FAMILY DEATHS of LHS Classmates of '59 - 7-31-2014


Fosler-Robert-J-HS.jpgFosler-Robert-J-obit.jpg new-nobl.gif    Classmate Mary Ellen Fosler Albright's brother, 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)

                  Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Albert-Don-E-HS.jpgAlbert-Don-obt.jpg new-nobl.gif       The brother of classmate Diane Albert Hunt, Donald E. Albert, 78, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 4:38 am Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Chase Center.
        Don was born July 23, 1935, in Logansport to the Late Raymond and Theda G. (Turnpaugh) Albert. 
        On April 26, 1975, in Las Vegas, Nevada Don married Jacqueline “Jackie” Mary Sears who preceded in death on December 4, 2009. 
        Don had formerly worked at Transco, Chrysler and the Logansport Airport. 
        He was a Ham Radio Operator and a member of the New Waverly United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Tipton Masonic Lodge #33 Don enjoyed computers, trains, flying and spending time with family and friends.  Don was a character and once you met him you would never forget him. 
        Survivors include one son, James (Alicia) Albert, of Rosedale, Indiana; one daughter, Julianna Hollandsworth, Noblesville, Indiana; two sisters, Diane (Jerry) Hunt and Linda(Dave) Dunkle, both of Logansport; eight grandchildren, Timothy, Steven, Paul, Hannah and Daniel Hollandsworth, James, Caleb and Isaac Albert. 
        Don was preceded in death by step-dad, Marion A. Leffel and nephew Jerry L. Hunt.
        A Masonic service will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Gundrum Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow.  In addition graveside rites will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
        Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm till 6:30 pm at Gundrum Funeral Home. 
        Memorials may be made to the New Waverly United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. 
        You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com 
(7-9-2014)
                  Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


       new-nobl.gif Classmate William Kline's brother, Donald J. Kline, age 76, Logansport, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in his residence, following a short battle with cancer.

       Born January 19, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of Joseph and Alice Vincent Kline.

       On April 17, 1964, in Logansport, he was married to Norma Jean Locke, who survives in Logansport.

       Donald [was a 1956 graduate of Logansport High School and ]went to work at RCA right out of high school.  He was employed there for 28 years, until they closed.  He then retired from Modine Manufacturing.  Donald Kline-Donald-obit.jpgwas also a United States Army veteran.

Kline-Don-HS.jpg       He was an avid NASCAR fan, especially of Carl Edwards, and also a Chicago Bears fan.

       Donald enjoyed spending time with his children, grandkids, great grandchildren, and his dogs, Mitzy and CoCo.

       Also surviving are children, Melissa J. Downs and Brian J. (Heather) Kline, all of Logansport; grandchildren, Haley Downs, Dakota Downs, Auston Hileman, Owen Hileman, and Elsee Hileman, all of Logansport; great grandchildren, Amelia Rodriguez and Reece Rodriguez; and siblings, Terry F. (Mary) Kline, Kokomo, and William E. Kline, Orlando, Fla.

       Preceding him in death were siblings, Alfred Kline, Ambrose Kline, Carl Kline, Betty Hensell, and Elmer A. Kline.

       Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, at Kroeger Funeral home.

       The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the funeral home, with Rev. Damon Soper officiating.

       Burial, with full military honors, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

       Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  (7-1-2014)

            Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Kindig-Violet-Doreen-obit.jpg       Classmate Bill Kindig's mother, Violet “Doreen” Kindig, 93, passed away on April 14, 2014, at 8:11 am in Chase Center, Logansport. Indiana
       Born July 25, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Vernon) Grindle.
       Violet was married on November 9, 1938, in Peru, Indiana, to the late William T. Kindig, who preceded in death March 26, 1980.
       She retired as Secretary-Treasurer of Wabash Wholesale Inc. Violet was a member of the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and V.F.W. Post No.3790 Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed gardening , bowling and spending time with family and friends at Lake Shaffer
       Surviving is one daughter, Sharon L. Haynes, Logansport; one son, William L. (Nancy) Kindig, Kokomo; three grandchildren, Donna Campbell, Kokomo; Jennifer (Mark) Caple, Logansport; Cynthia Kindig, Nokomis, Florida; seven great grandchildren, Cody Winner, Dakota Campbell, Cambrie Cohee, Sidney Marshall, Wyatt Marshall, Gregory Name and Kelly Kindig; one great great grandson, Maxwell Kindig; one niece; and three nephews.
       Preceding her in death are two granddaughters, Jody Harvey and Julie Kindig, one sister and one brother.
       A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 1:00PM in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel.
       You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com  (4-16-14)

                             Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


Leslie-Elaine-HS.jpgleslie-Baker-Elaine-obit.jpg    Classmate Sharon Leslie's sister, Elaine Baker, 71, of Ottawa, died on Monday, March 24, 2014, at her home.  Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, Illinois, with the Rev. David Kipfer, pastor of St. Columba Church, officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m.
    Elaine was born on September 1, 1942, in Winamac, Indiana, to Richard D. and Mary (Vernon) Leslie.  She married Charles H. Baker on November 1, 1997.  He died on February 25, 2014.  She worked at the Community Hospital and Ottawa Medical Center for over 20 years.  She also owned and operated Elaine’s Stauffer Figure Salon for a number of years.  [Elaine was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School in Indiana].
    Elaine was active in her community.  She was a past member of the Mental Health Center Board of LaSalle County, and the Youth Service Bureau where she was the first Board Chairperson.  She was active with the United Way of Eastern LaSalle County where she served as the Campaign Chair, President of the Board, and founder of the School Tools program.  She was a member of Zonta, and chaired the Horizon House Human Rights Committee for many years.
    She is survived by 4 children, Steffanie Van Laarhoven, of Peru, Illinois, Michael (Stacy) Van Laarhoven, of San Diego, Toni (Michael Keeney) Van Laarhoven, of Aurora and Traci (John Myers) Van Laarhoven-Myers, of Aurora, 7 grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Jeremiah and Jordan Myers, Jenna and Mikaela Keeney and Buck Van Laarhoven, 3 sisters Sharon Y. Leslie, of Lihua, Hawaii, Jean (Ron) Herd, of Kewanna, Indiana, and Kathy Leslie Finks, of Indiana, brother Mike (Mary Jane) Leslie, of Riverside, California, 2 step daughters, Julie (Barry) Ramsey, of Champaign and Jamie (Russell) Bennett, of Ottawa and 3 step-grandchildren, Jacob and Clare Ramsey and Nicholas Bennett.
    She was preceded in death her husband, Charles, 2 brothers, Wayne and Robert.
    Memorials may be directed to: Horizon House in Peru.  (3-26-2014)

                          Information from Mueller Funeral Home, Ottowa, Illinois.



Hart-William-L-HS.jpgHart-William-obit.jpg     The brother of classmate David Hart, William L. “Bill” “Bones” Hart, 76, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence.

     Born on December 12, 1937, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary J. (Rogers) Hart.

     Bill was a [member of the 1956 class] of Logansport High School.

     He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

     He was a member of the VFW Post #3790, the American Legion Post #60, and also was a member of the Church of the Heartland.

     Survivors include brother, David Hart of Tampa, Florida, and nephews, Billy Barnett and friend Judy Sturgill of Logansport, and Jimmy Hart, of Texas; and special friends, Norman and Mary Lou Kesling, of Logansport. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, and 1 brother.

     Services with military rites will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at Marocco – Rans Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Jim Howard officiating.

     Visitation will be held one hour before the services in the funeral home.  (3-26-2014)

                            Information from Marocco-Rans Funeral Home website.


Kleinger-Betty-obit-75.jpg     Classmate Dixie Klepinger Dill's mother, Betty S. Klepinger, 92, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Manor Care in West Des Moines, Iowa.

     Born in Peru, Indiana, on December 13, 1920, Betty was the daughter of the late Glen E. & Susan (Mills) Gaby.  She was united in marriage to John R. Klepinger on August 27, 1940, in Marion, Indiana, and they made their home in Logansport, Indiana, for many years.

     While living in Logansport she worked for the RBM.

     She was also a resident of Sparta, Illinois, and while there she worked for her family’s Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise and also the Sparta Country Club Pro Shop.  Betty was also active in the Sparta Garden Club and a Patron with the Delta Theta Tau Sorority.  In 1938 she was on the Golden Rule softball team which won the State Championship.  She enjoyed watching the Cubs, golfing, and bowling.

     She is survived by her daughter Dixie (Max) Dill of Urbandale, Iowa, a brother Glen (Helen) Gaby II of Logansport, Indiana, four grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Diana Selvio and a brother Walt Gaby.

     Betty will be buried next to her husband, John, at the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.  A service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the cemetery chapel.  Fisher Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Hospice of Des Moines or the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Fund.  (10-3-2013)
                                        from the Fisher Funeral Chapel website


     Classmate Diane Yerkes Miller's brother, Donald R. Yerkes, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Manor Care Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa.  He was a resident of King of Prussia, Pa.
     He worked as a system road foreman for Conrail.  Donald was a former member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church of Valley Forge in Wayne, Pa.  He was also a member of Tipton Lodge No. 33 and A.A.S.R. Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA.  Donald was a past president of the Railway Fuel and Operating Officers Association.
     Born in Logansport on March 26, 1929, he was a son of the late Raymond L. and Ruth E. (Kuhn) Yerkes.  [Donald was a 1947 Logansport High School graduate.]
     Surviving are his loving family including his wife of 64 years, Jo Ellen (Galloway) Yerkes; two sons, Donald S. Yerkes and his wife, Jan, of Mauston, Wis., and Mark “David” Yerkes and his wife, Beverly, of Peru; two daughters, Debra A. Dixon and her husband, Tom, of Zionsville, and Dina J. Smirga and her husband, Chris, of Schwenksville, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack A. Yerkes and his wife, Sue, of Munster; a sister, Diane K. Miller and her husband, Mark, of Carmel; and many nephews and nieces.
     He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Dixon.
     Donald’s memorial service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home.  The family will receive relatives and friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.  You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com  (8-2-2013)
                                             Information from Pharos Tribune website


Robert J Rozzi - HSRobert J Rozzi     The brother of classmate Nancy Rozzi Cain, and the former Logansport Police Chief and Cass County Sheriff Robert J. Rozzi, age 74, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.
     Born August 29, 1938, in Logansport, he was the son of Charles and Rose Marie Bessignano Rozzi.
     He was married to Anita Firmani Price, who survives.
     Bob was a Logansport City Police Officer from 1965 to 1997, during which time he served as Chief of Police for eight years.  In 1999 he was elected Cass County Sheriff for
Robert J Rozzi - obita four year term.  He then was a private investigator for two years.
     A 1956 Logansport High School graduate, Bob attended Ball State University and received numerous professional training certificates from the University of Notre Dame.  Bob was a huge Notre Dame fan.
     He was a veteran of the United States Army.
     Bob was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police and Indiana Sheriffs’ Association.
     Other memberships include the American Legion Post 60, VFW Post 3790, Monticello Amvets Post 91 and the Logansport Elks, BPOE #66.
     He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight.
     Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a step-son, David Price, Logansport; step-daughter, Dr. Monica (Kevin) Kowaleski, Greenfield; sons, Robert (Joyce) Rozzi, Fishers, and Charles “Chip” (Paula) Rozzi, Thornton,CO; daughter, Nicki (Chris) Mahaney, Tipton; sister, Nancy (Jack) Cain, Walton.
     Surviving are grandchildren, Robbi Mahaney, Christopher Rozzi, Jordan Rozzi, Christopher Rozzi, Jessica Price, Morgan Mahaney, Nicholas Price, Molly Mahaney, Meisha Price and Brady Price, a father-in-law, Lawrence Firmani, Logansport, and sister-in-law, JoAnn (Michael) Zabawa, Bloomington, IN.
     Also surviving are nieces, nephews, cousins and Jenny Price.
     The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2013, at All Saints Catholic Church. Father Mike McKinney and Father Jeff Petan will officiate.  The FOP will conduct a memorial service at All Saints Catholic Church.
     Burial, with full military honors, will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home, where the Elks Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. Officers of the Logansport Police Department and Cass County Sheriff’s Department will stand guard during the visitation.
     Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Cass County Community Foundation, PO Box 447, Logansport, IN 46947.  (7-31-2013)
                                        Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website ... pictures from 1956 Tattler, from Kroeger Funeral Home websie, and from Randy Rozzi's Flicker.


     Classmate Kenneth Iles' mother, Delores C. Iles, age 91, Logansport, passed away at 9:51 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Chase Center.
     Born December 12, 1921, in Jackson County, Ind., she was the daughter of Crowel and Georgia Rohrbaugh Coble.
     She was married to Robert Iles, who preceded her in death.
     Delores was a member of River of Life Christian Church.  She was a retired psychiatric attendant at the Logansport State Hospital.  In the 1970s Delores received special and deserved recognition by the Governor and the State of Indiana for exceptional service as an attendant for patients with special needs.
     Surviving are sons, Kenneth (Beverly) Iles, and James (Lana) Iles, all of Logansport; brother Ralph Coble, Monticello; grandchildren, Stacey Platt, Krista Slusser, Heidi Richey, Bob Iles, Beth Kite, John Iles, Brian Iles and Lisa Doolittle; nine great grandchildren, Wade Richey, Alexis Miller, Kelley Platt, Tucker Platt, Isabel Iles, Chloe Iles, Sophia Kite, Shane Doolittle, Elijah Doolittle, Nathan Doolittle and Hayden Doolittle; daughter-in-law, Marsha Iles, several nieces and nephews.
     Delores was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Iles and David Iles, and a brother, Robert Coble.
     Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     The funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Keith Kincaid of River of Life Christian Church officiating.
     Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Church, 130 Mall Road, Logansport, IN 46947.  (5-20-2013)
                                   Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.


Darl W. Plotner - obit     The father of classmate Sharon Plotner Smith, Darl William Plotner, 98, Indianapolis, passed away at 6:14 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Darl was born August 22, 1914 in Amboy, Indiana, to Gladys Overman Plotner and Carl Plotner.  In June, 1938, he married Olive Norris his wife of almost 75 years.  From 1959 until 1997 they owned and operated Plotners' Style Shops in Logansport, Peru, Kokomo, Franklin, Indianapolis and Carmel.
     He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Elks Lodge, and St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
     Six brothers preceded him in death, Ray, Dale, Warren, Harry, Roy and twin brother, Elbert.
     In addition to his wife, Olive, he is survived by daughter, Sharon Smith (Ronald) of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Jill Ingrassia Zingales (Luigi) of Chicago and Kete Cockrell (Karen) of New York City; great- granddaughters, Jacquelyn Ingrassia, Janie Ingrassia, and Tessa Cockrell.
     He cherished his dog Buffy.
     He was a delightful and warm-spirited man whose life exemplified the Greatest Generation.
     Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, and 3 p.m. Monday at Ever-Rest Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana.
     Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29th in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel , Indianapolis, Indiana, with services immediately following.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis or the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. (4-28-2013)
                                   Information from Indianapolis Star Newspaper online



Rickard "Dick" Bowles - obit    Wyoming, Mich. — Brother of classmated David Bowels, Richard “Dick” Bowles, 88, Wyoming, Mich., passed away March 16, 2013.
    Dick was preceded in death by his parents, DeWitt and Fern Bowles, his wife, Helen, his grandson, Jacob, his sister, Mary (Bowles) Cohee and brother-in-law G. Tom Cohee.
    He is survived by one brother, David Bowles, his daughters, Carole Ann Johnson, and Betsy (Jeff) Boggs; his son, Tim (Kathy) Freewind; seven grandchildren, Todd (Kim) Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Tyler (Sarah), Evan and Alexus Boggs, Kaitlin and Kara Freewind; and six great-grandchildren, Brendan, Erin, Colin, Patrick, Moira and Emma Johnson.
    Dick was born in Detroit but was raised in Logansport. Dick served in World War II on the USS Lexington as a pharmacist’s mate. He was awarded several medals for his service but it was his stories of his time in the service that will remain with us all. Dick loved telling stories whether it was about growing up in his beloved hometown, Logansport, his time at Indiana University or the many years he worked for the Pennsylvania then Conrail Railroads.  [He graduated in 1946 from Logansport High School.]
     Dick also owned the B&K Root Beer stand in Wyoming for three years in the 1960s.
     Dick was a consummate storyteller. He liked nothing better than making his children and grandchildren laugh, and regardless of the situation, he could find something funny about it and tell a story about it. Dick was the ultimate optimist, right to the end; he always thought things were going to turn out all right. Dick loved kids and thought each of his grandchildren was the best thing that ever happened to him. Dick and Helen loved to travel and visited almost every state and much of Canada. He documented his life with the many slides he took on his travels and of his kids and grandkids. Dick loved to read, especially history and politics.
     He was great at telling stories about little-known facts about various founding fathers and political figures, particularly humorous ones. He also loved music, anything but rock, which he perceived to be the destroyer of the “real” music from the swing era. He always loved Dixieland bands and he and Helen visited New Orleans on numerous occasions.
     Dick will be remembered in a celebration of his life Thursday at Ada Congregational Church, 6330 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301. Visitation with the family will be from noon to 1 p.m., with the memorial service starting at 1 p.m.
     Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel and will proceed to the graveside, accompanied by the Dixieland Band, The Swampwater Stompers.  (5-9-2013)


     Classmate Lowell Pinney's wife, Barbara Kin Pinney, 73, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013.  Barbara was born on August 15, 1939, in Buffalo, New York, to Stephen and Irene Kin.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Patrick Joseph Hertz.
     Barbara is survived by her husband of 39 years, Lowell Pinney; sons, Jerome Hertz (Kathleen) and Michael Hertz; step-children, Jon Pinney (Nikki), Kristen Pinney Lewis (Michael) and Alan Pinney (Melissa); sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are four brothers and their wives, Edward Kin (Janice), Henry Kin (Judy), Michael Kin (Ann), and John Kin (Valerie). Barbara attended St. Joan of Arc Elementary, St. Agnes Academy and Marian College in Indianapolis.
     She and her brothers were members of the championship swim teams at the Riviera Swim Club and as an adult she was a member of the Indy Swim Fit Masters Swim Club.
     Barbara was a real estate broker and Realtor and served in sales and management for Ludlow Realtors and Carpenter Company Realtors.
     Visitation will be Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St. (US Hwy 31 S), Indianapolis, IN 46227.  Services will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home.
     Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, 435 W. Troy, Indianapolis, IN 46225. Online condolences may be shared with the family at orileyfuneralhome.com.  (3-30-2013)
                         Information from Indianapolis Star Newspaper website


Thomas M Medland - obit     A brother of classmate Dick Medland, Thomas M. Medland passed away, peacefully surrounded within a circle of his family on the afternoon of March 7, 2013, in Sun City Grand, Arizona, after an extended battle with lung cancer.  Born in Petoskey, Michigan, on September 29, 1938, he was the son of Thomas G. and Mary E. Medland.  He grew up in Logansport, Indiana, graduating from Logansport High in 1956.
     He studied mechanical engineering at his beloved University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1960.  He was chosen for "Who's Who in America" as one of the top 40 seniors, and served as Grand Knights of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus.  After serving as the Cadet Commander of Notre Dame's Air Force ROTC Unit, Tom was sent to Purdue University where he earned a Masters degree in industrial engineering.  In active military duty, he spent ten years in Georgia and Germany, with his final three millitary years teaching Air Force ROTC at Notre Dame.  As a Notre Dame faculty member he served on the Board of the Notre Dame Faculty Club and was a Knights of Columbus District Deputy in Indiana.
     On August 12, 1961, he married Beth Lehman of Logansport, Indiana.  They had one child in 1972, Meredith Medland Sasseen.  After 25 years of marriage, Beth passed away from cancer in January of 1987.  In February of 1988, he married Rita Macke and shared the last 25 years of his life with her.  Since 1998 they have spent summers in Appleton, Wisconsin, and the winters in Surprise, Arizona.  Each week he played golf with a group of "golf buddies" he loved.  He served as Sunday usher at Prince of Peace Catholic parish in Sun City Grand.  He was an a very active member of the community.
     Tom moved to the Fox Valley in 1971 and served in executive manufacturing positions at Thilmany, Akrosil, Central Products, Trail-et, George Whiting Paper Company and Hayes Manufacturing, where he retired in 2000.  He served as Technical Chairman of the Composite Can and Tube Institute as well as a member of its Board of Directors.
     Tom was a long time member and president, of Riverview Country Club as well as a member of the Appleton Yacht Club, North Shore and Butte Des Morts Country Clubs.
     He is survived by his wife, Rita as well as his daughter, Meredith and her husband Timothy Sasseen: his stepchildren, Bob and Karen Macke, Daniel and Regina Macke, Carolyn Macke Baumann and Christine and Ryan Nielsen.  He has eight cherished grandchildren: Nathan and Natalie Macke, Alexander and Lauren Macke, Griffin and Ella Baumann, Hannah and Jacob Nielsen.  He leaves three brothers: William of Onalaska, Wisconsin, Richard of Tucson, Arizona, and Timothy Medland of Carmel, Indiana.
     Visit www.NotreDameTom.com to participate in an online tribute.
     The funeral liturgy for Tom will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2013 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street in Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, OFM Cap. officiating.  Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
     The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again at the church on Friday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of the liturgy.
     Memorial contributions may be directed to Appleton's ABC (A Better Chance) Program.  
(3-17-2013)
                         Information from Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Homes website


