FAMILY DEATHS
Logansport High School

Class of 1957
Updated 6-18-2015


Ricciardi-Eleanor-obit.jpg     The mother of classmate twins, Marilyn Ricciardi Grant and the late Madeline Ricciardi Vose, Eleanor was born on October 1, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio to Alma and James McNamara.  She passed away on June 1, 2015, at the age of 97.  She lived in Indiana and later in life she lived in Ohio, Kansas, and California helping to raise her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Ricciardi, brother; James McNamara, sisters; Kathryn Baughman, Nancy Weaver, and Elizabeth Malosh, son in laws; Loyd Vose and Bill Grant, daughter Madeline Vose and grandson James Grant.

     Eleanor is survived by daughter, Marilyn Grant, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

     A Funeral Mass will take place at Christ Our Savior Catholic Church in Santa Ana, California, on Friday, June 12, at 5:00 p.m.  A viewing will take place at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel in Logansport, Indiana, on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and also at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20th before graveside services at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport.

     In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to a charity of your choice.

     Arrangements have been entrusted to Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.

     Please sign the guest book and leave an online condolence for the Ricciardi family atwww.ransfuneralhomes.com (6-17-2015)
                 Information from Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel website


Parmeter-Hall-Beverly-obit..jpg     The wife of classmate Kent Hall, Beverly J. Parmeter Hall, Logansport, Indiana, 75, passed away January 1, 2015, in her residence.

     Born January 5, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter to the late Donald "Peck" and Agnes Irene (Neff) Parmeter.

     On September 5, 1958, in Greentown, IN, she married Kent R. Hall, who survives.

     Beverly worked as an instructional aide for many years at Franklin Elementary, Columbia Elementary and Fairview Middle SchoolShe was a 1958 graduate of Logansport High School.  She enjoyed shopping, working word searches, puzzles, and watching WWEShe cherished the time she got to spend with her family.  Beverly will be remembered for being a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as a kind and caring friend.  She had a loving dog Cleo.

     Surviving along with her husband are two sons, Brian Hall, Logansport, IN; Christopher (Bobbi) Hall, Chesterton, IN; daughter, Lori (Joe) Maggart, Royal Center, IN; seven grandchildren, Wendy (Broc) Rennewanz, Logansport; Ian (Adrienne Edkildsen, Noblesville; Derick Hall, Noblesville; Joshua (Angela) Hall, Kokomo; J.D. Maggart, Winamac; Danny Maggart, Winamac; Andrew Hall, Chesterton; three great-grandchildren, Halle and Reese Rennewanz, Logansport; Jaycee Hall, Kokomo; Ava Eskildsen, Noblesville; brother, Wesley (Sharon) Parmeter, Logansport; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Paul F.) Stanton, Peru, IN; and brother-in-law, Dr. Keith and Sally Hall, Rochester, IN.

     A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00PM on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Gundrum Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Kincaid officiating.  A private burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery, Royal Center, IN.

     Visitation will be from 3:00PM until the time of service on Monday, January 5, 2015.

     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com   (1-1-2015)

               Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


Clem-Edward-Butch-obit.jpg       Classmate Rose Boller Clem's husband, Edward L. "Butch" Clem, 82, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in his residence.
       Born January 19, 1932, in Cass County, he was the son of the late Harold Richard and Marie (Snyder) Clem.  On September 12, 1986, in Logansport he married Rose M. Boller who survives.
       Butch worked as a mechanic for Superior Parts Inc.  He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Butch was an avid fisherman, he also enjoyed riding motorcycles, woodworking and repairing vehicles.  In his later years Butch was a driver delivering parts for a local auto salvage yard.  He was a jack of all trades, and could fix anything.
       Surviving along with his wife Rose are two daughters, Lynn Fickle (Dave Shrock), Peru; Kayanne Murray, Rochester; four sons, Jim Clem; Don (Mary) Clem; John (Terri) Clem, all of Logansport; Tom (Lisa) Clem, Philippines; step daughter, Rheta Murry, Tennessee; three step sons, Mike (Sarita) Schoenradt, Kokomo; Tom (Noemi ) Schoenradt; Mick (Bethany) Schoenradt, both of Logansport; grandchildren, Bobbi Sopher; Freedom (Mary) Miller; Nicole (Paul) Beverly; Jacob & Jordyn Myers; Jarod Murray; Jamie Joe Clem; Billy Jo (Shane) Cripe; Amy (Jon-Myckle) Price; Alex & Evan Clem; Ryan & Derek Clem; Jordan, Jacob & Madyson Clem; Nathan Murry; Gene Schoenradt; Michael Schoenradt; Breanna Schoenradt; Madelynn & Emily Schoenradt; eight great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard "Barney" (Marcella) Clem; Merle "Ronch" (Bonnie) Clem, both of Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
       He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Allen Clem; daughter, Susan Clem; four brothers, John, Roy, Al, and Mike Clem; and two sisters, Helen Murphy and Betty Wheeler.
       A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Jay McKinley officiating.  Burial with full military graveside rites will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
       Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 PM on Monday, July 28, 2014,  also in the funeral home.
       You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com  (7-26-2014)


Baer-Emery-obit.jpg       The brother of classmate Evelyn Baer Byers, Emery L. Baer, 85, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the emergency room at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

       Born November 30, 1928, in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of the late George and Zella Cress Baer.  On February 14, 1960, in Rochester, he was married to Arlene Arvin Baer, who survives.

       Emery attended Logansport High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the start of the Korean War.  His entry scores were high, securing his role in the military as a medic.  Since the Marines did not have a medic classification at the time, he wore both uniforms.  After his service, he returned home and completed his high school education.

       He began his career with the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1951 as a brakeman.  He was promoted to flagman and retired from ConRail as a conductor after 38 years on the railroad.

