded in death by his parents.

     Visitation will be Sunday, August 3, 2014, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Kroeger Funeral Home.

     The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, with Fr. Michael McKinney officiating.

     Burial, with full military honors, will be in the St. Vincent de Paul section of Mount Hope Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School.  (7-31-2014)

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Bryan Graham - HS 

 Bryan G Graham (Rev) - (68)
   April 21, 1939 - Nov. 11, 2007 (Ignacio, CO)

    The Rev. Bryan G. Graham from Ignacio, Colo., was tragically killed in a car accident on Nov. 11, at the age of 68.
    Mr. Graham was born to Harry and Louva (Fields) Graham in Brighton, on April 21, 1939.
    He served as pastor in Unity Church, primarily in Florida, South Dakota and Colorado.
    He married Margaret Graham. The marriage later ended in divorce. On Nov. 30, 1968, he married Myrna Powell in Halifax, Va. The marriage ended in divorce. Finally, he married Freda Marion, which also ended in divorce.
    His family said Mr. Graham had a great love for mountains and nature and enjoyed hiking and camping. He was an active member of the Unity in Spirit Church. He will be deeply missed by family and friends alike.
    Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his son, Mark Graham.
    He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Graham of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Kevin (Graham) Fait of Eagan, Minn.; sister, Glenda Lewin of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a brother, Barton Graham of Pine City, N.Y.; half brother, George Graham of Oakfield, N.Y.; a half sister, Ellen Waukon of Bryceville, Wis. He was a devoted grandfather to Jasmine and Kayla Fait of Eagan, Minn.
    A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Leatherwood Christian Church in Bedford. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The National Wildlife Fund, c/o Memorials 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190.
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From the Herald Newspaper:

     
An Ignacio man died this week in a single-car accident while driving on a mountain road northeast of Silverton.
     Bryan Graham, 68, drove over a 300-foot-high embankment, said Melody Skinner, an administrative assistant with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. Graham was ejected, and the car broke into three pieces.
     The accident occurred either Sunday or Monday on Maggie Gulch Road (San Juan County Road 23), Skinner said. Graham called his daughter about 1 p.m. Sunday to say he was going to Silverton.
     The accident scene was found by a mountain biker who lives in Silverton. Graham drove over a sheet of ice that was visible but very slick, said Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Jared Rapp, who investigated the accident.
     "Even if (roads are) not posted closed, it's still treacherous driving," Rapp said.
     Skinner warned residents and visitors that the roads around Silverton may have ice that is difficult to navigate. Usually the roads are covered with snow this time of year, she said, but the warm weather has created random ice patches that melt and refreeze during the day.
     "A lot of our roads appear to be dry," Skinner said, "but then when you get into shady spots, there's ice. We have serious ice conditions, even if you think it looks like summer up here." (4-23-08)                 Back to Top of Page

 Jim Green - HS  

James D Green - (49)
  May 14, 1939 - Apr 22, 1989

    GALVESTON — Services for James Donald Green, 49, Rt. 2, Galveston, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1989, in Galveston United Methodist Church.
    He died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
    He was born May 14, 1939, in Logansport to Donald C. and Mary Closson Green.  He was married July 4, 1964, to Nieta Rose, who survives.
    He was a lifelong resident of Cass County.
    He was an engineer at Delco Electronics in Kokomo, where he had been employed 32 years.
    He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Kokomo, and American Society of Quality Control.
    He attended Galveston United Methodist Church.
    Also surviving are his father, of Logansport; a son, Gary James, Ames, Iowa; a daughter, Monica Green, Galveston; a sister, Sue Crisman, Crown Point; and two brothers, Thomas L., Monroe, Mich., and John M., Kendallville.
The Rev. Ralph Karstedt will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Galveston Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel, and in the church one hour prior to services on Wednesday.   
(11-22-2011)

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Madonna Guckien - HS 

Madonna Rose Guckien Wright Bernier - (60)
  Feb 22, 1939 - Dec 31, 1999 (Burlington, Vt.)

  Madonna of Burlington, Vt., a retired Burlington businesswoman, died on Friday Dec. 31, 1999 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She died peacefully in her home surrounded by family.
   Madonna, the daughter of Agnes and William Guckien was born in Logansport, Indiana, where she was raised on a family farm. She attended Logansport High School (Class of 1957) and Indiana University (1957 - 1959), where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. With her former husband, Gordon Wright, she opened her first Vermont retail store, Decorative Things, in January 1969.  This store was followed by two successful retail stores in the Burlington area, Jewelry and Things, and Crabtree & Evelyn.  Madonna was also one of the original owners of Mother Nature's Natural Foods. Madonna was a risk taker with a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor.  She dashed in and out of hearts of people in a way that made her friendship such a gift.
  Active in the community, Madonna was a trustee of Burlington College.
  Gardening, travelling, family and friends brought her the most joy.

  She is survived by her husband, Arthur Bernier, by her son, Zachary Wright and his family, daughter-in-law Kim Wright and granddaughters Hazel and Olivia; by her daughter, Anastasia Wells, and son-in-law Christopher Wells; by her step children, Arthur and Jayne Bernier, James Bernier, Chris and Karen Bernier, Leslie and Michael Leary, Helen and Carl Chiasson, Stephanie Bernier and Richard Yirikian and by 10 stepgrandchildren.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday January 3, 2000 at 9:30 AM in St. John Vianney Church, S. Burlington, Vt.  Interment will be in the Bernier lot in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Annisquam, Mass. at 3:30 PM on Monday.
   Visiting hours are Sunday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, VT.  Those interested in making a gift in her name are requested to make a donation to Catholic Relief Services (www.catholicrelief.org, 800-235-2772) 

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Doris Gunter - HS 

Doris Gunter Johns - (55)
  
Oct 17, 1939 - Mar 29, 1995

    BRADENTON, Fla. — Services for Doris I. Johns, 55, Bradenton, Florida, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Brown & Sons Trust 100 Funeral Home, 5624-26th St. West.
    Mrs. Johns died Wednesday, March 29, 1995, in HCA L.W. Blake Hospital.  She was born October 17, 1939, in Bluffton, Indiana.
    Mrs. Johns had lived in Manatee County since 1975, moving to the community from Logansport, Indiana.
    She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
    Surviving are her husband, Charles; two daughters, Fonda Vail and Rhonda Nichols, both of Bradenton;, one. son, Bradley. Johns, Bradenton; two sisters, Edith Neal, Galveston, and Carol Lee Gunter, Fort Wayne; one Brother, William. Günter, Bradenton; and nine grandchildren.
    Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Bill Gunter. Burial will be in Bradenton.  
(11-18-2011)

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 Roy Handy - HS  

Roy Ben Handy - (67)  
   
Jan 11, 1938 - Feb 20, 2005

    The following information provided by Jerry Dingeldein (4-24-08)

    Gallatin, Tenn. - Services for Roy Ben Handy, 67, of Castalian Springs, were held Wednesday in the chapel of Newby Funeral Home.  He died Sunday, Feb.20, 2005, in Hartsville Medical Center.
    Born Jan. 11, 1938, in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of Herbert J. and Mary Elizabeth Haddix Handy.
    Surviving are two sons, Roy Ben Handy Jr., Christchurch, New Zealand, and Gary Handy and his wife, Chris, Crawfordsville; three daughters, Kim Hammock and her husband, Timmy, Hartsville, Deborah Crowden and her husband, George, Castalian Springs, and Deidre Girton and her husband Doug, Francesville; three brothers, James Eugene Handy and his wife Ester, Kokomo, Paul Thomas Handy and his wife Nancy, Logansport, and James Handy and his wife Marie, Logansport; and one sister. Lucille Ponce, Hammond.
   His parents; one brother, George Harvey Handy; and one sister, Elizabeth Friskee, preceded in death.
   Brother Darrel Braswell officiated at the services. Burial was in summer Memorial Gardens.  
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S. Rex Harris - (70)  
   
