11-18-14 (Age 71)
R. Cotner, 71, of Logansport passed away unexpectedly at 4:00 a.m., Tuesday,
November 18, 2014, at her residence.
Born on December 24, 1942 in Logansport, she
was the daughter of the late Elmer and Dorothy F. (Appollonio) Allen.
On February 11, 1961 she married Daniel Cotner.
She was a 1960 Logansport High School graduate.
Anna retired from Rockford Music Company in
She was a member of Women of the Moose and she
Survivors include her husband, Daniel Cotner of
Logansport, daughter, Lynn Thompson (Larry Sedam) of Logansport, brother,
Cliff Allen (Deb) of Logansport, sister, Frances Roberts (Ann Layman) of
Logansport and grandson, Jonathan Thompson of Winamac.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday,
November 21, 2014, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel with Pastor Aaron Gross
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Ever- Rest Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Mooseheart Child City and School, Inc. and/or the National Multiple Sclerosis
Please sign the online guestbook or leave a
condolence for the Cotner family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com. (11-29-2014)
Information from Ran
(Marocco) Funeral Home website
'Jerry' (Benn) Lane
5-22-08 (Age 67)
Pharos Tribune Newspaper, Logansport, IN on May 23, 2008.
D. “Jerry” Lane, 67, Logansport, died at 8:01 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008,
in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
There will be no service or visitation.
Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of
Condolences and personal remembrances may be
left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com (8-23-2010)
11-2-73 (Age 31)
from Pharos Tribune, November 3, 1973.
Logansport family of three was killed November 2, 1973, in a car-truck
collision on US 35 about five miles south of Logansport at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Dead are Robert L. Blume, 31, his wife Judy,
27, and their one-year-old daughter, Andrea, all of 315 Highland St. Death in
each case was attributed to severe head injuries. Robert was also
thought to have suffered internal injuries.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene by
Cass County Coroner Louis Marocco. Her mother, who was five months
pregnant, was listed as dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital, and Robert
Blume died at the hospital.
According to Trooper David Redding, the Blume
auto was traveling north on 35, just north of County Road 500S, when the
The second vehicle, a southbound pickup truck
driven by Ronald L. Wright, 27, of Rt. 1, Walton, was reported by witnesses
to have been weaving across the center line, according to Trooper Redding.
The truck collided with the Blume auto broadside Wright was admitted to
Memorial Hospital with facial lacerations.
Many of the details of the crash were still
unknown late Saturday night, and. the incident remains under investigation.
Deputy Ron Woolley assisted in the
Rites for the Blume family are pending at
Fisher Funeral Home.
Another article, this one on Monday 11/5/73 May Seek Grand Jury Quiz in
grand jury investigation of the triple fatality that occurred Saturday
evening on U .S. 35 south of Logansport may. be sought.
Prosecutor Fred Bowyer said today he will check
the results of State Trooper David Reading's investigation of the case before
deciding whether to ask Judge Norman Kiesling to call the grand jury.
Trooper Redding is awaiting an analysis of a
blood sample taken from Ronald Wright, 27, of Rt. 1, Walton, driver of .the
truck involved in the collision. Wright, who suffered facial
lacerations, was able to leave Memorial hospital Sunday.
Triple rites for the three victims of the crash
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Calvary Presbyterian church.
The victims were Robert L. Blume, 31, his wife,
Judy, 27, and their daughter, Andrea, 20 months.
The Rev. John -Tobian, Willis Detwiler and
Keith Rinehart will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Davis cemetery.
may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the Fisher Funeral Home. The bodies
will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. .
Robert L. Blume, 31, was born in Indianapolis,
September 19, 1942, the son of Leon and Vivian Lockwood Blume. He was
married Nov. 26, 1969, to Judy Strasser, who also was killed in the crash.
An industrial arts teacher at the Lincoln
Junior High School, he was a driver at the local micro midget race track, a
member of the U.A.R., a midget racing association and a member of the Calvary
He is survived by his father, Leon, Mt. Etna;
his mother, Mrs. Harold Hubenthal, Rt. 5; and one brother, Edward, Madison,
A. Blume, 27, born in Logansport, Nov. 1, 1946, was the daughter of Thomas R.
and Margaret Regan Strasser.
She is survived by her parents, Burnettsville;
and three brothers; Thomas, Burnettsville; Richard, Delphi; and Don,
Andrea M. Blume, 20 months old, was born in
Logansport, Feb. 28, 1972.
She is survived by her grandparents. (11-18-2011)
Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
10-5-11 (Age 59)
born on February 5, 1941, and passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
[He was raised in Logansport, Indiana, and
graduated from Logansport High School in 1960.]
Roy was a resident of Indianapolis,
Indiana, at the time of his passing.
Grave Side and Committal
Service: Monday, October 10, 2011, 10:00 am, Crown Hill Cemetery Interment:
Crown Hill Cemetery.
provided by Bob Hardin
Frank L. Bulick
12-3-86 (Age 44)
L. Bulick, 44, Rt. 1, Logansport, Indiana, died at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
3, 1986, in Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Fulda, Minn, to
Franklin 0. and Esther L. Peterson Bulick. He was married Dec. 30,
1984, in Adamsboro to Cathy Brock, who survives.
He was a coiler at Ironmonger Spring Company,
Walton, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Also surviving are his mother, Rt. 1; three
sons, Troy and Jamie, both of 4400 Kensington Ln., and Davin, Rt. 1; a
brother, Lynn L., Rt. 1; and two sisters, Joyce Konkler and Judy Doeden, both
of Sacramento, Calif.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in
Community Church of God, with the Rev. Paul E. B. Gruhn officiating.
Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today in
Kroeger Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Saturday in the church.
Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
Lou Caldwell Weser
1-26-12 (Age 69)
was reported to have passed away on January 26, 2012, at the age of 69 in Las
Cruces, New Mexico. (1-27-2012)
Bonnie Lou Caldwell
Weser, 69, passed away on January 26, 2012, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, after
a short illness.
Bonnie was born in LaPorte, Indiana, on March
7, 1942, to Robert and Louise Caldwell of Logansport, Indiana. She graduated
from Logansport High School in 1960. Bonnie was married to Paul Weser;
subsequently they divorced.
Survivors include her two daughters, Christine
Weser and Cynthia Weser, both of Las Cruces; one son Charles (wife Carla)
Weser of Texas; one sister Rose (husband Ron) Cabral, New Bedford, Mass., and
her husband Paul Weser. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents.
A memorial service will be celebrated February
Condolences may be sent to:
Chrissy & Cindy Weser, 5272 Mangas Trail, Las Cruces, NM – 88012
Rose L. Cabral, 67 Blaze Road, New Bedford, MA 02745
information was provided by Bonnie's sister Rose and husband Ron Cabral. (2-1-2012)
"My Bonnie passed away at 2:15 AM this day
[1-26-2012]. She is survived by her daughters, Christine and Cynthia,
her son, Charles and his wife, Carla, her sister Rose Caldwell-Cabral and
Bonnie was a very special person and will be
truly missed by everyone whose life she touched."
....................................................Paul Weser on 1-26-2012
More information will be
provided when it is available.
"Dick" W Carroll
10-5-2011 (Age 69)
"Dick" W. Carroll, 69, passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011 at
Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Logansport, IN, Dick
attended Logansport High School, International Business College and finished
his education at IPFW. He worked as a Division Director with North American
Van Lines for 25 years and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist
Church. Dick loved spending time with his family. He was a long time coach
for his daughter Leigh Ann's baseball teams and made the game enjoyable for
all of the girls involved. Dick especially enjoyed taking his son Sean to
Komet hockey games where they were long time season ticket holders and proud
members of the Section 100 group. Road trips were the highlight of their
season. He also enjoyed attending Tincap baseball games with Sean and making
trips to Chicago to catch a Cubs or Blackhawks game. His greatest enjoyment
was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren at his
"Summer Home" on Coldwater Lake. Surviving are his wife of 49
years, Bonnie L. Carroll of Fort Wayne; sons, Mark A. (Jill) Carroll of
Wesley Chapel, FL, Steven W. Carroll of Chicago, IL and Sean A. Carroll of
Fort Wayne; daughter, Leigh Ann (Eric) Carroll Kamm of Whitehouse, TX;
sisters, Ann (JR.) Witt of Hudson, IN, Judy (John) Dutton of Kenneth City, FL
and Cindy (Tom) LaDow of Logansport, IN; brother, Robert "Bob"
(Carol) Carroll of Logansport, IN; grandchildren, Jenna Carroll, Emily
Carroll, Nicholas "Nick" Carroll, Derek Kamm and Ashlyn Kamm. Dick
was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Inez Carroll. Service will
be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 10, 2011 at Good Shepherd United
Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Avenue, with Rev. Phil Emerson officiating and
calling one hour prior. Visitation is 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm on Sunday,
October 9, 2011 at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017
Maplecrest Road. Burial at a later date in Bowers Cemetery, Fort Wayne,
Indiana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Camp Millhouse,25600
Kelly Rd, South Bend, IN 46614. To sign the online guest book, go to
9-24-2013 (Age 71)
BELVIDERE, Ill. —
Robert W. Champion, 71, Belvidere, Ill., passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 24, 2013, at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, Ill.