       A man of noble character, Emery was a loving, devoted caregiver to his wife.  He lived his life with a total love for each member of his family.  His daughter and granddaughter were the joys of his life.  As the firstborn of a family of 9, his siblings looked up to him as the family patriarch.  The impact of his sudden loss is immeasurable.

       Emery was a member of Logansport's Tipton Masonic Lodge #33 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790. He also enjoyed gardening.

       Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Cynthia Baer of Logansport; one granddaughter, Shannon Brummitt, of Logansport; two brothers, Allen (Rita) Baer of and Robert (Marilyn) Baer, all of Logansport; three sisters, Mary Emery, Marcella (Donald) Rist and Evelyn (Gary) Byers, all of Logansport; and one sister-in-law, Barb Baer of Logansport and one brother-in-law Thomas Parkins, of Logansport.

       He was preceded in death by brother Herbert "Ben" Baer; and two sisters, Luila "Lou" Berkshire and Rita Parkins.

       A funeral service will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with Emery's nephew, Pastor Dan Gipson officiating.

       Interment, with full military honors, will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

       Friends will be received 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29th at the funeral chapel.

       Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

       You may share condolences in his online guestbook and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  (4-29-2014)

                      Information from Fisher Funeral Home website


 Hoover-John-obit.jpg    The brother of classmate Glen (Jerry) Hoover, John D. Hoover, age 75 of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  Mr. Hoover was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Hoover; sister, Cathleen Brown and grandchildren, Nicholas Farley and Jennifer Farley Hunt. 
     He is survived by wife of 53 years, Charleen Hoover; children, Jay (Kim) Hoover, Mark Hoover, Charyl Hoover (Tim) Farley, Trish Hoover (Stephen) Aud and Christopher (Christina) Hoover; brother, Glen G. (Joyce) Hoover and 12 grandchildren.
     Funeral mass will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, Tennessee, with Father Pat Kibby officiating.
     Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or St. Stephen Catholic Community.
     Visitation will be at St. Stephen from 5-7 p.m. Friday ending with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. 
     Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. (615) 773-2663. Obit Line (615) 641-2663, 
www.bondmemorial.com .  (12-21-2013)


     The mother of our late classmate Larry Sallee, Beatrice R. “Bea” Sallee, age 92, Naples, Fla., formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Physicians Regional Hospital, Naples.

     Born January 28, 1921, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of James Francis and Bessie M. Wessell Davis.

     She was married September 23, 1936, in Frankfort, to Donald L. Sallee, who preceded her in death July 7, 1973.

     Bea was the co-owner of Logansport Compressed Steel.

     Surviving are a daughter, Connie (George) Taylor, Naples, Fla; grandchildren, Anne and Jay Howell, Gregg and Deb Sallee, all of Logansport; Jeff and Deb Taylor, Carmel, Ind., Todd and Michelle Taylor, Bloomington, Ind., and Mike and Lynn Taylor, Naples, Fla.; twelve great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Avis Sallee, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.

     A son, Larry Gene Sallee, brother, Luther Lavonne Davis and sister, Anna Johnson, preceded her in death.

     A funeral/celebration of life will be held at the Logansport Moose Lodge on Saturday, December 7th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  (11-4-2013)

                 Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


     The mother of our late classmate, Tommy Corcoran, Virginia I. Corcoran, Corcoran-Virginia-obit.jpgage 94, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 5:08 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Logansport, with her family at her side.
     Born June 22, 1918, in Converse, she was the daughter of Furr and Zelda Kimball Parson.
     On October 30, 1937, in Logansport, she was married to Carl T. Corcoran, who preceded her in death April 7, 1987.
     Virginia had been employed at RBM Manufacturing.
     She was a Life Member of the VFW Post 3790 Auxiliary, where she was past president and Woman of the Year in 1968.
     She enjoyed reading, dancing, playing BINGO and traveling on Senior Citizen’s bus trips.  Virginia was also a charter member of the Manitou Chapter of the Women of the Moose.
     Surviving are daughters, Jerry Diane Culp, Logansport, Bette Jayne (Don) Angle, Lake Wales, Fla., and Rita Sue (John) Kochel, Royal Center; daughter-in-law, Carol Corcoran, Logansport; grandchildren, Debra (Rich) Cotner, Dennis Corcoran, David (Patti) Culp, Robert E. Corcoran, Donna (Mark) Jamison, Darlene (Mike) Bulcher, Jayne Angle, Steve (Shon) Angle, Tommy Lee Corcoran, Jr., Daphne (Jeff) Sanders, Dee (Perry) Minniear and Terry (Christina) Kochel; thirty nine great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Two sons, Jimmy Dick Corcoran and Tommy Lee Corcoran, Sr.; son-in-law, Dave Culp, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
     The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home. Pastor Mandie Gould will officiate.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home, where the VFW Auxiliary will conduct a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hope Hospice.  
(3-17-2013)
                         Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


Patsy Boller Sedam -obit     The sister of classmate Rose Boller Clem, Patsy J. “Pat” Sedam, 75 , of Logansport passed away Sunday December 30, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Indiana.
     She was born October 9, 1937, in Logansport to the late Ivan and Mary Engle Boller.  On May 4, 1977 in Watseka, Illinois, Pat married Dean A. Sedam who survives.
     Pat retired from the Eaton Corporation in Winamac.  She had also worked at Elco Industries, Logan Machine and the R.B.M.
     She was a member of the Niddee Shrine Guild, V.F.W. Post #3790 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post #60 Ladies Auxiliary.  Pat attended Logansport High School, Wright Beauty College, and was the former owner of the Hair Depot.  She enjoyed crafts, quilting, genealogy, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
     Surviving along with her husband are four daughters; Deborah (Fred) Brazzle; Donna Lambert; Pamela (Dave) Johnson; and Cheri (Jim) Ling, all of Logansport; two step sons, David (Susan) Sedam, of Kokomo, and Larry Sedam of Logansport; three sisters, Rose (Butch) Clem, Logansport; Sharon (Don) Curnutt, Monticello; Carol (Bob) Berkshire, Logansport; 1 Brother, Garry (Barbara) Boller, Logansport; 11 Grandchildren, 5 Step Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, 4 Step Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 11:30 AM Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the Gundrum Funeral Home & Crematory. Pastor Jay McKinley will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Wednesday, also in the Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to the Logansport Shrine Club Transportation Fund.
     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(1-11-2013)
                              Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