November 20, 1938 - Aug 4, 2009

    Services for S. Rex Harris, 70, Walton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    He died at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.
    Born Nov. 20, 1938, in Smithville, Tenn., DeKalb County, he was the son of Thomas Walter and Odell Parsley Harris.  He was married Feb. 14, 1960, in Camden, to Jean Sprinkle, who survives.
    Rex was a member of the Lutheran Church.  He was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School. While in high school, he participated in track, basketball and football.  In basketball he was voted most valuable player his senior year and was all state in football.  He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he participated on the football team.
    From 1960-1966 he served as a deputy on the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, and in 1966 he was elected sheriff, making him the youngest sheriff ever elected in county history.  From 1967-1974 Rex served as Ssheriff and he and his family lived in the sheriff’s residence at the county jail and his wife Jean served as jail matron.  From 1974 until 2005 Rex had been an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance.  From 1986-1993 Rex served as chairman of the Cass County Democratic Party and had also served on the election board.  From 2002- present, Rex served on the board of directors of France Park and Recreation.  From 2002- present, Rex served on the board of directors of the Logansport Memorial Hospital.  In December of 2002 Rex received the John Tipton Award, which is the highest award presented by the county.
    Rex was a former youth league baseball and football coach, he was also a former adult 4-H Leader of the Horse and Pony Club.  He was a member of the Logansport Exchange Club, Eagles Lodge 323 and Elks Lodge 66.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, politics, riding horses and helping others.
    He participated in local community events with his draft mules and horses in such parades as the Iron Horse parade, Light Up Logansport parade, Royal Center’s Pioneer Days parade, Twelve Mile’s Fourth of July Celebration parade, Galveston Day’s parade, Walton’s Small Town Christmas parade, Delphi’s Canal Days parade, and Kokomo’s Haynes Apperson Festival parade.  He provided wagon and buggy rides for weddings, family reunions, and other events.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, telling stories and reminiscing.
    Also surviving are daughter, Kellie Whitcomb, Logansport; son, Jeffrey Harris and wife Dawn, Dublin, Ohio; sisters, Jerry Zoubul, Indianapolis, Judy Frame and husband John, Fort Worth, Texas, and Nancy Samuels and husband Norman, Logansport; brothers, Bruce Harris and wife Dee, Logansport, Harold Harris and wife Elsie, Adamsboro, Ralph Harris, Illinois, Grant Harris and wife Cinda, Fort Wayne, Steve Harris and wife Sue, and Ted Shriver, all of Logansport; granddaughter, Megan Whitcomb; and grandsons, Arrick Harris and Alax Harris.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Fredia Couch and Frankie Seehase.
    Pastor Sharon Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Walton IOOF Cemetery in Walton.
    Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Glaucoma Association.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
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James Henry - HS 

James L Henry - (48)
    
July 7, 1939 - June 16, 1988

     James L. Henry, 48, of 1720 Silver St., Logansport, Indiana, died at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 1988, in Memorial Hospital.
     He was born July 7, 1939, in Cass County to Charles A. and Erma K. Heishman Henry.  He was married June 6, 1964, in Logansport to Helen Sue. Medbourn, who survives.  [Sue died in 2001 and both are buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery]
     He was a foreman for Muehlhausen Brothers Spring Co.
     He was a member of Third Street United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Tipton Masonic Lodge #33, F&AM; Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star; Logansport Shrine Club; Scottish Rite, Valley of Fort Wayne; and Murat Temple, Indianapolis.
     Also surviving are his mother, Erma K. Henry, 1530 Treen St.; and a sister, Cindy M. Camp, Rt. 1.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in McCloskey- Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, with the Rev. Pat Tobin officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where there will be an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Cancer Society or the Memorial Hospital Hospice Program.   
(11-18-2011)

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Jim Huffman - HS 

James M Huffman - (63)
    Jan 14, 1939 - May 4, 2002 (Greendale, Wisc)

This from Barb Dingeldein on May 8th:
     Jim Huffman passed away Saturday, May 4, 2002.   He is survived by his wife Judy McCart, who was also a member of our class.

     For anyone wishing to send a card to Judy, her address is: 5876 Riverside
Drive, Greendale, WI 53129

Huffman, James M.
Publication Date: May 6, 2002   from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
     Of Greendale, age 63 years.  May 4, 2002. Beloved husband of Judith (nee McCart). Dear father of Amy (Arnell) Gregorski and James Eric (Elizabeth) Huffman. Grandpa of Andrew, Alan and Sarah. Brother of Marilyn (William) Gerrard.
     He was a member of Greendale JCs.  Vice President of Door-O-Matic where he was an Industrial Designer for panic exit hardware.  James was also President of World Wide Parts, and a member of the Irish Setter Club of America.
     Visitation will be held on Sat. May 11, at 10 AM. at Larsen Brothers Funeral Home (15250 W. National Ave.) with a memorial service at 10:30 AM.
     If desired memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

     CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL SERVICE Serving the Huffman Family Milwaukee. 262-827-0659 Waukesha 262-549-0659, Online obit, Condolences, Directions www.churchandchapel.com                 Back to Top of Page

Buzzy Iles - HS 

Charles E. 'Buzzy' Iles III - (63)
 Aug 14, 1939 - May 8, 2003 (Logansport)

    
A Funeral Mass for Charles E. "Buzzy" Iles III, 63, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in All Saints Catholic Church.
    Mr. Iles died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born Aug. 14, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Charles E. Jr., who died July 7, 1991, and Geneva Frances LaTourrette Iles, who died March 7, 2003.
    He was a 1953 graduate of St. Joseph School and a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School.  A member of the LHS varsity football team, Mr. Iles played for Indiana University's football team in 1962.
    Throughout his 25-year career as a teacher at Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, he was awarded the honor of making the best impression on students on five occasions.  He also served as assistant coach for the eighth-grade football team and the eighth-grade girls' and boys' track teams.
    Mr. Iles was a captain in the United States Air Force for 8 years, serving in the Vietnam War.
    He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and belonged to the Logansport Eagles.  And, he enjoyed Blue Chips Excursions, IU basketball and all other sports and was very fond of his great-nieces and great-nephews.
    Surviving are one sister, Carole Jane Palmer, Monticello; two nephews, Steven Towe, Indianapolis, and John Iles and his wife Diana, Logansport; tthree great-nieces, Rachel Iles, Olivia Iles, and Ariel Iles, all of Logansport; one great-nephew, Wesley Iles, Logansport; and one cousin, Herb Campbell, Monticello.
    Father Philip Haslinger will officate at the Funeral Mass. Burial, with military rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Marocco Funeral Chapel, where a scripture service will be held at 4:30 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints School.  
(5-11-03)
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Lewis Irvin - HS 