Elda Doris Shaver -obit     Classmate Nancy Shaver Sturgeon's mother, Elda Doris Shaver, 95, of Logansport passed away on January 15, 2013 at her daughters residence in Kalamazoo, MI.
     Born on March 27, 1917 in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Edward Roland and Signa Wilson Hutton. On February 14, 1937 in Logansport, Elda married Charles C. Shaver who preceded her in death on June 2, 2005. Charles and Elda were married for 68 years before his passing.
     Elda was a homemaker.
     She was a member of First United Methodist Church, former member of the league of women voters, former board member of the Cass County Children’s Home, former Brownie Scout Leader, and current member of the Royal Center Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
     Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Rich) Wild, Logansport; and Nancy (Terry) Sturgeon, Kalamazoo, MI; one brother, Dr. Charles (Lucreda) Hutton, Winamac; 7 grandchildren, Michael Wild, Jeffrey (Dawn) Wild, Kevin (Melissa) Wild, Craig (Deanna) Sturgeon, Kathy Bethard, Thomas (Allison) Sturgeon, and Brian (Sara) Sturgeon; 17 great grandchildren, Brandon (Morgan) Wild, Sarai (Cody) Anthis, Evan Wild, Alanna Wild, Joseph (Lynn) Sturgeon, Andrew Sturgeon, Christopher (Annie) Sturgeon, Erica, Rebecca, Nicole, Alyssa, and David Bethard, Eliza, Emma, Luke, Madison, and Ty Sturgeon; four great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by 1 Sister, Betty Maple.
     A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 19 in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Fager officiating. Private burial will be held in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday also in the Funeral Home.
     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  (1-16-2013)
               Information from Pharos Tribune website


Mary Casalini - obit      Classmate Joseph Casalini's mother, Mary Casalini, 99, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 7:25 p.m., Monday, December 31, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.
      Born on September 13, 1913 in Caserta, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Candino and Elisa (Aldi) Donato. On November 21, 1934, she married Guido Casalini.  He preceded her in death on November 17, 1978.
      Mary was a homemaker and she formerly worked as a cook at Donatos Italian Village, the Lunch Basket, Ben Hur Restaurant and Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the William Paca Lodge.  She loved to cook and spend time with her family.
      Survivors include her children, Pat Byers and husband John of Logansport, Donald Casalini and wife Cathey of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Joseph B. Casalini and wife Sue of Logansport, Mary Ann Kelly and husband Henry of Kokomo, Ernest Casalini and wife Sue of Panama City, Florida, Sophie Rogers and husband Jamie of Logansport, and Thomas Casalini of Zionsville.  She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Bradley Casalini (Dawn), Theresa Runge (Scott), Elizabeth Loposser (Jim), Matt Casalini, Andrew Casalini, Valerie Muchado, Guido Casalini, Eli Casalini, Liza Macy (Ethan), Sophie Casalini, John L. Byers (Diane), Dick Byers (Kathy), Jean Ann Campbell (Mike), Monte Garcia (Heather), Travis Garcia, Fred Rogers and John Rogers (Lyndsi) and many great and great great grandchildren.
      She was also preceded in death by brothers, Gene, Ernest and Peter Donato, sister, Rachael Ventura, grandsons, Joseph Michael Casalini and Michael J. Casalini and great grandson, Dominic Casalini.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Dominic Petan officiating.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2013 at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel where there will be a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m.
      Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
      Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Casalini family at www.maroccofc.com.  (1-11-2013)
                                    Information from Marocco's Funeral Home website.


Henry Eugene Bradshaw - obit      Classmate Sharon Taylor Bradshaw's husband, Henry Eugene Bradshaw, 81, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Regis Woods Care and Rehab Center, Louisville, Kentucky.
      Eugene was born July 27, 1931 in Russell Springs, Kentucky, to the late Henry and Euola Cecile Williams Bradshaw.  He served our country in the U.S. Marines, received his Bachelors degree from University of Louisville, and retired from Park Aerial Surveys as a cartographer/surveyor after 40 years of employment.
      Great grandson, Cory Bradshaw Jr. precedes him in death.
      Along with his wife of 41 years, Sharon; left to carry on his memory are children, Brian , Ted, and John (Kenna) Bradshaw; sisters, Arlene Patrick (Norman), Alene and Lois Bradshaw; grandchildren, Cory and Brendon Bradshaw, Anna and Samantha Bradshaw; along with their mother Marianne Bradshaw.
      A service for Eugene will be noon Sunday at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.
      Expressions of sympathy can be made to either Hosparus of Louisville or the Brown Cancer Center.  
(9-27-2012)
                          Information from The LOUISVILLE CARRIER-JOURNAL website.


Mary K Bain - obit     Classmate Jim Bain's mother, Mary K. Bain, 91, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 7 a.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012, in her home.
     Born May 22, 1921, in Camden, Indiana, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Kathryn (Timmons) Smith.  On July 5, 1941, in Logansport, she was married to Hugh G. Bain, who preceded her in death on February 17, 1988.
     A homemaker, Mary was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church.  She enjoyed a good "blue light special" in the days of K-Mart and loved to meander through the aisles of WalMart, visiting with both friends and strangers.
     Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, James E. Bain and his wife Jeanette, of Plymouth, Indiana, Rick L. Bain and his wife Chris, of Baltimore, Ohio, and Hugh G. Bain II and his wife Kris, of Brownsburg, Indiana; five grandchildren, Kelly Bain Skirvin and her husband Gene, Scott Bain and his wife Carol, Bryan Bain, Jennifer Corcoran and her husband Chris, and Kyle Bain; and twelve great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters.
     Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from noon until the time of the services on Saturday.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Isabella Corcoran fund. Isabella, who has been valiantly battling cancer, is the great-granddaughter of Mary Bain.  
(9-3-2012)
                         Information gathered from Fisher Funeral Chapel website.


Ja Ann Pasquale Strahlem - obit     The sister of classmate Bill Rozzi, Jo Ann Strahlem, age 69, Logansport, passedJo Ann Rozzi - HS away at 9:49 a.m., on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.
     Born on March 8, 1943, she was the daughter of Bernard “Ben” and Una May Benjamin Rozzi.  Her father survives, residing in Logansport.
     On January 20, 1962, she was married to Bill Strahlem, who survives.
     Jo Ann had formerly been employed at Faye’s Coiffures, and currently worked at Warner’s Greenhouses.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, and Delta Theta Chi Sorority.  She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, helping others, and reading.
     Also surviving are children, Stephanie (Mark) Reef, Bill (Kathy) Strahlem Jr., and Amy (Jason) Brown; grandchildren, Adam and Matthew Reef, Billy Strahlem, and Levi and Katie Brown; brother, William (Phyllis) Rozzi, her in-laws, John (Jean) Strahlem, Dottie (Steve) Harvey, Jane Patch, and Dave (Jill) Strahlem, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones, and friends.
     She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Strahlem, and her mother, Una May Rozzi.
     The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Father Mike McKinney officiating.
     Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at Kroeger Funeral Home.  A Scripture Service will be conducted by Deacon Juan Rodriguez, at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, also at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Delta Theta Chi Province Scholarship Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
 (8-20-12)
                Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


    The mother of classmate Richard McClain, Sarah Edith McClain, 94, of Sun City, Arizona, died at her summer home in Hamilton, Indiana, on Sunday, July 15, 2012.
     Born September 30, 1917, in Plainfield, Indiana, Sarah was the daughter of Everett and Ota Stanley.
     She was the valedictorian of the class of 1935 at Plainfield High School and attended Earlham College in Richmond.
     Sarah married Joseph W. McClain in 1941 and they were married for 67 years upon his death in March, 2008.  Their retirement years were filled with many travels and summers at Hamilton Lake.  She was a member of the Sun City Christian Church.  Sarah raised her family in Logansport, Indiana, where she volunteered at the local hospital and was a member of the YWCA and the Logansport Tourist Club.
     She is survived by her children Richard (Barrie), Logansport, Robert (Kathleen), Auburn, Jerry (Mary Ann), Auburn, Sheryl Murphy, Norcross, Georgia, and Charles, El Paso, Texas; nine grandchildren, Jeffery, Nathan, Matthew, Brian, David, Erica, Mark, Christopher, and Raymond; and eight great-grandchildren, Brandt, Lauran, Clark, Katie, Saylor, Moshe, Sefiyah, and Asher.  One brother, Everett Stanley, also survives.
     Preceeding in death were her husband, Joseph Warner McClain; son, Joseph Marion McClain; and brothers, Kenneth, Raymond, and Harold Stanley.
     Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
     Arrangements are entrusted with H.E. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, Angola and Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport.
     A family service will be held at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport, Indiana.
 (7-19-2012)
  
              Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.


Alice L Snyder Meeks - obit      The sister of classmate Carol Snyder Shively, Alice L. Snyder Meeks, 69, Kokomo, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born February 22, 1943, in Logansport, to George Snyder and Lucille (Rice) Michael.  On August 30, 1963, she married Raymond T. Meeks, and he survives.
      Family was always first on Alice's list.  She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, holding women's meetings, and was an avid Colts fan.
      In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Barry (Michelle) Meeks, Brett Meeks, and Raymond (Rebecca) Grants Meeks, all of Peru; one brother, Randy Michael, Logansport; and two sisters, Carol Shively, and Judy Flory, both of Logansport.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.      Online messages of condolence may be made at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.  (7-9-2012)
       Information from Becky Timmons Stover & Sunset Memory Garden


     ST. PARIS, Ohio — The brother of classmate Sandy Neese Zellers, James William “Jim” Neese, 65, St. Paris, Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center.
     Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Logansport, Indiana, Jim was the son of the late William and Mildred Neese.
     He is survived by his children, Kristy Harris, Wellston, Ohio, Meera Good, Sidney, Ohio, and Bill Neese (Lindsey), West Chester, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Chelsie, Jesse, Kayleen, Brooke, Julia, Hannah, and Hadley; and two sisters, Sandy (John) Zellers and Betty (Jerry) Keener, both of Indiana.
     Jim was in the U.S. Army and served his country in the Vietnam War.
     He retired from Navistar and enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing.
     A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Poland, Ind.
     Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.  (7-4-2012)
             
     from PHAROS TRIBUNE website


Cathy A Molique Westrick - obit     The sister of classmate Mary Jo Molique McAlduff, Cathy A. Molique Westrick, age 57, Kokomo, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 6:43 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born December 26, 1954, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Richard A. and Josephine M. Molique.
     On August 29, 1987, she was married to Ned J. Westrick, who survives.
     Cathy was a 1972 graduate of Logansport High School and a 1976 graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in chemical engineering.  She had been employed as engineering manager at Delphi Automotive in Kokomo.
     She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Kokomo, and a former member of All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport.
     Cathy was a loving wife, mother, and sister and was very devoted to her family.  She always thought of others before herself.  She was a trusted friend and valued colleague.  In addition to her family and friends, Cathy loved all animals, especially her pets.  In her free time, she also enjoyed cooking and gardening.
     Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters, Sara (husband, Parke) Corbin, and Marianne Westrick; brother, Thomas R. Molique and sister, Mary Jo McAlduff.
     The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Kroeger Funeral Home.  Deacon Juan Rodriguez will officiate.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 East Market Street, Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Kokomo Humane Society, 713 N. Elizabeth Street, Kokomo, IN 46901, or the American Cancer Society 2723 S. Albright Road, Kokomo, IN 46902.  
(6-21-2012)


Eleanor L "Nanny" Scagnoli - obit     Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Eleanor L. “Nanny” Scagnoli, age 92, Logansport, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at her home in Logansport surrounded by her loving family.  She was the mother of classmate Joe Scagnoli.
     Second oldest of eleven children, she was born October 24, 1919, in Logansport, to Mearl and Effie Gallaway.  She was married at St. Joseph’s Church (now All Saints Catholic Church) in Logansport on July 9, 1938, to Guido J. Scagnoli, who preceded her in death on April 18, 2003.  Eleanor and Guido were married for 65 years.
     During her lifetime, Eleanor was employed at RBM Manufacturing Company and later worked at Marfina’s Italian Villa Restaurant.  In her early years she was an avid tennis player and bowler and her other hobbies and interests included dancing to the “Big Bands” and bowling at Bowlmor Lanes, the family business which they co-owned with Tony and Ruth Sundy for 33 years.  Eleanor and Guido were Logansport High School season ticket holders and attended football and basketball games for many years.
     Eleanor was a member of All Saints Church and All Saints ladies Society.  She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Holy Rosary Study Club, VFW Post 3790 Auxiliary for 35 years and the William Paca Lodge.  She assisted with All Saints funeral dinners and worked at Franklin and Fairview schools for eleven years in the cafeteria.
     Surviving are sons, Joseph (Betsy) Scagnoli, Muncie, and Thomas (Loretta) Scagnoli, Logansport, daughter Suzanne (Joseph) Naumcheff, Greenwood, brother Richard (Angie) Gallaway, Logansport; sisters, Marjory (John) Donato, Logansport, Virginia Ricci, Logansport, Joan Hopper, Logansport, Judy Drummond, Cocoa, Florida, five grandchildren, Joseph Scagnoli, Jr., Indianapolis, Kelly (Zach) Huth, Granger, Jennifer (Bryan) Cloncs, NY, Thomas (Jennifer) Scagnoli, Zionsville, and Tim (Katrina) Scagnoli, Logansport, eleven great grandchildren, Nicholas and Annabelle Scagnoli, Indianapolis, McKenzie, Hudson, Molly and Tucker, Granger, Miller Cloncs, New York City, Cale and Nalia Scagnoli, Zionsville, Mason and Molly Scagnoli, Logansport; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Don (Ruth) and sisters, Rosella (Roland) Mayhill, Norma Jean (Donald) Hines, Clara (Robert) Bridenbaugh, Carol Abston, and granddaughter, Ann Scagnoli.
     The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael McKinney officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home. A VFW Auxiliary Service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. and a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home, followed by a Daughters of Isabella Service.
     Family and friends are invited to light a candle or have a Mass said in memory of Eleanor.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, PO Box 621, Rochester, IN 46975, the American Cancer Society or any charity of the donor’s choice.
     Eleanor’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren each held a special place in her heart.  They were the “joys of her life”.  She will be greatly missed but because we know where she is now and how much better off her life will be again, it is with sweet sadness that we say goodbye to our precious mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
     The family of Eleanor would like to thank the Memorial Hospital doctors, nurses, staff, aides and hospice and volunteers for the wonderful care and support given to her during the past several months of her life.
     Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com  
(6-2-2012)


W. Joseph (Joe) Kimberling - obit     Classmate Rose Mary McCain Kimberling's son, William. J. (Joe) Kimberling, 46, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Feb. 10, 1966.  He passed away from cancer March 29, 2012 [after a several year struggle].
     A graduate of Westside High School, [Omaha, Neb.], he received degrees from U. of Kansas and Northwestern.  An Art Director at Entertainment Weekly (N.Y.) and L.A. Magazine, he received national design awards at both magazines.
     Preceded in death by both sets of grandparents.  He is survived by parents, Dr. William [LHS '58] and Rose Mary Kimberling , Waterloo, Neb.; sisters: Susan (Chris) Kannawin, Denver,, Col.; Marty (John) Dougherty, Montgomery, Ala.; Patricia Kimberling, Lincoln, Neb.; and brother T.D. (Tracy) Kimberling, Kearney, Mo.; 12 nieces and nephews and a great nephew and a great niece.
     Sincere gratitude to his many caring, loving friends in L.A
     Memorials to: Kansas U. Endowment, School of Journalism, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS, 66044-0928.  
(4-18-2012)

     
The above was published in Omaha World-Herald on April 17, 2012.

     Joe was well known and respected by those in the publishing industry. More detailed information is available at this website:
               http://www.lamag.com/play/slideshows/story.aspx?ID=1678684


Alfred J Daniel - obit     Classmate Bonnie McElheny Daniel's husband, Alfred J. Daniel, 71, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2012, in Indianapolis.  Born in Overton County, TN on April 15, 1940, he was the son of Alfred and Christene (Smith) Daniel.  A 1958 graduate of Muncie Central High School, Al earned a bachelor’s degree in 1964 from Ball State University, where he met the love of his life, Bonnie (McElheny) Daniel, his wife of 51 years.
     Al is survived by wife Bonnie, son Alan Daniel, daughters Teresa (Kent) Williams, Lisa (Bruce) Merrill, and Krista (Steve) Jackson; two granddaughters: Danielle and Hayley; and four grandsons: Jimmy, Joey, Jake, and Logan.  Also surviving are Al’s mother and his sister, Linda (Johnnie) Davis, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, brother, and a special companion, his dog Susie.
     Al enjoyed a successful sales career in the steel industry for over 30 years.  He was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.  With his fun-loving personality, Al touched the lives of everyone he met.  He had an inquisitive mind and always encouraged others to explore and learn.  He loved golf, good food, music, reading, and sports cars, especially his red Corvette.  Al will be forever remembered for his love of family and passion for life.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home in Fishers, Indiana, with Rev. Dr. Linda McCoy presiding. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 6.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Hospice at give.stvincent.org.  (2-3-2012)


Barbara E James - obit     The mother of classmate Judy Ann James Berkshire, Barbara E. James, 92, Logansport, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at The Arbor by Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.
     Born April 15, 1919, in Monticello, she was the daughter of Bill Griffin and Hazel Simons.  She was married Nov. 8, 1940, in Lafayette, to John O. James, who preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1986.
     Barbara was formerly employed at SS Kresge Department Store, Arlan’s Department Store, the Golden Rule and Happy Burger West.
     She also had worked for Area Five.
     She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the YMCA.
     Barbara was an avid artist.
     Surviving are daughters, Judy [Ann] Berkshire and husband, Charlie, and Valerie Fromelius and husband, Peter, all of Logansport; son, Dennis James, Binghamton, N.Y.; half-sister, Bambi Fleming and husband, Michael, Fishers; seven grandchildren, Brian James, Brent James, Shaun Kreighbaum, Tracy Benson, Andrew Benson, Scott Benson and Jerri Ann Hayes; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by two sisters.
     Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry DeVos officiating.
     Friends may call one hour before services Tuesday at the church.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
     Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  
(2-3-2012)


     Barbara VanBriggle Jones' mother, Elizabeth Anne VanBriggle, age 89, Winston-Salem, NC, formerly of Punta Gorda, Fl., and Logansport, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012,. In Vienna Village, Pfafftown, NC.
     Born in Logansport on February 8, 1922, she was the daughter of Earl and Helen Houghton Bragg.
     On July 19, 1938, she was married to Charles F. VanBriggle, who preceded her in death on March 16, 2001.
     In Logansport, Anne had been teenage program director for the YWCA from 1962 to 1966 and also executive director at the Red Cross before retiring. While residing in Florida she was active in programs of Alligator Park.
     She loved to travel and read and enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
     She is survived by daughters, Barbara and husband Jack Jones, Galveston, Ind., and Patricia and husband David Kleinmiaer, Winston-Salem, NC; Grandchildren, Stephen Jones, Elizabeth Jones Johns (husband Rick) Laura Jones Franscoviak ( husband Ryan) Jennifer Kleinmaier LaMar (husband David) Amy Kleinmaier Freemon (husband Wallace).
     Also surviving are great grandchildren Stephanie Jones, Kristi Jones, Michelle Jones, Kristopher Johns, Ryan Jones, Lance Rohrabaugh, Coty Rohrabaugh, Caleb Franscoviak, Jessica Melton, Austin Melton, Wyatt Doughtery and Gracie Freemon; and a great-great grandson, Nathanial Hicks, Jr.
     Private services will be held at a later date.  
(1-24-2012)


Nancy A. Rife - HS     Kathy White Williams' sister, Nancy A. Rife, 65, formerly of Logansport, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Centennial Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
     Born March 22, 1946, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Frank and Lois White.
     Nancy graduated from IUK's nursing program in 1981 at the top of her class.  Her passion for nursing led her to various director of nursing positions in Indiana, New Mexico and Texas.  She worked in the nursing profession until her retirement in 2011.  After retirement, Nancy was in the process of realizing her life's dream of building a log cabin on her mountaintop in Tennessee with her husband and numerous pets.
     [Nancy graduated in the Logansport High School Class of 1964.]
     Nancy is survived by her husband, Gale Rife, Tennessee; sister, Kathy Williams, Zionsville; daughter, Kim Buck, Florida; daughter, Cathy Buck, Windfall; son, Chris Fogle, Michigan; stepson, Nick Rife, Warsaw; stepson, Matthew Rife, Texas; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a stepson, Joe Fogle, and her parents.
     In lieu of a formal service, a balloon release will be held at France Park in July 2012.
     Donations may be made to the National Organization of Alternative Programs or your local Humane Society.
     Please send online recollections/condolences to www.nancy-rife.forevermissed.com.  (1-8-2012)