Florence J Svoma - obit     The mother of classmate Darlene Tipton Lowe, Florence J. (Grandma Susie) Svoma, 91, Logansport, Indiana, died at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Woodbridge Health Campus.
     Born Aug. 6, 1921 in Drywood, Wis. to John Svoma and Mary Struka.
     She was a retired cook for the Neal home.  She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with family and friends.
     Survivors include her daughter, Darlene M. “Pug” Lowe, Logansport, son, Alan Hughes, Logansport, sister, Elinore Amerling, Oregon, sister, Lois Ramharter, Fla., granddaughter, Kelly (Dana) Scott, Logansport, grandson, Rob D. (Maureen) Lowe, Las Vegas, grandson, Christopher Scott, Logansport, stepgrandson, Adam Scott and wife Jessica, Logansport, stepgranddaughter, Ashley Pedigo and husband Andy, Lafayette, great-grandchildren, Nick Erickson, Kirsten (Caleb) Koontz, Melissa Lowe and Michael Lowe, stepgreat-grandchildren Zayne, Paley, and Crew Scott and Hudson Pedigo.
     Two brothers James and William “Buddy” Svoma, four sisters, Bessie Clark, Ann Svoma, Mildred Clark, Elizabeth Clark, one grandson, Jeffrey Eric Lowe, and one son-in-law, James H. Lowe, preceded her in death.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory with Father Mike McKinney officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until services.
     Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.
     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  (11-19-2012)
               Information from Pharos Tribune Newspaper website


Donald J Rollheiser - obit     The husband of classmate Patricia Baker Rollheiser, Donald J. Rollheiser, Sr., 83, of Monticello, Indiana, died at 10:04 am, Friday, September 14, 2012, at St Elizabeth East Hospital of Lafayette.
     He was born March 14, 1929, in Chicago to the late Joseph and Veronica (Sage) Rollheiser.  On April 9, 1994, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello, he married Patricia Baker Dekker, and she survives.
     He graduated parochial school in Chicago and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a successful businessman and over the years had owned several auto related businesses.  He also owned several rental properties including Rollheiser Properties in Monticello.  He has lived in Monticello for many years, loyally attending Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church where he served as an usher.  He enjoyed tennis.  He liked people and was well liked.  Above all, he cherished time spent with his family.
     He is also survived by a daughter, Nancy (Tom) Ellis of Frankfort, Illinois; son, Don (Lisa) Rollheiser, Jr. of Palos Park, Illinois; 3 step-sons, Sean Dekker of Monticello, Brian Dekker of Lafayette, Flynn Dekker of Dallas, Texas; step-daughter, Erika O'Brien of West Lafayette; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
     He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bob and Jack Rollheiser; and a daughter, Kathy Rarey.
     Visitation will be from 9 am until 11 am, Tuesday, September 18 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home.
     A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 am, Tuesday, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church with Father Gerald Borawski and Father James R. Goodrum concelebrating.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to any food pantry located within White County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
     You may sign the online guestbook at www.springerfuneralhome.com  (11-19-2012)


Delores L (Martin) Kasch - obit     Classmate Joe Kasch's wife, Delores L. (Martin) Kasch, Logansport, Indiana, went home to be with Jesus at 4:27 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Logansport Memorial Hospice Care Unit in Logansport.
     She was surrounded by her loved ones as she fought long and hard to make her journey home.  She will always be remembered for her vast wisdom, caring heart, and beautiful blue eyes.  She was born Sept. 20, 1937, in Ithaca, N.Y., the daughter of Mark A. and Mary (Morgan) Spencer.  On Jan. 7, 2007, she married Joseph Kasch.
     She worked at Logansport State Hospital retiring in 2003 after 23 years of employment.  She graduated from Zelienople High School in Zelienople, Pa., in 1954, and attended Washington Missionary Collage in Takoma Park, Md.
     She attended Seventh Day Adventists Church.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Surviving are her husband, Joseph Kasch; children, Joyce (Carl) Barnes, Deborah (Jeff) Keeley Lewis Dean Deeds Jr. (Angie), all of Galveston; daughter, Pam (Larry) Winas, Kellog Idaho; son, Rob Elliott, Baltimore, Md.; stepdaughter, Diane Bagley, Logansport; stepson, David Kasch, Logansport; brothers, Ronald Spencer and Mike Keegan, both of Kokomo; grandchildren, Cheryl Lobenthal, Carl (Sami) Auten Jr., Nathan (Mallory) Lee, Ashley Freeman, Amanda Deeds, Christopher (Taylor) Barnes, Emily Lee, Zach Auten, Joesph Deeds, Carl Barnes Jr., Nichole Barnes, Christina (Rick) Rebellon, Allison Claymore, Megan Barnes; stepgrandsons, Brent Bagley and Dane Miller; great-grandchildren, Dillon, Caysen, Elijah, Isaiah, Ty, Chace, Kira, Lynlie, Asher, Julia, Pamela, Briana, Crystal, Ryan, Josh, Heidi, Konner, Nathaniel and Jacinda, Samantha; special adopted grandaughter, Rachel Burge.
     Words can’t express our sorrow and pain over loosing you and yet we feel complete and utter joy that you are no longer suffering and are pain free.  Go and enjoy those you have lost and now have again.  We sure miss you, but heaven is sweeter with you there.
     Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Lewis Dean Deeds Sr;. two sons, Allen and Dean Tattrie; stepmother, Dorthy Spencer; and brother, Bill Morgan.
     Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston.  The Rev. Blake Hall will officiate.  Burial will be in Center United Methodist Church Cemetery near Young America.  Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston.      Memorials may be made to United Cancer Foundation.  (11-19-2012)