Lewis Allan Irvin, MD - (55)
  Aug 29, 1939 - Nov 28, 1994

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Services for Dr. Lewis Allan Irvin, 55 Grand Junction. Colo., were held Friday, Dec. 2, in American Lutheran Church in Grand Junction.
    He died Monday, Nov. 28, in his residence, after a brief illness.
    Born Aug. 29, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Milton and Susan Lytle Irvin. On May 17, 1968, in Birmingham, Mich., he was married to Linda Ann "Lin" Stone, who survives.
    Dr. Irvin was a physician.
    He grew up in Logansport, and had resided in Indiana, Michigan, Bakersfield, Calif., and moved to Grand Junction, Colo., in 1978.
    He was a member of American Lutheran Church.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War.  He was a Navy Seal, and also served on a nuclear submarine.
    Dr. Irwin received a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Michigan University, and his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School at Ann Arbor.
    Also surviving are one daughter, Lauri, Grand Junction; three sons, Lewis Jr., Bakersfield, Calif., Chris, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Larry, Grand Junction; one sister, Mariam Gooseman, Tucson, Ariz.; and two brothers, Jim Irwin, Peru, and Charles Irvin, Richmond.
    The Rev. Joy Eisenhauer and the Rev. Tim Thies officiated at the memorial service.
    Arrangements were by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Grand Valley, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506, and to The Women's Resource Center, 1129 Colorado Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501
(11-18-2011)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

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Sally Jones - HS

Sally Mary E Jones - (68)
  
Apr 28, 1939 - Apr 12, 2008

    Services for Sally Mary E. Jones, 68, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel.
    She died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield.
    Born April 28, 1939, in Monticello, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Florence Rue Jones.
    Sally had lived in Indianapolis for 40 years, and had retired from her own courier business in Indianapolis, Express It Courier. She currently had been a school bus driver for special needs children for the Brookville School Corporation.
    She was a graduate of Logansport High School and Kentucky Barber College.
    Sally was a member of Anoka United Methodist Church, and she loved her toy poodle, “Scooter.”
    Surviving are sister, Sue Jones, formerly of Logansport, now living in Choctaw, Ark.; and a dear friend, Sue Kidd.
    The Rev. Jim Abbott will officiate.
    Visitation will be private.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Anoka United Methodist Church.
    Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Condolences and personal remembrances may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com
(4-23-08)
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Larry Justice - HS 

Larry Dean Justice - (53)

  April 7, 1939 - May 1, 1992

     Graveside services for Larry D. Justice, 53, of 4517 Pottawatomie Road, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the IOOF Cemetery, New Waverly.
     He died at 9:19 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital.
     Born April 7, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Willie F. and Virginia McCarter Justice.
     A 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Justice was an avid mushroom hunter and liked to fish for catfish.  He enjoyed wood shop and liked to write poetry.
     Surviving are his mother, in Sorrento, Fla.; a companion, Janie Patty, of 4517 Pottawatomie Road; three Larry D. Justice sons Brian, New Richmond, and Tom and Mark, both of Rt 4 Logansport; one daughter, Lee Ann Chilcutt, Peru; three brothers, Richard, Leesburg, Fla., and Steve and Ronald, both of Sorrento, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     The Rev. Fred Kellogg will officiate at the services.
     Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Kroeger Funeral Home.
 (information courtesy of Leon Whiteman 11-16-2011)

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Alan Killion - HS 

William Alan Killion - (67)

  Dec 18, 1939 - Sep 21, 2008

     Services for William Alan Killion, 68, Prince's Lakes, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Long Funeral Home in Edinburgh, Indiana.  He passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in his residence.
     Mr. Killion was born in Logansport, Indiana, on December 18, 1939, to William A Killion and Althea Passwater Killion.  He was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School and attended Indiana State College.  His wife Diane died in 2006 or 2007.  He was previously married and divorced to Carolyn Hopper.
     He was employed most of his life in the wholesale and retail electrical business, having worked at David’s in Logansport years ago.  He was a retired member of the National Guard.
     Alan, as he was known, is survived by his father, who is hospitalized in Indiana; a sister Erin (Larry) Fager of Hendersonville, Tennessee; one son, Tony (Norma) of Fairfax Station, Virginia; two daughters, Heather (Reed) Dworski of Columbia, Maryland; Aimee (Ron) Carter of Knoxville, Tennessee; a step-son and step-daughter; six grandchildren and two nieces.
     Services are to be held at Long Funeral Home, Edinburgh, Indiana, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2008.  Interment will be held at a later date at a cemetery in the Edinburgh area.
(9-26-08)

     This information was provided by Alan’s ex-wife Carolyn Hopper Killion on 9-25-08, since no official obituary was available.
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Sue Klein - HS 

Susan Klein Tomlinson - (27)
    
Sep 7, 1939 - Sep 13, 1966 (Logansport)

    Services for Mrs. Carol (Susie) Klein Tomlinson, 27, of 620 11th St., will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday
at Kroeger Funeral Home.  The Rev. E. Clyde Mayfield will officiate and burial will be in the Ever
Rest Memorial Park.
    Mrs. Tomlinson, an instructor and hair stylist at Rudae's Beauty College, died at 10:35 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 13, 1966, shortly after arrival at Memorial Hospital.  An autopsy is being performed
to determine the cause of death.
    She was a member of Logansport Civic Players and Baptist Temple.
    Born Sept. 7, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Robert and Eva Hayden Klein.
    Surviving are a son, Michael at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wedekind of Rt. 4 a brother, Thomas Klein of 922 Claude St.; two half brothers Eugene Wedekind of Rt. 6 and Edward Wedekind of Rt. 4; a half sister, Diana of Rt, 4; two stepbrothers, Robert Wedekind of 4311 Potawatomi Rd. and Richard of Chicago, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lester of 816 17th St.  A daughter, Linda Susan, pre-ceded her in death.
    Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.  
(11-22-2011)
 Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

   "Sue was the first of our class to pass away. She never enjoyed a class reunion with us nor we with her and for that we have always been saddened."   
Comment from Tom Castaldi...  

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Ruth Kline - HSRuth Louise Kline Kasch 

Ruth Louise Kline Kasch - (65)
   Feb 9, 1939 - July 28, 2004 (Logansport)

    Services for Ruth Louise Kasch, 65, of Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
    She died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in Chase Center.
    Born Feb. 9, 1939, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Elmer A. and Mary Widner Kline.  She was married June 8, 1958, at the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church to Joseph L. Kasch, who survives.
    In 2000, Mrs. Kasch retired from Hoosier 103, where she had worked as office manager.
    She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Auxiliaries.
    She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and also enjoyed needlepoint and spending time with her grandchildren.
    Also surviving are her mother; one daughter, Diana Bagley, Logansport; one son, David Kasch, Logansport; and two grandsons, Brent Bagley and Dane Miller.
    Her father; one son, Donald A. Kasch; and one brother, Elmer A. Kline Jr., preceded in death.
    Pastor Scott Ellison will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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The following information from Barb Davis Dingeldein the evening of July 28, 2004:
       Ruth Kasch died this evening, Wed., July 28, 2004.  That's all I know for now.  Maybe they'll have it in the paper tomorrow, or Friday's.  She's been a friend for 51 years.  Susie Parker Whallon, Avis Moss Sallee, Evie Baer Byers and I had visited Ruth this afternoon and knew it would be today or tomorrow as hospice had told the family.  We five played cards once a month for many years, and have lost a close friend who will be greatly missed.   Barb (7-28-04)
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Carl Leedy - HS 

Carl B Leedy - (60)
  Oct 30, 1939 - June 29, 2000  (Vt.)

   ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- Carl B. Leedy, 60, of 12 Southview Road, Essex Junction, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his home following a battle with cancer.
   He was born in Logansport on Oct. 30, 1939, the son of the late Clyde and Kathryn Baker Leedy.
   Carl graduated from Logansport High School in 1957 and received a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. For the last 15 years he had worked for S.T. Griswold Company.
   Carl enjoyed his camp on Newark Pond, as well as hunting, fishing and snowmobiling with family and friends. He was president of the Newark EZ Riders Snowmobile Club.
   The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Chris Nunnink and the staff at Vermont Center of Cancer Medicine for all the wonderful care they gave Carl.
   He is survived by his wife of 39 years, JoAnn Hill Leedy of Essex Junction; two sons, Eric of Essex Center and Stephen and his wife Leslie, and grandsons Bill and Bryan, all of Bakersfield, Vt.; a brother, Clark, of Reno, Nev.; a brother-in-law, John Hill and his wife, Pat, of Indianapolis; and his mother-in-law, Eileen Hill of Indianapolis.