He is survived by wife, Vicki; daughters,
Myria (Kenny) Tindle and Michele Champion; son, Colin Champion; eight
grandchildren; brother, William Champion; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place
at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Belvidere, Ill., with the
Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp officiating. Cremation rites have taken place.
Memorial visitation will be from
10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Leroy "Butch" Collins
5-18-96 (Age 53)
AUSTIN, Texas — Robert L. "Butch"
Collins, 53, Austin, died Saturday in Austin, from injuries suffered in an
accident in Austin, Texas, on May 11, 1996.
Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Logansport, Indiana, he
was the son of Robert E. and Mildred Fosler Collins.
Surviving are his father, of Logansport; two
sons, Brian, San Antonio, Texas, and Darren, Plymouth; one sister, Barbara
Bagwell, Marion; one grandson; two step-grandsons; three nieces; and one
nephew. One brother, Doug Woodruff, one niece, and one nephew preceded
Cremation and burial will be at Fort Sam
Houston in San Antonio on Friday. (11-18-2011)
Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
"Betsey" J Corcoran Luey
3-25-2013 (Age 70)
Elizabeth "Betsey" J. Luey, 70, of
Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 8:35 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2013, at
Miller’s Merry Manor.
Born on March 30, 1942 in Logansport, she was
the daughter of the late Ves and Betty (Harrison) Corcoran. On June 28,
1978 she married Francis Luey who survives.
Elizabeth was a 1960 graduate of Logansport
High School, she was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, and she
was a past president of Sigma Phi Sorority.
She retired from Logansport Memorial Hospital
as a lab technician.
Survivors include her husband Francis of
Logansport, sons; Matt Wickersham (Denise), and John Wickersham, both of
Logansport, stepson; Mark Luey of Norfolk, Virginia, stepdaughters; Marsha
(Tom Stovall) Luey of Nashville, Tennessee, and Marcheta Luey of Salisbury,
North Carolina, brothers; Steven (Marie) Corcoran of Farmington Hills,
Michigan and Charles Corcoran of Indianapolis. She is also survived by
10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 p.m.,
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St.,
Logansport with Pastor Doug Mankell officiating. Visitation will be
held at 6:00 p.m., until the time of service at the church. [Services
happen to be on what would have been her 71st birthday.]
Marocco – Rans Funeral Chapel have been
entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the
Calvary Presbyterian Memorial Fund.
Please sign the online guestbook and
condolences at ransfuneralhomes.com.. (3-25-2013)
Information from Rans-Marocco Funeral Home website
James M Cotner
7-22-1989 (Age 47)
for James Murray Cotner, 47, of 702 Van Buren St., will be held at 1 p.m.
Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
He died at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 1989,
in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Logansport to
Leone and Stella Secrest Cotner. He was married March 30, 1981, in
Logansport to Judy Adams, who survives.
He was a tool and die maker at Elco Industries.
Also surviving are his mother, of 700 S. Cicott
St.; two daughters, Kelly Adair, Rt. 3, Logansport, and Connie Myers,
Orlando, Fla.; two stepsons, Tim and Dan Newell, both at home; two
stepbrothers, Albert Cotner, Florida, and Ralph Cotner, Logansport; two
stepsisters, Isabel Selvio and Fancys Smith, both of Logansport; and three
A sister preceded in death.
The Rev. Daniel Pongratz will officiate at the
services. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in
the funeral chapel. (2-11-2012)
Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
Donald L Cowell
6-23-69 (Age 27)
the Pharos Tribune archives, Tuesday 6/24/1969
Find Body In Wrecked Auto
Police Believe Man Died Friday
body of a man reported missing since 1 a.m. Friday, June 20, was found about
3 p.m. Monday
in the wreckage of his 1969 auto in a wooded area west of the overhead bridge
on U.S. 24 east. The accident is believed to have occurred about 2 a.m.
The victim, Donald L. Cowell, 27, of Rt. 5, Valley
View Dr., was reported missing by his wife on Sunday. She told the Cass
County Sheriff's department that her husband had been last seen alive about 1
The site of the crash was in a wooded area
about 500 feet west of the "killer bridge," seven miles east of the
city on U.S. 24. Authorities said Cowell apparently had been westbound
when his auto went off the right side of the road on the curve next to the
bridge, and down a 225 foot embankment. The top of the vehicle was
sheared off when it struck a large tree. The auto came to rest on its
left side, police said. Investigating officers said Cowell apparently
fell asleep and that excessive speed was also a factor in the accident.
According to the accident report, Cowell's speed at the time of the
accident was estimated at 80 miles an hour.
A wrecker was used to free Cowell's body from
the wreckage and a crane from Wolf Construction Company was used to remove
the demolished auto. Cass County Coroner Manfred Wolf said death was
due to a skull fracture and crushed chest. The accident, was found by
Al Wandle, of Logansport, a friend of the victim.
Cowell's death raises the Cass County traffic
fatality toll for 1969 to eight. Investigating officers included
Sheriff Rex Harris, Deputy. Sheriff Frank Johnson, Sgt. Dale Douglas,
Troopers Steve Becsei, James Hoover and Richard Keyes, and Coroner Wolf.
Born in Cass County, May 31, 1942, the victim
was the son of Thomas Cowell, Flora, and Mrs. Thelma Sailors Pence, 514 West
He was employed as an inspector at the Chrysler
Corporation in Kokomo and worked part time in the auto service center of
He was a member of Faith United Methodist
Church and the United Auto Workers Union.
His marriage was to the former Ruth Ann
Michael, Dec. 21, 1960.
Surviving with his parents and widow are two
children. Tina Marie, 8, and Timothy Mark, 3, both at home; a sister, Miss
Corinna Cowell, 514 West Market St.; a brother, Eugene, 815 Helm St., and a
half-brother, David Duane Cowell, Flora.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at
the McCloskey- Hamilton-Kahle Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Wilbur
officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30
p.m. Wednesday. (11-27-2011)
gathered by Leon Whiteman
Patricia L Cripe Short
6-18-1941 8-13-2013 (Age 72)
Patricia L. Short, 72, of Logansport, passed away
unexpectedly Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the emergency room at Memorial
Born June 18, 1941 in Logansport, she was the
daughter of the late Doyne and Jean A. Smith Cripe. On January 6, 1986,
in Logansport, she was married to Thomas G. Short. He preceded her in
death on January 1, 2000.
A graduate of Logansport High School, people
will remember Patricia from the many years she worked at the former Burger
Patricia was a member of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie
#323. She enjoyed gardening and shopping. Patricia was an
excellent cook. Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with
her family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law,
Trisha & Eric McCarty of Clymers and Deb & John Hiester of
Logansport; one son and daughter-in-law Chuck & Deb Hickey of Logansport;
two step-daughters, Tammy (husband Tim) Miller and Teresa Short, all of
Logansport,; seven grandchildren, Scotty, Sara, Brittany, Jess, Johnathan,
Cassie and Kayla; one great-grandchild, Winry.
She was preceded in death by one stepson.
A funeral service will be held at Fisher Funeral
Chapel, Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Drane
Interment will follow in the Ever Rest Memorial
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, August
15, 2013, in the funeral chapel.
You may light a candle of hope, share
condolences in her guestbook and view the video tribute online at
Information from Fisher
Funeral Home websites
Larry D Crockett
4-2-2013 (Age 70)
D. Crockett, 70, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, April
2, 2013, at Seton Specialty Hospital, Lafayette.
Born Sept. 11, 1942, in Logansport, he was the
son of the late Harvey and Mary Gladys (Humphrey) Crockett. On Sept.
20, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Boyd, she survives.
He was a 1961 Logansport High School graduate.
Larry was a retired Tool and Die Engineer.
He was formerly employed at Small Parts and Humphrey Tool. He
also formerly owned and operated Acorn Enterprises. Larry enjoyed
woodworking, carpentry and working around the home.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, Logansport,
son, Kevin Crockett, Eugene, Ore., sister, Patty Bowman, Logansport,
brother-in-law, Robert Boyd (Vickie), Kokomo; beloved granddaughter, Karah
Crockett, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at
the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society.