Melvin A Raihle - obit     Classmate Doris Neher Raihle's husband, Melvin A. Raihle, 84 of Logansport passed away at 2:49 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012, in Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
     Born May 31, 1928 in Chicago, he was the son of the late Arthur and Margaret Lehman Raihle.  In August of 1953, he married Helen McHugh Raihle, who preceded him in death in 1999.  He was married September 10, 2000 to Doris Neher Raihle, who survives.
     Melvin was retired from retail sales after working for a jewelry store for many years.  He had also been employed as a driver's training instructor.
     During the Korean War, Melvin served from 1951-53 in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion in Chicago.
     Melvin was raised in the Catholic faith and attended parochial schools in Chicago.  He was very talented as an artist and photographer.  He kept in shape with weight lifting.  Melvin also enjoyed reading, old movies and listening to his classical and jazz collection of music.  He loved gardening and sharing his produce.  His heart never left Chicago and he remained a loyal Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan.
     Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Genevieve Nuzzi of Bloomingdale, IL and her children Domenico and Angelo, Maureen (husband Don) Kandziora of Lake Forest, IL and their children Ryan and Keeley, and Siobhan(husband Michael) Koelsch of Noblesville, IN and their children Shannon, Connor and Quinn; one son, Kevin (wife Peggy) Raihle of Oak Park, IL and their children Ryan, Sean, Lauren and Katie; 2 Step-sons, Martin (wife Amy) Schreyer of Liverpool, OH and Gary (wife Kim) Schreyer of Royal Center; three step-daughters, Sharon (husband Bill) Johnston of Peru, Lois (husband Steve) Hunt and Lisa Stephenson, all of Logansport; step-grandchildren, Trent, Tyler, Hilary, Abby, Garrett, Maddie, Nick, Lindy, Raylie, Jeremy, Kris and Laura; and step-great-grandchildren, Nate, Shiloh, Madison, Brooklyn and Gage; and a sister-in-law, Una Pries, of Chicago, IL, and many extended family members living in Ireland and England.
     He was preceded in death by one sister Margaret; one stepdaughter, Marta Schreyer Phillips; and two step-grandchildren, Caleb Schreyer and Heidi Schreyer Damare.
     Private family services will be held in Illinois. Inurnment will be in Maryhills Cemetery in Niles, Illinois.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel.  You may light a candle of hope and share condolences in his online guestbook at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  (11-19-2012)


Michael S Veach - obit     Karen Calloway Veach's son, Michael S. Veach, 52, of Lafayette, Indiana, died Saturday morning, September 29, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital.  Born December 20, 1959, in Logansport, he was the son of Glen and Karen (Calloway) Veach of Ft. Myers, FL.  Michael was a 1980 graduate of Harrison High School.  He was married for 20 years to Sandra Oteham before they were divorced, and she lives in Lafayette.  Michael worked for 30 years for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad as a welder and with the Maintenance of Way Dept., which takes care of the roadbeds, rails, and crossings.  He retired from the railroad due to health.  He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church, the Lafayette Cruiser's Car Club, and the Lafayette Model Club.  Michael enjoyed showing his car at area car shows, a Chrysler Newport Convertible he called "Big Red".  In addition, Michael enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR races and supporting driver Casey Kahne, car #5.  He also collected antiques, going to auctions and flea markets, supporting Purdue sports, especially men's and women's basketball.  But most important, Michael loved spending time with his family and friends.
     Surviving with his parents, Glen and Karen Veach of Ft. Myers, FL, his special companion with whom he made his home, Jackie Hicks, a son, Mark A. Veach (wife: Amanda) of Lafayette, a daughter, Rachel D. DeSonie (hus: Chad) of Richmond, IN, and a brother, James J. Veach (wife: Kathy) of Moberly, MO.  Michael is also survived by his two grandsons, Klayton C. Veach and Ethan A. DeSonie, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his companion, Jackie's three sons, John Broady of Mulberry, Zachery and Christopher Hicks, both of Lafayette.
     The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home.  Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.  Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com  (11-19-2012)


     Classmate Larry Rottet's mother, Lorine M. Rottet, 100, wife of the late M.F. “Babe” Rottet, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 26, 2012, at Gentle Care Nursing Home in Vincennes.
     Born March 29, 1912 in Straight Creek , Ky. , she was the daughter of Florence and James S. Moore.  They preceded her, along with her husband, whom she married July 9, 1932; a son, Richard L. Rottet; a sister, Cleo B. Windele; and brothers, Robert, James and Fred Moore.
     Lorine graduated from Bruceville High School .
     She is survived by a daughter, Frances A. “Fran” Rottet, Bicknell; sons, James W. Rottet and his wife, Michi, New Market, Md., Larry L. Rottet, Bicknell, and Ronnie D. Rottet and his wife, Kay, Logansport; as well as several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
     Arrangements are entrusted to Duesterberg-Frederick Wampler Shaw Chapel in Bicknell.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church , 309 W. Third St. , in Bicknell with the Rev. Steve Rundel officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Bicknell’s Memorial Gardens.
     In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations in her memory may be made to the United Methodist Church , North Knox Social Ministries or a charity of the donor’s choice.
     Online condolences can be made at duesterbergfredrick.com.  (7-29-2012)
         Information from Pharos Tribune website.