   Services were held Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery.
   Contributions may be made in Carl's memory to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446, and the American Cancer Society.

©2000 The Pharos-Tribune. A Thomson Indiana Newspaper
---- Pharos-Tribune Obituaries - July 26, 2000
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                                  Raymond G Lohning - (53)
                              July 14, 1937 - November 15, 2000  (San Diego, CA)                   

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Joe Lomardi - HS 

Joseph T Lombardi - (41)
  Dec 23, 1939 - Sept 17, 1981  (Logansport)

     Joseph T. Lombardi, 41, 518 W. Miami Ave., died Thursday, September 17, 1981, at 1:50 p.m. in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.
     He was born in Logansport on Dec. 23, 1939, to John and Marianna Pasquale Lombardi.
     He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.
     Surviving are a son, Todd, Elkhart; a daughter, Kathy Lombardi, Elkhart; six. brothers, Pasquale, Marathon, Fla.; John A., 504 Front St.; Donald, 1911 E. Broadway; Michael, 910 Bates St.; Jerry, 1120.Erie Ave.; and George, 406 W. Broadway; seven sisters, Mary Zeider, 1125 Erie Ave.; Joann Hile, Roanoke; Judith Hayes, Rt. 2; Pasqualine Beecher, Warsaw; Rosemarie Mohler, 819 Daisy St.; Louise Raderstorf, Bulverde, Tex.; and Delores Wolfe, 1126 Woodlawn Ave.; and one grandchild.
     Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.  Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with the Rev. Maurice Miller officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the Kroeger Funeral Home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Dave Loner - HSJoseph David Loner
 
Joseph David Loner - (68)
  Mar 4, 1939 - Aug 26, 2007  (Buffalo, Ind)

     Services for Joseph David Loner, 68, Buffalo, Ind., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     He died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, in his residence.
     Born March 4, 1939, in Logansport, he was the oldest son of Joseph W. and Ruth M. Stewart Loner.  He was married on June 13, 1959, in St. Joseph’s Church, Logansport, to his childhood sweetheart, Patricia Lee Wolf, who survives.
     Mr. Loner attended grade school at St. Joseph’s and graduated in 1953. He was a 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society.  He was a quarterback for the Logansport football team, where he was Most Valuable Player his freshman year, All North Central Conference his junior and senior years, All State Quarterback his junior and senior years, and High School All-American his junior and senior years.  He also was the “L” Club president, a member of the LHS baseball team and American Legion baseball team in Logansport.
     He was a 1962 graduate of the University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich., where he earned an AB degree in math.  He was a member of the football team, Titans, and was a member of the Titan Football Hall of Fame as well as a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
     He was a computer technician, data processing manager, consultant for Peat Marwich Mitchell, Indianapolis, and Arthur Andersen and also was CFO of L.S. Ayers.
     He had been a private math tutor for students in the Monticello area since 2002 and worked part time and played golf at Pond View Golf Course.
     Dave was a football coach for St. Lawrence Middle and Junior High School in the Indianapolis CYO League for 10 years. He also coached basketball for a few years.
     He attended All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport and Lady of the Lakes Church in Monticello.  He was a member of the Piscataway, N.J., Jaycees, the Indianapolis Downtown Lions Club, the Indianapolis Men’s Bible Study Fellowship for 10 years, and a member of the Monticello and Logansport Knights of Columbus.
     He enjoyed golf, woodworking, boating and flying.  Dave had his private pilot’s license with instrument and commercial ratings and loved to fly.
     Also surviving are two children, one daughter, Stacey Lee Patterson and her husband, Justin, Lawrenceville, Ga., and one son, David M. Loner, Buffalo; five grandchildren, Jerra Lee Loner, Joshua David Loner, Jacob Michael Loner, Cody Spitler and Joseph Michael Loner; and brothers and sisters, Paul, Jim, Tom, Mariel, Mark and Ann.
     His parents, one brother, Vinny Loner, and one sister, Angela Loner, preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until time of services Thursday in Marocco Funeral Chapel.  A Scripture service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the family and will be divided between Focus on the Family, Indianapolis CYO Sports Program and Food for the Poor.
(8-28-07)
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Larry Long - HSLarry L Long  

Larry L Long - (66)
  February 8, 1939 - April 16, 2005  (Logansport)
     
Services will be held at: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Shannon officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Visitation times are: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2005, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.
     Larry L. Long, 66, Logansport, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, in his residence.
     Born February 8, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Robert A. and Mildred F. Whitmeyer Long.  On June 20, 1985, in Tennessee, he was married to Peggy M. Yeakley, who survives.
     Larry was the owner and president of Buck-Hilkert, Inc. in Loganpsort.  He joined Buck-Hilkert, Inc. in the fall of 1977.  In early 1988, he became the owner.
     Larry was past president of Logansport Jaycees, a member of the Logansport Cass Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Carousel Board and a past board member of the Logansport Economic Development Foundation, Inc.  He was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church, the Logansport Elks Lodge #66, Tipton Masonic Lodge #33, Logansport Shrine Club and the Scottish Rite.
      Surviving with his wife, Peggy M. Long, are four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Arlene Long, Logansport, Matt and Tami Long, Granger, Mark and Mary Long, Lebanon, and Mitch and Steph Long, Logansport; one step-daughter, Kim Boster, Logansport; twelve grandchildren, Ryan Long, Logansport, Alyssa Layman, Logansport, Chelea Long, Logansport, Parker Long, Logansport, Ashley Long, Granger, Aaron Long, Granger, Dustin Long, Lebanon, Jacob Long, Lebanon, Christian Steuble, Logansport, Makinsey Long, Logansport, Evan Long, Logansport, and Emily Boster, Logansport and two sisters, Donna Wiechman, Logansport, and Nancy Layman and her husband, Don, of Logansport.  He was preceded in death by one brother, James Aaron Long, and one sister, Alma Franklin Kuszmaul. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guardian Angel Hospice and/or First United Methodist Church.
(4-16-05)
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Ray Million - HS 

Raymond Lee Million - (63)
  July 28, 1938 - July 12, 2002 (Lake Placid, FL)

Raymond L. Million , 63, of Lake Placid, Fla., were already held as he died July 12th of cancer.   (This information from the Social Security Death Index.   If you can offer any more information, please let us know details.  ( 8-11-04)

     LAKE PLACID, Fla. — A memorial service for Raymond L Million, 63, of Lake Placid, Fla., formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, Fla.
     He died at 6:50 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2002.  He was born on July 28, 1938, in Logansport, Indiana.
     Mr. Million was an employee with General Tire.  Becoming a resident of Florida in 1973, he retired from Sprint in June 2000.
     He served in the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division.  A member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, he also was a member of the American Legion of Lake Placid, a life member of the Moose Lodge of Cape Coral and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Sebring.
     Surviving are his mother, Gertrude Million of North Fort Myers, Fla.; his wife, Barbara Million of Lake Placid, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law,
Rayelee and Rob Lother of Twelve Mile; one grandson, Shane Lother of Twelve Mile and three brothers, Charles Million of North Fort Myers, Fla., William Million of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Ronnie Million of Logansport In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  
(11-18-2011)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman: From the Pharos Tribune Sunday 7/21/2002

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Mary Ellen Newman Potter - (72)5-1-2012
  February 5, 1940 - April 28, 2012 (Michigan City, IN)

     Mary Ellen Potter, 72, of Michigan City, [Indiana], passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4:59 p.m. at Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Chapel.  Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens.  A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Root Funeral Home.
     Mary was born February 5, 1940 in Logansport, Indiana, to the late Lawrence and Helen (Netcher) Newman.
     On August 20, 1960 in Logansport she married Carl Potter who is surviving in Michigan City.
     Also surviving are four children: Christopher (Amy) Potter of Oakridge, Tenn.; Bradley Potter of Wylie, Texas;
     Mark (Mary) Potter of Chicago, Ill. and Janet (Patrick) Wiseman of La Porte; two grandchildren: Kaitlyn Wiseman and Chloe Wiseman both of La Porte and one sister: Patricia Landrum of Saulkville, Wisc.
     [She was a graduate of the Class of 1957, Logansport High School.]
     Mary was the retired secretary for Queen of All Saints School.
     Mary was a member of Queen of All Saints Church.  She was a real fighter and loved to camp, fish, the outdoors and loved knitting.