Please sign the online guestbook and
condolences to the Crockett family at ransfuneralhomes.com (4-4-2013)
from Pharos Tribune website
Gerry L Daniels
5-9-77 (Age 34)
the Pharos Tribune archives, Tuesday 5/10/77
Gerry L. Daniels, 34, Rt. 6; died at 4:45 p.m.
Monday May 9, at the Indiana University Medical Center. Born Aug. 29,
1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Theodore and Mildred Cain Daniels, Sr.
On June 18, 1972 he was married to Terri
Bolinger. who survives.
A Vietnam Army veteran, he was employed at
Small Parts, Inc.
Surviving with the wife at Rt. 6 are his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Daniels Sr., 504 Bates St.; two sisters, Mrs.
Martha Rans Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Nancy Ray, 504 Bates St.: two
brothers, Theodore Daniels Jr., and William, both of 1215 Sycamore and eight
nieces and nephews
Funeral services-will be at 2 pm Friday at
McCloskey- Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Burial will be at Davis
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p m Wednesday 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p m Thursday and until the time of services Friday.
The family suggests that expressions of
sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Cancer Fund. (11-27-2011)
gathered by Leon Whiteman
D Davis Oakes
8-16-06 (Age 62)
Services for Alene D. Oaks, 62, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday
in Fulton Baptist Temple Church.
She died at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006,
in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 1, 1943, in Paris, Miss., she was
the daughter of Luther Alson and Willie Viola Crow Davis. She was married
April 18, 1970, in Logansport, to James Weiland Oaks, who preceded in death
Aug. 9, 1997.
Mrs. Oaks worked in administration for Ivy Tech
Community College, Logansport Campus.
Alene attended Fulton Baptist Temple Church and
was an avid walker. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, going to plays and
reunions, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are two daughters, Misty Moss and her
husband, Tim, Logansport, and Janie Stern and her husband, Michael,
Cleveland, Ohio; her mother, Willie Hedrick, Logansport; four grandchildren,
Stephen Moss, Chicago, Amber Moss, Logansport, and Tyler Stern and Mikaylah
Stern, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Lillian Fowler and her husband,
James, Lewisburg; and three brothers, Odis Davis, Logansport, and Luther Alvis
Davis and Jim H. Davis, both of Lawrenceburg.
Two brothers preceded in death.
The Rev. Bruce Russell will officiate at the
services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in
Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour before the time of services Saturday in the
Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton
Baptist Temple Church. (1-5-07)
article from the Logansport Pharos Tribune:
Injuries fatal to
A Logansport woman struck by a vehicle while walking across
a street Tuesday evening has died of her injuries.
Alene D. Oaks, 62, was died at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday in
Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Oaks was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Tuesday evening
as she walked across Roselawn Drive. Glare from the sun is believed to be the
reason Matthew K. Gaumer, 23, Logansport, did not see Oaks when he was
turning south onto Roselawn from High Street.
Oaks was unconscious when authorities arrived. She was
transferred to Logansport Memorial Hospital before being flown via Good
Samaritan helicopter to the Fort Wayne hospital.
Police said that no charges will be filed against Gaumer.(1-5-07)
Marie Davis Freidline
8-31-01 (Age 59)
Logansport, Rose was the daughter of James W. and Anna L. Wilson Davis.
On May 31, 1965, she was married to Robert Joseph Freidline, who
belonged to the Embroidery Guild of America, Sagamore Ridge Chapter; American
Needle Point Guild, Hoosier Heartland Chapter; and the New Life Alliance
1960 graduate of Logansport High School, she was a 1964 graduate of Ball
State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical
Technology. The former owner and operator of Twin Rivers Medical
Laboratory, she was also retired from the Logansport State Hospital.
surviving are two daughters, Molly Freidline and Sheri Freidline; one son,
Ted J. Freidline; four grandchildren, Daniel Benn, Lindsey Benn, Lily Walters
and Joseph Freidline; and two brothers, James W. Davis and John A.
Davis. She was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin D. Davis; and
one sister, Margaret E. Hoover. Memorial contributions may be made to
the New Life Alliance Church.
Services will be held at: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4th in New Life Alliance
Church, 3529 High St. Rd., Logansport. Pastor Fred Drye will officiate
the services. Visitation times are: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3rd in
Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Photo from Kroeger
Carol L Douglas
10-20-12 (Age 70)
L. Carroll, age 70, Logansport, Indiana, was called home to her Lord with her
pastor and family by her side, at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, in her
Born in Peru, Ind., on October 4, 1942, she was
the daughter of Shirley Lee and Frances “Jayne” Zook Douglas. Her
mother and step-father, Robert G. Wilhelm, raised Carol.
She was married November 30, 1963, Celina,
Tenn., to Robert L. Carroll, who survives.
Carol retired in 1993 from the Cass County
Prosecutor’s Office. She had also worked as bailiff and legal
A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School,
Carol was a member of Life Gate Church. She was also active at Peak
Community Services (formerly Woodlawn Center), where she was a past board
member and assisted in coordinating client activities. She was
especially dedicated to the Special Olympics and Peak's bowling programs.
She was a member of Delta Theta Chi sorority.
A dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother, her greatest
enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are
daughters, Krista Carroll and Kim (Shawn) McLochlin, all of Logansport;
grandchildren, Tyler Buell, Shadd McLochlin, Drake McLochlin and Laine
Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy and
John Dutton, Kenneth City, Fla., Bonnie Carroll, Fort Wayne, Ann and Jr.
Witt, Hudson, Ind., and Cindy and Tom LaDow, Logansport; several nieces,
nephews and a cousin, Kim Bakehorn, Peru, as well as several other cousins,
and her best friend, Carol Carney, Logansport.
Preceding in death were a daughter, Kelly Buell
and brother-in-law, Dick Carroll.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on
Wednesday at Life Gate Church (831 Burlington Avenue). Pastors Andy Weil and
Bob Gray will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday at Life Gate Church and from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, also at
Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at a
Memorial contributions may be made to Peak
Community Services. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of
Information from Kroeger
Funeral Home website
07-28-96 (Age 53)
was married to Jon Hatcher for 32 years, and lived in Muncie where she is
buried. Jon tells us she was a "marvelous woman and a brave
one." Jennie's dad, John T Drompp, died in 1995.
information from the Pharos Tribune archives, Mon, July 29, 1996.
— Jennie A. Hatcher, 53, Muncie, died Sunday, July 29th, in Ball Memorial
Hospital, after an extended illness. Born in Logansport, she had
resided in Muncie since 1960.
Mrs. Hatcher had been employed by Ball State
University as a student employment coordinator since 1974, and had taught at
Wes Del High School and Harrison Washington Community Schools. She received
her masters degree from Ball State in 1973.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Jon
A. Hatcher; two sons, Daniel and Kevin Hatcher, both of Muncie; her mother,
Marjorie Hosier, Winamac; one sister, Patricia Foerg, West Lafayette; one
brother, Michael Drompp, Memphis, Tenn.; her father- in-law, John Hatcher,
and mother-in-law, Florence Hatcher, both of Muncie; her stepmother, Jenimae
Drompp; and two nephews, Gregory and Robert Foerg. Her father, John T.
Drompp, and her stepfather, Gerald Hosier, preceded in death.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
Garden View Funeral Home, Muncie.
Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in
the funeral home, 10501 N. State Road 3.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ball
Hospital Foundation, in memory of Jennie Hatcher. (11-27-2011)
gathered by Leon Whiteman
03-28-11 (Age 69)
Rodney Ebey, 69, Logansport, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at the
Marion VA Nursing Home, Marion.
Born May 8, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son
of George Harold Ebey and Clara Pierce.
George was a painter and interior decorator.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are sister, Pat Slusher and husband,
Jerry, Logansport; nephew, Jerry Slusher and wife, Daphne, Logansport; niece,
Terri Clem and husband, John, Logansport; great-nephews and great-niece, Ryan
Clem and Derek Clem, both of Lafayette, Jaclyn Slusher, Franklin, and Jacob
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gundrum
Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Vernon officiating.
Burial, with full military graveside rites,
will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home.
Sign the guest book and send online condolences
at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com (4-1-2011)
L Emmerd Rhodes
06-26-04 (Age 61)
- Patricia L Rhodes, 61, of Pendleton, IN, died June 26, 2004, in her
She was born June 29, 1942, in Logansport, to
Louis and Mary Middleton Emmerd.
She lived in Warsaw and Bourbon before moving
to Pendleton in 1978. She was a registered nurse and retired from the Madison
County Health Department in 1998, after several years of service in
immunization and data entry. Previously she was the service director
for Americana Nursing Home, Anderson, and a nurse at Murphy Hospital, Warsaw.