Carmen R Newton - obit     Marilyn Newton Williams' mother, Carmen R. Newton, age 94, Logansport, passed away at 1:00 a.m., Thursday, December 15, 2011, in Memorial Hospital.
     Born in Flint, Michigan, on May 7, 1917, she was the daughter of Ebert and Ruth Cunningham Robbins.
     Carmen was married to James Glen Newton, who preceded her in death on December 13, 1972.
     A 1935 graduate of Peru High School, Carmen retired as a night supervisor from the Logansport State Hospital. She was a member of the former St. Bridget's Church.
     Surviving are her children, Carmen Sue Ann (William) Jargstorf, Delphi, Marilyn K. Williams, Kokomo, Mike (Linda) Newton, Naperville, Ill., Janet Ruth Newton, Logansport, Pat Newton, Morrison, Colo., and Terra Joan Newton (Tom Trueb), Delphi; grandchildren, Mark (Diana) Jargstorf, Brent Williams, Darcy (Jason) Gonzales, Kristen (Brian) McCallum and Kelly (Joseph) Haufle.
     Also surviving are great grandchildren, Jeremiah, Justin, Alex, Jake, Jordayn, Antonio, and Carmen Rose; nieces and nephews, Nancy, Margaret, Judy and children, Robert Alvey, Joe, Jim, Mary Susan, CeCe, Rosie and children.
     She was preceded in death by her brothers, William Holton and James Holton.
     Carmen Newton was born in the springtime which may be the reason she loved flowers so well; her garden was awash with the brightness of tulips and daffodils. Lily of the Valley and roses were her favorites along with lilacs which filled the house each April, even though they made her sneeze.
     Carmen Newton was a lover of birds; the Indiana cardinal brought her joy.  Her grandchildren would call out “look, there’s Grandma Newt’s redbird!” whenever they saw one.
     She loved to read, was never without a book. In the hot Indiana summer nights, she would whisper stories to her children as they lay all around her on Big Grandma’s quilt.  Weekly trips to the library to find stories on their own were an inherited happy ritual for them.
     She was a beauty in high school; her high school graduation picture shows a lovely young girl with a sweet smile and shy eyes.  She met the love of her life at a Logansport/Peru high school football game where they wagered a stick of gum on the outcome – he lost.  She pasted the gum wrapper in her scrapbook with the breathless notation, “met Red Newton at a football game tonight.  He’s cute.”  Their marriage lasted until his death and gave them six children, a big white corner house with a brick porch, and a buckeye tree.  They shared a love of Big Band music, stealing away to Colonial Gardens where the danced to the sounds of Glen Miller and Woody Herman.  And they loved swimming, spending weeks at Culver with their kids and in-laws in a rented cottage called "The Irish".
     She was calm and patient midst the tornado of living that six children create.  She sewed clothes for her daughters and for her daughters’ dolls. She watched her sons play their way through sports.  She made a mean chocolate cake with white icing that even Martha would envy.  She loved to drive a car.  She liked the Marx Brothers.  She saw Fanny Brice when she was sixteen.  And Sally Rand at the World’s Fair.  She went camping with her son in Utah at age 80.  She was filled with humor and with intelligence even at 94.  She was reading two books a week and watching Wheel of Fortune and working an impossibly difficult puzzle at the time of her death.
     She touched lives with her kindliness and her willingness to love and listen without judging.  She truly did make a difference in the lives of others. People remembered her.  “How’s your Mom doing?” was a question all of her children heard daily.
     She loved her family with a selflessness that is seldom seen.  She was kind and gentle with a beauty of heart rarely seen.  She was loved and we will miss her.
     Services for Carmen Newton will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home. Fr. Donald Eder will officiate.
     Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. B urial will be private in Mount Hope Cemetery immediately following the service.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Circus City Festival Museum, 154 N. Broadway, Peru, IN, 46970, Logansport Public Library, 616 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947, or Cass County Historical Society, 1004 E. Market Street, Logansport, IN, 46947.
     Condolences for the family of Carmen Newton may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
 (12-18-2011)


Dorothea M Ottinger - obit     Larry Ottinger's mother, Dorothea Mae (Knarr) Ottinger, 91, of Logansport, passed away at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2011, in Morrison Woods Health Center, Muncie, Indiana.
     Born March 11, 1920, in Pulaski County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harley and Hulda (Herrick) Knarr. On November 10, 1939, in the Winamac Presbyterian Church, she was married to Earl Ottinger. H e preceded her in death December 13, 1981, in Port Charlotte, Florida.
     She was a graduate of Winamac High School.
     Dorothea had lived in Port Charlotte, Florida from 1972 until returning to Logansport in 2001.  She had recently moved to Muncie, Indiana, to be near her family.
     Dorothea was a member of Royal Center Chapter No. 375 Order of Eastern Star; the Koran Temple Daughters of the Nile, the Niddee Shrine Guild, and the Logansport Exchangettes.  She had also served on the Board of Directors of the former Cass County Children's Home.
     Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Barbara Ottinger, of Muncie, IN; two grandsons and their wives, Lance and Allison Ottinger of Muncie, IN, and Eric and Angela Ottinger, of Fort Wayne, IN; 4 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Brendan, Lauren and Conner Ottinger and two sisters-in-law, Joan Knarr, of Winamac, IN, and Irene Knarr, of North Manchester, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by four brothers, Francis Knarr and his wife Anita, Spencer Knarr, Elmer Knarr and his wife Ione, and Richard Knarr; and one sister, Donna Garver and her husband Garold.
     Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2011 at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Ronald Naylor officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from noon until the time of the services on Monday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or a favorite charity.
     You may light a candle of hope in remembrance of Dorothea and view her video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  (12-9-2011)


     The husband of classmate Baunetta (Bonnie) Raikes Nida, Donald Romeo Nida, 70, died on Sunday, October 23, 2011, in Lancaster, Ohio.  He was born December 23, 1940.  Don had been in failing health for a lengthy time.  
     Donald married Baunetta on August 4, 1969, in Lancaster, Ohio.
     Survivors include sons David (Lorraine) Nida, and Daniel (Robyn) Nida; several grandchildren.

          This information may be need to be corrected and will be updated when it is available.  
(12-10-2011).


Thelma I Dunn -obit     The mother of Judy Dunn Segraves, Thelma I. Dunn, age 92, Logansport, passed away at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2011, at Logansport Memorial Hospital, following a very brief illness.
     Born December 18, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Doak and Dora Welch Denham.
     On September 1, 1939, she married John J. “Jack” Dunn, who preceded in death May 29, 1991.
     Thelma was retired from the accounting department at Logansport Machine Company.  For many years she was employed at Flanegin Ace Hardware, where she was head of the Toy Department.  She wrote and was the voice of many commercials for Flanegin’s broadcast on radio station WSAL.
     A 1936 graduate of Logansport High School, Thelma was a lover of poetry and wrote many of her own poems.  She was a long-time member of Alpha Mu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority and was also a member of the Logansport Elkettes.
     Thelma loved sports and dancing.  She was an avid fan of IU basketball under Bobby Knight.  Known to her grandchildren as “Gigi”, she loved and adored them.  Thelma was the longest living member of the Baptist Temple.
     Surviving are two daughters, Sharon L. Haynes, and Judith A. Segraves, both of Logansport; two sons, John J. (Mary) Dunn, Thurso, Scotland, and David M. (Frankie) Dunn, Florissant, Mo.; eleven grandchildren, Darla L. Culp, Cicero, Ind., Michael L. Haynes, Cave Creek, Ariz., David Segraves, Logansport, Gregg Segraves, Moultrie, Ga., Jody Lynne (Dan) Hollis, Fishers, Ind., Steven J. Segraves, Lafayette, Tonya J. (William) Egbula, Simpsonville, SC., Tammy Dunn, Aberdeen, Scotland, James Dunn and Brad (Lisa) Dunn, all of Florissant, Mo., and Kathy (Shane) Middendorf, Wentzville, Mo., eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Preceding in death were two grandsons, Brian J. Segraves and Stewart Dunn; brothers, Fred Denham and Eugene Y. Denham, and sister, Dorothy Smith.
     The funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Wade officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple, 700 East Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947.  
(10-29-2011)


Arthur Ross VanAllen - obit     Classmate Nancy VanAllen Martin's brother, Arthur "Art" Van Allen, 81, who died October 19, 2011, was responsible for bringing National Public Radio to Indianapolis.   He was manager of FM station WIAN, owned by the Indianapolis Public Schools, from the fall of 1958 until December, 1986.  When he became in charge of the station, it was located at Shortridge High School, and its functions were to broadcast instructional programs that were used in IPS classrooms and to provide broadcast experience to Shortridge students.  Beginning in 1963, he extended the hours of broadcasting on a limited basis providing programming for a general audience that was based, for the most part, on broadcasts of IPS football and basketball games and concerts by IPS music groups.
     During the 1960s, Art was also involved in broadcast related activities outside of his duties at WIAN.  He was a member of the In-School Radio Committee of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters and was a founding member and first President of the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.
     In 1970, WIAN moved to the newly constructed Center for Instructional Radio and Television at 931 Fletcher Avenue.  That year the Second Progamme of the Fine Arts Society began on the station.  In later Years, the Fine Arts Society moved this program to WICR where it is still heard.
     In 1970, also, National Public Radio began to form. 89 stations across the nation that applied for membership met the criteria for staffing, budget, and hours of operation required for membership.  These stations were primarily at colleges and universities, and, as a result, not all major metropolitan areas, including Indianapolis, initially had stations. Art, however, discovered that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was providing special grants to stations in such cities allowing them to meet the minimum requirements for NPR membership.  He then wrote a grant proposal which was accepted by the CPB, and WIAN was awarded such a grant on April 1, 1971, the same day that NPR began its programming.  With this grant, WIAN met the criteria for NPR membership, became the 104th or 105th NPR station, and began broadcasting NPR programs on September 1, 1971.
     The nature of the diversified programming on WIAN during Art's tenure as manager was based on his interpretation of the intent of the Communications Act of 1967 which established Public Broadcasting.  The program schedule consisted of news, some sports, classical music, jazz, folk music, drama, and discussion programs from NPR, from other national and international sources, and produced by WIAN staff members. It also included programs produced by local volunteers such as The Afro American in Indiana, La Voz Latina, and music and talk programs by people with specialized resources and knowledge.
     In addition to station administration, Art was directly involved in many of the individual programs on the station.  He may be remembered by listeners as the host of Art with Jazz, a program series which featured early jazz recordings.  He also provided color commentary when WIAN broadcast home and away IUPUI basketball games during the 1973-74 season.
     He produced every one of the WIAN broadcasts of live and tape recorded concerts by IPS and local music groups except for Jazz Open House nights during WIAN fund raisers when he played clarinet instead.  A notable musical program that he produced was The Mighty Wurlitzer Plays Again from the Paramount Music Palace which was located on the east side of Indianapolis.  This was the first digitally recorded program produced locally. He also produced the NPR broadcasts of the 1986 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.  These were the first radio programs distributed nationally by satellite from Indianapolis.
     By 1986, WIAN had developed into a 24-hour-a-day full service station. In December of that year the station was sold to Indianapolis Public Television, and its call letters were subsequently changed to WFYI-FM. With the sale of the station, Art took early retirement from IPS and then taught writing in the English department of IUPUI. He retired from IUPUI in 1994.
     Art was born on October 6, 1930, in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Francis and Freda Van Allen. Early in his life, he showed interest in verbal performance and instrumental music. After graduating from Logansport High School, he attended Butler University where he majored in radio broadcasting. He was student manager of station WAJC his senior year. He was a member of the Butler Band and played clarinet in the Jazzberies, a traditional jazz quintet that played in various venues in Indianapolis, most notably the pre-500 mile race parties at the Indianapolis Press Club.
He was part of the Air Force ROTC program then at Butler and earned a reserve commission upon his graduation. He was called to active duty and served stateside as an administrative officer during the final months of the Korean War. After his discharge, he spent two years in commercial radio in Washington state.
     He then returned to Indiana to pursue a master's degree at Indiana University and, at the same time, fulfill the requirements for an Indiana teacher's certificate. He was the first student at IU, and perhaps statewide, to receive a certificate qualifying him to teach radio and TV production. (Later, he was part of the Indiana Department of Public Instruction that drew up the permanent university academic requirements for certification for teaching Radio and television broadcasting.) After completing his master's degree, he was hired by IPS to manage WIAN.
     Art was a member of the downtown Rotary Club and St. Luke's United Methodist Church where he sang in the chancel choir. After retirement, he continued his interest in jazz, first playing clarinet with Jubilation, an ensemble started by his sister which played liturgical jazz. After that group disbanded, he played with The White River Jazz Band and the Holidaires. With his wife, after their retirement, he enjoyed travel, especially the several trips they made to Europe.
     Family was always important to him.  He enjoyed participating in the lives of his children and grandchildren including attendance at their school music concerts and grandchildren's swim meets.  He is survived by Mary; his wife of 54 years; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Jeannie Van Allen; grandchildren Clara, Ross, August, and Mary Grace Van Allen; daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth Van Allen and Mark Robbins; grandson Van Robbins; and sister Nancy Martin.  [He was preceded in death by his parents Francis R (LHS teacher) and Freda J (Negick) VanAllen.]
     A memorial service to celebrate Art’s life will be Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 100 W. 86th Street, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Additional visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Simon Cancer Center Research, c/o IU Foundation, 1110 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, 46202. (10-21-2011)


Mildred L Nees - obit      LOGANSPORT — The mother of classmate Sandra Neese Zellers, Mildred L. Neese, 92, Logansport, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born Sept. 14, 1918, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Homer and Ada Bandy.  She was married Aug. 8, 1938, in Greencastle, to William C. Neese, who preceded her in death on March 21, 2000.
     Mildred was a 1936 graduate of Reelsville High School.  She was a member of River of Life Christian Church and was the first female elder at the former Ninth Street Christian Church.  She participated in a Euchre Club and the former women’s AGLOW.  She enjoyed ceramics, flowers and solving crossword puzzles.  Most of all she loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren (with one on the way in November) and her great-great grandson.  “They were her life.”
     Surviving are son, James W. Neese, St. Paris, Ohio; daughters, Betty (husband, Jerry) Keener, Bloomington, and Sandra (husband, John) Zellers, Winamac; sister, Maxine Huffman, Chandler, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Dianna Blake, Logansport, Bradley (Lorie) Zellers, Winamac, Kristy Harris, Wellston, Ohio, Meera Good, St. Paris, Ohio and Bill (Lindsey) Neese, West Chester, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren, Marissa Weaver and Korin Weaver, Star City, Gregory Zellers and Shawn Zellers, Winamac, Chelsie Akers, St. Paris, Ohio, Jesse Harris and Brooke Harris, Wellston, Ohio, Kayleen Good, Julia Good and Hannah Good, all of Piqua, Ohio; and great-great-grandson, Aiden Sturgeon, Star City; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Bandy.
     Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Hibbard officiating.
     Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     Entombment will be in Ever Rest Memorial Park.
     Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Church, or American Cancer Society.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
     Condolences and personal remembrances may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com.
 (5-6-2011) 


Mary A Loser - obit     Classmate Sherry Loser Pasquale's mother, Mary A. Loser, age 95, Logansport, passed away at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, at Chase Center.
     She was born Feb. 20, 1916, in Royal Center, the third of four daughters of Roy and Bertha Coleman House.  She was the only surviving sister of May Blinn Meweney, Margaret Skillen Grant and Dorothy Grant.
     She was married 67 years to Wallace Loser, who preceded her in death in 2003.
     Mary was known and loved by many students in Logansport and Cass County.  She received her teaching credentials from Danville College in 1936.  She claimed there wasn’t a student she couldn’t teach to read!
     Her Christian life was also exhibited by her involvement in her local church helping to teach many people the ways of God.  Her gifts of wisdom and leadership will be remembered by her family to whom she leaves a great legacy. Surely she had no regrets as she passed from this life to hearing “well done good and faithful servant.”
     She is survived by daughters, Sherry Pasquale (Jim), Logansport, and Markay Martin (Jim), Canton, Ga.; grandchildren, Andrea Vernon (Bruce), Marcia Hayden (Tony), Logansport, Toby Martin (Kris), Canton, Ga., and Shelby Walters (Phil), Chicago; and six great-grandchildren.
     A private graveside service for family will be at a later date.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Outreach Program at Vineyard Community Church of Logansport. (4-21-2011)


Connie L Brugh Williams - obit       The sister of  late classmate Michael Brugh, Connie L. Williams, 64, Logansport, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011.  She courageously fought three battles of breast cancer over the past 10 years.   Connie passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by those who loved her.
     Born June 28, 1946, in Logansport, Connie was the daughter of the late Gale “Rusty” and Eileen Byers Brugh. On Jan. 28, 1967, she married Jerry W. Williams.
     Connie was a 1964 graduate of Logansport High School.  She retired in June 2010 from Green Power Inc.  She had previously been employed at National Bank and WSE Chevrolet.
     Connie is survived by her husband, Jerry W. Williams; son, Scott B. Williams and wife, Jackie, Rochester; daughters, Jerrilyn Warner and husband, Jason, Brownsburg, and Allison A. Robinson and husband, Brian, Romney; grandchildren, Brugh, Aaron and Abigail Williams and      Grant and Davis Warner; sister, Carol A. Kramer and husband, Ralph, Shelbyville; brother, James L. Brugh and wife, Sue, Logansport; and sister-in-law, Karen S. Brugh, Pittsville, Wis.
     She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael G. Brugh.
     Connie will be remembered by her loved ones for her sweet and simple demeanor, compassionate spirit and generous smile. She shared her love for family and friends through homemade gifts, such as decorated cakes, cookies and candies and knitted crafts. She also enjoyed to read, garden and practice yoga. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to historical sites and reenactments, and together they were avid spectators of car shows and drag races.  Above all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. In the last few weeks of her life, Connie was cared for and surrounded by family and friends.
     The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, support and kindness offered by many.
     Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Robbins officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, PO Box 1449, New York NY 10159, or online at www.mbcnetwork.org to support metastatic breast cancer advocacy efforts or the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 204, Norwood NJ 07648, or online at www.tnbcfoundation.org to support research efforts.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
(4-11-2011)


J Ione Swigert      The mother of classmate Sue Swigert Beal, Julia Ione Swigert of Austin, Texas, formerly of Logansport, peacefully passed away at her residence Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the age of 99.
     Born September 15, 1911, in Randolph County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Bell and Willy Mikesell.
     Ione grew up in Winchester and later attended Indiana University.  On June 16, 1935, Ione married Garth Leon Swigert at the First Methodist Church of Bloomington.
     Ione and Garth lived in several Indiana towns, among them Nashville and Anderson, but eventually settled in Logansport where she taught in the Logansport public school system until her retirement.
     While living in Nashville, Ione became interested in painting and ceramics and enjoyed the friendship of many of the Nashville artists of the late 1930’s.
     In 2004 she moved to Austin, Texas, to be near her daughter and family.
     In Logansport, she was active in Calvary Presbyterian Church, especially in the sewing group that she so enjoyed.
     Surviving are a daughter, Sue Beal and her husband Dick of Austin, Texas; two sons, William and his wife Jan of Nashville, Indiana, and James and his wife Jan of St. Michaels, Maryland; eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
     Preceding her in death were her husband Garth, son Robert, sister Ruth Mikesell, and brother Forrest Mikesell.
     A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 23, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Rev. Douglas Mankell officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Chapter BV of PEO, c/o Judy Williamson, 824 High Street, Logansport, IN 46947.  (3-21-11)


     The mother of Nancy Hendricks Bogensberger, Helen L. Hendricks, 97, Logansport, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
     Born April 13, 1913, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Carl A. and Elizabeth (Purcell) Closson.  She was married Feb. 2, 1937, in Logansport to Leo Hendricks, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1989.
     Helen was a 1930 graduate of Logansport High School, and attended Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va., and University of Illinois in Champaign.
     She had also been employed at the Logansport Public Library.
     Survivors include one son, James C. (wife, Patsi) Hendricks, Culver; three daughters, Susan (husband, Kelson) Slayman, Dataw Island, S.C., Nancy (husband, Hans) Bogensberger, Cape Coral, Fla., and Elizabeth (husband, Walter) Keppner, Annadale, Va.; eight grandchildren, Mark (Graciela) Slayman, Beth (William) Nubbe, Erik (Anne) Bogensberger, Greg (Jodi) Bogensberger, J. Kelly (Cheryl) Hendricks, Heidi (Keith) Knight, Brian (Kathleen) Keppner and Kirstan Keppner; and 12 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded by a brother, Edgar Closson.
     A private burial was conducted Saturday at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     A memorial service officiated by Father Timothy Kroeger will be held at a later date.
     Memorials may be made to United Way of Cass County Inc., 401 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947. (1-17-2011)