Visitation Period:
Tuesday: 4:00 - 8:00 pm;

Type of Services:
Funeral Services

Burial Location:
Swan Lake Memorial Gardens

Send Condolences:
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(5-1-2012)

Information From the Root Funeral Home, Michigan City, Indiana, 5/1/2012

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Merland Noble - HS 

Harry Merland Noble - (56)
  
June-13-1938 - July 9, 1994 (Indianapolis, IN)

    Merland died of complications following surgery in 1981 to replace a cancerous kidney.  A bad blood transfusion (this was prior to the blood supply being screened) was responsible for an infection of Hepatitis C.  His death occurred at the R. Roudebush Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis on July 9, 1994.  Merland was often ill from the time of the surgery until his death.
     While serving in the U.S. Army for five years, he was somehow poisoned and given a medical discharge and suffered severely from asthma.  Merland was a chef for many years until he was forced to take full disability because of his deteriorating health.
     A son John survives, from Merland's second marriage which ended in the 70s; as does his mother who now lives in Nevada, and a sister Ella Line (Bob) who also live in Nevada.  Merland's last love was murdered in Cincinnati, at which time he just seemed to give up on finding that special someone.
    A musician in high school, Merland continued to play his trombone in the Army Band; and took lessons from Dave Baker until he could no longer breathe properly.
     He is still dearly missed by his mother and sister.
     The Hertz-Thomas Funeral Home in Kankakee, Illinois, was in charge of the arrangements and cremation in 1994.
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John O'Neill - HS 

Donald "John" O'Neill - (65)
July 24, 1939 - May 14, 2005

    Donald "John" O'Neill 65, of Indianapolis, passed away May 14, 2005. Mr. O'Neill was a recreational pilot and scuba diver.  
    He served in the U.S. Army and attended Wabash College.  He was a graduate of Indiana University and I.U. Law School.
    He is survived by his loving daughters, Johnna Montgomery & Taylor O'Neill; 5 grandchildren, Austin, A.J., & Ally Montgomery, Ashlyn Johnson, and Logan Wright; sister Joan Logan.  He was preceeded in death by his daughter, Shawn Wright; sons, Shea & Shane O'Neill; and grandson, Dalton Johnson.  
    Services will be private.  
    Memorial contributions. may be made to The Cat Haven or The Indianapolis Humane Society. (9-11-05)               
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James Paschen - HS 

James E Paschen - (46)
  June 1, 1939 - Feb 17, 1986  (Logansport)

    James E. Paschen, 46, 427 Burlington Ave., died at 10:10 a.m. Monday. February 17, 1986, in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
    He was born June 1, 1939, in Cass County, to Ellis F. and Lottie Baker Paschen.
    He was a truck driver for Ryder Truck Lines.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was also a member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
    Surviving are a son, Jeffrey James Paschen, Bloomngton; three daughters, Laura Paschen, Linda Obergfelt and Debbie Smock, all of Fort Wayne; his mother, Lottie Paschen, 427 Burlington Ave.; and four grandchildren.
    Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Shapiro officiating. Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.
 (6-24-09)
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Patty Pasquale - HS 

Patricia Ann Pasquale Jones - (43)
  Dec 27, 1939 - Aug 19, 1983  (Logansport)

    Patricia A. Jones, 48, Rt. 3, died at 4:40 a.m. today at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.
    She was born Dec. 27, 1939, in Logansport, to Antonio L. and Dorothy M. Bain Pasquale. They survive at 1317 Erie Ave. She was married to Dr. J. Carl Jones, who survives.
    She was a registered nurse 10 years at Logansport State Hospital and previously had been employed as an R.N. at the former St. Joseph Hospital. She received a B.S. degree from St. Francis College, Joliet, Ill., and an R.N. degree from Holy Cross Central Hospital, South Bend.
    She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic church, American Nursing Association, Indiana State Nursing Association, American Medical Auxiliary and Mental Health Association. She was a past president of Cass County Medical Auxiliary and a member of the Cass County Family 'Y' board of directors.
    Also surviving are a daughter, Laura Anne, Indianapolis; and three sons, Bruce, Indianapolis; Doug, Rhode Island; and Mark, Fort Wayne.
    Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Maurice Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery [Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana].
    Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home. There will be a scripture service at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
   Patty was the only child of Antonio L and ?? Pasquale.  She graduated from Holy Cross Nursing School in South Bend, Indiana, and worked as a Registered Nurse.  She married Dr. John Carl Jones; they had one daughter, Laura (Bart E) Archer.  
(8-5-09 from Tom Castaldi)
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Sheila Jo Peterson - HS 

Sheila Jo Peterson Costello - (48)
  Jun 22, 1939 - June 15, 1988 

    Sheila Jo [Peterson] Costello, 48, of 2204 Wright St., died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
    She was born June 22, 1939, in Logansport to Alfred L. and Mary Pauline Moore Paterson.
    She retired in 1978 as a secretary at Jefferson School.
    She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
    Surviving are a son, Robert Costello, Carol Stream, Ill.; three daughters, Ronda Penny, 2204 Wright St., Rene Costello, Indianapolis, and Rozalyn Costello;, Madison; a brother, Dr. Ronald Peterson, Plymouth; and a sister, Judy Gillum 1007 Sunset Dr.
    Services will b held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Frahm officiating. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral chapel. JUNE 15, 1988.  
(8-5-09 from Tom Castaldi)

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Carl Pickens - HS 

Carl Wayne Pickens - (58)
  Mar 5, 1939 - Feb 5, 1998  (Ohio)

    FINDLAY, Ohio - Services for Carl W. Pickens, 58, of 107 Brown St., Benton Ridge, Ohio, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St.
    Mr. Pickens died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.
Born March 5, 1939, in Cass County, he was the son of Herman and Martha Biggs Pickens.  On July 29, 1962, he was married to Lorena M. Anderson, who died March 26, 1990.
    A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a former employee of Whirlpool and a retired employee of Sears.
He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Benton Ridge, Ohio.  He also was a member of Disabled American Veteran Buddy Chapter No. 43 and Blanchard Township Fire Department.
    Surviving are two daughters, Ann-Margaret Pickens, Tiffin, Ohio , and Kimberly Cates and her husband, James, Benton Ridge, Ohio; one brother, Kennie Pickens, Indiana; one half brother, Jim McLain, South Carolina; one sister, Carol Sample and her husband, Richard, Indiana, and three grandchildren.
    The Rev. Keith DuVemay will officiate at the services.  Burial with military graveside rites conducted by Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad, will be in Benton Ridge Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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Jerry Pugh - HS Gerald "Jerry" David Pugh - obit