She graduated from Logansport High School in 1960, and from Ball State
University School of Nursing.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Rhodes,
Warsaw; a sister, Mary Ann Randall, Plainfield; and a brother, John Emmerd,
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and
Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton.
Calling is one hour prior to the service Friday
at the funeral home.
Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.
(Warsaw, Indiana, Times
Gloria J Fettig
12-29-05 (Age 63)
Gloria J. Smithman, age 63 died 12:42 A.M., December 29, 2005 at St. Anthony
Memorial Hospital, [Michigan City, Indiana].
She was born July 1, 1942 in Logansport,
Indiana, the daughter of John E. and Betty Jean Barnnett Fettig who preceded
her in death. She was united in marriage to Warren O. Smithman on May
18, 1963 in Logansport, Indiana who preceded her in death in 2004.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending with
her family. She was educated in interior design at P.N.C. There
are no planned services for Mrs. Smithman. Cremation has taken place.
Surviving are her children, Warren (Alice)
Smithman of Chesterton; Edward K.(Janelle) Smithman of Snake Valley,
Australia; John Smithman of Michigan City , 8 Grandchildren, 1 great
Grandchild. Sister, Sharon (Jim) Alexander of Fairmont. Special
Friend of over 30 years, Fred Little. She was also preceded in death by
her sister, Jackie Fettig and Brother, Jonathan Fettig.
Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple
11-18-92 (Age 51)
From the Pharos Tribune archives, Thursday 11/19/92
CLAWSON, Mich. — Laudine Frances
"Franke" Goodale, 51, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died Wednesday in
William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
She was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Mountain View,
Ark., and was a graduate of Logansport High School.[Class of 1960].
In 1964, she was married to Paul Goodale, who
A homemaker, Mrs. Goodale had been active as a
volunteer in the Holy Name School preschool program, the Brother Rice High
School Mothers Club, and Bloomfield Hills Academy. She was a member of
the League of Catholic Women in Detroit and the Republican Committee of
Oakland. She was an avid golfer, a member of Forest Lake Country Club
and an associate member of the USGA.
She was an accomplished artist, specializing in
Also surviving are her mother, Frances McClure,
Arkansas; one daughter, Kelly; one son, Greg; and one sister, Bonnie Lee
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in
Holy Name Catholic Church, 245 Woodland at Harmon in Birmingham, Mich.
Entombment will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Mich. , .
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 2
to 9 p.m. Friday in Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks St.,
Clawson, Mich., where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. .
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society. (11-27-2011)
Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
'Bob' Eugene Gast
2-25-1942 4-9-1998 (Age
From the Pharos
Tribune archives, Friday, April 10, 1998.
ROCHESTER — Services for Robert E. Gast, 56, of
2607 Wolf Point Drive, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Foster &
Good Funeral Home.
Mr. Gast died at 2 a.m. Thursday, April 9,
1998, in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. He had been
in failing health for one month and was hospitalized for 2
Born Feb. 25, 1942, in Logansport, he was the
son of Fred and Dorothy Hiatt Gast, who survive in Logansport. On Feb.
14, 1969, in Logansport, he was married to Sue Adams, who died Feb. 10, 1990.
He was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High
School and had attended Ball State University.
He was retired from the Wilson Food Corporation
Mr. Gast was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having
served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and
Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Rochester.
Mr. Gast also was a member of the Manitou Moose
Lodge 1107 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 852.
Also surviving are two sons and one
daughter-in-law, Rob and Teresa Gast, Rochester, and Brad Gast, Culver; one
sister, Shirley Thomas, Logansport; and three grandchildren, Cameron Gast,
Rochester, and Devon and Chandler Gast, Culver.
The Rev. Junior Bose will officiate at the
services. Burial, with military graveside services by the American Legion
and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and
from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral home, where
the Manitou Moose Lodge 1107 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.
gathered by Leon Whiteman
4-5-1942 4-21-2011 (Age
"Mike" William Haines, 69, of Kailua-Kona, died April 21 at Kona Community
Hospital. Born April 5, 1942, in Dearborn, Mich.; he was the retired owner of
Haines Consulting in California, member of Grace Community Church,
volunteered with AWANA and Meet and Eat, president of Alii Cove Home Owners
Association, member of Keauhou Canoe Club, and an Air Force veteran who
served in Vietnam.
A celebration of life will be held at a later
He is survived by wife, Wanda Haines, of
Kailua-Kona; daughter, Katherine (David) Schroeder, of Euless, Texas; sons,
Patrick (Stefanie) Haines, of Louisville, Colo., Christopher (Julie) Haines,
of St. Louis, Mark (Angela) Haines, of Romeo, Mich., Kevin (Jill) Frye, of
McCordsville, Ind.; eight grandchildren.
by Cremation Services of West Hawaii. (6-9-2011)
11-14-09 (Age 68)
F. Hoover, 68, of Peru, went to be with the Lord at his residence on Nov. 14,
2009 at 2:41 p.m.
David was a retired conductor and engineer from the
Norfolk and Southern Railroad, serving them for 33.
He was born on July 27, 1941 in Wabash, Ind., the son
of Mark and Virginia (Worthen) Hoover, both of whom preceded him in death.
On Oct. 20, 1973, David married Lona J. Bitterling,
and she survives.
David was a member of Zion Chapel Church and served
in the United States Marine Corp.
Also surviving include seven children, April, Aaron,
Autumn, Adam, Crystal, Randy and Lori, his mother-in-law Helen Bitterling and
an aunt, Francis, as well as several nieces and nephews. A sister,
Brenda, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at Zion Chapel Church,
915 S. Broadway, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Pastor Rod Correll,
Pastor George Dinkel and Pastor Lew McKinney will all officiate.
Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16,
2009 at Zion Chapel Church with burial at Bruce Lake Cemetery in Bruce Lake,
Ind., following the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the
Gideon’s and/or Zion Chapel Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral
1-14-96 (Age 53)
L "Dick" Huntsinger, 53, of 2405 S. Roberts Way, died at 5 a.m.
Sunday at his residence.
Born Nov. 11,1942, in Sacramento, California,
he was the son of Kenneth Reed and Florence Ethel Evans Huntsinger. On Oct.
9, 1993, he was married in Logansport to Cindy Thompson, who survives.
Mr. Huntsinger had served in the U.S. Air Force
and was employed as a dispatcher at Collins Moving System, Kokomo. He
was a long-haul truck driver for 26 years and at one time he owned and
operated "Carpet Fair" in Logansport.
He was a member of American Legion Post 60 and
the Eagles, Elks and Moose lodges. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf,
pool and darts. He especially enjoyed spending time with his many friends.
Also surviving are one daughter, Edie Srotyr,
Logansport; one son, Richard C. Scrivner, onnecticut; one sister, Marcia
Mclntyre, New Port Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren, April and B.J.; and one
niece and one nephew.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in
Kroeger Funeral Home. Burial, with military rites, will be in Ever-Rest
Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in
the funeral home. (2-20-2010)
Betty L James Frye
1-23-13 (Age 71)
L. Frye, 71, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 1:10 a.m., Wednesday,
January 23, 2013, at the Heart Center Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Born on June 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the
late Cecil and Edith (Prophet) James. On June 18, 1961, Betty married
Larry “Buck” R. Frye. He preceded her in death on August 2, 2000.
She was a graduate of Logansport High School.
Betty retired from the Logansport State Hospital in
1997. She was a member of Helm St. Church of God and she enjoyed
fishing, puzzles, reading, collecting Coke memorabilia and especially
watching her children and grandchildren playing sports.
Survivors include her sons, Larry R. Frye, Jr.,(Ana)
of Logansport, Paul H. Frye (Lori) of Peru, Daniel L. Frye (Cynthia) of
Logansport, and Dennis L. Frye (Nonie) of Logansport, and daughter,
Christiana Black (Bobby) of Logansport and grandchildren; Melissa Frye,
Rebecca Frye, Kirk Kiriazis, Josie Frye, Georgie Frye, Paulie Frye, Katie
Clements, Clayton Frye, Dustin Clements, Krista Frye, Kristine Van Baalen
(Travis), Sierra Frye, Savannah Frye, Adrienne Frye, Erin Frye, Britny
Nichole Frye, Caleigh Brianne Frye, Cateline Leigh Frye, Larry Hayden, Lacey
Freels, Landon (Tiffany) Hayden, great grandchildren; Justice Frye, Jackson
Frye, Jeremiah Frye, Rielynn Frye, Mason Van Baalen, Zachary Freels, Skyla
Hayden, Isaiah Hayden, and Lillian Hayden.