     ST. PARIS, Ohio — The brother of classmate Betty Neese Keener, 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


Maye Elizabeth Bieker - 0bit     William 'Bill' Bieker's mother and former Cass County Clerk Mary Elizabeth Bieker, age 101, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012, at WoodBridge Health Campus.
     She was born in Logansport on September 11, 1910, to Harry J. and Mary Adalene Gray Keller.
     On May 17, 1937, she was married to Aloysius (Al) Bieker, who preceded her in death on May 26, 1955.
     Elizabeth was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and a 75 year member of the Daughters of Isabella.
     Surviving is a son, William J. (Judith) Bieker, Fort Wayne; daughter, Jeanne Ann (Robert) Fleeger, Lafayette; and sister, Emily Jane Vance, Charlotte, NC.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  An infant great grandson and sister, Dolores Anne Alberts, preceded in death.
     The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012, at All Saints Catholic Church. Father Michael McKinney will officiate.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the All Saints Fellowship Hall Chapel from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.
     Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com(7-4-2012)
        From Kroeger Funeral Home website.


Mary Jane Beale Lindley - obit     Susan Kay Lindley's mother, Mary Jane Beale Lindley, 95, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Logansport, Indiana, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012, in her residence.
     Born Nov. 27, 1916, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Jason Wilson Beale and Emma Mae Kenney.
     She was a former owner of Mary’s Children Shop, Logansport.
     She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star.
     Surviving are daughters, Susan Kay Lindley, North Vernon, Jane Ann Lindley, Bradenton, Fla., and Nancy Mae McDermott, Bradenton, Fla.; brother, John Beale, West Lafayette; six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild; one brother; and four sisters.
     Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Bill Mickler officiating.      Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Gundrum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.
(5-16-12)


Kent E. Acton, HS    Classmate Gary Acton's brother, Kent E. Acton, age 67, Logansport, passed away at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 19, 2012, at his residence.
     Born March 27, 1944, in Speedway, he was the son of Merl and Genevieve Woods Acton.
     On February 14, 1996, he was married to Rhenda Wines, who survives.
     Kent was a retired tool & die maker for Delco Electronics.  He was a member of Tipton Masonic Lodge and the Knights Templar.  He was a car enthusiast and an avid, obsessive reader. More than anything,  Kent was a gentle soul and a very loving and loved person.
     Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Derrick Acton, Logansport, daughter, Liz (Mike) Whitham, Flora; brother, Gary (Eva) Acton, Poland; and step-sons, Matt (Erin) Cottrell, Greentown, and Andy Cottrell (partner Lou D’Esposito) Minneapolis.
     Three grandchildren survive, Kayleigh Steinberger, Mitchell Whitham and Drew Jackson, one great grandson, Corbin Turner, and a step granddaughter, Kristen Cottrell.
     A sister, Elaine Strnatka, preceded in death.
     The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012, at Kroeger Funeral Home.  Dr. Bob Cosby will officiate.
     Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hillsdale College, 33 East College Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.
     Interment will be private.  
(3-20-2012)


Shirley Jean Pugsley Rice - obit     Barb Pugsley Henry's sister, Shirley Jean Rice, 89 of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born January 27, 1923 in Peru, she was the daughter of the late Gerald A. and Betty C. Carl Pugsley.  She was married April 1, 1945, in Kingman, Arizona, to Herbert G. Rice.  He preceded her in death May 5, 1980.
     A 1940 graduate of Logansport High School, Shirley was a homemaker.
     Shirley was a longtime member of Baptist Temple.  She was also a member of the Logansport Art Association.  Shirley was the author of several short stories and belonged to the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association.  She enjoyed golfing, fishing, quilting, playing cards and cake decorating.
     Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Garten and her husband Steve, of Medicine Lodge, KS, and Phyllis Rossi of Logansport; one son, Craig Rice and his wife Dayle Ann of Marion; one sister, who Shirley raised, Barbara Henry and her husband Don, of Logansport; seven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, her father, Gerald A. Pugsley, her mother, Betty Carl Anderson; and two sisters, infant Lela Rose Pugsley and Betty Alyce Crume.
     Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport.
     Services will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastors Howard Wade and Ken Smith officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Logansport Art Association.
     Light a candle of hope in remembrance of Shirley and share condolences in her guest book at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  
(2-29-2012)


Geraldine "Jerry" Zoubul - obit     A sister of late classmate Rex Harris, Geraldine “Jerry” Zoubul, 81, Indianapolis and formerly of Logansport, Indiana, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at her residence.
     Born April 23, 1930, in Smithville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Thomas Walter Harris and Odell Parsley.
     She was the former owner and operator of Zoubul Oasis in Logansport.  She retired as the dietary supervisor for Indiana School for the Deaf.
     She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Logansport.  She enjoyed being outside, hunting mushrooms, gardening, collecting butterflies and painting.
     She is survived by daughter, Brenda Blakley, Indianapolis; granddaughter, Tami (Zoubul) Clothier and husband, Matthew, Peru; grandsons, James Zoubul, Logansport, and Charles Zoubul and wife, Robin, Royal Center; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Frame and husband, John, Fort Worth, Texas, and Nancy Samuels and husband, Norman, Logansport; and brothers, Bruce Harris, Logansport, Harold Harris and wife, Elsie, Logansport, Ralph Harris, Cartersville, Ill., Grant Harris and wife, Cinda, Fort Wayne, Steve Harris and wife, Sue, Logansport, and Ted Shriver, Logansport.
     She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Zoubul; one brother, Rex Harris ['57]; and two sisters, Frankie Seehase and Fredia Couch ['59].
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Deacon Juan Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Logansport.
     Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
     Friends may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(2-29-2012)


Bonnie L Caldwell Weser - obit      Rose Caldwell Cabral's sister, Bonnie Lou Caldwell-Weser was reported to have passed away January 26, 2012, at the age of 69 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

     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 2, 2012.
     Condolences may be sent to:
Chrissy & Cindy Weser, 5272 Mangas Trail, Las Cruces, NM – 88012
      OR
Rose L. Cabral, 67 Blaze Road, New Bedford, MA 02745

The above information was provided by Bonnie's sister Rose and husband Ron Cabral.  (2-1-2012)


     "My Bonnie passed away at 2:15 AM Bonnie Lou Caldwell-HSthis 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 husband, Ron.
     Bonnie was a very special person and will be truly missed by everyone whose life she touched." ....................................................Paul Weser