Gerald "Jerry" David Pugh - (73) 4-17-2012
 
    May 5, 1939 - April 15, 2012

     Gerald David ‘Jerry’ Pugh, 73, Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, April 15, at 2:32 p.m.  He was born May 5, 1939, in Logansport, the son of Gerald and Ruth (Lienemann) Pugh.  On Aug. 22, 1964, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, Ill., he married Marian Kocher.
     Jerry graduated from Logansport High School in 1957.  He joined the U.S. Navy on Oct. 14, 1957, and was Honorman of Company 404 at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.  He was stationed in Long Beach, Calif., and Sasebo, Japan.  He joked about being in the Navy four years, five months, and three days.  He served aboard the USS Luzon, USS Platte and USS Cimarron.  He was honorably discharged on March 10, 1962, as a machinist mate second class.
     He was employed at Rockwell Spring in Logansport, and retired after 38 years at Chrysler Transmission, Kokomo.  He was a member of UAW 685.  A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Jerry loved his St. Patrick faith family, who supported him with prayer and concern throughout his illness.
     Jerry is survived by his wife, Marian; a son, Mark A. (Aimee) Pugh, West Lafayette; two daughters, Jerrilyn (David) Jones, Chippenham, England, and Janet (Douglas) Reber, Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Michael Pugh, Taylor Pugh, Alex Jones, Lauren Jones, Haley Reber and Devon Reber; his mother, Ruth Pugh, West Lafayette; three brothers, Kenneth (Laurie) Pugh, Julian (Linda) Pugh and James (Suzie) Pugh; one sister, Kathy Buskirk; brothers-in-law, Norman (Jane) Kocher and Dan (Dorothy) Kocher; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael David and Todd Christopher; his father, Gerald; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin and Gertrude Kocher.
     Jerry was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., with the Rev. Father Theodore Dudzinski as the celebrant.
     A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with military rites provided by the U.S. Navy and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team.
     Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley and Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.  
(4-17-2012)

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Mary Raderstorf - HS 

Mary L Raderstorf Powell - (42)
  
   April 6, 1939 - June 2, 1981

     **  Mary died in an auto accident on her way to work in Jeffersonville, Indiana, shortly after our 20th class reunion (in late 1977 or early 1978).  Karen Calloway Veach called to tell me of Mary's death at the time... Brenda Hoover Deel **

     JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA — Rites for Mary L. Powell, 42, 183 Silverwood Lane, Jeffersonville, were held Thursday at the Scott Funeral Home.
     She died Tuesday June 2, 1981, of multiple injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the Clark Memorial Bridge near Jeffersonville.
     Born in Logansport, Indiana, April 22, 1939, she was graduated from Logansport High School.  She was married to James L. Powell, who survives.
     She was a legal secretary for the law firm of Greenbaum, Doll and McDonald.
     Surviving with the husband are her mother Violet Raderstorf, 1603 George St., Logansport; two sons, Greg and Brad at home; two brothers, Robert Raderstorf, 3015 Perrysburg Road, Logansport; and Gerald, San Antonio, Texas; and one sister, Phyllis Raderstorf, 901 W. Cliff Drive, Logansport.
     Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville.  (11-18-2011)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
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Jerry Rehwald - HS Jerry J Rehwald - obit

Jerry J Rehwald - (71)
     December 29, 1938 - August 8, 2010 (Logansport)

     Jerry Junior Rehwald, 71, of Logansport, died at 4:40 a.m., August 8, 2010, at Spring Mill Meadow Nursing Facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
     Born December 29, 1938, in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of the late Frederick G. and Lavonne (Benson) Rehwald.
     He was a retired truck driver.
     Survivors include daughters; Elena and husband Mark Doke of Logansport, Tamara and husband Rick Arvizu of California, and Terra Rehwald of California, son, Jerry and his wife Salem Rehwald of Logansport, and one brother Lamonte Smith of California, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, and his twin brother Ronnie Rehwald.
     A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his daughter Elena’s residence, 1523 North St. in Logansport.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     Online condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.maroccofc.com  (8-10-10)
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Madeline D Ricciardi - HS Madeline D Ricciardi Vose

Madeline Deanna Ricciardi Vose - (69)
     April 15, 1939 - March 15, 2009 ( Oklahoma)

     
The Mass of Christian Burial for Madeline Deanna Vose, age 69, will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, with Rev. Larry Kowalski officiating.  A Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Slate Cemetery in Stockton, Kansas.
     She was born to Joseph and Anna Elinor (McNamara) Ricciardi on April 15, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, and died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at her home in Enid.
     Madeline grew up in Logansport, Indiana, where she graduated high school.  She earned a B.S. Degree in Education at Indiana State University.  On June 15, 1963, she married Lloyd Nile Vose in California.  They made their home in Stockton, KS, where she was a homemaker.  Madeline later worked as a school librarian in Ashland and Dodge City, KS. In 1995 she earned a Masters Degree from Ft. Hays State University.  After her retirement, she moved to Enid in 2006.  Madeline raised papillon dogs, and was a member of Sooner State Kennel Club and American Kennel Club.  She enjoyed participating and judging dog shows as an Agility Judge. Madeline was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.
     She is survived by her mother Elinor Ricciardi of Enid; three daughters, Deanna Kay Porter and husband Dan of Canyon, TX, Ynette Katrina Simon and husband Kelly of St. Louis, MO, and Larissa Dianne Daily and husband Jon of Bedford, TX; one son, Nile Gregory Vose and wife Melinda of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren, Kelsea and Kolton Porter, Adam and Alicia Cole, Madison Vose, Alexandria Simon and Katelyn Daily; one great grandchild Lorelei Halencek; and one sister Marilyn Dianne Grant of Costa Mesa, CA.
     Madeline was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd on July 6, 1996, and father Joseph Ricciardi.
     Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Papillon Haven Rescue or O.M.R.F. – Cancer Division. (2-1-10)
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    Judy Risser - HS-1956
Judith Ann Risser Marocco - (71)
     March 26, 1939 - November 24, 2011 (Indiana)

     
GREENWOOD — Judith Ann Risser Marocco, 72, died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
     She was born March 26, 1939, to Clarence and Pauline Hawkins Risser, in Burnettsville. Judy, prior to her retirement, worked as the office manager for Doctors John DeSanto, Monica Brunelle and Samuel Cramer. Judy was a source of wisdom and guidance for her friends and family. A master euchre player, if a question arose during a round, it would be resolved by utilizing the WWJD formula. “What would Judy do?” She was proud of all of her children and grandchildren and clearly encouraged them to seek higher education and training. A wonderful role model, she re-entered school in her middle years and received a degree. The family would like to thank Dr. Brett McCullough and the staffs of Community Hospital South and Madison Health Care Center for their care during her final days. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Anna Aveline, N.P., for her knowledge, care and kindness during Judy’s last days.
     Judy is survived by her five children, Lou Ann Marocco, Brian Marocco (Anna), Mark Marocco (Melanie), Tiphanie Campbell and Ashlee Straub (Matt); and by her two brothers, Joe Risser (Gail) and Gene Risser (Caroline). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Adam M. Daniel; and her beloved dog, Meggie.
     Please join the family at a celebration of Judith Marocco’s life from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Valley Vista Golf Club and Conference Center, 755 E. Main St., Greenwood.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.
     Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, Indianapolis, is in charge of arrangements.  (12-10-2011)

     Published in the The Logansport Pharos Tribune on November 29, 2011

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Dale Ristedt - HS
Raymond Dale Ristedt - (62)
  April 5, 1939 - Jan 7, 2002 (Ariz)