She was also preceded in death by granddaughters,
Allie Jo Frye and Bailey Gene Frye and sister, Carolyn McCain.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26,
2013, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dean Snyder officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, January
25, 2013, at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Logansport.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Logansport
Youth Baseball League.
Online condolences and personal remembrances may be
made to the Frye family at www.maroccofc.com. (1-23-2013)
from Marocco Funeral Chapel website.
Barbara A. Jones Burkenpas
2-16-41 1-10-14 (Age
(Jones) Burkenpas, 72, of Lafayette, passed away, unexpectedly, at home
on Friday, January 10, 2014. Born
February 16, 1941, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late
Mervil and Leona (Hoover) Jones. She
was a 1959 graduate of Logansport High School.
Peter Burkenpas in May, 2003, in Lafayette, and he survives. She worked in healthcare for 15 years, 5 of
those years at Home Hospital, retiring in 2003. She was a member of Community Reformed
Church where she was a member of the Bible Study Group. Her hobbies included traveling, reading,
crocheting, and watercolor painting.
her husband are her children, Kent "David" Pugh (wife, Debbie) of
Culleoka, Tennessee, Karen Grove (husband, Dave) of Lafayette and Holly
Cannon of Indianapolis; her "bonus" children (Peter's children)
Tom Burkenpas (wife, Sue) of Rogers, AR, Karen Bosma (husband, Tom)
and Judy Brown (husband, Kevin) both of Lafayette; and her sister,
Sandy Hatcher (husband, Chuck) of Columbus, IN, twelve grandchildren and
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
January 15, 2014, at Community Reformed Church with Rev. Wes Campbell
officiating. Burial to follow at Mt.
Hope Cemetery in Logansport. Memorial
contributions may be made to Community Reformed Church. Hippensteel Funeral
Home is entrusted with care. Share
memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com. (1-11-2014)
Information from Hippensteel Funeral Home
James L. Kistler
6-12-67 (Age 25)
From the PHAROS
TRIBUNE Archives of Wednesday, June 14, 1967:
Kistler, 25, Killed in Vietnam DMZ
James L. Kistler, 25, 1425 Wright St., was killed Monday [June 12, 1967]
while on patrol in Vietnam's demilitarized zone.
He was the sixth Cass County victim of the war
A telegram received by the family Wednesday
stated that he died after sustaining fragmentary wounds while on patrol in
Kuang Tri, Republic of Vietnam.
The mother. Mrs. Stella Kistler. first received
word of his death from a Marine Corps representative Tuesday.
Kistler entered the Marine Corps in 1960,
shortly after graduating from Logansport High School.
He was home on leave in April before going to Vietnam.
Born in Logansport on Dec. 21, 1942, he was the
son of Howard and Stella Nethercutt Kistler. His father preceded him in
Other survivors include four brothers. Keith,
700 W, Linden Ave.: Jay. 11 E. Miami Ave.: Charles, Rt. 3, Lucerne, and
Marion, 1904 N. Third St.: six sisters, Mrs. Dudley Black, 920 Michigan Ave.:
Mrs. Joseph Wren, 1425 Wright St.: Mrs, Eric Prentice, 1831 North St.; Mrs.
David Rennewanz, Rt. 2; Mrs. Dudley Walters, 16 E. Miami Ave. and Mrs.
Leonard Black, Detroit, Mich.
Rites are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home.
From the PHAROS TRIBUNE Archives, of Wednesday, June 21, 1967:
JAMES L., 25, 1425 Wright St. Services at 2 p.m.
Friday at the Kroeger Funeral Home. The Rev. Raymond Skelton will officiate.
Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery.
local Marine died June 12 after sustaining fragmentary wounds while on patrol
in Vietnam. (12-3-2011)
All above Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
Elaine Leslie Baker
3-25-2014 (Age 71)
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,
Roger S Linton
11-13-2011 (Age 69)
S. Linton, age 69, St. Charles, Ill., formerly of Logansport, passed away on
Sunday, November 13, 2011, at 8:05 a.m., in Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago,
Born December 28, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son
of Parker and Josephine Shafer Linton.
He was married December 2, 1961, to Diana Gibson, who
survives, residing in St. Charles.
Mr. Linton had been employed at the H. W. Gossard
Company. He was later employed by Grubb & Ellis building
management. Roger enjoyed golfing, dancing and was a big fan of the Chicago
Cubs and Chicago Bears.
Roger’s family includes a son, Doug, who preceded him
in death, a daughter, Stefanie Linton, and son, Steven Linton and his family,
Tina, Michelle & Lacy, Chris and Gage. Also surviving are a sister, Wilma
Miller and her family, Paul, Jack & Pam, Margaret and a son Robert, who
preceded her in death.
The Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November
17, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
at Kroeger Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park,
Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons
Hospice, 606 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
The family wishes to thank the “OPECC girls” at
Delnor Hospital in Geneva for their kindness. (11-15-2011)
Sue "Susie" Long Baldini
7-16-2009 (Age 68)
for Carolyn Sue “Susie” Baldini, 68, Logansport, will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
at Kroeger Funeral Home.
She passed away at 11:33 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009,
at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born May 13, 1941, in Logansport, she was the
daughter of Keith Marshal Long and Betty Ross (Osborne) Long. She was
married Oct. 19, 1963, in Logansport to Gerald “Jerry” Baldini, who survives.
A homemaker, Susie was a 1960 graduate of Logansport
High School. She volunteered for many years at Miller’s Merry Manor and
for the Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross, where she had been a
former board member.
She was a member of the Logansport Elkettes and Alpha
Mu Chapter Tri Kappa Sorority. She enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren and their activites.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two
sons, Anthony Baldini, Logansport, and Bradley Baldini, Indianapolis; two
daughters, Jennifer (Mike) Curran, Speedway, and Angie Baldini, Logansport;
one sister, Tami (Hal) Brooks, Rochester; brother-in-law, Donald Baldini,
Logansport; five grandchildren, Garrett Baldini and Madison Baldini, Jacob,
Joseph and Nicholas Curran; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Charles Azbell will officiate. Burial will
be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer
Society, 2723 S. Albright Road, Kokomo, IN 46902.
Condolences may be placed online at
3-3-2000 (Age 57)
John was born in Logansport on Dec. 8, l942. He graduated from St.
Joseph's College in Rennselear in l964 with a business degree.
He worked and lived in the Chicago area and was
married to Elizabeth Wilkens in October, l970.
He is survived by his wife and three children -
John of Chicago, Suzanne of Los Angeles and Gerianne of Dallas.
John retired in l998 as chief financial officer
for a financial institution, but pursued his interest in race horses and
continued to oversee the management of his stable of horses until his sudden
death from a heart attack on March 3, 2000.
Burial was in Chicago.
~~submitted by his sister: Nancy
Luxem Bynan 11-7-04
Charles M Meade
1-13-2008 (Age 65)
— Services for Charles M. Meade, 65, Flora, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in
Flora First Christian Church.
passed away at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
Feb. 7, 1942, in Frankfort, he was the son of Charley M. Sr. and Tochie
Louise Wallace Meade. On Dec. 31, 1991, he was married at Pat’s Country Barn
in Flora to Patricia J. Wagoner, who survives.
attending Carrollton and Flora schools, he graduated from Logansport High
School in 1960. He had farmed in Carrollton township several years and worked
at Mann Chevrolet in Flora as a salesman. He also had worked on appliances
for Charlie & Pat’s Repairs in Flora and helped cater at Pat’s Country
Barn in Flora.
was a member of the Flora First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mr.
Meade also was a member of the Carroll County Economic Development
Commission, Rotary International, Kiwanis, Old Settlers, Carroll County
Antique Tractor and Machinery Club, Carroll County YMCA, Flora Community Club,
John Purdue Club and the Purdue Club of Carroll County.
was also a 4-H leader, and he was past president of the Flora Little League,
Carroll County Fair and Extension Board, Flora Community Club, Carroll County
Historical Society, Carroll County YMCA and past board member of
Meade enjoyed collecting antique toys and tractors. He was an avid sports fan
following the Colts and Purdue sports. He had played football, baseball and
basketball while at Logansport High School.
is survived by two sons, Chris Meade and wife, Michelle, and Craig Meade, all
of Flora; two stepdaughters, Petra Carter and husband, Duane, Indianapolis,
and Polly Prather and husband, Marty, West Lafayette; one sister, Patty
Maiben and husband, Tim, Bunker Hill; a sister-in-law, Shirley Wagoner and
husband, Dr. Gordon, Flora; two grandchildren, Chase and Codey Meade, Flora;
and three stepgrandchildren, Emilee Delaplane, and Eli and Ben Prather.
Al Grumbling and Sam Davenport will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn
may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carroll County YMCA.