More information will be provided when it becomes available. (1-29-2012)


Donald J. Linden - obit     The brother of Lois Linden Wilkinson, Donald J. Linden, 73, Logansport, passed away at 10:56 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.
     He was born in Logansport on Sept. 7, 1938, the son of Russell and Mary Lucille Hunter Linden.  Don was Methodist by faith and a retired truck driver.
     He is survived by daughters, Leona Wilson and her husband, Rick, of Logansport, and Sonya Roberts and her husband, Ken, of Logansport; sisters, Nelda VanBaalen of Peru, Lois Wilkinson and her husband, Ken, of Rochester, and Bon nie Seeger and her husband, Gene, of Fort Worth, Texas.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Russell Linden.
     Graveside services for Donald Linden will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ever-Rest Memorial Park , Cass County , with Pastor David Ross officiating.
     Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
     Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.  
(1-27-2012)


Mary Louise Johnson - obit     Karen Johnson Julian's mother, Mary Louise Johnson, 94, 2626 George St., Logansport, Indiana, formerly of Clymers, died at 2:34 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
     Born April 7, 1917, in Nelsonville, Ohio, she was the daughter of Charles W. Parmeter and Lena G. Johnson, who preceded in death.  She was married on June 25, 1936, in Logansport, to Virgil H. Johnson, who passed away on Oct. 11, 1991.
     A homemaker, Louise enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
     She formerly attended the Blue Ball Christian Church in Walton.  She was a member of the Clymers United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Robinson, Logansport, and Karen Sue and husband, Keith Julian, Akron, formerly of Clymers; one son, Larry Joe “Buck” Johnson (Clymers) Logansport; one niece, Beverly Hall, Logansport; two nephews, Gene K. Alber, San Antonio, Texas, and Wesley Parmeter, Logansport; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
     She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Garnet L. Parmeter and Ethel Alber; and one brother, Donald “Peck” Parmeter.
     Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.  Pastor Adam Speicher will officiate.  Burial will be in Clymers Cemetery Logansport.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International.  
(12-19-2011)


Carmen R. Newton - obit      Sue Newton Jargstorf's 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. 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)


Michael J Hoover - obit     Glen (Jerry) Hoover's brother, Michael J. Hoover, age 61, Logansport , passed away at 9:53 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on State Road 25 in Fulton County.
     Born in Logansport on January 19, 1950, he was the son of Glen and Mary Han Hoover.
     On May 22, 1976, in the Baptist Temple , Mike was married to Patricia Fritz, who survives, in Logansport .  The wedding was officiated by Rev. Clyde Mayfield and Fr. Fred Schroeder.
     A 1968 graduate of Logansport High School, Mike was a United States Air Force veteran, having served from 1968 until 1972.  He had been a jet engine mechanic in England for 3-1/2 years.
     For nearly 40 years, Mike had been a tool and die maker, and was currently employed at Fulton Industries in Rochester .  He had also been employed at Leis Machine, Logan Stampings, and Elco Industries, formerly KLK, where he had apprenticed under his father.  He had also been an owner of Doug & Dad’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop.
     He had been a Rainbow Dad, and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 60.  He was a fan of the Logansport Berries and the Indianapolis Colts.  He enjoyed doing Sudoku puzzles and listening to Rush Limbaugh.
     Mike was a devoted Catholic.  Jesus was his Guide.  His daughters and granddaughter were the light of his life.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Saramae (Tim) Post, and their daughter, Cecilia Post, Lake Station; daughter, Emily (James) Sawyer, Logansport; and daughter, Bon nie (Craig) Allen, Williamsburg, Indiana; brothers, John (Charleen) Hoover, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and Glen [Jerry] (Joyce) Hoover, Hampton, Virginia; as well as many special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
     Mike was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Cathy Brown, and daughter, Sabrina Marie Hoover.
     Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home where there will be a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 p.m.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Fr. Mike McKinney officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, with full military honors.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Indiana Chapter, Suite E-2, 1261 West 86th Street , Indianapolis , IN 46260 .  
(12-12-2011)


     Phillip Berndt's brother, Daniel L. Berndt, age 62, Huntington, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2011, in Miller's Merry Manor, Huntington.
     Born February 8, 1949, in Logansport, he was the son of Carl R. and Rubye Sloop Berndt.
     He is survived by five brothers, Richard (Phyllis) Berndt, Phillip (Felice) Berndt and Michael Berndt, all of Florida; Robert Berndt, Montana and Gerald (Cindy) Berndt, Logansport. One sister survives, Joan Helms, Michigan, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Berndt.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at All Saints Catholic Church. Father Michael McKinney will officiate.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Parish Hall Chapel at All Saints Catholic Church.  
(11-22-2011)


Mildred L Moss -obit    The mother of classmate Avis Moss Sallee, Mildred L. Moss, 103, Logansport, died at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in her residence.
     She was born July 6, 1908, in Cass County, the daughter of Fred and Opha Bingaman McDowell.  She was married Dec. 8, 1931, in Clinton, Ind., to Samuel Allen “Pete” Moss, who preceded in death on Feb. 25, 1988.
     She was a homemaker.
     Mildred was a 1927 graduate of Logansport High School and then continued her education at Purdue University.
     She was a member of Webb Chapel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women for more than 70 years.  She was also a member of Noble Township Home Economics Club.  In addition, she belonged to Daughters of the American Revolution, Cass County Purdue Club, Indiana Farm Bureau and the Cass County Historical Society.
     Surviving are two sons, Samuel A. Moss III and wife, Shirley, Logansport, and John M. Moss and wife, Constance, Sylvania; a daughter, Avis A. Sallee, Logansport; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
     She was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Fry, and and a son-in law, Larry Sallee.
     Services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at Webb Chapel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bill Bergstrom and Pastor Tim McKaig officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Webb Chapel United Methodist Church's Building Fund.
     You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(11-22-2011)