     The father of Kathy White Williams, Frank J. White, 89, Logansport, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in his residence.
     Born, Dec. 1, 1920, in Royal Center, he was the son of Frank Virgil White and Zola Swisher. He was married Feb. 25, 1940, in Mexico, to Lois Jean White, who preceded in death Sept. 29, 2007.
     Frank was an engineer at Logan Machine for 43 years.
     He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church, and a member of Elks Lodge 66. Frank was a 1938 graduate of Royal Center High School, was a member of Tipton Masonic Lodge 33 and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. Frank was also a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was the recipient of a Purple Heart.
     Surviving are daughters, Kathy Williams and husband, Jeff, Zionsville, and Nancy Rife and husband, Gale, Seminole, Texas; several nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
     He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
     Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Gundrum Funeral Home with the Rev. George Plasterer and Pastor Andrew Williams officiating.
     Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
 (9-1-10)


     CAMDEN — The husband of Juanita McCloskey Roberson, Daniel Lowell Roberson, 68, Galveston, died at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
     The son of George L. and Frances Isabelle (Appleton) Roberson, he was born Oct. 25, 1941, in Hammond. On Aug. 26, 1962, he married Juanita M. McCloskey at Mount Pisgah Lutheran Church (now Faith Lutheran Church) in rural Logansport.
     A 1959 graduate of Washington Township High School in Cass County, he earned an associate’s degree from DeVry Institute of Technology in 1961 and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne in 1967.
     He worked for Delphi/Delco as an electrical engineer before retiring in 2000. He then worked as a lab assistant at Purdue University until 2007.
     He was a member of Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge 111 F&AM at Burlington and the Elks Lodge at Logansport.
     A Purdue sports fan, he collected model trains, enjoyed sport fishing on Lake Michigan and preparing for the Saturday breakfasts at Deer Creek Presbyterian Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Juanita Roberson; a sister, Sandra Williams, El Cajon, Calif.; two brothers, John (Joanne) Roberson, Winchester, Tenn., and David (Gayle) Roberson, Lafayette; two sons, Patrick (Brooke) Roberson, Galveston, and Stephan (Karen) Roberson, Indianapolis; a daughter, Stephanie (Jeff) Romig, West Lafayette; five grandsons, Nicholas, Conner, Colin and Riley Roberson and Isaac Romig; and one granddaughter, Ella Romig.
     Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deer Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dave Herron officiating.
     Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery at Camden.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cree Funeral Home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30, and one hour before services at the church.
     Memorials may be made to St. Vincent’s Foundation.
(7-13-10)


     The mother of Marcia Cart Dickherber and Michael Cart, Virginia C. Cart, age 94, Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 9:33 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Keepsake Village in Columbus.
     Born in Knox, Indiana, on November 11, 1915, the daughter of Willard and Helen Teske Steele, Virginia spent most of her long life in Logansport where she was a faithful member of St. James Evangelical Church for many years.  She was a member of the Church choir and served as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the St. James Service Guild.
     In December, 1939, she married George Cart, who preceded her in death in 1976.  A long-time employee of Western Union, she worked as a telegrapher and bookkeeper until her retirement.
     Mrs. Cart moved to Columbus in 2006 to be nearer her family.  While in Columbus she attended Faith Lutheran Church.
     Mrs. Cart is survived by her children, Marcia (Donald) Dickherber, and Michael Cart; two grandchildren, Alexander (Marvena) Dickherber and Amanda (Troy) Fleming, three great grandchildren, Rhett and Wyatt Fleming and Andrew Dickherber, all of Columbus.
     In addition to her husband and her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her brother, Willard Steele, Jr.
     A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home. Rev. Marvin Hinkle will officiate.      Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 430 Ninth Street, Logansport, IN 46947; Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201, or Faith Lutheran Church, 6000 State Street, Columbus, IN 47201  (5-2-10)


           THIS OBITUARY IS YEARS OLD, BUT REQUESTED TO BE PLACED ON SITE.
     
Anna Mae Fairchild Lawson's sister, Eva M. Oen, 43, of Rt. 1 Brown Rd., died at 1050 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, [1981] in her home following an extended illness.
     Born in Logansport, IN, she was the daughter of Carl and Clara (Winder) Fairchild. On July 30, 1960, she was married to James R. Oen who survives.
     Also surviving are her father; six children all at home, Richard J., Rachel J., Rowena Joy, Roberta Jo, Ralph J., and Rex J.; four sisters, Mrs. William (Clara) Somsel, Mrs. James (Frances) Neff, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Somsel, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Randy (Anna May) Lawson of South Bend, IN; a brother, Carl Fairchild Jr. of West Frankfort, IL.
     Mrs. Oen was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Catholic Ladies of St. Joseph, St. Johns Fire Department and Rescue Squad, and a marriage encounter group in Maria Stein [OH].
     Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 7, [1981], in St. Josephs Catholic Church with the Rev. Leonard H. Fullenkamp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 5, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 6, at the Heinl-Long & Folk Funeral Home.
--(5-1-10)


     ELKHART — The mother of Mike Roark, June Roark, 98, Elkhart, died at 5:08 a.m. Saturday [April 10, 2010] at Greenleaf Living Center.
     She was born June 22, 1911 in Seymour to Friedrich and Essie (Cochran) Kasper. June married David Mitchell Roark Aug. 19, 1938, in Seymour; he died Feb, 7, 1962.
     Surviving are a daughter Janet Evanega of Elkhart; two sons, D. Michael Roark of Elkhart and Fredrick Roark of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Roark served as church secretary for Ninth Street Christian Church in Logansport until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Elkhart and Tri Kappa in Logansport. She loved her grandchildren, her church and passing the time reading and knitting.
     Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday [April 13, 2010] at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Mike Wills officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday [April 14, 2010] at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church or Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.  
(4-20-10)


    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The sister of David Bowles, Mary F. Cohee, 81, Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, in Riverside Hospital.
     She was a longtime member of Linworth United Methodist Church and was formerly employed by the Worthington School Board and Bob Webb Realtors.
     Surviving are sons, Michael (Tammy), Mark (Ruth), and Dan (Christina Peters-Cohee); eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Richard (Helen) Bowles and David Bowles.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen “Tom” Cohee.
     A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd., Columbus, Ohio, with Dr. Eugene Folden officiating.
     A reception will be held at the church following the service.
     Contributions may be made to Stephen Ministries Program, c/o Linworth United Methodist Church.
     Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in Worthington, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com.  
(3-21-10)


Raldolph "Randy" Lanning -obit      The father of Nancy Lanning Hoffman, Randolph G. “Randy” Lanning, 101 of Logansport passed away at 10:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.
      Born on September 4, 1908 in Aspen, Colorado, he was the son of the late Elmer and Bessie (Crego) Lanning. On June 1, 1935 he married Irene A. Flanegin and she preceded him in death on June 22, 1988.
      Randolph received his bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan in 1931. He entered the draft in September of 1943 and became a lieutenant junior grade communications officer for the U.S. Navy during WWII.
      Mr. Lanning was a 56 year member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and he was a founder of the Logansport HAM Radio Club. He was also a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge #33, Logansport Rotary, Elks, American Legion, Moose and Eagles Clubs. He was a former Neal Home Trustee and YMCA Board member.
      Randolph retired from Flanegin’s Ace Hardware in 1980 after 44 years of service.
      Randolph was a lifelong Democrat who had many years of public service. He served on the Logansport Community School Corporation Board of Directors and served terms as Cass County Commissioner, Cass County Clerk and Cass County Treasurer.
      Randolph loved politics, using his HAM Radio, the outdoor and bird watching.
      Survivors include daughters, Mary K. Kennison and Nancy Hoffman both of Logansport, grandchildren, Thomas Hoffman of California, Eric Cantrell, Gwen Ashby and husband Mark all of Logansport and Robert Hoffman of Baltimore, Maryland, and one great granddaughter, Lee Ann Ashby of Logansport.
      Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the funeral home.
       Pastor Doug Mankell will officiate and burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.maroccofc.com.  (3-2-10)


     The mother of Jack Harrison and the late Penny Harrison Haynes, Ellen Jane McCartney Harrison, 92, LaBelle, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.
     She was born in Logansport and had lived in LaBelle for the past 32 years.
     She was a homemaker and a member of Ninth Street Christian Church and Logansport Order of Eastern Star Chapter 58.
     Survivors include her children, Jack (Rowena) Harrison, Okeechobee, Fla., Fred Harrison, LaBelle, Fla., and Jean (Byron) Harrison Smith, LaBelle, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jackson Harrison; and her daughter, Penny Harrison Haynes.
     A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave., LaBelle, Fla. 33935.
     In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Heart Association or Barron Library.
     Condolences may be offered at www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com.
 (2-24-10)  


Albert Ricciardi Crawley - obit     Albert Ricciardi Crawley, 42, of Winter Park, Florida died suddenly and unexpectedly at work on Monday, January 25, 2010.       
     Born on October 27, 1967 in Chicago, he was the son of Evan A. and Sondra (Ricciardi) Crawley.
     Albert was an Auto Tech for Complete Auto Repair by Cold Air Muffler Man in Winter Park, Florida. He was a gifted mechanic.
     He was a member of the American Legion and he enjoyed classic rock music, playing guitar and antique cars. He had a carefree attitude and a contagious laugh. He lived life to the fullest.
     Survivors include father, Evan A. Crawley of Logansport, mother, Blue Butterfly Woman [formerly Sondra Ricciardi] of Bloomington, sons, Evan Michael Crawley of Winter Park, Florida and Devin Candioty of Scottsdale, Arizona, brothers, Rick Crawley and wife Susan of Logansport, Lon Crawley of Park Forest, Illinois, and Vincent Crawley and wife Effie of Germany, grandmothers, Gwendolyn Crawley of Greencastle and Mary Ricciardi of Logansport. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by sister, Alexandra Crawley.
     Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2010, and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
      Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Online Condolences may be made to the Crawley Family at www.maroccofc.com.  
(2-1-10)


     The step-mother of Richard Douglass, Mary Shuman Douglass, 99, Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Logansport, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Consulate Health Care, Vero Beach.
     She was born Sept. 3, 1910, in Cass County. She was married Sept. 7, 1932, in Logansport to Marion K. Shuman, who preceded in death June 25, 1957. She was married July 5, 1969, in Indianapolis to Lester T. “Bill” Douglass, who preceded in death April 19, 1999.
     A homemaker, Mary was a member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Vero Beach.
     Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Katherine “Kay” and Marc Billman, Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Linda Shuman; grandchildren, Beth Dombrowski, Glastonbury, Conn., Tony Shuman, Dallas, Andy Shuman, Lake Zurich, Ill., and Todd Billman, Vero Beach, Fla.; stepsons, Charles Douglass, Richard Douglass and William Douglass; eight great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by son, Richard Shuman; brothers, Daniel Porter and Quincy Porter; and sisters, Nellie Kienly and Roseanna Dunkle.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in All Saints Catholic Church with Father Jeff Martin officiating.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  
(1-15-2010)


    Carol Decker, 50, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2009 at her Fort Wayne residence.   She was the sister of Larry Kelley.
Carol Kelley Decker - obit    Born in Logansport, IN, Carol worked as a Pre School Teacher for 16 years with Children’s Nursery School at Peace United Church of Christ.  She was a devoted Wife and Mother who loved working with children and teaching.  She enjoyed travel, gardening and crafts.  Her marriage was to Mark Decker on Aug. 20, 1977 in Logansport, IN and he survives in Ft. Wayne.
    Additional survivors include 2 Daughters, Stephanie and Michelle Decker of Fort Wayne, IN, Brothers, Larry (Susie) Kelley, Dick Kelley both of Logansport, IN; Sisters Rosie Jones and Karen (Bill) Swanson also of Logansport, IN;. Carol was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Mary Jane (Stephens) Kelley and a Sister Verna Tevis.
    Funeral Ceremony on Thursday, December 10, 2009, 10:00 AM to at - D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Road Ft. Wayne, IN.  Visitation on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at - D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Road. Memorial Contributions are to Children’s Nursery School at Peace United Church of Christ Ft. Wayne.  A Memorial Committal Service will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport, IN.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.  (12-18-09)


Michael J Casalini obit       Michael J. Casalini, 38, of Lititz, PA died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Logansport, IN, he was the son of Joseph B. and Sue Cabiness Casalini of Logansport, IN.  Michael was the husband of Lisa Casalini and they were married on August 18, 2000.
    He was a 1989 graduate of Logansport High School in IN.  He attended Manchester College for two years and graduated with honors from IU-PUI, Indianapolis, IN.
    Michael was store manager of Target in Exton, PA.  He had worked for Target for 17 years.  Outside of his dedication to work at Target, one could always count on Mike to be seeking new adventures for his family.  His love for his family brought him many wonderful years of vacationing.  The family’s most favorite destination was Aruba.
    His love of sports was life long.  Mike played baseball as a child.  He was a successful wrestler at Logansport High School and at Manchester College.  He loved to water ski and boat on Lake Manitou.  Those years prepared him for all that he did with his children’s sports and activities.  When it snowed, he always went out to play with Megan and Justin.
    When in Logansport, he always made sure to visit the fire station, as he did when he was younger, now bringing his children each time.
    Mike was the most wonderful husband, daddy, and son.  He put others first at all times and could always be counted on to be there for anyone.  He was the love of Lisa’s life and he was Megan’s and Justin’s best friend.
    Mike is survived by his loving wife, Lisa his son, Justin 8 years old, and his daughter Megan 7 years old.  He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Sue Casalini, his sister, Elizabeth wife of James Loposser, nephew Joseph and two nieces, Sophia and Mia, maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Cabiness and paternal grandmother, Mary Casalini.
    There will be a Christian Prayer Service at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz PA on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:00AM with Rev Daniel Mitzel officiating.  Friends may view at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM and on Wednesday from 10-11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Justin M. Casalini and Megan A. Casalini Memorial Fund, PNC Bank, 1 Crosswind Drive, Lititz, PA 17543.  To send online condolences, please visit snyderfuneralhome. com 
   (11-24-09)


Donna Pasquale - obit     KOKOMO — The mother of Judy Pasquale Tuberty, Donna Pasquale, 86, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital.
     She was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Royal Center, daughter of Harry and Ella Day. She was married to John Michael Pasquale, who preceded her in death.
     Donna was a graduate of Royal Center High School. She lived in Logansport and worked for the Joe Herd Insurance Agency there, then she moved to Kokomo and worked for Ben Franklin in Forest Park.
     Surviving are her son, John Pasquale and friend, Teresa Clark, and daughter, Judy Tuberty and her husband, Mike, all of Kokomo; seven grandchildren, Erin Pickering and her husband, Brian Pickering, Carmel, Leisa Sunbury and her husband, Dr. Steve Sunbury, Seymour, John David Pasquale and his wife, Holly, Russiaville, Vito Pasquale and his wife, Lisa, Russiaville, Chris Tuberty and his wife, Kelly, Kokomo, Liza LaMott and her husband, Jason, Russiaville, and Antony Pasquale, Kokomo; 15 great-grandchildren, Sydney, Shelby and Spencer Pickering, Delaney, Karley and Keegan Sunbury, Derrick, Mason and Abby Pasquale, Levi and Taia Pasquale, Morgan and Meg Tuberty, and Dakota and Chandler LaMott.
     Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers, Edward Day, Maynard Day, Virgil Day, Monroe Day and Harry Day, and sisters, Phyllis Farrer and Bonnie Moyer.
     She will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of Christmas, crafts, sewing and looking for pretty shells on the beach. Donna loved doing crafts with her grandchildren. She was proud of each and every one of them.
     Services will be private. Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.mem.com.  
(9-23-09)


S. Rex Harris - obit     Services for the brother of the late Fredia Harris Couch, 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.
 (9-23-09)


Lucille Michael     Services for the mother of Carol Snyder Shiveley, H. Lucille Michael, 89, Logansport, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
     Born June 27, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Everett L. and Amanda E. Porter Rice. She was married June 27, 1951, in Logansport, to Andrew J. Michael, who preceded in death in April 1969.
     Lucille retired from Switches Inc. and had also worked at the RBM.
     She was a past president of the American Legion Post 60 Ladies Auxiliary and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary. Lucille enjoyed playing bingo, visiting the gambling boats and Friday night suppers, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren.
     Surviving are daughters, Judith Flory, Logansport, Carol Shivley, Logansport, and Alice (Raymond) Meeks, Galveston; son, Randy Michael, Logansport; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by one son, William L. Michael; and one brother, Donald L. Rice.
     Pastor Aaron Gross will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
 (9-23-09)


Roberta Ann Shannon Ward - obit  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Roberta Ann Roberta Shannon - HSShannon Ward, 67, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Robert 'Bert' was the sister of Patrick Shannon.
A funeral Mass was conducted for her at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chattanooga.
Roberta was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She taught English for 22 years at Girls Preparatory School.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James A. Ward; her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Elizabeth Ward and Thomas A. Chambers; grandsons, Theodore and Henry; sisters, Geraldine Sattler (Robert) and Kathy Bookwalter (Dale); brother, Patrick Shannon (Sue); and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sylvia Shannon; and her granddaughter, Virginia Ward Chambers.
Memorial contributions may be made in Roberta’s name to Girls Preparatory School, P.O. Box 4736, Chattanooga, TN 37405. (7-9-09)


    Services for Lowell Pinney's father, Lloyd E. Pinney, 94, Logansport, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
Lloyd E Pinney     He died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Porter County, he was the son of Harry and Cora Borger Pinney.  He was married Jan. 24, 1941, in Logansport, to Lorraine King, who preceded in death Dec. 28, 2007.
     Lloyd was retired from Mer-Dels Frozen Foods.
     He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Tipton Masonic Lodge.
     A veteran of the U.S. Army of World War II, Lloyd was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
     Surviving are son, Lowell (Barbara) Pinney, Indianapolis; daughters, Doris (Rick) Sivernell, Dallas, Texas, and Helen (Michael) Gray, Logansport; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Carolyn King, of Logansport.
     He was preceded in death by great-granddaughter, Taylor Pinney; brothers, Wayne Pinney and Deane Pinney; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Curtis and Wilma King.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon will officiate.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a Tipton Masonic Lodge Service will be at 7 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.  (2-28-09)


     Services for Sandra McMillen Roberson's father, Robert H. McMillen, 92, Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Robert H McMillenGundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 7:43 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in Chase Center.
     Born Aug. 6, 1916, in Logansport, he was the son of Chester and Blanche Herd McMillen.  He was married July 4, 1940, in Delphi, to Opal I. Franklin, who preceded in death Dec. 14, 2000.
     Robert retired as a conductor in 1979 after 43 years of service for the Conrail and Pennsylvania railroads.
     He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and First United Methodist Church of Logansport.  Robert graduated from Logansport High School in 1934, the year Logansport won the state basketball championship, and he was sports editor of the school newspaper.  He belonged to Scout Troop 7 and became an Eagle Scout, serving as swimming and athletic instructor at Fletchers Lake and Camp Callahan.  Robert spent vacation time traveling the United States with his wife and daughters.  He has visited all 50 states and has been to Canada and Mexico.  His hobbies included swimming, golf, fishing and watching sports.  His greatest thrill was seeing Babe Ruth, in person, pitch for the Red Sox.
     Surviving are daughters, Sandra Roberson, Logansport, and Judi Phillips, Peru; granddaughters, Michelle Baber and husband, Stephen, Peru, Debra Brown and husband, Kerry, Pendleton, and Laura Roberson, Indianapolis; grandson, Robert Phillips, Peru; six great-grandchildren, Reese Baber, Weston Baber, Brooklyn Baber and Brandon Phillips, all of Peru, and Cody and Kyle Brown, Pendleton.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com (2-28-09)