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (9-16-08)
Bonnie L. Miller
2-7-2012 (Age 69)
L. Cory, age 69, of Logansport, Indiana, died peacefully surrounded by the
love of her family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer at 5:00 am
Tuesday February 7, 2012, at her residence in Logansport.
April 10, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Carl and
Frances (Rehm) Miller. On June 14, 1964 in Logansport, Indiana, she
married Karl L.Cory who survives.
was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School and a member of Main Street
United Methodist Church. Bonnie enjoyed collecting miniature shoes and especially
enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
retired from Cory & Cory Creditor's Agent Inc., where she was co-owner
and manager and previously held the position of Vice President of ACA of
also include her mother Frances Miller of Logansport; 2 daughters - Terri
Romanyk and Christy Gaby of Indianapolis; 3 grandsons - Cory Smith of
Mishawaka, Austin Gaby of Logansport, and Tate Gaby of Indianapolis;
granddaughter - Taylor Gaby of Indianapolis; sister - Marsha
Miller Scott of Logansport; and 4 great-grandchildren .
was preceded in death by her father, Carl Miller, and a granddaughter, Abby
will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Gundrum Funeral
Home. Officiating the services will be Rev. Tom DeFries , Pastor Bill
Collins . Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 4-8 PM at the Gundrum Funeral Home,
may be made to Hope Hospice, Main Street United Methodist Church, or the
American Cancer Society.
send condolences and sign the online guest book, go to
9-6-15 (Age 74)
John J. Ott, age 74, Logansport,
Indiana, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at his
Born May 1, 1941, in Logansport, he was
the son of Leo and Noreena Rossi Ott.
On June 2, 1978, in Logansport, he was
married to Carol Apt, who survives.
A 1960 graduate of Logansport High
School, John retired in 2003 as a heavy equipment operator for Deichman
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are
children, Dennis Etnier, Colliersville,
TN, Sheryl Etnier-Colon (Tony Colon), Dexter, MI,
Eric (Shirley) Ott Logansport and Drew (Deb) Ott, Brookston, IN; brothers,
Robert (Celeste) Ott, Logansport, William Ott, Noblesville, Thomas Ott,
Logansport, Kenneth (Deb) Ott, Monticello; several grandchildren, nieces and
A nephew, Thomas J. Ott, and a niece,
Katie Parker, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society. (9-8-2015)
Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.
1-5-99 (Age 56)
Barb lived in Columbia City, Indiana, where she died.
From the Pharos Tribune, Wednesday 1-6-1999.
COLUMBIA CITY — Services for former Logansport
resident Barbara Kay Pfaff Smith, 56, of 5955 N. Center St., will be held at
11 a.m. Friday in DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Funeral Home, 600 Countryside
Mrs. Smith died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5,
1999, in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City.
The Revs. C. Jack Scott and Patricia Kessel
will officiate at the services.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and
one hour before the services Friday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Columbia City United Methodist Church Memorial Fund and the Whitley County
Mental Health Association. (11-27-2011)
Information gathered by Leon Whiteman
3-22-06 (Age 64)
Col. James E. Pierce, Feb. 24, 1942 - March 22, 2006.
Jim Pierce was born in Logansport, Ind., on
Feb. 24, 1942. After a hard-fought battle with ALS, and while
surrounded by family, he died at his home in Grand Junction, Colo., on March
Jim received his bachelor's degree in education
from Purdue University and his master's degree from Northwestern State
University in Natchitoches, La. As a career officer in the Air Force,
he served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. His
military service took him to Louisiana, Germany, Oklahoma, Alaska, Florida,
and Japan. After retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1993, he began a
second career as a guidance counselor at Crestview High School in Crestview,
Fla. He retired from Crestview High in 2004. For all those years,
Jim actively served in his local church, where he used his spiritual gift to
teach Sunday school and sing in the choir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James
D. and Harriet C. Pierce; his infant brother, John Robert Pierce; and by his
beloved father and mother-in-law, Warren Adam and Jimmie Gray Baillio of Dry
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Pierce;
and two sons, Rob and wife Kate Pierce, and Sean and wife Heather Pierce.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Colton Garrett Pierce and
Bern Gray Pierce, who brought him great joy. He also touched the lives
of many friends in Louisiana, Florida, and Colorado.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
& Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 377,
Grand Junction, CO 81506; or to Springhill Memorial Cemetery, 1022 Hudson
Creek Road, Dry Prong, LA 71423.
Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction, is in
charge of arrangements. (5-19-06)
4-20-2006 (Age 65)
for Bonnie L. Hartz, 65, of Burrows, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Gundrum
She died at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2006, in
Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 5, 1941, in Logansport, she was the
daughter of Elwood A. and Margaret Cooper Ranke. She was married June 20,
1965, in Logansport, to Charles L. Hartz, who preceded in death May 24, 2002.
A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, and
a 1962 graduate of Indiana Business College of Logansport, Mrs. Hartz was a
retired office worker for Mer-Del’s Quality Foods.
She was a member of Wheatland Avenue United
Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family
and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are one daughter, Julie Sink and her
husband, Ron, Logansport; one son, Stewart A. Hartz and his wife, Sara,
Aurora, Ill.; three sisters, Betty Wilson and Doris Joan Ranke, both of
Burrows, and Carolyn Sue Minnick-Paul and her husband, Rev. Charles, Muncie;
mother-in-law, Ruth Hartz, Peru; grandchildren, Holly, Kristen, Shannon and
Caitlynn Sink; and several nieces and nephews.
One brother and a twin sister preceded in
Pastor Mike Stow will officiate at the
services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the
Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana
Organ Procurement Organization Inc. and American Cancer Society.(4-23-06)
9-28-2000 (Age 59)
September 30, 2000.
Services for Donna L. Zelinsky, 59, of 615 Greenhills Drive, will be held at
10:30 a.m. Monday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
She died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her
residence. Born Jan. 5, 1941, in Logansport,
she was the daughter of Elwood A. and Margaret Cooper Ranke. She was married
on Oct. 1, 1967, in Logansport, to Nick Zelinsky, who survives.
Mrs. Zelinsky was a bookkeeper at Wal-Mart and worked in the accounting
department at IBP. She had worked at Todd's Appliances for 17 years and The
Gray Mill for 18 years. She also had served as treasurer of the Market Street
United Methodist Church for five years.
She was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School and attended Indiana
She was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and Eagles ladies auxiliaries.
Also surviving are two daughters, Christina L. Carlson and her husband, Aaron
J., Logansport, and Jennifer L. Zelinsky, Logansport; one brother, Jack
Ranke, Logansport; four sisters, Betty Wilson, Doris J. Ranke and her twin
sister Bonnie L. Hartz, all of Burrows, and Carolyn S. Minnick, Muncie; three
grandsons, Jerry Beaupre, Tylor Beaupre and Robert Carlson; and one
granddaughter, Haley Carlson.
The Rev. Chip Gast of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church will officiate at
the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the I.U. Medical Center Kidney
Foundation and the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
daughter Jennifer sent this additional information to be shared: I have some information
for you about the cause of death. She was having problems with her leg for
over a year and a blood clot formed and broke finally and blocked her
pulmonary artery. The cause of death was Pulmonary artery
Thromboembolus. I want people to know what happened since they were
nice enough to think of mom by sending flowers. I know my mom was looking
forward to the class reunion, and seeing all her old friends. Thank you again
for all your prayers. Sincerely, Jennifer L.
7-9-1941 7-3-2014 (Age
William "Buckets" Richards, 72, of Logansport,
Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in his residence.
Born July 9, 1941,
in Cannelton, Indiana, he was the son of the late Boyd and Alma (Curl)
Richards. On April 1, 1978, in
Logansport, he married Shirley A. Rucker who survives.
Bill retired from
Exide Battery Factory. He was a member
of the Tipton Masonic Lodge #33, Mizpah Shrine Temple Valley of Fort Wayne,
Logansport Shrine Club, American Legion Post #60, V.F.W. Post #3790, and
Eagles Lodge #323. Bill served his country in the United States Navy.
with his wife are five daughters, Donna Hankee, Columbus, MS; Dotti Richards,
Columbus, MS; Dorine (Keilan) Deason, Logansport; Carol (Dennis) Pearson,
Lafayette; Patty (Shane) Hochstetler, Elkhart; and a son, Kenny (Lisa) Clark,
Kissimmee, FL; brother, Robert (Penny) Richards, Camden; sister, Mary (Gene)
Pelter, Fort Wayne; brother in law, Jim (Bonnie) Bell, Logansport; eleven
grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by one sister, Betty Bell.
In according to
Bill’s wishes there will be no services but friends are welcome to call the
family or stop by to visit. A private
burial will be held at Ever-Rest Memorial Park cemetery.