   Services for R. Dale Ristedt, 62, Mesa, Ariz., will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, Ariz. 
   He died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. 
   Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Ristedt.; two sons, Jeffrey and David; one sister, Carol DeWitt; two brothers, Vince and John; and eight grandchildren. 
   Inurnment will take place later at Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.
   Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the mortuary. 
   Memorial contributions may be made any charity.
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  Grady Rogers - (56)  12-15-2012
  May 10, 1939 - Mar 12, 1996

     Grady F Rogers, 56, 411 Brave Court, died on Tuesday March 12, 1996, at St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida.  On May 10, 1939, in Mt. Sterling, he was born to Benjamin and Fanny Hatton Rogers.  His mother survives in Kokomo, Indiana.
     On May 25, 1984, in Kokomo, he married Marilyn Kelly Wilson Rogers who survives.
     He retired from Chrysler Transmission Plant in 1990, after 31 years of service, where he was in quality control.  He served in the Army.  He was a member of Grace Rogers Brethren Church and United Auto Workers Local 685.
     Also surviving are two sons, Guy Randall Rogers, Warsaw, and Grady Brian and Lisa Diane Rogers, Kokomo;  three daughters and two sons-in- law, Lucinda and Gregory Carie, Kokomo, Chrystal and Kirk Ayres, Bringhurst, and Lori Lynn Rogers, Kokomo; three step-daughters and two step-sons, Kelly Wilson, Sharpsville, Rhonda and Toby Reynolds, Tipton, and Andrea and Mark Wallace, Rochester;  two sisters, Nellie Mclntyre, Gainsville, Florida, and Ruby Meirs, Kokomo; four brothers, Roosevelt Rogers, Indianapolis, Bud Rogers, Asa Rogers, St. Paul, and Donald Rogers, Kokomo;  nine grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.  Also preceding him in death was one grandchild.
     Services will be Saturday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster St. Chapel, 3400 S Webster St.  The Rev Richard Sellers will officiate.  Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes or Riley Children’s Hospital.  
(12-15-2012)

                     Information gathered by Leon Whiteman (from Kokomo Tribune archives)
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Peggy Rohrabaugh - HS 

Peggy June Rohrabaugh Livingston - (65)
  
Nov 3, 1938 - July 10, 2004 (Logansport)

    Services for Peggy J. Livingston, 65, of 1217N 600E, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    She died at 5:14 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born Nov. 3, 1938, in Burrows, she was the daughter of Evard and Ocie Lowe Rohrabaugh. On Dec. 7, 1968, in Tennessee, she was married to Garrett R. Livingston Jr.
    Mrs. Livingston retired from Delco in 1999 and was employed at Wal-Mart in Logansport.
    Surviving are five daughters, Lynn Durham and her husband, Kenny, of Kokomo, and Nickola Kerschner, Blanche Beeman and her husband, Jeff, Kathy Yocum and her husband, Ovidio, and Rebecca Walls and her husband, Ryan, all of Logansport; one son, Chip Myers, of Indianapolis; one sister, Kay Randle and her husband, John, of Logansport; two brothers, Tom Rohrabaugh and his wife, Shirley, and Dick Rohrabaugh and his wife, Marana, all of Logansport; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    One son and one grandson preceded in death.
    The Rev. Bob Cree will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour before services Tuesday in the funeral home.  
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Jerry Roller - HS  

Jerry L Roller - (30)
  May 9, 1939 - Jan 29, 2000

    GALVESTON - Services for Jerry L. Roller, 60, of Walton, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel.
    He died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his residence.
Born May 9, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Loral and
Gladys Yike Roller. On Sept. 8, 1961, in Logansport, he was married to Sharon R. McDaniel, who survises.
    He had been a machine bulder at Delphi Delco in Kokomo, where he was empoloyed since 1977.
    A 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, he served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, then served in the reserves for four years.
    Mr. Roller enjoyed working in his machine shop at his home.  He and his son built 1 1/2 scale trains that you could actually ride.  They also built the tracks.
    He enjoyed going to steam and antique tractor shows.
Also surviving are one son, Brian Roller, Kokomo; one daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Jeff Marshall, Indianapolis; one sister, Bonnie Arion, Illinois; one brother, Ron Roller, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
    His parents preceded in death.
    Burial, with a military rites, will be in Walton IOOF Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Source: Pharos Tribune: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000.                 Back to Top of Page

Joe Sabatini - HS 

Joseph Daniel Sabatini - (58)
  May 19, 1939 - Apr 30, 1998  (Miss.)

   Former Logansport resident Joseph Daniel Sabatini, 58, Memphis, Tenn., died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, in Baptist Memorial Hospital, Southaven, Miss.
   Born May 19, 1939, in Chicago, he was the son of Frederick and Josephine Marocco Sabatini.  He was married to Sandra Rynearson, who survives.
   Mr. Sabatini was president of Beal Street Management Corp. in Memphis.
   He had also been personnel director for the city of Memphis from 1976 to 1982, had been personnel director of RCA Corp. in Monticello, and at one time worked for General Motors in Indianapolis (ed note: Allison Division of GM).
   He was a former member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Logansport, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
   Mr. Sabatini attended St. Vincent DePaul parochial school in Logansport, and was a 1957 graduate and class president of Logansport High School.  He was a 1961 graduate of Wabash College, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.  He played football in high school and college and achieved All State and All Conference honors.
   Also surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Lees, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Frederick Sabatini, Denver, Colo., and Eric Sabatini, Memphis, Tenn; one brother Fred Sabatini, Logansport; one sister, Gloria Santucci, Warren, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
   Private services will be held, with Father Leo Haigerty officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
   There is no visitation.  Memorial contributions may be made to Alsac Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105.
   Arrangements are by Marocco Funeral Chapel.  
(Obit provided by Tom Castaldi 8-5-09)
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Larry Sallee - HS 

Larry G Sallee - (70)
  November 17, 1939 - May 7, 2010 (Indiana)

     Larry G. Sallee, 70, Logansport, died at 6:32 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010, at WoodBridge Health Campus in Logansport.
     Born in Frankfort on Nov. 17, 1939, he was the son of Donald L. and Beatrice Davis Sallee.  On Jan. 8, 1960, he married Avis A. Moss in Logansport.
     Larry was the former owner and operator of Logansport Compressed Steel.
     He was a member and governor of Logansport Moose Lodge 232 and Webb Chapel Church.
     His survivors include his wife, Avis A. Sallee, Logansport; daughter, Anne Howell and husband, Jay, Logansport; son, Gregg Sallee and wife, Deborah, Logansport; mother, Beatrice Sallee, Naples, Fla.; sister, Connie Taylor and husband, George “Bill,” Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren, Isaac Sallee, Mason Howell and Abigail Howell; and mother-in law, Mildred L. Moss, Logansport.
     He was preceded in death by his father, and his uncle and aunt, Raymond and Ann Johnson.
     A celebration of the life of Larry Sallee will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Logansport Moose Lodge.
     Memorials may be made to Webb Chapel Church, Logansport Moose Lodge or The Cass County Humane Society.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
(5-12-10)
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 Jerry Schnieb - HSJerry L Schnieb

Jerry L. Schnieb - (72)
  October 24, 1936 - January 21, 2009  (Indiana)

   Services for Jerry L. Schnieb, 72, Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
   He died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in his residence.
   Born Oct. 24, 1936, in Camden, he was the son of Cloyd and Pearl Olive Highland Schnieb. He was married March 6, 1983, in Logansport, to Linda Pugh, who survives.
   Jerry was a John Deere mechanic for Grant Implement Co. He enjoyed Sunday football, fishing and camping.
   Also surviving are daughters, Kathy Combs and husband, Daryl, Alabama, Carol Hunt and husband, Todd, Georgia, Karyn Daily, Logansport, and Joyce Moss and companion, Dennis Harris, Kokomo; sons, Keith Cunningham and wife, Missy, Monticello, and Eric Schnieb and companion, Shelby Allen, Tennessee; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sister, Susie Bonnell, Monticello.
   He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Schnieb, and one sister, Peggy.
   The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
   Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
   Memorials may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice.
   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com 
 (6-24-09)
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Fred Schue - HS 

Frederick J Schue, Jr - (64)
  May 17, 1939 - Dec 28, 2003  (Bull Shoals, Ark.)