James A Haley - obit     Janet Haley's father, James A. Haley, age 95, Logansport, passed away at 7:15 a.m., Monday, June 6, 2011 at his residence.
     Born October 20, 1915, in Logansport, he was the son of Leonard E. and Agnes M. Hazel Haley.
     He was married April 16, 1939, to Helen Brant, who preceded him in death April 29, 1975.  He was married October 20, 1979, to Mary Anna Harrison, who survives.
     Mr. Haley retired in 1976 as Logansport postmaster after 35 years of postal service employment.
     Mr. Haley was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 60 and VFW Post 3790.
     Mr. Haley was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, where he sang in the church choir for many years.  He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Logansport Eagles and Elks lodges.  Mr. Haley was a recipient of the rank of Eagle Scout.
     Surviving are children, Janet C. Haley, Pembroke Pines, Fla., Joyce L. Mote, Brownsville, Texas, James T. (wife, Ana Maria) Haley, Coral Gables, Fla., Jean Ann Maroney, West Lafayette, Elaine (husband, Tim) Kelley, Salisbury, N.C., and Jackie (husband, Tom) Gill, Indianapolis; stepson, Patrick Harrison, Logansport; stepdaughters, Virginia Kasch, and Susan (husband, John) Quaglio, all of Logansport; brother, Jack Haley, Logansport; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He was preceded in death by a grandson, Graem Wesley Jones, and brother, Leonard Haley.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2011, at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Mike McKinney officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home, where an Elks service will be at 6:30 p.m.  A Scripture service will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home with Deacon Juan Rodriguez officiating.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, PO Box 621, Rochester IN 46975. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
 (6-14-2011)


Mildred L Neese - obit      LOGANSPORT — The mother of classmate Betty Neese Keener, 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) 


Sherry Gunter - obit     Graveside services for the daughter of Ida Mae Wolf Gunter, Sherry L. Gunter, 53, Logansport, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Spring Creek Cemetery, Logansport.
     She died at 3:49 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
     Born on June 14, 1957, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Francis E. and Ida M. (Wolf) Gunter.
     A 1975 graduate of Caston Jr-Sr. High School, Sherry worked for Extra Space Storage. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
     Survivors include her son, Michael Gunter and wife, Amy, Mexico; daughter, Michelle Layman and husband Alan, Peru; mother, Ida M. Gunter, Logansport; sister, Carol Kuntz, Lafayette; brothers, Rick Gunter, Bunker Hill, Jeff Gunter and wife Julie, Burrows, Brad Gunter, Bunker Hill, Terry Gunter, Beech Grove, and Steve Gunter, Logansport; grandchildren, Braxton and Carly Gunter, and Timothy Layman.
     Friends may call on hour prior to services at Gundrum Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
     You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(6-30-10)


Louise Caldwell McClain obit     The mother of Rose Caldwell Cabral, Louise Gertrude (Allen) Caldwell-McClain, 91, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010 at The Oaks in New Bedford after a long illness.      
     She was the wife of the late Robert Caldwell and Thomas McClain.
     She was born in Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana, and lived in New Bedford with her family for the past six years. Mrs. Caldwell-McClain was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church.  She was an avid bird watcher and loved her Beagles, Snoopy, Peanut, and Daisy as well as her Chihuahua, Phoebe.
     Survivors include daughters, Rose L. Cabral and her husband Ronald R., of New Bedford, and Bonnie L. Caldwell and her husband Paul Weser, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, grandchildren, Kimberly, Michelle, Chrissy, Cindy and Charles "Bo", great-grandchildren, Amber, Taylor, Brooke and Corey. She was the grandmother of the late Steven Gray.
     Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 5 to 8 PM at the CABRAL BAYLIES SQUARE-LAMOUREUX FUNERAL HOME, 512 North Front Street, New Bedford.  Her funeral services were held Wednesday, April 28 at 9 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church.
     Graveside rites will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2010 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Logansport.
     Local arrangements are being held at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     Online condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.maroccofc.com
(5-1-10)


Antonio 'Tony' L. Pasquale      The father of the late Patricia Pasquale Jones, Antonio L. “Tony” Pasquale, 94, Logansport, died at 12:45 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Zionsville Meadows.
     Born June 13, 1915, in Logansport, he was the son of Giuseppe “Joe” and Maria (Bruno) Pasquale.
     He was married June 16, 1937, in St. Vincent de Paul Church, to Dorothy M. Bain, who preceded in death August 22, 2003.
     Tony was a retired boilermaker and electrician for the Pennsylvania (later Penn Central) Railroad. For 31 years, he was employed in the traffic division of the Logansport Police Department. He had also been employed at Engineering Aggregates and Cass Transit.
     Tony was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. He had belonged to the former St. Vincent de Paul Church.
     Surviving are granddaughter Laura Jones-Archer (Bart Archer), Zionsville; great-grandchildren, Elise Archer and Mason Archer; sister Armenia Rangel, Logansport; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
     He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Jones.
     Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com
(2-17-10)


     Marilyn Ricciardi Grant's husband, Bill Grant, 80, of Costa Mesa, passed away peacefully at home on July 2, 2009. He was born Sept. 4, 1928 to Viva R. Bartelt.
     He taught for 32 years in the Anaheim Elementary School District.
     Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn; father, Herman W. Bartelt; sons, Wally, Tony, Andy and James; daughter-in-law, Wendy, and two grandchildren, Josilyn and Brayden.
     Graveside service will be held on July 13th at Riverside National Cemetery at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hoag Hospital Foundation c/o Community Medicine Fund 500 Superior Ave. # 350 Newport Beach, CA 92663.
 (2-1-10)