In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals For Children in care of the
Logansport Shrine Club 415 High Street Logansport, IN 46947
You may sign the
guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com
been entrusted to the Gundrum Funeral Home and Cass County Crematory. (7-5-2014)
From the Gundrum
Funeral Home Website
Joseph W Roller
W. Roller, age 71, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:26 a.m., on Tuesday,
November 19, 2013, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Upon his death he was an eye cornea donor.
April 28, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Dale and Betty Shafer
November 2, 1963, he was married in St. Vincent’s Church to Mary Ellen Jones,
was retired from Modine Manufacturing after 32 ½ years of employment.
1960 graduate of Logansport High School, Joe enjoyed mushroom hunting,
fishing, bowling and hunting. He was a
member of the Logansport Eagles.
earlier years, Joe coached Pixie League and Youth League softball.
in addition to his wife, are daughters, Michele (Brian) Starkey and Kathy
Coryea, grandchildren, Alex Starkey, Eli Starkey, Abigail Coryea and Olivia
Coryea, all of Logansport. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great
nephews also survive.
brother, Donald Roller, preceded him in death.
funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at
Kroeger Funeral Home, with Fr. Mike McKinney officiating.
will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Friday at the funeral home.
contributions may be made to the United Way Backpack Program to benefit
Logansport schools. (11-21-2013)
From the Kroeger Funeral Home
1942 2-8-1991 (Age 48)
Above information from Dustin Nulf, June 2006.
From the Pharos
Tribune archives, Sunday 2-10-91.
PLANO, Texas — Services for Marilyn June Nulf.
48, Richardson, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Ted Dickey Funeral
Home Chapel in Piano, Texas.
She died Friday, Feb. 8, 1991, in the HCA
Medical Center in Plano.
Born June 13, 1942, in Logansport, she was the
daughter of Floyd and Anna Cramer Rush. On Dec. 26. 1965, in
Logansport, she was married to Larry Lee Nulf. who survives.
She was a homemaker.
Also surviving are her mother, of Mesa, Ariz.;
three sons, Brett Michael, Royal Oak, Mich., and Christopher Jon and Dustin
Scott, both of Richardson; and one brother, Floyd Rush, Dunwoody, Ga.
The Rev. Jack Buteyn will officiate at the
service. Cremation will follow.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society. (11-27-2011)
gathered by Leon Whiteman
Billie Dodds Schache,
12-9-2007 (Age 65)
for Billie Dodds Schache Jr., 65, Indianapolis, formerly of Logansport, will
be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
died at 3:13 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Community Hospital East,
April 30, 1942, in Peru, he was the son of Billie D. Sr. and Mary Jane Demuth
Schache. He was married June 6, 1998, to Joy Dawn Riggin, who preceded
in death in March 2007.
Schache was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service.
was a member of Greenwood Christian Church, the American Legion in Greenfield
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
are one brother, Don Schache and his wife, Linda, Walton; one sister, Shirley
Kistler, and her husband, George, Logansport; three stepsons, Herbert Pasch,
Neil Pasch and his wife, Sandy, and Michael Pasch, all of Indianapolis; two
stepdaughters, Judi DeFord and her husband, Ryan, and Staci Pasch, all of
Indianapolis; 16 stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. [Also
surviving is a daughter Grace E. Schache Cantwell and husband Chuck, grandchildren
Mary and Tim from North Salem, Indiana, who were inadvertantly not listed in
original obituary.(9-19-08) Grace
provided the more recent photo for this page.]
McDaniel will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will be in
Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. (9-16-08)
Ronald L Schwering
12-24-2004 (Age 63)
for Ronald L. Schwering, 63, 1113 East 200 North, will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Drye officiating.
He died at 8:11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, in
the Logansport Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
Born Feb. 15, 1941, in Logansport, he was the
son of Eugene "Pete" and Beulah Wise Schwering. On Jan. 23, 1971,
he was married in Logansport to Connie Hurd, who survives.
He was employed as a chemical analyst at ESSROC
Materials. He attended New Life Alliance Church. From 1961 to 1965, he served
as a United States Air Force fireman.
Also surviving are three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Doreen and Greg Staines, New Paris, Shelly and Mark Glassburn,
Peru, and Deanna and Brian Campbell, Logansport; one brother and
sister-in-law, Fred and Suanne Schwering, Logansport; one sister and
brother-in-law, Susan and Cary Flora, Culver; his mother-in-law, Mary Hurd,
Logansport; a sister-in-law, Linda Hull, and her husband, Rex, Delhi, Calif.;
five grandchildren, Justin and Amber Cripe, Felicia and Kayla Glassburn and
Jordyn Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral home and one hour prior to the services. Burial with full military
graveside rites will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The New
Life Alliance Church of Logansport or The Gideons International. (12-26-04)
Ann Shannon Ward
6-9-2009 (Age 67)
Tenn. — Roberta Ann Shannon Ward, 67, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Tuesday, June
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
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
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.
Robert Michael "Mike" Strahle
1-27-2008 (Age 65)
SPRINGS, Fla. — Michael “Mike” Strahle, 65, Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of
Logansport, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, Jan. 27 2008.
was a graduate of Logansport High School, class of 1960. He was active in
choir and was part of the cast of the senior class play, “The Man Who Came To
Dinner.” After graduating he was in the cast of several Logansport Civic
Players productions including “South Pacific.”
the past several years Mike had been living in retirement in Tarpon Springs.
is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Chad; and his sister, Sandra Blume.
parents, Robert and Mary Louise Strahle, preceded him in death.
father was a long-time locomotive engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
to the family, internment will be at an undisclosed location. (9-16-08)
The following was submitted by Mike's son Chad Strahle:
STRAHLE, R MICHAEL (Mike) 65, of Tarpon
Springs, FL passed away Sunday 7:40 pm, January 27, 2008. [He is} Survived by
his wife, Marilyn; son, Chad, his fiancé Patty; and his sister, Sandra.
[Mike graduated from Logansport, Indiana, High
School in 1960.]
Everyone who met Michael was taken by his
humor, and lighthearted outlook on life. The day at hand was always more
important than what tomorrow would bring.
His journey ended in peace, surrounded by those
he loved most. His remains will be handled by Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon
Springs, Florida, 727-942-0515, and distributed at an undisclosed location.
11-5-2003 (Age 61)
William "Jerry" Streu, 61, Carmel, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003.
Born July 2, 1942, in Logansport, he was the
son of Harold W. Streu and the late Loretta Frushour Streu.
He was employed at Bee Windows in Indianapolis.
He was a member of the White River Yacht Club.
Mr. Streu also was a member of St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton Catholic Church, Carmel.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lehmann Streu;
three daughters, Angela Brown, Darcie Schmitt and her husband, Michael, all
of Noblesville, and Amy Murray and her husband, Jonathan, Marietta, Ga.; and
two granddaughters, Emma Murray and Abby Murray.
One brother, John Joseph Streu, preceded in
Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday,
and from 11:15 a.m. to noon Monday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic
Church, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, where a Mass of Christian Burial will
be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday.
In Logansport, friends may call from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Life Center, 10655 Haverstick
Road, Carmel, IN 46033.
Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel, is in
charge of Carmel arrangements. (2-1-03)
3-7-95 (Age 52)
September 2, 2018, Darlene's cousin Larry Thomas provided this additional
information about Darlene. A link to
information has since been located with the burial information.
She was my first cousin and passed away at an early age. I
She was an elementary school teacher in an Indiana
suburb of Chicago. That’s about all I can recall. She was married, never had children.
My family moved to Texas after I finished the 8th grade
at Lincoln after Daniel Webster Grade school. I
would have been in LHS class of 1960.
Just thought it might be nice to have some information
about her life.
Waco High (Texas)class of
James E. Todd
2-6-10 (Age 70)
E. Todd, Sr., 70, of Logansport passed away at 6:54 a.m., Saturday, February
6, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor.
Born on August 17, 1939 in Logansport, he was
the son of the late Harvey Allen Sr. and Esta (Vore) Todd.
In his youth he had worked at Shorty Long’s
Station driving a wrecker and having many adventures. He enjoyed
sharing stories about those adventures throughout his life.
After 38 dedicated years working for his Uncle
Ralph Todd, he retired in 2001 from Todd’s Appliances. He enjoyed being
a serviceman and meeting people in the community of which, he established
life long friendships.
His favorite pastime was eating breakfast early
in the morning at the Whitehouse restaurant. He had his designated
stool at the bar and enjoyed being with his “Whitehouse Family.”