     OAK PARK, Ill. — Services for the brother of Courtney B Justice, David Owen Justice, 64, Oak Park, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church at Pleasant Hill in Clinton Township.
     He died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at his residence.
     Born in Logansport, Sept. 29, 1943, he was the son of John T. Justice and Martha Been Justice.  He was married to Marina Christensen who preceded him in death. In 1989, he was married to Pamela Tate, who survives.
     A 1961 graduate of Logansport High School, he was vice president of lifelong learning and suburban campuses at DePaul University, Chicago, where he also taught and served as dean for over 25 years.  He was educated at Wabash College, graduating in 1965, and at Indiana University, majoring in history, education and sociology.  He also studied at La Sorbonne, in Paris, and taught and conducted research at Universitat Hamburg in Germany.  He was visiting professor of education at the University of Memphis.
     A varsity wrestler in high school and college, he was a nationally recognized educator and an innovator in adult learning.  He led a team of American university educators to assist the new South African Republic’s national program for education of adults whose learning needs had been ignored by the apartheid government.
     At a critical moment in its organizational structure, he was appointed trustee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis., where his unique talent for achieving consensus without rancor brought about the revitalization of a national institution.
     Deeply committed to the principle of education for all, particularly adult learners, he was the originator and the driving force behind the extraordinary growth of DePaul University’s School of New Learning, a program especially tailored to the needs of adults who, because of circumstances or low expectations, had no chance of college just after high school.
     In 2005, he was honored by the establishment of the David O. Justice Professorship of Developmental Economics at Wabash College, endowed by Bruce Baker, L.H.D., and created for the study of economic development in Third World countries.  In 2007, he was presented with the Via Sapientae Award by DePaul University; the highest academic honor DePaul bestows on faculty and staff who have made distinctive and extraordinary contributions to the university.  That same year, he received the Keeton Award from the trustees of the Counsel for Adult and Experiential Learning.
     He grew up on his parents’ farm in Clinton Township, attended Clymers Elementary School and graduated in a class of five to a class of 300 at Logansport High School.  He has donated more than a mile of riverbank along the south shore of the Wabash River opposite Georgetown, and the farm adjoining it, to the Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive (NICHES).  Recently, he donated a second farm where had established a forest to the same environmental organization.
     Also surviving are his parents, John T. Justice and Martha Been Justice, Logansport; a daughter, Kirsten Justice, Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Owen (Catherine) Justice, St. Paul, Minn.; two grandchildren, John Bundy and Marina Bundy, Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Courtney B. (Diana) Justice, Logansport; brother-in-law, Larry (Julie) Tate, Rock Island, Ill.; nieces, Susannah (Brian Coulter) Hall-Justice, West Lafayette, Emily Justice, Logansport, and Andon Tate, Chicago; nephews, Adam and Lt. Larry III (Jeanette) Tate, USN; and great-niece, Ella Monet Justice-Coulter, West Lafayette.
     Burial will be in the Keeps Creek Cemetery, the Church in Clinton Township.
     A memorial gathering will also be held from 4 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. on the following Sunday, Sept. 21, at Unity Temple, 875 W. Lake Street, Oak Park, Ill.
     Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Norwich CT 06851 or www.active.com/donate/umbrellamarathon08/run4justice.
     Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (2-28-09)


      Courtney Justice's grandaughter, Nina Marie Justice-Coulter, daughter of Bryan Coulter and Susannah Hall-Justice of West Lafayette, was born dead after six months in her mother's womb, at St. Vincent Women's Hospital on Saturday, September 6, 2008. She was an active, kicking and beautiful little girl who was killed by Fifth Disease (parvovirus B19).
      Surviving with her parents are a brother, Zeph Coulter; a sister, Ella Justice-Coulter; grandparents Juanita Coulter, Valerie Hall and Davy Eaglesfield, Courtney and Diana Justice; great-grandparents Martha and John Justice, and Betty Hall. (2-28-09)


     Lowell Pinney's mother, Lorraine K. Pinney, age 90, Logansport, passed away at 6:20 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
     Born December 13, 1917, in Morgan Township, Porter County, Indiana, Lorraine was the daughter of Loren O. and Clara Freer King.
     She was married January 24, 1941, in Logansport, to Lloyd E. Pinney, who survives.
     Mrs. Pinney was a retired elementary school teacher. Having earned a teaching certificate and life license from Indiana State Teachers College, Lorraine taught for 3 years at Morgan Township School and 17 years at St. Joseph’s School in Logansport.
     Mrs. Pinney was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church, where she was active over the years in UMW, Joy Circle, New Life Guild and several committees. She also taught Sunday school.
     She had also been a 4-H Club leader for 25 years and delivered meals on wheels for 25 years.
     Surviviors include her son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Barbara Pinney, Indianapolis; Daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Rick Sivernell, Dallas, TX; and Helen and Michael Gray, Logansport; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and niece Carolyn King, Logansport, and several other nieces and nephews also survive.
     She was preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Taylor Pinney, and a brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Wilma King.
     The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2007, at Kroeger Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Shannon officiating.
     She will be laid to rest at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2007, and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial Contributions may be made to any favorite charity.
     Condolences and personal remembrances may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.  
(4-30-08)


     SUN CITY, Ariz. — The father of Richard McClain, Joseph Warner McClain, 90, Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday, March 23, 2008.
     Born Nov. 7, 1917, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles and Mary McClain.
     He was a 1939 graduate of Purdue University majoring in electrical engineering. He retired after 35 years with RBM United Technology in Logansport as a technical designer, and in Auburn and Juarez, Mexico, as a plant manager.
     He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Elks Club and Ninth Street Christian Church.
     In 1948, he and his close friend, Bob George, built and managed the Logansport Skyline Theatre, one of the first in Indiana. His retirement years were spent traveling and enjoying 27 years of summers with his wife and children and grand and great-grandchildren at their summer home in Hamilton.
     Surviving are his beloved wife, Sarah Edith Stanley McClain, whom he married March 11, 1941; five loving children, Richard and Barrie, Logansport, Robert and Kathy, Auburn, Jerry and Mary Ann, Sebring, Fla., Charles, El Paso, Texas, and Sheryl Murphy, Norcross, Ga.; nine dear grandchildren, Jeffery, Nathan, Brian, Matthew, David, Erica, Christopher, Raymond and Mark; and six dear great-grandchildren, Brandt, Lauran, Clark, Katie, Saylor Ann and Moshe; and one loving sister, Charlene Shumaker, Plainfield.
     Arrangements are entrusted to Sunland Mortuary in Sun City, Ariz., and will conclude at a later date in Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.  
(4-30-08)


    Ruth I. Nethercutt, 90, Logansport, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
    Surviving are four daughters, Cindy Smith, Brenda Louthain and Penny Heckathorn, all of Logansport, and Joan Strasser, Lake Cicott.
    One son, Rance L. Nethercutt, preceded in death.
    Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, near Burnettsville.   
(4-30-08)


     Services for Chalmer O. “Wimp” Maxwell, 89, Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born April 19, 1918, in Logansport, he was the son of George Elmer and Ruth Pearl Gibson Maxwell. He was married Aug. 5, 1939, in Logansport, to Emma Elizabeth “Betty” Reed, who preceded in death June 18, 2006.
     He retired from Rockwell International in 1977 after 30 years of service. He also worked at RBM.
     He was a member of the River of Life Christian Church. Chalmer was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and was a Plank Member of the USS Zellars. He also was a member of the VFW Post 3790 and the Elks Lodge 66.
     Surviving are one son, Joe Maxwell and wife, Melissa, Modesto, Calif.; daughter, Jill Lynn Stienbarger and husband, Larry, Logansport; and grandson, Chris Stienbarger and wife, Cara, Logansport.
     The Rev. Frank Hibbard will officiate. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com   
(4-30-08)


     Services for Eldon R. Boose's father, Eldon E. “Sug” Boose, 91, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born May 18, 1916, in Royal Center, he was the son of Elonzo and Elsie Hart Boose. He was married June 24, 1939, in Royal Center, to Lucile M. Smith, who preceded in death Feb. 2, 1996.
     He retired in 1979 after 38 years with Conrail Railroad.
     He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are daughter, Patricia A. Brugh, Logansport; son, Eldon R. Boose and wife, Colleen, Hager City, Wis.; three grandsons, Dale Brugh, Lewis Center, Ohio, Darren Brugh and wife, D’Ann, Logansport, and Travis Volk, Minneapolis, Minn.; one granddaughter, Darcie Parfenchuck and husband, Jeff, Tucson, Ariz.; two great-grandsons; and a special friend, Maxine Eikelburner, Logansport.
     Five sisters and one brother preceded in death.
     The Rev. Keith Schreffler will officiate. Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com   
(4-30-08)


     Private services will be held for the father of Jane Macy Arseneau, Oliver Wendell Macy, 102, Logansport.
     He died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in McKinney House in Logansport.
     Born July 3, 1905, in Converse, he was the son of Oliver H.P. and Olive Hunt Macy. He was married May 28, 1932, in Bristol, to Esta Harker, who preceded in death Dec. 30, 2000.
     Mr. Macy had a long career in engineering design and sales managing. In the 1920s, he was employed by the Elcas Motor Company and Auburn Automobile Company.
     He had an engineering position at the Logansport Machine Company and in 1937 was appointed the company’s sales manager. He was instrumental in designing Logansport Machine Company and implementing the hydraulic rotating device for the turrets of the tanks being built for participation in the African campaign in World War II.
     For the war effort, he also raised and recruited dogs for the Canine Corporation “Dogs for Defense.”
     After the war, he was sales manager for the Ohio-based Hydraulic Press Manufacturing Company, and, as a member of the National Fluid Power Association, served a term as its vice president.
     In his 70s, he planted a black walnut tree farm near the Eel River in Adamsboro. He was always working on an ongoing project.
     He was a member of Orient Masonic Lodge 272, Indianapolis Scottish Rite, Murat Temple of Indianapolis, Logansport Shrine Club and Logansport Elks Lodge 66. He was a former member of the Logansport Cass County Public Library Board, and a member of the Cass County Historical Society.
     He was an avid fisherman and loved boating, gardening and fine woodworking. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
     Surviving are daughters, Jane Arseneau and husband, James, Albany, N.Y., and Marilyn Dix and husband, George, Mount Gilead, Ohio; one son, Milton David Macy and wife, Karena, Lakeland, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com   
(4-30-08)


     Graveside services for Deanna Hines Horner's mother, Velma L. Hines, 94, Greenwood, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
     She died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in her residence.
     Born May 24, 1913, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Laura Packard Watts. She was married March 21, 1936, to Clarence Hines, who preceded in death Dec. 24, 1964.
     Velma accomplished many wonderful things in her life. Among her various activities, Velma had served as president of the PTA, had been a board member of the American Association of Retired Persons, and had worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, the Kidney Fund, the United Way, and the Mental Health Association. She also worked with physically challenged children.
     For more than 25 years, she worked as a camp counselor, troop leader, board member, program consultant, and treasurer for the Girl Scout Council.
     Velma was a 25-year member of the County Extension Homemakers and served as chairman of the Health and Safety committee. She also taught nutrition and management classes and served as the chairman of the personnel committee of the Cass County Council on Aging.
     Velma was also involved with Civic Players for 15 years.
     Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Sharon Hines, Greenwood; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Larry Horner, St. Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren, Cheryl Thomas, Teri Manship, Scott Hines, Michael Horner and Brad Horner; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Grandsons, Brian Hines and Mark Horner; sisters, Dorothy Thorrington and Mary Alice Johnson; and brothers, John Watts, Eugene Watts and Dan Watts, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services.
     There will be no visitation.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Condolences may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com  (4-30-08)


     Private funeral services for the mother of Kathy White Williams, Lois Jean White, 84, Logansport, will be held Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, in the Emergency Room at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Dec. 17, 1922, in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Bertha Worthington McDonald. She was married Feb. 25, 1940, in Mexico, to Frank J. White, who survives.
     A 1940 graduate of Royal Center High School, Lois retired as a cashier for Logansport Municipal Utilities.
     She was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and Logansport Elkettes.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy Williams and husband, Jeff, Zionsville, and Nancy Rife and husband, Gale, Texas; sister, Kathleen Walthrup, Florida; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
     Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
     The Rev. Gary Lewis will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Public visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com
(4-30-08)


     Services for the mother of Rosalie Ranke Arnold, Virginia M. Ranke, 87, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.  She died at 9:02 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, in Chase Center.
     Born April 18, 1918, in Wabash, she was the daughter of LaVon and Rose Schmidt Vrooman. She was married April 6, 1940, in Peru, to Jack A. Ranke, who preceded in death Dec. 8, 2000.
     Mrs. Ranke had retired from WSAL Radio Station as an accountant. She also had done accounting work for Oscar Beasey while he was mayor of Logansport.
     She and her husband volunteered their time doing office book work at the former Market Street United Methodist Church, where they had been active members for many years until retirement. They had also been very active in the youth program at the church.
     Mrs. Ranke was a member of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel in Syracuse.
     An excellent seamstress, she loved to crochet and knit and loved fishing, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing bingo and cards.
     Surviving are two daughters, Rosalie Arnold and her husband, Tom, and Vonnett Dee Bishop and her husband, Tom, all of Logansport; two brothers, William Vrooman and his wife, Betty, and Richard Vrooman and his wife, Jean, all of Peru; one sister, Dorothy Holton and her husband, Bill, Wabash; five grandchildren, Todd Arnold and his wife, Tisha, and Shaun Arnold, all of Kokomo, Heather Johnson and her husband, Tom, Greentown, Mindy Selvio and her husband, Mark, Logansport, and Shelly Hogan and her husband, David, Fishers; six great-grandchildren, Nicholas Arnold, Elliot Arnold, Jack Johnson, Austin Hogan, Alexa Hogan and Audra Hogan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Arthur Vrooman, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Harlan Steffen will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, 10419 N. Turkey Creek Road, Syracuse IN 46567.  
(4-30-08)


     Services for Phyllis Jargstorf  Bishp's mother, Louise Jargstorf, 89, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
Louise Jargstorf     She passed away at 10:08 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
      Born July 3, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Goldie Klugh Knepper. She was married March 14, 1936, in Logansport, to William H. Jargstorf, who preceded in death April 7, 1991.
      Louise had been employed in food services at the former St. Joseph Hospital. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was an avid sports fan and had been active in the Golden Agers.
      Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, William H. Jargstorf, Jr., and wife, Sue, Delphi, and John W. and Donna Jargstorf, Clayton, N.C.; daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Tom Wilson, Galveston, and Phyllis Bishop, Logansport; grandchildren, Mark A. Jargstorf, Lori Herd, Deb Sparks, Diane Brown, Jeff Wilson, Kathy Hacker, Jeff Jargstorf and Joel Jargstorf; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Knepper, and three sisters, Helen Rue, Lavera Mae Watson and Dorothy Donato.
      Pastor Mack Goeglein will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home. A Trinity Lutheran Church Council Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children and Trinity Lutheran Church.
(3-35-08)


   Services for the mother of Judy Cunningham Weber, Ida P. Wallace, 91, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
Ida Cunningham Wallace     She died at 6:06 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Chase Center.
     Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillie Grist Azbell. She was married in 1933 to Mahlon Cunningham, who preceded in death. In 1974, Ida was married to Lehmen Wallace, who preceded in death Sept. 30, 1997.
     Ida was formerly employed at Olsen’s Department Store, the H.W. Gossard Company and General Tire Inc.
     She was a member of the Hoover Community Church.
     Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn Sisson and her husband, Donald, Anchorage, Alaska, Judy Weber, Fort Myers, Fla., and Vickie Mayhill and her husband, Jerry, Monticello; one son, Lloyd Cunningham and his wife, Leslie, Clearwater, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Verna Azbell, Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
     Five sisters, seven brothers and one son-in-law preceded in death.
     The Rev. Bruce Russell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Chase Center Fulton Unit.
(4-29-07)


     Services for the late Jerry Pfaff's mother, Helena M. Pfaff, 85, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7th, in All Saints Catholic Church.
Helena Pfaff     She died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born April 22, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Naureen N. Massick Amelio. She was married Jan. 25, 1940, in Logansport, to Herbert Pfaff, who preceded in death Nov. 28, 1986.
     In earlier years, Helena had been employed at Amelio’s, the family business.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society, Daughters of Isabella, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary, Democrat Women’s Club and the William Paca Lodge, Italian-American Club.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Richard Strasser, Logansport; one sister, Shirley Peter, Logansport; grandchildren, Paula Ruble and her husband, Bob, Mandi Peters and her husband, Jason, Matt Burkett and Nicole Cardinal and her husband, Tom; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Luke, Elizabeth and Amelia Peters, and Jake and Hunter Ruble; one daughter-in-law, Carol Pearson, Monticello; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Two sons, Jerry Pfaff and Bill Pfaff, one brother, Francis Amelio, and two sisters, Theresa Harvey and Mildred Wolf, preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or School.
(4-22-07)


     Sue Swigert Beal's brother, Robert (Bob) Swigert, 68, of Logansport, died 2:47 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2007 in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bob Swigert     He was born April 17, 1938 in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Garth L. and Julia Ione Mikesell Swigert. His mother survives in Austin, Texas.
     On Nov. 21, 1998, in Logansport, he was married to Joan Cherry Swigert,who survives.
     He had owned and operated S-K Tires.  Bob was also a sales associate with Home Depot of Logansport.  He played basketball for Logansport High School and recieved a scholarship from the University of Tampa.
     Bob served in the Indiana National Guard.
     Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Bob enjoyed woodworking and playing with his dogs.
     Surviving with his wife and mother are one son, Brent Swigert and his wife Kim of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Anne Marie Johnston and her husband Rod of Ashland Massachusetts; one step-Son, Erik Murphy and his wife Gretchen of Rochester, IN; one step-Daughter, Jennifer Ward of Ft. Wayne, IN; two brothers, Bill Swigert and his wife Jan of Nashville, IN, and Jim Swigert and his wife Jan of St. Michaels, Maryland; one sister, Sue Beal and her husband Dick of Austin, TX; two grandchildren, Jorden Farrer and Rogin Farrer; two step-grandchildren, Kaylea Stump and Evan Murphy.
     Friends will be received 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2007, at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.
     Services will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Shannon officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana.
     Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
(4-18-07)



     Services for the wife of Denny Shaver, Judith G. Shaver, 63, Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
Judith Langsdon Shaver     She died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at her residence.
     Born June 27, 1943, in Muncie, she was the daughter of John and Evelyn Vannatter Langsdon.  She was married Dec. 1, 1962, in Fowlerton to Denny M. Shaver, who survives.
     Judith retired in 2005 after 15 years as a nurse at the Logansport State Hospital and was a former nurse at the Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie for 27 years.
     She was a member of the Helm Street Church of God.  Judith enjoyed playing her piano, singing for weddings and funerals, gardening, her cats, her swimming pool and spending time with family and friends.
     Also surviving are one son, Derek Shaver, Logansport; one sister, Jaynie Craun, Marion; one brother-in-law, Tom Shaver and his wife, Janet, Logansport; one sister-in-law, Deborah Carpenter, Logansport; eight nieces and nephews, Rick Craun, Marion, David Craun, Marion, Tim Leeman, Logansport, Stephanie Cripe, Brownsburg, Sarah Myers, Indianapolis, Drew Shaver, Logansport, Aaron Little, Italy, and Zachary Little, Honolulu, Hawaii.
     Pastor Dean Snyder will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Helm Street Church of God Building Fund.
(4-18-07)


      BROOKSTON, IN — Memorial services for Jodie Van Boven Barnard's sister, Cornelia Adriana “Cornie” Gust, 73, Brookston, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Brookston Federated Church. Graveside rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.
      She died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in her residence.
      Born Oct. 25, 1932, in Huntingburg, she was the daughter of Cornelius and Orena Egbert Van Boven.
      Cornie was a longtime resident of Logansport and moved to Brookston in 2001.
      Cornie loved decorating and made a living painting and wallpapering in the Logansport area until the past few months.  She was full of energy and life and was dearly loved by her children and grandchildren.
      Surviving are her six children; four daughters, Gerri Erbaugh and her husband, Roger, and Joni Eatmon, all of Brookston, Sarah Barton and her husband, Richard, and Ann Downham Stroup and her husband, Phillip, all of Collierville, Tenn.; sons, Chuck Hiatt and his wife, Karen, Albion, Mich., and John Hiatt and his wife, Deb, Logansport; three sisters, Betsy Stephens and her husband, George, Logansport, Gerry Gray and her husband, John, Indianapolis, and Jodie Barnard and her husband, Dave, Prescott, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, Drew Ott and his wife, Debbie, Kees Hiatt, Kim Hiatt, Sarah Hiatt, Aaron Babb, Alex Barton, Andrew Barton, Adam Barton, Alexandra Stroup, Makenzie Stroup, Stephanie Hunt and her husband, Andy, John Tyler Hiatt and Jamie Reese and his wife, Mary; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      One grandchild, Brian Reese, and a brother, John Van Boven, preceded in death.
      Rev. Dr. Lelan D. McReynolds will officiate at the services.
      Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial services Friday in the church in Brookston.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookston Federated Church and sent c/o the Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home, P.O. Box 509, Brookston IN 47923.
      Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(4-18-07)


     Jeanne Marie Medland, 90, a homemaker and step-mother of Dick Medland, passed away peacefully, at her home in Pantego, Texas, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
Jeane Marie Medland     Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City, Ariz. Burial: Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Ariz. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz. A local memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at The Waterford at Pantego.
     Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gabriel's Angels and Right to Life Program, c/o St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013.
     Jeanne Marie Medland was born July 15, 1916, in Logansport, Ind., to Leo Francis and Hermine Rose Reder. Jeanne loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was a wonderful, loving mother and wife.  Her greatest joy was to be with her family.  Gifted as an artist, and accomplished actress, Jeanne could frequently be seen, if not in the cast, in the audience of area theatre productions.  Jeanne also loved to crewel and needlepoint, and was always open for the challenge of a good bridge game.  She had a passion for reading and often volunteered at local libraries.  Jeanne cherished traveling worldwide, as often as possible, including whitewater rafting, at the age of 85, and cruising several Alaskan cruises, the last being on her 90th birthday.  She loved to laugh and make others laugh.  Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Paul A. Medland, in 1977; husband of 17 years, Thomas G. Medland, in 1995; and her sister, Hermine "Babe" McCain, in 1995 [2002].
     Survivors: daughter, Carol Medland (Sr. Mary Paul), of Ohio, and Denise Medland of Texas; sons, Michael Medland and wife, Linda, of Florida, and Brian Medland, of California; stepsons, Thomas Medland and wife, Rita, and Richard Medland ('59) and wife, Patricia, both of Arizona, William Medland ('62) and wife, Donna, of Wisconsin, and Timothy Medland and wife, Joanna, of Indiana; sisters, Jackie Sum and Lorraine Obenchain; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family and friends at American Airlines and at The Waterford at Pantego.

     Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/23/2007. Fort Worth, TX Obit
(4-18-07)


     ROYAL CENTER — Services for Sharon King Bunger's mother, Dorothea M. King, 92, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center chapel.
     She died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in her residence.
     Born Jan. 1, 1915, in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Claude Earl and Elsie Lacelia Murray Hendee. She was married June 25, 1938, in Logansport, to Edward L. King, who preceded in death July 25, 2003.
     A 1933 graduate of Grass Creek High School, Mrs. King retired from the Aurora Colorado Community Schools after 13 years.  She also had worked at RBM in Logansport for several years.
     She was a member of Royal Center United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed crocheting and doing crafts.
     Surviving are one daughter, Sharon K. Bunger, Logansport; one sister, Mary Alice Goodner, Logansport; grandchildren, Robert Bunger and family, Etham, United Kingdom, Ronald Bunger and family, Kristine Rhodes and family, and Camille Smith and family, all of Logansport; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. David Sommers will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Royal Center Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
(4-18-07)


     Services for Joe Maxwell's mother, Emma Elizabeth “Betty” Maxwell, 88, of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
Emma Elizabeth "Betty" Maxwell     She died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2006, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Jan. 11, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Orville Morton and Lydia Smith Reed.  She was married Aug. 5, 1939, in Logansport, to Chalmer Maxwell, who survives.
     Mrs. Maxwell worked as the registrar at the Cass County Health Department for 13 years.
     She was a member of River of Life Christian Church and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790 Ladies Auxiliary.
     Also surviving are one son, Joe Thomas Maxwell and his wife, Melissa, Modesto, Calif.; one daughter, Jill Lynn Stienbarger and her husband, Larry, Logansport; one sister, Jean Morgan, Sebring, Fla.; and one grandson, Chris Stienbarger and his wife, Cara, Logansport.
     Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
     The Rev. W. Frank Hibbard will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity and to River of Life Christian Church.
(4-18-07)


     Services for the mother of Charmane Belcher Walters, Lavina W. Belcher, 90, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     
Lavina BelcherShe died at 8:55 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, in her daughter’s Logansport residence.
     Born April 27, 1915, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Edwin and Selma Adamsky Ruschkofski. On Sept. 1, 1940, in Logansport, she was married to Carl L. Belcher, who died July 1, 1987.
     Lavina was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She also was active in the Golden Agers and the Monday night Bible study sponsored by Yorktown Road Church of Christ.
     She retired in 1941 as a sales clerk at S.S. Kresge dime store in downtown Logansport.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Charmane and Alan Walters, Logansport; one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Linda Belcher, Logansport; four grandchildren, Dawn Osborn and her husband Jon, Logansport, Jeff Walters, Kissimmee, Fla., Tammy Hicks and her husband Nick, and Julie Wonderlin and her husband Wesley, all of Terre Haute; six great-grandchildren, Katie and Austin Osborn, Joe and Mindy Hicks, and Isaac and Paige Wonderlin.
     One son, Ronald Belcher, and two brothers, Paul Ruschkofski and George Ruschkofski, preceded in death.
     Pastor Donna Glazier and Rob Hall will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. A Trinity Lutheran Church Council service will be held Monday at the funeral home. The time is pending.
     Memorial contributions may be made to The Golden Agers Program at Yorktown Road Church of Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church.
(4-19-06)


    A private family service for Frances Kathryn "Connie" Voorhees, 88, of Logansport, will be held at a later date.  She was the mother of classmate Stephen Vorhees.
     
Frances K "Connie" VoorheesShe died at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, in Miller's Merry Manor.
     Born May 11, 1917, in Walton, she was the daughter of Harley and Iva Reed Gabriel. On Nov. 9, 1940, in Marion, she was married to R. Wilson Voorhees, who preceded in death Feb. 1, 1991.
     Mrs. Voorhees was retired from Voorhees Photography Studio.
     She had been a member of the Logansport Art Association, PEO Sisterhood and was on the board of directors of Hoosier Salon.
     Mrs. Voorhees was a past president of Indiana Federated Art Clubs and past president of American Photographic Artists Guild.
     Surviving are two sons, Stephen Voorhees and his wife, Sue, Angola, and Richard Voorhees, Logansport; three grandchildren, Philip Voorhees and his wife, Dorothea, Carmel, Derek Voorhees, Huntersville, N.C., and Chase Voorhees, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother and one sister preceded in death.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Foundation.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(4-19-06)


     Services for Barbara Beaver Branecky's mother, Helen Elizabeth “Bette” Leavitt, 87, of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     
H Elizabeth "Bette" Beaver LeavittShe died at 12:34 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born May 5, 1918, in Watseka, Ill., she was the daughter of Boyd I. and Edna McCain Neher. She was married Sept. 17, 1939, to David W. Beaver, who preceded in death Jan. 26, 1964. In June 1966, she was married to Hill K. Leavitt, who preceded in death Jan. 19, 1977.
     Bette was a graduate of Alexander J. Kent High School.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church since 1950. She was also affiliated with Covenant Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette.
     Bette was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and a former board member of the Cass County Family Y and Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She also was a member of the Homemakers Club.
     A Memorial Hospital volunteer, she was interested in reading, music, playing cards and was always interested in birds and other things of nature.
     She had been a house mother at Farm House Fraternity at Purdue University.
     Bette Leavitt’s family was one of the pioneer families of Kentland, where she was raised.
     Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara L. and Michael Branecky, Flatonia, Texas; one sister, Freda L. Starcher Cripe, Mulberry; grandchildren, Jeffrey A. Starcher and his wife, Tracy, and Laurie L. Geston and her husband, Christopher, all of Houston, Texas, Michael D. Starcher and his wife, Jenny, Dallas, Texas, James R. Starcher and his wife, Shannon, Kalispell, Mont., and LaToya J. Branecky, Flatonia, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Gunnar and Bennett Geston, Houston, Texas, Bram and Jett Starcher, Kalispell, Mont., and Claire Starcher, Dallas, Texas; one nephew, John F. Starcher, Lafayette; and one great niece, Kimberly Sesher, Houston, Texas.
     Two sons, David W. Beaver II and infant Charles I. Beaver, and one sister, Barbara J. McClatchey, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Kentland.
     Friends may call from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1200 W. Market St., Logansport IN 46947 and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St., Logansport IN 46947.
(4-19-06)


     Bonnie Raikes Nida's father, Maurice E. Raikes, 92, 2452 Wilshire Drive, died at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 26, 2005, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Mr. Raikes graduated from Walton High School in 1931.  He had lived in Walton, Logansport until 1958, in Lancaster, Ohio, six years and moved to Frankfort in 1964.  He worked for RBM Electronics in Logansport and Lancaster, Ohio, 1939-1964, and Mallory Controls in Frankfort 1964-1983.  He invented a squeezer for toothpaste tubes.
     He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist, where he sang in the choir and others for 75 years.  He was a 50-year Masonic Lodge member, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite, 50-year past master, recipient of Knight of the York Cross of Honor, Yeoman of York Allied Masonic degree, and was an honorary member of more than 20 Masonic lodges; a former member of Lions Club and a former member of Order of Eastern Star 20 years.
     He was born July 2, 1913, in Walton to George W. and Nora Bowlan Raikes. He married Freda Eileen Johns in Walton on Jan. 7, 1939, and she died Jan. 7, 2005.
     Surviving are two daughters, Verna Ritz of Lafayette and Mrs. Donald (Bonnie) Nida of Lancaster, Ohio; a brother, Merlyn (Ruby) of Walton; a sister, Elizabeth Preiser of Peru; four grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
     Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Pastor Charles Pelc officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Walton. Calling will be 3-7 p.m. Friday in Genda Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7. Calling also will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
     Memorials may be made to Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, P.O. Box 44210, Indianapolis, IN 46244.
     Online condolences may be made to www.gendafuneralhome.com. 
 (4-19-06)


     Services for Marsha Kesler Mays' father, Donald F. Kesler Sr., 94, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born March 9, 1911, in Mishawaka, he was the son of Harlie and Nettie Johnson Kesler.  He was married July 25, 1937, in Crown Point, to Claribel Klinsick, who preceded in death Feb. 21, 2001.
     A 1930 graduate of Swayzee High School, Mr. Kesler was a salesman.
     He was a lifetime member of the Elks.
     He enjoyed playing golf and cards and liked to work on cars.
     Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Maw and her husband, Don, Logansport, and Marsha Mays and her husband, John, Hot Springs, Ark.; two sons, Jeff Kesler and his wife, Becky, Logansport, and Keith Kesler and his wife, Jayne, Peru; one daughter-in-law, Karen Kesler, Logansport; 13 grandchildren, Tom Vance, Trisha Vance, Travis Vance, Bryan Maw, Lori McPike, Lisa Lindsey, Randy Kesler, Keila Howard, Kelly Widner, Tim Kesler, Dylan Kesler, Jason Kesler and Stacey Kesler; 16 great-grandchildren, Marisa Vance, Zackary Vance, Coulton White, Brandon Howard, Brittany Howard, Tyler Widner, Cody Widner, Alexis Kesler, Griffin Kesler, Devin Kesler, Bradley Maw, Braden Maw, Zoe Kesler, Jordan Lindsey, Parker Lindsey and Lauren Lindsey; and one sister, Mid Faulkner, Argos.
     One son, Donald F. Kesler, preceded in death Nov. 21, 2003.  Three sisters and two brothers also preceded in death.
     The Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
(12-29-05)


     Merrill Miller, husband of Jeanie Yoder Miller, and brother of Jim Miller died Saturday morning in his home on October 1, 2005.
     LaPORTE -- Services for Merrill E. "Rock" Miller, 68, of LaPorte, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Essling Funeral Home.
    He died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at his residence.
    Born July 24, 1937, in Logansport, he was the son of Harry E. and Lena Elliott Miller.   He was married April 15, 1961, in Logansport, to Jeanie Yoder, who survives.
    Mr. Miller worked in management for NIPSCO in Hammond, Michigan City, Angola, and LaPorte, retiring in 1993.   After retirement, he worked for I-80/90 Tourism Development Commission.   In 1995 he received the state's VISTA Award for Hospitality at the Lt. Governor's conference.
    Merrill graduated from Logansport High School in 1955 and Indiana University School of Business in 1963.  He lived in LaPorte most of his life.
    He was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church in New Carlisle.   He was also a former member of the Elks, Masons, Scottish Rite and Shrine clubs.
    Merrill enjoyed his his children and grandchildren.
    An avid IU fan, he also liked the Cubs and Bears.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
    Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jamie Miller, LaPorte; one daughter and son -in-law, Judy and Jack Mannia, LaPorte; four grandchildren, Brynn and Brayde Hines, Jake Miller, and Katie Mannia, all of LaPorte; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sharon (Hardin) Miller, Columbus, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Kathy Yoder, Logansport; nephews, Chip and his wife, Kathy, Fayette, Ark., and Matt and his wife, Jenny, Columbus, Ohio; nieces, Darcy Pirie and KC Swisher, both of Logansport; and five great - nieces and nephews.
    His parents and one daughter, Kaley Beth Miller, preceded in death.
    The Rev. Roger Ash will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday in the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice Program, 901 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360 and the LaPorte County Special Olympics, 3893N 600W, LaPorte, IN, 46350, ATTN: Diane Warnke.  
(10-1-05)


     Services for Nancy Lee Shaver Sturgeon's father, Charles C. Shaver, 90, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in his residence with his family close at his side.
     Born Feb. 25, 1915, in Logansport, he was the son of Harry and Adella Dunkle Shaver.  He was married Feb. 14, 1937, in Logansport, to Elda Doris Hutton, who survives.
     Mr. Shaver retired in 1980 as vice president and general manager of Coca-Cola after 44 years of service.  He had also served in the Civilian Conservation Core.
     Charles was a life-time member of Tipton Masonic Lodge #33 F&AM, a life member of the Elks Lodge #66, member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, past president (in 1960) of Kiwanis Club, past president of the YMCA Board of Directors, and a former Scout Leader.  He also was an Eagle Scout and Sagamore of the Wabash.
     Charles was an avid golfer.  
     Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Lynne Wild and her husband, Richard W., Logansport, and Nancy Lee Sturgeon and her husband, Terry E., Kalamazoo, Mich.; one brother, Dr. Harry Shaver and his wife, Sue, Scottsville, Ky.; one sister, Mary Ellen Campbell and her husband, Donald L., Royal Center; seven grandchildren, Michael R. Wild and his wife, Elaine, Peoria, Ill., Jeffrey A. Wild and his wife, Dawn, Bloomington, Kevin C.C. Wild and his wife, Susan, Indianapolis, Cathy L. Bethard, Mattawan, Mich., Thomas M. Sturgeon and his wife, Allison, Midlothian, Mich., and Craig J. Sturgeon and his wife, Deanna, and Brian D. Sturgeon and his wife, Sara, all of Portage, Mich.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
     Three sisters preceded in death.
     Pastors Bill Shannon and Chris Dare will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and one hour before services Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church and The Guardian Angel Hospice.
(6-21-05)



     Family memorial services will be held in both Arizona and Rhode Island for Larry Wood's father, Charles G. Wood, 89, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Logansport and Royal Oak, Mich.
     He died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Eden Adult Care Hospice in Mesa.Born in Hebron, he was the son of Fred and Bernice Griffin Wood. He was married to Wilma Gray, who preceded in death.
     Mr. Wood attended Wayne State University and worked as an electrical engineer. He was an active member of several church choirs and barbershop quartets.
     He enjoyed fishing, golf, bowling, woodworking and reading the Pharos-Tribune online.
     Surviving are one son, Larry and his wife, June, of Cumberland, R.I.; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Wood, Gilbert Ariz.; and grandchildren, David, Phoenix, Ariz., Lisa, Providence, R.I., and Ryan, New York City, N.Y.
     One son, Stephen A. Wood, preceded in death. 
(6-21-05)


     Joanne Townsley Reap VanDrent's sister, Janice A. Baldwin, 66 of Plymouth, IN, died at 6:50 am, Friday, April 8, 2005 at her residence.
     She was born January 18, 1939 in Logansport, IN, Daughter of the late Kyle Townsley and the late Loretta Lee Townsley.  She was married November 30, 1956 to Robert A. Baldwin in Logansport, IN.
     She had been employed at McGill Manufacturing .
     Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Baldwin and 3 Sons, Mark Baldwin of Bolingbrook, IL, John (Victoria) Baldwin of Culver, IN, David (Debra) Baldwin of Culver, IN; Sister, Joanne VanDrent of Tucson, AZ; 3 Grandsons, Michael Baldwin of Plymouth, IN, William Baldwin of Culver, IN, Phillip Robbins of Culver, IN; Granddaughter, Amanda Baldwin of Plymouth, IN. She was preceded in death by two sisters.  Friends will be received 4 to 8 PM , Sunday, April 10, 2005 at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, Indiana.  Services will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, at 11:00 am Monday April 11, 2005 with Carla Barker officiating. Interment will follow in the Ever Rest Memorial Park.  
(6-21-05)


     Roy E Weber,beloved husband of Judith (Nee Cunningham); loving father of Laura (Stephen) Harrington, Linda (Steven) Werkmeister, Jack (Tonya) Weber and Joseph Weber; stepfather of Todd (Lynn) Campi; fond grandfather of David, Taylor, Danny, Jordan, Morgan, Cameron, Brian, Connor and Casey; dear brother of Patricia (James) Doyle and Thomas (Lynn) Echlin; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 8:45 a.m. from the Thompson and Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, Illinois to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment Private. Visitation Friday, February 25, 2005, from 3-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. 800-835-1673 or 800-889-1344, would be appreciated. 708-425-0500 ... Published in the Post-Tribune on 2/24/2005.. (6-21-05)


     Services for Jerry Lee Hunt, 46, of Indianapolis, formerly of Logansport and son of Diane Albert Hunt, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, in St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.
     Born Feb. 20, 1959, in Logansport, he was the son of Jerry P. and Diane Albert Hunt, who survive.
     A 1977 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Hunt was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, German Club, the Student Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also served as class president during his sophomore and junior years. He participated in football, track and wrestling.
     A 1981 graduate of Indiana University, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
     He had been employed as auditor for Dayton Freight Lines, Indianapolis.
     He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
     Mr. Hunt loved his family, especially his daughters. He coached softball teams and was actively involved in his daughters' activities. He was truly a loving father, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
     He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
     Surviving are two daughters, Jessica Hunt and Allison Hunt, both of Indianapolis; former wife and best friend, Bobbi Hunt, Indianapolis; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tami and Scott Hile, Camden, and Traci and Tim Hines, Logansport; his grandparents, Marion and Theda Leffel, Logansport; two nieces, Natalie and Hayley Hines, Logansport; several aunts and uncles, Donald and Jackie Albert, Linda and David Dunkle, Joe and Martha Hunt, Sharon and Skip Pierce, and Sue and Bob Drew; and several cousins, close friends and fraternity brothers.
     His grandparents, Paul and Arlene Hunt, and his grandfather, Raymond Albert, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Chip Gast will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  
(6-21-05)


     Bud Dresler's father, Karl J. Dresler, 90, 27833 C.R. 24, formerly of Bristol, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb 2, 2005, at Elkhart General Hospital.
     He was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Chicago, to Karl and Roselee (Saylor) Dresler.
     He married Marcella J. Zurbuch in 1940 in Akron, Ohio. She died March 3, 1988. He then married Geraldine Bush on July 6, 1990, in Bristol. She survives.
     He was a plant engineer for Goshen Rubber Co. for 20 years.
     He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Bristol.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jacquelyn (Joe) Klase, Syracuse; a son, Carl “Bud” Thomas (Susan) Dresler, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Nancy (Dick) Etters, Las Vegas; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife; a daughter, Patricia Ann Miller, 1985; a son, Rickey Charles Dresler, in 1963; and a stepdaughter, Kathy Lichkay.
     Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m Saturday at The Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
The funeral service will begin at 11a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bob Van Kempen of St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church officiating.
     Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
     Memorial contributions may be sent to Goshen Hospice.  
(2-3-05)


     Services for Gary Helvie's mother, Gertrude M. Helvie Austin, 85, of Kokomo, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Waterplace Health Campus, Kokomo.
     Born Jan. 13, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Thurman B. and Etta A. Truax Cox. She was married June 11, 1939, in Logansport, to Leonard R. Helvie, who preceded in death Aug. 28, 1977. Her second marriage was to Harold C. Austin on March 2, 1981, in Barstow, Fla., and he preceded in death Nov. 3, 1999.
     A 1939 graduate of Logansport High School, Gertrude was employed by the GTE Phone Company as a telephone operator for 24 years.
     She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
     She and Mr. Austin spent their winters in Fort Myers, Fla., for 17 years. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and oil painting.
     She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all.
     Surviving are one son, Gary Helvie and his wife, Bette, Kokomo; one granddaughter, Maria A. Sinkovics and her husband, William, Mishawaka; three great-grandchildren, Miranda Sinkovics, Luke Sinkovics and Jake Sinkovics, all of Mishawaka; one stepgranddaughter, Dana Bowman and her husband, Roger, Tipton; one stepgrandson, Kenneth R. Farrell Jr., Kokomo; several nieces and nephews; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
     One sister, Thelma Barrus, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
(1-25-05)