     Fred J Schue, Jr died of a heart attack according to his brother. He previously had heart problems for many years.
     His wife Marianne and two children survive, FJ (Frederick John), and Debbie.  Also surviving are brother's Brian ('62) and Doug ('61.)
     Fred was retired from the education field and was a teacher in St. Louis, then a Headmaster at St. Louis Country Day for many years.
     Retiring to Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas, Fred loved the lake and loved to fish. After his first heart attack, he no longer kept the fish he caught, but threw them back, saying he knew just how precious life was now.
     Fred's wishes were to be cremated with his ashes scattered over the lake he loved so much, Bull Shoals.
     Brother Brian provided this information and promises an official obituary before long.
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Tom Short - HS 

Thomas Short - (61)
  Aug 7, 1938 - Jan 1, 2000  (Logansport)

    Services for Thomas G. Short, 61, of 609 13th St, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home.
    He died at 10:27 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born Aug. 7, 1938, in Rockfield, he was the son of Venoy and Edith Locky Short. On Jan. 6, 1986, in Logansport, he was married to Patricia L. Cripe, who survives.
    He retired in 1987 from the Logansport Fire Department.
    He was a member of Logansport Eagles Lodge 323.
    Also surviving are two daughters, Tammy Miller and her husband, Tim, and Teresa Short, all of Logansport; two stepdaughters, Debra Hiester and her husband, John, Logansport, and Trisha McCarty and her hsuband, Eric, Clymers; one stepson, Chuck Hickey and his wife, Deb, Logansport; two sisters, Louise Short, Tennessee, and Sally Jones, Logansport; two brothers, Junior Short, Logansport, and Jack Short, Rochester; and four grandchildren, Brittany Lou Davis, Scott Hickey, Sara Hickey and Kayla Miller.
    Three sisters and one son preceded in death.
    The Rev. William Art Maloney will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home, where an Eagles service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Source: Pharos Tribune: January 3, 2000.
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Richard L Smith - HS 

Richard Larry Smith - (68)
  Apr 5, 1939 - Aug 21, 2007  (Clearwater, FL)

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William Franklin "Bill" Swisher - (71)
  Oct 23, 1939 - Feb 13, 2011 (Carthage, Ill.)

     William Franklin "Bill" Swisher, 71, of Carthage, Illinois, died Sunday morning, Feb. 13,2011.  He was born Oct. 23, 1939, the son of Arra J. and Maxine Ruth (Herron) Swisher in Logansport, Ind.

     Bill is survived by his loving companion, Dixie Swisher of Carthage; four children, William F. Swisher, Jr. of Lancaster, Ohio, Dea Louise Everhart of Lancaster, Ohio, Matthew (Diana) Swisher of Carthage, and Casey Swisher of Edwardsville; four grandchildren, Jesse George, Caleb George, Kayden Swisher and Bella Swisher; two brothers, Arra J. "Bub" (Jeanie) Swisher of Newport Beach, Calif., and Barton (Doris) Swisher of Bradenton, Fla.; and two sisters, Danya (Joseph) Hunter of Bradenton, and Diana (Ben) Hicks of Bradenton; also several nieces and nephews.

     Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

     He graduated from Logansport High School in 1957.  Bill had served as an apprentice and later became a design engineer and drafter for Methode Electronics in Carthage for over 20 years.  On June 13, 1980, he was united in marriage to Dixie Rea in Carthage.  They remained lifelong friends.

     A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family meeting friends from 5 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

     A memorial fund has been established. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.  (obit provided by Barb Davis Dingeldein 11-26-2013)
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Jim Thompson - HS 

James Moss Thompson - (56)
  Jan 20, 1939 - Aug 16, 1995  (Westbaden Springs, Ind.)

    FRENCH LICK - James Moss Thompson, 56, West Baden, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in Mitchell Manor Nursing Home, Mitchell.
    Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, with the Revs. Larry Williams and Paul Newton officiating.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral home. Aug. 16, 1995.
 (obit provided by Tom Castaldi 8-5-09)
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Lyle Joseph "Joe" Trotter - (64)
  Feb 6, 1939 - Mar 1, 2003 (Logansport)

    Services for Lyle Joseph "Joe" Trotter, 64, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
    He died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2003, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
    Born Feb. 6, 1939, in Logansport, he was the son of Lyle A. and Violet Lois Livingston Trotter. He was married April 18, 1964, Logansport to Vada Ball, who survives.
    A 1957 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Trotter served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1959 and in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962.
    He was the retired owner of Trotter Advertising Agency and Sign Service.
    Mr. Trotter was a member of the Logansport Eagles Aerie #323, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790 and American Legion Post #60.
    Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Angela Trotter, Hays, Kan.; and five grandsons, James Trotter, Anthony Trotter, Cody Trotter, Joseph Trotter and Tyler Trotter.
    Burial, with full military rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel, where the Logansport Eagles Aerie # 323 will conduct services at 7:30 p.m.
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Ed 'Ted' Yeazel - HS
Ed 'Ted' Yeazel - (71)
  Feb 17, 1939 - June 30, 2010 (Logansport)

    Edward C. "Ted" Yeazel, Major, USAFR, Ret. was taken from us too soon Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at home with his wife, Alison, at his bedside under the care of Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler.
    Born in 1939 in Detroit, MI, and moved to Logansport, IN, where he spent most of his youth.  Ted joined the Air Force in 1957 and became an AF Navagator in 1961, flying in Viet Nam and around the world.  He spent 34 years in aviation, retiring in 2002 from TWA/AA and moved to Palm Coast, FL, in 2003.
    His devotion to aviation prompted his involvement with the Ormond Civil Air Patrol.  Ted became Commander in 2009, but relinquished this position shortly thereafter due to illness.
    Ted is survived by his wife of 34 years, Alison; his son, Mark of Kansas City, MO; and his granddaughter, Deziah; his sister, Lynne Pryor; nephews, Chris and Eric and their families.
    A Celebration of Life/ Memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast on July 31, 2010 at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, the Family requests rememberances be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research.
(7-4-10)
                          Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 4, 2010

Special Picture of Ted holding American Flag.

On 9 June 2009, Florida Wing Commander Col. Christian F Moersch performed the Change of Command ceremony for the Ormond Beach Senior Squadron. Lt. Col. Joseph Wisniewski (not pictured) handed over the reins of command of the 210 Squadron to Major Edward (Ted) Yeazel.  Major Yeazel joined the Civil Air Patrol five years ago when he and his wife Alison moved to Palm Coast Florida.  Major Yeazel retired from the USAF as a Navigator and Instructor.  He met his lovely wife who was also a USAF Major and Flight Nurse while on active duty.  This makes the Yeazel household a Double Major.  Ted has been the acting squadron emergency services officer and a wing alerting officer for several years.  He, like all of us now under his command and leadership, are very excited about his new role and are looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.  He will be working closely with the new Group II commander, Lt. Col. Joseph Wisniewski in the weeks and months ahead.


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