Survivors include daughters, Traci L. King and
husband Christopher of Illinois, and Bambi Courtad and husband Mark of
Anderson, son, James E. Todd, Jr. and wife Brenda of Logansport, brother,
Harvey A. Todd, Jr. and wife Charlene of Logansport, sister, Elizabeth
Koester and husband Charles of Boise, Idaho, grandchildren, Krista Krpan,
Jordan Krpan, Clayton King, Jacob Todd, Hanna Todd, Isaiah Courtad, Savannah
Courtad and Grettah Courtad and serval nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:00, Saturday, February
13, 2010 at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
Friends may call from 5-8:00, Friday, February
12, 2010 at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the
American Lung Association (www.lungusa.org).
Online Condolences may be made to the Todd
Family at www.maroccofc.com. (2-08-10)
Wandrei, 73, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7,
2015, in Mishawaka Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center following several
weeks of severe illness.
Born February 8,
1942, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Carl and Anna (Schmidt)
On July 20, 1961, in
Niles, Michigan, he was married to Julia (Cabiness) Wandrei, who survives.
Dave was a graduate
of Logansport High School [Class of
1960]. He was retired from the
Chrysler Corporation where he had received BSN training as a tool and die
Dave was an active
member of Logansport's Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33, the Logansport Shrine
Club, and the Murat Temple. He loved
the out-of-doors where he could hunt and fish. Dave was an excellent cook and was known for
his famous jerky recipe.
Surviving with his
wife are two sons, Mark (Sandy) Wandrei, of LaPlace
Louisiana and Scott (Shawn) Wandrei, of Charleston, South Carolina; one
brother Carl (Barb) Wandrei, of Logansport, three granddaughters, Amanda
(Darrell) Button, Pamela (Robert) Brady and Kristina (Christopher) Clement;
and one stepson, Hugh Alston; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by one sister Sue Sandi; and one grandson Brad Wandrei.
A memorial service
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20th in First United Methodist Church,
8th & East Broadway, with Rev. Dr. Dean Fager
Friends may call from
9 a.m. until the time of the service.
been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services.
You may share
memories and condolence messages and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com (6-9-2015)
Information from Fisher Funeral
1-25-98 (Age 55)
Michael J. Werich, 55, 1662 E. Road 550 North, died at 6:06 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
25, 1998, at Howard Community Hospital. He was born April 19, 1942 in
Logansport to John "Bud" and Essie Clayton Werich, who survive in
Logansport. He married Becky Smith Feb. 16, 1963 in Logansport; she
Werich was employed at Ameritech Central Office
in Kokomo for the past 34 years. He was a 1960 graduate of Logansport
High School and graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a bachelor of
arts degree. He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and
past president of Communications Workers of America Local 4900 in Kokomo.
Also surviving are a son, Gregory Werich,
Bluffton; three daughters and one son-in-law, Michelle Werich, Leigh and Mark
Smith, and Stefanie Werich, all of Kokomo; two grandchildren, Jamey erich and
Daniele Smith; a sister, Pat Castillo, Logansport; a brother, Doug Werich,
Goshen; and a father-in-law, Everett Smith, Logansport.
Services were 10 a.m. today at Lutheran Church
of Our Redeemer, 705 E. Southway Blvd. The Revs. William Allison and
Scott Sommerfeld will officiate. Burial will be in Albright Cemetery.
Calling was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ellers
Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Memorial contributions
may be made to Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. (2-20-2010)
1942 11-2-00 (Age 58)
Fort Wayne, IN - THE JOURNAL
Kenneth E. Wharton, 58, died Thursday [November 2, 2000,] at home [after a
long illness]. Born in Logansport, he was a regional director of operations
with Hardee's for 28 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, David of
Dayton, Ohio, and Joe of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Jane Lewis of Fort Wayne;
two brothers, Richard of Cincinnati and William of Logansport; two sisters,
Jeananne Hedelius of Indianapolis and Donna Wharton of Anderson; and seven
grandchildren. A daughter, Margaret, died in 1965. Mass of Christian Burial
at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St.,
New Haven. Calling one hour before services. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sunday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest
Road. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Parkview Home Health Care
Jack W. Wildermuth,
1, 1942 3-24-2011 (Age 68)
portion of this information came from Tributes.com.
BORN: July 1,
DIED: March 24, 2011
LOCATION: Glendale, CA
Jack was born on July 1, 1942 and passed away on Thursday,
March 24, 2011.
Jack was last known to be living in Glendale, California.
The following has been derived from different old
newspaper sources for the benefit of our classmates until we can obtain an
official obituary with complete information.
W. Wildermuth, Jr., 68, died March 24, 2011, in Glendale, California.
He was born on July 11, 1942, and was the son of Jack W. and Lorraine
Lyons Wildermuth. He grew up with three sisters; Sylvia Jane died in
1957 at the age of 17, Ann C. Brook died in 2002 at age 64, Rita Darner
Turner died in 2005 at age 57, and one brother Thomas C. who died in 1994
when he was 50. Jack’s parents are also deceased.
Jack and his wife Barbara lived in Glendale,
California, when he passed away on March 24, 2011. Our 50th Class
Reunion Booklet lists two children, Wesley and Cassandra, as well as a
grandson Christopher. (5-14-2011)
note received in memory of Jack on 5-17-2012
Jack, some lasting memories back in the good ol' days - Car Hopping @
Keitzers - double dating in your Studebaker automobile (funny thing, seats
would lay flat).
Hopefully we will ride scooters again in Heaven, along with Bob Tam Class of
Bender Class of 60
27, 1942 5-14-2003 (Age 60)
for Larry Joe Williamson, 60, Logansport, Indiana, will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday [May 17, 2003] in Kroeger Funeral Home.
He died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at
Born July 27, 1942, in Cass County, he was the
son of Clarence and Clara Snavely Williamson. He was married July 26,
1989, in Tennessee, to Deborah K. Luey, who survives.
Mr:Williamson had been the supervisor of
materials management at Logansport Memorial Hospital, where he was employed
for 37 years. He had served in the National Guard for six years.
A fan of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, he and
his wife were members of the Harley Owners Group. He particularly
enjoyed attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
Mr. Williamson also enjoyed spending time with
his dogs, Balki and Alex.
Also surviving are two sons, Steve Williamson,
Indianapolis, and Dale Williamson, Burrows; two daughters, Kay Whaley, Tampa,
Fla., and Lynn Tribbett, Monticello; and three stepdaughters, January Jones, Muncie,
and Jade and Jena Jones, both of Logansport.
The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate at the
services. Burial will be in Cline Cemetery, Royal Center.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today [May
16, 2003] in the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to the
American Cancer Society. (1-25-2013)
and picture from Pharos Tribune Newspaper archives, May 16, 2003
10-27-1982 (Age 42)
T Wray, 42, Rt. 2, Alexandria, Indiana, formerly of Logansport, died at 6
p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1982, at his home.
Born December 9, 1939 in Logansport, he was the
son of Donald L. and Marjorie Dice Wray, who survive at 806 E. Market St.
His marriage in 1967 was to Jackie Mullendore
Blake who survives.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God
Church of Anderson.
Other survivors include a step daughter, Beth
Ann Bryant, Lafayette; three sisters, Bonnie Fischback, Lafayette; Mary
Brown, Bonita Springs, Florida, and Joan Sallee, Rt. 1, Greentown; two
brothers, Billy Joe Wray of Frankfort and Robert Lee of Riverside,
California; one step grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in
Rowe-Weston and Maley Funeral Home, Anderson, Indiana.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Funeral Home. (05-20-2011)
Robert Peconga (class sponsor)
5-79 (Age 52)
From the Pharos
Tribune archives, Friday 5/11/79.
PERU — Dr Robert E. Peconga, 52, Hannawa Falls.
N.Y., died Thursday, May 10th, 1979, at 12:45 p.m. at the IU Medical Center,
Born June 20, 1926, in Peru, he was the son of
Burr H. and Florence Gagen Peconga. The mother survives at Peru.
He was married on Oct. 28, 1945, to Shirley Hooven who survives.
A World War II veteran in the Navy, he was
graduated in 1948 from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in
education. He also earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue.
He had taught in the Logansport school system
from 1949 to 1964. He moved to New York in 1967 and was a professor, of
education at State University College. Potsdam, N.Y.
He was a member of both the national and New
York State Associations of Teachers Education, and the national and state
Associations of Supervision of Curricular Development. He was also a
member of Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi and the United University
Professors; he was chairman of both the national and state level committees
of United University Professors.
Surviving with the wife and mother are a son.
Robert Jr., Peru; a brother. Peter, Pierceton; and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie
Waite. Seminole, Fla.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at
the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Pastor Stephen Carter officiating.
Cremation will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 2
p.m. Saturday. (11-27-2011)
gathered by Leon Whiteman