     William S. Rehm, age 85, passed away at 11:42 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2005, in St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel, Indiana, after a short illness.   He was the father of Karen Rehm Cart.
     Services for Bill will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 2:30 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport with calling 1/2 hour before the service. A Celebration of Life for Bill will be held at Silver Lake 2430 E. Market Street, Logansport, immediately following the service.
     Born October 27, 1919, Bill was the son of William R. and Charlotte Rehm.  On November 4, 1945, he was married to Lucile Rogers who preceded him in death on March 16, 1986.
     The 1937 graduate of Logansport High School attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He served in World War II from December, 1941, until June, 1945, in Southern Philippines, Luzon, East Indies, Papuan and New Guinea. He was decorated with Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star; Good Conduct Ribbon; Distinguished Unit Citation and Combat Infantryman Badge. Upon discharge from the Army, Bill joined his father in Rehm's Men's Wear in Logansport that was established in 1913 by his father, William R. and uncle Carl Rehm. The Logansport store closed in 1964 and moved to West Lafayette, IN, from 1964-1984 as Rehm's in the Village. Tom Rehm, son, took over the store in West Lafayette when Bill and Lucy moved to Stuart, Florida, in 1972 and opened Rehm's Men's Wear until his retirement in 1985.
     Bill returned to Logansport in 1989. He was a former member of Elks 66 in Logansport; Elks 143 in Lafayette; Elks in Stuart, Florida; Optimists Club, and the John Purdue Club.  Bill was a loyal fan of Purdue Football and Basketball.  He was also a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Logansport.
     Surviving is one daughter, Karen L. Cart and her husband, Jay, Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas William Rehm, January 11, 1991, and a daughter, Shari Lynn Robbins, August 31, 1994. He is survived also by grandchildren, Kim DeNardin and her husband, Scott, Fishers, IN; Jeff Cart and his wife, Aimee, Indianapolis,IN; Kirk Rehm, Portland, OR; Stephanie Rehm Franklin and her husband, Matthew, Tampa, FL; Toni Robbins, Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Sarah and Mark DeNardin, Fishers, IN; Landess and Wilder Cart, Indianapolis, IN.
     Memorial donations may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 430 9th Street, Logansport; American Heart Association Cass County; and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Logansport.
(1-22-05)


     Services for the mother of Alice Polly Hankee, Mildred A. Polly, 91, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2005, in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Chase Center.
     Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Joseph and Nora Martin Rombold. She was married in 1936 in Logansport to James R. Polly, who preceded in death in 1976.
     Mildred was a homemaker.
     She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
     Surviving are one daughter, Alice Hankee, Logansport; one son, Robert Polly Sr. and his wife, Roxie, Monticello; one sister, Florence Shaw, Logansport; eight grandchildren, Brenda Williams, Deb Higgins and her husband, Jeff, and Richard Hankee, all of Logansport, Gene Polly and his wife, Amy, Avon, Serina Snider, Monticello, Patricia Jordan and her husband, John, Franklin, Lori Myers and her husband, Steve, Greenwood, and Gina Lee Polly, Lexington, Ky.; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Three brothers, three sisters and one grandson preceded in death.
     Dr. Horace Smith will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene.
(1-22-05)


     Baunetta (Bonnie) Raikes Nida's mother, Freda Eileen Raikes, 87, of 2452 Wilshire Drive, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born Oct. 5, 1917, in Elkhart, she attended school in Walton. She had lived in Lancaster, Ohio, for five years and moved here in 1964.
     She married Maurice Raikes on Jan. 7, 1939, and he survives.
     Mrs. Raikes worked for Mallory for 19 years and for RBM Electronics in Logansport for 15 years.
     She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church its Ruth Circle in Frankfort, a member of the Ladies Home Economics Club in Logansport, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a PTA volunteer.
     Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Verna Ritz of Lafayette and Baunetta Nida (husband: Donald) of Lancaster, Ohio.
     Calling 3-7 p.m. with Order of Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Genda Funeral Home, Frankfort. Service there 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, Pastor Charles Pelc officiating. Interment IOOF Cemetery, Walton. Surviving are 4 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 stepgreat-grandchildren.
     Memorials: St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Frankfort. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
(1-8-05)


    Services for Judy Obenchain Pashak's mother, Nannabelle Obenchain, 84, of Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
    Mrs. Obenchain died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in Memorial Hospital.
    Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Estill County, Ky., she was the daughter of William Thomas and Emma Lee Huff Howell. On Sept. 10, 1939, she was married to Keith G. Obenchain, who preceded in death on Feb. 22, 1989.
    The 1938 graduate of New Waverly High School had owned and operated the Indiana Beach Taco Stand with her family for 27 years.
    She was a member of River of Life Church, formerly known as Ninth Street Christian Church, where she sang in the choir for more than 30 years. She was a past matron of Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star, and had worked as a volunteer at Memorial Hospital for more than 40 years.
    Mrs. Obenchain, who had worked as a floral designer for Pleasant Hill Greenhouse, enjoyed crocheting and watching Indiana and Purdue University basketball games in her spare time.
    Surviving are two daughters, Judith Anne Pashak, and her husband, John, Logansport, and Kathryn Marie Obenchain, Sparks, Nev.; one son, Keith Thomas Obenchain, and his wife, Sue, Naperville, Ill.; two sisters, Opal Stiver, Monticello, and Marie Rush and her husband, Oren, Dinuba, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas Howell Jr., and his wife, Virginia, Bladenboro, N.C., and Ralph W. Howell, and his wife, Arlene, Highland Park., Colo.; one grandson, Jeff Pashak, and his wife, Kelli; five granddaughters, Deb Widner, and her husband, Paul, Carrie Schaffer and her husband Tony, Nan Biehle and her husband, John, Alicia Intagliata and her husband, Chris, and Erica Collins, and her husband, Tom; three stepgrandchildren, Ryan Lindeman, Stacey Lindeman and Tim Lindeman; and nine great-grandchildren.
    Two sisters, Agnes Skelton and Margaret Iles, one infant grandson and one infant great-grandson also preceded in death.
    Drs. Cameron Douglas and Sam Young will officiate at the services. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel, where the OES will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Church.
(12-5-04)


     Sue Cabiness Cassalini's father died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Services for Bernard C. Cabiness, 83, of Rochester and Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Born July 22, 1921, in Cass County, he was the son of George and Ruth Conrad Cabiness. He was married May 21, 1939, in Young America, to Mary Jane Burk, who survives.
     A 1939 graduate of Young America High School, and a 1946 graduate of the Joseph Bulova Watchmaking School, Mr. Cabiness was a watchmaker repairing watches and making custom jewelry for Cabiness Jewelry. He was recipient of the Meritus Service Award presented by the Indiana Watchmakers Association.
     Mr. Cabiness served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He suffered a spinal injury on Feb. 6, 1945, in Rhineland, Germany, which left him paralyzed for nearly 60 years. He earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.
     He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Tipton Masonic Lodge in Logansport, Elks Lodge #66 and Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite.
     He loved to fish at his home on the lake, as well as deep sea fishing. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Sue Casalini and her husband, Joe, Logansport, and Jean Ann Carr, Philadelphia; one sister, Virginia Moore, Logansport; four grandchildren, Curt Carr, Indianapolis, Catherine Curtis, Fontana, Calif., Elizabeth Loposser, Logansport, and Michael Casalini, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and nine great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
(8-24-04)


     MONTICELLO -- Services for Judy Dougherty Larimore's mother, Margaret Marie Dougherty, 88, of Monticello, were held at noon Monday in Fisher-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home.  Mrs. Dougherty died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.
     Born Dec. 28, 1915, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Clarence and Marie Wolf Groff.  On March 25, 1939, she was married in Hendricks County to James Albert Dougherty, who preceded in death May 16, 2002.
     Her hobbies included bowling, golfing and playing cards.  She especially enjoyed being with family and friends.  Mrs. Dougherty was a homemaker but also had worked for Kmart in Fort Wayne and S.S. Kresge in Logansport.
     Surviving are her beloved cat, Mitzi; four daughters, Judy Larimore and her husband, Larry "Buck," Logansport, Janna Key, Rensselaer, Patricia D. Kenny and her husband, James, Park City, Utah, and Beverly Dougherty, Virginia Beach, Va; one son, James A. Dougherty Jr. and his wife, Joanne, Miami, Fla.; one brother, Raymond "Bud" Groff, Indianapolis; three sisters, Ida May Lange, Indianapolis, Violet "Hap" Gaston, Indianapolis, and Viola "Tub" Lange, Indianapolis; one aunt, Anna Wolf, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, David Larimore and his wife, Lyla, Michael Larimore and his wife, Kim, Mindy Larimore, Michael Kenny and his wife, Melanie, Shannon Kenny, Danielle Key, Jessica Florian and her husband, Adam, and Bryan Key; and 11 great-grandchildren.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Shafer Welfare Association.
(8-24-04)



     Services for Carol Stinemetz's father, Harry W. Stinemetz, 90, Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 9 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Jan. 29, 1914, in Logansport, he was the son of Benton and Dora Luey Stinemetz. On Jan. 21, 1939, in West Lafayette, he was married to Frances M. Carter, who died March 30, 2003.
     Mr. Stinemetz was a conductor on the Pennsylvania & Penn-Central Railroad for 38 years.
     He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Tipton Masonic Lodge #33, and the United Transportation Union.
     Surviving are one daughter, Carol Bodinson, Princeton Junction, N.J.; two sons, Paul Stinemetz and his wife Pat, Kokomo, and Charles Stinemetz, Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Susan Bodinson, United Arab Emirates, and Jeanne Bodinson, Pennington, N.J.; two grandsons, Paul Stinemetz II and his wife Nancy, Coatesville, and Scott Stinemetz, Lafayette; and one great-granddaughter, Mischon Stinemetz, Coatesville.
     One brother, Ray Stinemetz, preceded in death.
(7-5-04)


     A memorial Mass was scheduled for Tom Shook's mother, Esther E. Shook, 86, of Kokomo, at 10 a.m. March 30, 2004, in St. Patrick Catholic Church.
     She died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Northwoods Village.
     Born Nov. 11, 1917, in Batesville, she was the daughter of John and Helen Suttmiller Meyer. She was married July 20, 1940, in St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, to Forrest Shook, who preceded in death in 1983.
     A graduate of Batesville High School, Esther was a mother and a housewife. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo, a former member of the Altar Rosary Society and member of All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport.
     She enjoyed working as a volunteer, playing golf, reading, playing cards and nurturing her plants, especially her violets.
     Surviving are two sons, Thomas Shook and his wife Cherilyn, Kokomo, and Richard Shook, Houston; one daughter, Susan Hatfield and her husband Phil, Normal, Ill.; grandchildren; Denise Bellmer and her husband Arnold, Denver, Colo., Scott Shook and Aaron Shook, both of Kokomo, Christopher Hatfield and Stephanie Hatfield, both of Normal, Ill., Lisa Alongi and Anthony Alongi, both of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren.
     One daughter, Linda Alongi, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Fr. Ted Dudzinski will officiate at the services. Cremation and entombment will follow at a later date in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery and Mausoleum.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and St. Patrick Catholic Church.
(4-3-04)


     Services for Bill Rozzi's mother, Una Rozzi, 83, of Logansport, was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:42 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, in Memorial Hospital.
     Born July 2, 1920, in Idaville, she was the daughter of Frank E. and Ollie Fisher Benjamin. On Feb. 23, 1940, in Monticello, she was married to Bernard "Ben" Rozzi, and he survives.
     Mrs. Rozzi was co-owner and proprietor with her husband of Warner's Greenhouse. Over the years, she attended and chaired many conferences on floral design with FTD.
     Una and Ben had been active over the years in local veterans' activities. She was a member of the American legion Auxiliary Unit 60, where she served twice as auxiliary president.
     She also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Unit 60 and the 40 et 8 Cabane #729.
     She belonged to the Business and Professional Women's Association (BPW), the Golden Girls of Monticello, the William Paca Lodge, Logansport Elkettes, and the Logansport Eagles Auxiliary.
     Mrs. Rozzi was a member of Pine Creek Church of the Brethren, Monticello.
     Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Phyllis Rozzi, Logansport; one daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Bill Strahlem, Logansport; one brother, Frank E. "Eddie" and Martha Benjamin, Elyria, Ohio; one sister, Leila Lytle, Wheaton, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Two brothers, David and Marion Benjamin, and one sister, Laverne Hare, preceded in death.
     Pastor Opal Reiff and Father Timothy Kroeger will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the funeral home, where an American Legion Auxiliary service will be held at 7 p.m.  
(3-11-04)


     Services for Jeff Williams' brother, David Lee Williams, 59, of 3302 E. Broadway, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in Logansport.
     Born July 9, 1944, in Kokomo, he was the son of Dallas E. and Mary Alice Preiser Williams. He was married on Sept. 6, 1969, in Logansport, to Carlita I. Boze, who survives.
     Mr. Williams was a car salesman since 1973 and was currently employed by Donato & Son's Jeep Eagle Inc. He had also worked for McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle Funeral Home, Kroeger Funeral Home, Johnson Ford and Hendrickson Motor Sales.
     He was a 1963 graduate of Logansport High School and a graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Vietnam conflict from 1962 to 1965.
     Dave was a member of Elks Lodge No. 66, Walton American Legion Post 418 and the Indiana Head Injury Foundation.
     He enjoyed working outdoors and doing repairs around the house.
     Also surviving are one daughter, Angela B. Williams, and her fiancŽ, Tony Lombardi, Logansport; one brother, Jeffery L. Williams and his wife, Kathy, Zionsville; one sister, Rose Ann Dowty and her husband, Dawson, Lincoln, Neb.; one sister-in-law, Irma Hobbs and her husband, Charlie, Toledo, Ohio; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.
     The Rev. Steve Fleck will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in St. John's Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of America, 8201 Greensboro Drive Suite 611, McLean, VA 22102.
(2-1-04)


     Private services for Steve Miller's mother, Julia C. Miller, 86, of Logansport, will be held Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born June 8, 1917, in Oconto, Wis., she was the daughter of Justin and Leona Jacquart Renier. She was married in 1936, in St. John's Catholic Church, Jefferson, Wis., to Clarence Miller, who died Nov. 11, 1976.
     Mrs. Miller was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the former St. Vincent de Paul Church. She had been a cook at the Gourmet Cafeteria in downtown Logansport and had also been a baby sitter.
     First and foremost, she is fondly remembered by her children as a loving mother. She also was particularly fond of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter.
     Surviving are three sons, Steven Miller and his wife, Jeanne, Logansport, Ronald Miller and his wife, Karen, Port Huron, Mich., and Vince Miller and his wife, Barb, Logansport; three daughters, Mary Ebey and her husband, George, Ellen Albright and her husband, Don, and Janet Fettig, all of Logansport; three brothers, Justin Renier, Norway, Mich., Orville Renier, Hermansville, Mich., and Clifford Renier, Faithhorn, Mich.; six grandchildren, Cherie Bohling, Teresa Spencer, Jeff Pearson, Mitzi Kilgore, Mandy Miller and Jessica Miller; nine great-grandchildren, Kelly Caye Spencer, Kayla McFarland, Thomas Bohling, Sierra Bohling, Haylee Bohling, Alexandria Pearson, Marley Pearson, Willow Pearson and Joshua Benson; one great-great granddaughter, Alexis Spencer; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
     Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     A private visitation will be held.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or School.
(2-1-04)


     OVERLAND, MO. -- Private memorial services were held for Kay Purdy's husband, Duane B. Meeker, 63, of Greenfield, formerly of Logansport.
     He died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, while working as a forensic engineer in St. Louis.
     Surviving are his wife, Kay Meeker, Greenfield; three daughters, Karen Peterson, San Diego, Barbara Risk, Blue Ash, Ohio and Janet Meeker, Indianapolis; one son, Jim Meeker, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Norma Penn, Clymers.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart, Diabetes and Stroke Associations and the Rotary Foundation.
     Arrangements were handled by Baumann Colonial Chapel.  
(2-1-04)


     Services for H C Renkenbergere's father, Harry Carlyle Renkenberger Sr., 87, of 1003 High St., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Logansport, he was the son of Marion and Jennie Stoops Renkenberger. On May 21, 1939, in Logansport, he was married to Rhea Corena Hall, and she survives.
     Mr. Renkenberger retired in 1980 as a locomotive engineer with Conrail Railroad.
     He was a member of River of Life Christian Church and a member and former union representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
     Also surviving are one son, H.C. Renkenberger and his wife Cathie, Indianapolis; two daughters, Susan Singer Spencer, Logansport, and Karen Severyn and her husband Rick, Avenel, N.J.; one sister, Katherine Galbreth and her husband Donald, Tennessee; one brother, Robert Renkenberger and his wife Mary, Logansport; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Renkenberger, Logansport; six grandchildren, Erin Housefield and her husband John, Indianapolis, Jason Renkenberger and his wife Teresa, Brandon, Miss., Stanford Singer, Las Vegas, Shana Singer, Freemont, Calif., and Carson Severyn and Spencer Severyn, Avenel, N.J.; and four great-grandchildren.
     Three brothers, Richard, Paul and Russell Renkenberger, and two sisters, Iona Renkenberger and Margaret Lassiter, preceded in death.
     Dr. Cameron Douglas will officiate the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and one hour before the services Sunday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to River of Life Christian Church.
(2-1-04)


     Services for Jim Tribbet's mother, Mary C. Tribbett, 85, Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Peru, she was the daughter of Roger D. Sr. and Edna Faye Vernon Yeider. She was married to Gerald H. Tribbett, who died Sept. 1, 1981.
     Mrs. Tribbett was a member of Women of the Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies of the Elks and American Baptist Women.
     She retired from the former General Tire in 1981.
     Surviving are one son, James V. Tribbett, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Roger D. Yeider Jr., Fort Wayne; and one sister, Myra Jean Owens, Logansport.
     One son, Tommie Tribbett; and one sister, Julie Boughton, preceded in death.
     The Revs. Joel Blanton and Michael Williams will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple. (11-22-03)


     Brenda K Downham's son, James Edward Hammond, 42, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at his home in Howard Creek, Fla.
     He was born Nov. 20, 1960. in Orlando, Fla.
     He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Hammond, Howard Creek; his parents, Brenda K. Downham, Port St. Joe, Fla., and James W. and Patricia Hammond, Wewahitchka, Fla.; two daughters and their families, Candace and Jason Connor, TreSean and Justyn Connor, Sherrill's Ford, N.C., and Mandy K. Yates and her son, Christian, Hickory, N.C.; two stepdaughters and their families, Jolene and Domino DeMunck, Alan, Brianna, Dominic and Sebastian DeMunck, and Carrie and Tom Hunt and Haley, Amber and Abby Hunt and his stepson, Mark Carithers, all of Florida; three half brothers, Jimmy Hammond, Michael Hammond, and Gordon Hammond, all of Wewahitchka; two half sisters, Kim Pelt, Port St. Joe, and Jessica Pitts, Wewahitchka; and nine nieces and nephews.
     Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. EST today in the Howard Creek Baptist Church, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Rockfield, Ind., where he will be buried.
     Memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital.
     Comforter Funeral Home, Port St. Joe, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.  (11-22-03)


     Jean Liming Filbey's daughter passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     A funeral Mass for Carla S. Filbey Lidy, 41, of 2127 Smead St., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     Born Dec. 31, 1961, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Douglas and Jean Liming Filbey.
     A 1980 graduate of Logansport High School, Carla had been employed at Timberland RV Manufacturers, Peru.
     She loved to camp and ride horses. She also liked to dance, but most of all, her children were the light of her life.
     Carla was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
     Surviving are her father, Douglas, Logansport; her mother, Jean Kilroy, Gainesville, Fla.; two sons, Matthew and Justin Lidy, both of Logansport; two daughters, Lauren Lidy and Kelsey Maloney, both of Logansport; two brothers, Mark Filbey, Hattiesburg, Miss., and Scott Filbey, Logansport; one sister, Barbara Diane Filbey, North Carolina; her companion, Mike Cooke, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 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 the children in care of Security Federal Savings Bank. (8-27-03)


     Don Evernham's father passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Services for Cecil Dean Evernham, 82, of 1721 Smead St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.      Born June 10, 1920, in Buffalo, he was the son of Clarence Cecil and Daisy Henderson Evernham. He was married Sept. 8, 1939, in Monticello, to June B. Wyant, who died Feb. 10, 2003.
     A graduate of Buffalo High School, Mr. Evernham was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from Feb. 2, 1945, to Aug. 8, 1946, in the Pacific Theater and stationed in Japan during World War II.
     He had been employed at Prairie Farms Dairy and Ray's Creamery until his retirement after 26 years.
     A resident of Logansport since 1945, he was a member of First United Methodist Church, Logansport, where he had been active for more than 50 years.
     He also was a member of Tipton Lodge #33, F. & A.M., and past High Priest of Logansport Chapter #2, Royal Arch Masons.
     He was a member and past Illustrious Master of Logan Council #11, Royal and Select Masters, and a member and past Commander of St. Johns Commandery #24, Knights Templar.
     In 1975, he served as Worthy Patron of Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of the Eastern Star.
     He was active in the Past Matrons-Past Patrons Association.
     Surviving are one son Donel Evernham, Logansport, and five grandchildren.
     One daughter, Deana Jo Seidensticker, and three sisters preceded in death.
     The Rev. Rick Jones, of First United Methodist Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.  (4-30-03)


     Joe Scagnoli's father died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, in his residence.
     A funeral Mass for Guido J. Scagnoli, 89, of 900 E. Linden Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     Born March 27, 1914, in Cass County, he was the son of Giuseppe and Marfina Marocco Scagnoli. In 1938, he was married to Eleanor Galloway, his wife of 64 years.
     Mr. Scagnoli worked for Rockwell Standard Corporation for 27 years. He was the co-owner and proprietor of Bowlmor Lanes, Logansport, for 33 years.
     He was a member of the Eagles Lodge 323 F.O.E., the Eagles Drill Team and the Eagles Emblem Choir.
Mr. Scagnoli sang in a barbershop quartet and became renowned for singing their version of "He's Behind the Eight Ball with His Baby" at numerous wedding receptions.
     He also managed the Eagle's baseball and basketball teams.
     Mr. Scagnoli was a charter member of the William Paca Club and a supporter of the Logansport Little League program, as well as the Woodlawn Center Bowling program.
     He served as manager of athletic programs for the All Saints Parish schools.
     He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and sang in the St. Joseph Men's Church Choir.
     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Scagnoli, Muncie, and Thomas and Loretta Scagnoli, Logansport; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Joseph Naumcheff, Greenwood; five grandchildren, Kelly Huth and her husband, Zach, Granger, Joseph Scagnoli Jr. and Jennifer Underwood, both of Indianapolis, Thomas Scagnoli Jr., Constantine, Mich., and Timothy Scagnoli, Logansport; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Hudson and Molly Huth, all of Granger; six sisters, Mary Arvin, Julia Baker, Edith Hildebrandt, Jennie Shinn and Josephine Moore, all of Logansport, and Virginia Klippel, Lafayette; and one brother, Frank Scagnoli, Logansport.
     One granddaughter, Ann Scagnoli, Muncie, and six brothers, Pacifico, Fred, Albert Budgie, Herman and Raymond, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday in Kroeger Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be held at 5 p.m. A William Paca Lodge service will follow.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School and First Call Home Health Care & Hospice. (4-21-03)


     A funeral Mass for Judy Polsinelli Atherton's mother, Lucy M. Firmani Polsinelli, 82, of 1018 Pleasant Hill, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     Mrs. Polsinelli died at 10:58 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Dec. 26, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Joseph P. and Josephine J. Ricci Firmani. She was married June 17, 1940, to Anthony L. Polsinelli, who died June 24, 1968.
     Mrs. Polsinelli had owned and operated Polsinelli's Tavern for many years, retiring in 1991.
     The 1936 Logansport High School graduate was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, the All Saints Ladies Society, and the Daughters of Isabella.
     Surviving are one daughter, Judith Atherton, and her husband, James, Anderson; three grandsons, Jay Atherton, and his wife, Dina Marie, Leesburg, Va., Louis J. Polsinelli, Speedway, and Tony Vransevich, Chicago; four granddaughters, Janelle DeWolf, and her husband, Jeff, Carmel, Kimberly Powers, and her husband, John, and, Gina Sanders, and her husband, Mike, all of Griffith, and Merri Lynn Vransevich, Munster; one brother, Lawrence Firmani, Logansport; two sisters, Mary Antonelli, and her husband, Elmer, and Madalyne Donahue, and her husband, Paul; three great-grandchildren, Julia DeWolf, Jack DeWolf, and Joseph Sanders; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Louis Polsinelli, on March 1, 2001.
     Father Philip Haslinger will officiate at the Mass. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Marocco Funeral Chapel, where the Daughters of Isabella will conduct a service at 7 p.m. and a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Catholic Schools, or the Easter Seals Society.  (4-2-03)


     Services for Carol Stinemetz Bodinson's mother, Frances M. Stinemetz, 85, of 319 Montgomery St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003, in Miller's Merry Manor.
Born Aug. 29, 1917, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Edwin R. and Garnet Buck Carter. She was married on Jan. 21, 1939, in West Lafayette, to Harry W. Stinemetz, who survives.
     Mrs. Stinemetz had been employed at Logansport Credit Bureau and the former Royalon Manufacturing Company.
She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Fidelity Chapter #58 Order of the Eastern Star.
     Also surviving are one daughter, Carol Bodinson, Princeton Junction, N.J.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Paul and Pat Stinemetz, Kokomo, and Charles Stinemetz, Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Susan Bodinson, Rochester, N.Y., and Jeanne Bodinson, Pennington, N.J.; two grandsons, Paul Stinemetz II and his wife, Nancy, Coatesville, and Scott Stinemetz, Lafayette; and one great-granddaughter, Mischon Stinemetz, Coatesville.
     Two sisters preceded in death.
     The Rev. Greg Britt will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  (3-31-03)


     Services for Barbara Booher Johnson's mother, Dorothy L. Booher, 96, Logansport, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, in Chase Center, Logansport.
     Born March 2, 1906, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William E. and Emily Zimmerman Powell. She was married March 3, 1928, in Logansport, to William A. Booher, who died Jan. 14, 1989.
     Mrs. Booher was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     Surviving are one son, William J. Booher, Indianapolis; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Johnson, Phoenix; and two grandchildren, Paige Johnson and Jason Johnson.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cause For Paws, P.O. Box 1402, Logansport IN 46947. (3-4-03)


     Don Evernham's mother passed away at 10:02 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in Miller's Merry Manor.
     Services for June Beatrice Evernham, 83, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     Born July 11, 1919, in Colfax, she was the daughter of Raful and Oda Sally Kell Wyant. She was married Sept. 8, 1939, in Monticello, to Cecil Dean Evernham, who survives.
     A resident of Logansport since 1945, Mrs. Evernham graduated from International Business College. She had been employed at R.B.M. until her retirement.
     She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Logansport, for more than 50 years, where she was active in the Friendship Sunday School Class.
     In 1975, she served as Worthy Matron of Fidelity Chapter #58 in, Order of the Eastern Star, and was active in the Past Matron-Past Patron Association.
     Mrs. Evernham enjoyed researching her genealogy. A granddaughter of a Cherokee Indian, she discovered that her ancestry traced back to the famous Hatfield-McCoys as well as Daniel Boone.
     Also surviving are one son, Donel Evernham, Logansport; one brother, John Wyant, Monticello; two sisters, Alspie Dugan, Columbus, and Ruby Durlacher, Indianapolis; and five grandchildren.
     One daughter, Deana Jo Seidensticker, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon, of First United Methodist Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 6 p.m. (3-4-03)


     Sherry Loser Pasquale's father died January 3, 2003.
     On Jan. 3, 2003, Wallace C. Loser, our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed from this life to spend eternity with our heavenly Father.
     Memorial services for Wallace C. Loser, 86, Lakeland, Fla., are to be held at 2 p.m. today at Georgetowne Manor Park in Lakeland. He died in Lakeland Memorial Hospital.
     Born March 31, 1916 in Royal Center, he was the son of Glen and Alta Loser. He was married Jan. 10, 1937, to Mary House Loser.
     After graduating from Royal Center High School in 1933, he started his 50-year employment with well-known RBM in Logansport. He became a supervisor and later a plant manager for United Technologies in Flora.
     He was active in his church and the local Elks Lodge 66. Wally enjoyed his family and many friends, always ready for a party or a good time! Fishing was his favorite sport. The Losers have enjoyed 22 years of active winter retirement in Lakeland.
     Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Jim Pasquale, Logansport, and Markay and Jim Martin, Canton, Ga.; four grandchildren, Andrea and Bruce Vernon, Logansport, Marcy and Tony Hayden, Logansport, Toby and Cris Martin, Canton, Ga., and Shelby Martin, Tallahassee, Fla.; and five great-grandsons.
     Interment and a local memorial service will follow at a later date in Cline Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Ministry at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1301 N. Third St., Logansport. (1-25-03)


     The parents of deceased classmate Fred Hanna passed away in Sarasota, FL, within a month of each other recently.
     Charlotte L. Hanna, 89, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Logansport, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in Sarasota, Fla.
     Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Walton, she was the daughter of John and Cora Kesling. She was married on June 30, 1940, to Frederick B. Hanna.
     They resided in Logansport and Culver until moving to Sarasota, Fla., in 1982.
     Mrs. Hanna was a music teacher and a member of Alpha Omega at Ball State University.
     She was a former member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and many other civic organizations.
     Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer E. Messmer, Bradenton, Fla.
     One son, Frederick J. Hanna preceded in death.
     Private services will be held at a later date with burial in Logansport. (1-25-03)

     Frederick B. Hanna, 89, former Logansport attorney, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, in Sarasota, Fla.
     Born Sept. 5, 1913, in Cass County, he was the son of Roy and Emma Burkhart Hanna. On June 30, 1940, he was married to Charlotte Kesling, who died Nov. 23, 2002.
     A graduate of Indiana University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma, Mr. Hanna received his undergraduate and J. D. degree in 1938. He was admitted to the bar in 1938. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II, and was a member of the Judge Advocate Corps.
     He began his law practice in 1945 in Logansport and practiced continually until 1982. He was City Attorney for Logansport in 1947 and also was Prosecuting Attorney for Cass County from 1941 to 1943 and from 1950 to 1952. He was President of the Cass County Bar Association from 1952 to 1953.
     Mr. Hanna resided in Logansport and Culver and was a member of the Elks and Rotary clubs of Logansport.
     He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and many other civic organizations until moving to Sarasota, Fla., in 1982.
     Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer E. Messmer, Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Pauline Hockman, one sister-in-law, Jane Hanna, and several nieces and nephews.
     One son, Frederick J. Hanna, and one brother, Harmol Hanna, preceded in death.
     Private services will be held at a later date, with burial in Logansport. (1-25-03)


     Bill Cuppy's son Clayt Cuppy died on Thanksgiving Day.
     Private funeral services will be held for Clayt W. Cuppy, 35, Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Logansport.
     He died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in an accident while hiking at the Grand Canyon.
     Born Sept. 18, 1967, in Logansport, he was the son of William Russell Cuppy and Cheryl Elaine Reid Callahan.
     A 1985 graduate of Wyomissing High School in Pennsylvania, he was studying for a Ph.D. at the University of South Florida, where he had previously earned two master's degrees.
     Surviving are his father, Bill Cuppy Sr., Logansport; his mother, Cheryl Reid Callahan, Clearwater, Fla.; maternal grandfather, Harold Reid, Logansport; sister and brother-in-law, Cara and Mark Littlefield, Tampa, Fla.; nephew and niece, RJ Boggs and Alexis Littlefield, Tampa, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Shantel Cuppy, Logansport; aunt and uncle, Nikki Reid, Logansport, and Lynn Reid, Kokomo; cousins, Brandie Reid, Indianapolis, and Boston Reid, Fairmount; aunt and uncle, Joan and Dick Bushaw, Logansport; and cousins, Russell Bushaw, Logansport, and Cynthia Grubb, Las Vegas, Nev.
     The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial will be private.
     Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Canyon Search and Rescue Program, Grand Canyon National Park Foundation, 625 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff AZ 86001. (12-9-02)

     The following unverified information came in an email as a partial explanation of what happened that tragic day: Billy Cuppy and Cheryl Reid's (his ex-wife) son, age 35 was killed at the Grand Canyon on Thanksgiving Day. Cheryl and her husband and kids/grandkids were there for a vacation. He went hiking in late afternoon with his brother in law and fell 600 feet (they're not sure exactly what happened).
     Bill does not have email, but you could send condolences to him at: Bill Cuppy, Sr., 3131 George St., Logansport, IN 46947 (12-9-02)


     Mike Farrell's mother, June Jenness Farrell, 86, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Services were held at Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport.
     Born June 12, 1916, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Cyrus and Ruth Schrock. On March 5, 1935, she was married to Paul M. "Butch" Farrell, who died Nov. 8, 1983.
     She was employed for many years at H. W. Gossard Co.
     She was a member and past president of the Logansport Elkettes.
     Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Joyce Farrell, Portage, Mich.; one grandson and his wife, Patrick and Yumiko Farrell, Spring Lake, Mich.; two sisters, Nina Gettings, Portage, Mich., and Georgia Roller, New Market, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. (12-9-02)


     Marsha Callane Staples' father, Kenneth Callane (one of our teachers) died in September.
     Services for Kenneth L. Callane, 89, of 948 N 50E, Flora, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Reinke Funeral Home.
     He died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Mulberry Lutheran Home, Mulberry.
     Born April 30, 1913, in Carroll County, he was the son of Lewis H. and Daisey D. Maxwell Callane.
     On Aug. 4, 1961, in Flora Church of the Brethren, he was married to Jean Smoyer, who survives.
     He graduated from Flora High School in 1930 and Manchester College in 1934.
     He taught school at Deer Creek, New Waverly and Logansport Schools. While at Logansport, he was head of the English Department from 1960 to 1975. He also was dean of boys and coached football and basketball during that time. He taught for many years prior to that and was a favorite of many of the classes from the '50s.
     He was a member of Living Faith Church of the Brethren, and he enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing.
     Also surviving are one son, Kenneth D. Callane, Flora; one daughter, Marsha Callane Staples, Lewisburg, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. (12-9-02)


     Denny Shaver's mother passed away May 17, 2002.
     Services for Anna Maxine Shaver, 81, of Logansport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 10:17 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2002, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Feb. 4, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Bruce and Anna Elizabeth Sexton Llewellyn. On March 23, 1939, in Logansport, she was married to Delbert Aaron "D.A." Shaver, who died March 3, 1996.
     Mrs. Shaver was retired from Elco Industries and had worked at T.M. Morris Manufacturing, RBM and H.W. Gossard Company.
     She was a member of Helm Street Church of god and graduated from Logansport High School in 1939. Maxine loved life and looked forward to each new day. She loved God and was ready to be with the Lord.
     Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Carpenter, Logansport; two sons, Tom Shaver and his wife Janet, Logansport, and Denny Shaver and his wife Judy, Logansport; seven grandchildren, Derek Shaver, Stephanie Cripe, Sarah Myers, Tim Leeman, Aaron Little, Zachary Little and Drew Shaver; and three great-grandchildren, Kristen Alberts, Aaron S. Little and Rager Myers.
     One brother and one sister preceded in death. (7-01-02)


     Phyllis Ricci Pickens' Mother Ann Ricci died in March. (7-21-02)


     Tom King's father, Reverend Harold J. King, Sr., of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on April 10, 2002 in Florida.  He was born June 13, 1913.
     Survivors include his wife Peg; four sons Thomas, Iowa; Harold, Jr., Florida; Calvin, Arizona; and one daughter Carol, Lombard, IL.
     Reverend King was a Presbyterian Minister and had served many years as Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Logansport.  (7-21-02)


     Ron Gifford's mother, Gladys M. Adams, 84, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in McKinney House in Logansport. Born May 9, 1917, in Cass County, she was the daughter of Willard E. and Ada H. Hardy Patty. She was married to Frederick Gifford, who preceded in death. On Oct. 20, 1968, in Cass County, she was married to Gerald R. Adams, who died June 16, 1979. She had been head cashier at Kroger Food Store and was a 50-year member of the Baptist Temple. She also was a member of Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star.
     Surviving are two sons, Ronald Gifford, Tehachapi, Calif., and Rick Gifford, Lebanon; two granddaughters, Cindy L. Gifford, Lomita, Calif., and Julie Gifford, Lancaster, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Katie Jane Bertheola, and Erik Gifford; two sisters, Gail Martin, Harlingen, Texas, and Marcella Brown, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and two nieces, Barbara Williams, Logansport, and Patty Brown, Zionsville.
     The Rev. Charles Sikler will officiate at the services at 1:30 p.m. on February 14, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. (2-13-02)


   Rose Mary McCain Kimberling's 83 year old mother, Hermine F., passed away in her residence in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 27, 2002. She was married to Robert F. McCain, who preceded in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.
    Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Mary and William Kimberling, Omaha, Neb., and Kathaleen and Olin Pate, Columbia, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jeanne Medland, Pentego, Texas, Lorraine Obenchain, Pittsburgh, and Jackie Sum and her husband, Robert, Banning, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
    One son, Robert L. McCain, preceded in death.
    Burial will be at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport. (1-28-02)


    Donald B. Schmidt, 94, of Logansport, Allen Schmidt's father, died unexpectedly in his sleep at home, at a quarter to four in the morning, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002. He was married to Helen Davis, who survives along with two sons and daughters-in-law, Don J. and Pamela Schmidt, Fort Wayne, and Allen and Gail Schmidt, Logansport; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila Schmidt and her husband, Dr. Edmund Gilday, Grinnell, Iowa; four grandchildren, J. Kurt Schmidt, Franklin, Tenn., J. Kraig Schmidt, Charlottesville, Va., and Carrie Robison and Kathy Woods, both of Logansport; and four great-grandchildren, Lauren Pereira Schmidt, and Zachary, Anthony and John Robison.
    Mr. Schmidt was the founder of A.J. Schmidt Plumbing & Heating Company in Logansport, where he worked throughout his life, including the day he died. He was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and a former member of Tipton Masonic Lodge in Logansport.
    Mr. Schmidt served on the board of directors of Small Parts, Inc., for 36 years and was named Director Emeritus when he retired from the board.
    A devoted family man, Mr. Schmidt was an avid piano player, an active gardener, and a life-long reader. Mr. Schmidt was a 1927 graduate of Logansport High School. (1-26-02)


    Sharon Leslie's life was recently shocked when her grandson, Jeremy, died from an automobile accident a few days before Christmas. She reports that she can certainly use all the love and prayers we can provide for her at this difficult time in her life. (1-13-02)


    Sandy McNutt Clark's mother, Mary Louise Lacy McNutt passed away December 7, 2001, in Chase Center in Logansport. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Paris, Ill., she was 93 and had been a teacher in Paris, Illinois, and Logansport. She married Dale W. McNutt on July 18, 1936, who died Dec. 15, 1985. Mrs McNutt is survived by two daughters, Sandy Clark ('59), and Suanne Schwering ('56), five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (12-10-01)


    Terry Groninger's sister Maryann Ropp recently passed away. Mary Ann was 58 and lived in Logansport. She died Friday, June 8, in Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on June 13. Born Sept. 8, 1932, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Clarence E. and Elmina May Stout Groninger. On Aug. 5, 1950, in Logansport, she was married to Paul H. Ropp, who died Oct. 6, 1986. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and having Friday night sleepovers for them. She also enjoyed her coffee times with her brother and sisters. One son, Clarence P. Ropp, one brother, Tom, and one sister, Barbara, also preceded in death. (7-22-01)


     Rosalie Ranke Arnold's father passed away on December 8, 2000, at his residence.  (3-24-01)


    Claribel Elliott Kesler, mother of Don Kesler and Marsha Kesler Mays, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in her residence at age 86. On July 25, 1937, in Crown Point, she was married to Donald F. Kesler, who survives in Logansport. She is survived also by two daughters, Phyllis Maw of Logansport, and Marsha Mays of Hot Springs, Arkansas; three sons, Don of Logansport, Keith of Arcadia, and Jeff of Warsaw. Additional survivors include her sister Mary Fine, and 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. (3-2-01)


    Sue Swigert Beal's father, Garth L. Swigert, died February 8, 2001, at his home in Logansport at the age of 92. Sixty-five years ago he married his wife Ione and she survives in Logansport. In 1955 he established a tire company on Burlington Avenue and retired in 1982 after 27 years selling GoodYear Tires. Four children survive, Bob ('56), Sue Beal ('59), Bill ('61), and Jim (??). Classmate Sue lives in Texas but was able to be home and visit with him a few months ago. There are several grandchildren who also survive. (3-2-01)


    Jane Macy Arseneau's mother died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport. Esta Harker Macy was 97 and married O. W. Macy in 1932. He survives in Logansport. Survivors include two daughters and one son along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren and a sister. Daughter Marian lives in Ohio, and daughter Jane lives in Albany, NY. (3-2-01)


    Rex Grant's mother, Ruby V. Grant, 88, passed away on February 14, 2001. She died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in Chase Center. Surviving are three sons, Rev. Rex B. Grant, (our classmate) Kokomo, Paul R. Grant, Avon, and Ken A. Grant, George AFB, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. (3-2-01)


    Sandy McMillen Roberson's mother, Opal I. McMillen, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in Chase Center in Logansport. She married Robert in 1940 and he survives in Logansport. Daughters Sandy (Logansport) and Judi (Peru) also survive along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. (12-22-00)


    Ed Fasnacht's mother, Idella Fasnacht Miller, died on November 2, 2000, in Miller Merry Manor in Logansport. Mrs. Miller was active at Fasnacht's Jewelers in downtown Logansport and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. Ed and his wife Jackie live in Las Vegas. (11-14-2000)