 Barbara Ann Shafer-obit    A Mass of Christian Burial for Jim Hoover's sister, Barbara Ann Shafer, 76, Logansport, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church.
     She passed away unexpectedly at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Agnes Fettig Hoover.
     Barbara was a 1952 graduate of Logansport High School, and she was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. She enjoyed shopping, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
     She was a retired dietary supervisor at Logansport State Hospital.
     Survivors include her children, Stephen Shafer and wife, Lorraine, Thomas Shafer, Scott Shafer and wife, Stephanie, all of Logansport, Timothy Shafer and wife, Debbie, and Melissa Ambre and husband, Mark, all of Noblesville, and Patrick Shafer and wife, Kimberly, Monticello; grandchildren, Stephen Shafer Jr. and wife Kiley, Ross Shafer, Ren Shafer and Jesse Shafer, all of Logansport, Kevin Shafer and wife Cassie, Taylor Shafer, Indianapolis, Jeffrey Shafer and wife Erin, Ventura, Calif., Leslie Thompson and husband Scott, Cicero, Jessica Shafer, U.S. Coast Guard stationed in San Francisco, Ashley Shafer, Lafayette, Amanda Ortman and husband Michael, Bargersville, Aaron Henson, Kokomo, Zachary Shafer, U.S. Air Force stationed at Shaw AFB, S.C., and Grace Shafer, Noblesville; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Mason Shafer, Logansport, Norah, Polly and Ingrid Thompson, Cicero, and Maya Shafer, Ventura, Calif.; sisters, Karen Parish and husband, Jeff, Patty Dexter and husband, Jim, and Shirley Moorehead, all of Logansport, Claudia Shaffer and husband, Chuck, of Lakeland, Fla.; and brother, Jim Hoover and wife Karen, Huntington Beach, Calif. She is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
     She was also preceded in death by sister, Mary Hoover; brother, Kenny Hoover; and grandson, Luke Shafer.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Marocco Funeral Chapel, where there will also be a Scripture service at 7 p.m.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School.
     Online condolences may be made to the Shafer family at www.maroccofc.com.
(1-7-2010)


(1-2-2010)


David F Hoover - obit    The brother of Brenda Hoover Deel, David F. Hoover, 68, of Peru, went to be with the LDave Hoover - HSord 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 years.
    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 Home.  
(11-17-09)


Dr. John Carl "Jack" Jones - obit    Dr. John Carl “Jack” Jones, 85, Logansport, died at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Zionsville Meadows, Zionsville.  He had been the husband of the late Patricia Pasquale Jones.
    Born July 13, 1924, in Cass County, he was the son of Carl B. and Icle L. Hummel Jones.  His first marriage was on Dec. 24, 1946, in Young America, to Bonita Beck, who preceded in death May 15, 1956.  His second marriage was on Aug. 25, 1962, in Logansport, to Patricia Pasquale, who also preceded in death in August 1983.
    Dr. Jones was a retired longtime obstetrician/pediatrician in Logansport.
    He was a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, Elks Lodge 66 and First United Methodist Church of Logansport. Dr. Jones was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He was a 1947 graduate of Indiana University.
    Surviving are sons, Mark Jones and wife, Donna, Fort Wayne, Doug Jones and wife, Cindy, Shannock, R.I., and Bruce Jones and wife, LaVonna, Indianapolis; daughter, Laura Jones Archer and husband, Bart, Zionsville; sisters, Doris Jean Bryan, Logansport, and Mary Lynne Harmon and husband, Bud, St. Louis, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, Alison Bash and husband, Joe, Missoula, Mont., Adrienne Rupright and husband, Chris, and Elaine Moses and husband, Scott, all of Fort Wayne, Hannah Jones, Chicago, Sarah Jones, Fort Wayne, Daniel Jones, Indianapolis, Geoffrey Davis, Terre Haute, David Jones, Bloomington, Rachel Taylor and husband, Jesse, Indianapolis, Elizabeth Jones, New York, N.Y., Neil Jones, New London, Conn., and Elise Archer and Mason Archer, both of Zionsville; and nine great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn E. Jones.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Logansport with Pastor Bill Shannon officiating.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour before services Saturday at the church.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation.
    Sign the guest book and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(11-17-09)


Heidi Schreyer Demare - obit    Granddaughter of Doris Neher Stephenson Raihle, Heidi Schreyer Damaré, 22, of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Royal Center,Indiana, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, June 26, 2009, in her residence following a long struggle with diabetes.
    Born September 24, 1986, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Gary Joseph and Kimberly Kay (Kiser) Schreyer, who survive in Royal Center.
    She was married to James M. Damaré, who survives.
    Heidi earned her high school diploma in 2005. She was a homemaker and a member of the Thornhope Community Holiness Church.
    Heidi's greatest joy was to make others happy, as was evidenced by her devotion to her family and friends. Her kind heart and gentle ways will be missed by all.
    Also surviving are one daughter, 2-yr-old Maddison Alexa Damaré; 3 Brothers, Trent Schreyer, Tyler Schreyer, and Garrett Schreyer; 3 Sisters, Abigail, Hilary and Madelyn Schreyer; Maternal grandmother, Kay Kiser of Monticello, IN; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Doris Neher Stephenson Raihle and Mel Raihle; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Maria Damare` of Sterling, Virginia; 4 Uncles, Martin Schreyer IV, Dennis Kiser, Tom Kiser, and Matt Kiser; 4 Aunts, Lisa Stephenson, Sharon Johnston, Lois Hunt, and Jennifer Rice; 4 Nephews, Blake, Gage, Nathaniel and Shiloh Schreyer; 1 niece, Brooklyn Schreyer; and several cousins.
    She was preceded in death by one brother, Caleb Schreyer; her grandfathers, Tom Kiser, Charles Stephenson,Jr., and Martin A.Schreyer III; and one aunt, Marta Schreyer Phillips.
    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2009, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.  
(8-4-09)


Connie Kay Kleckner McKee    A memorial service for the sister of Donna Kleckner Weida, Connie Kay McKee, 65, Logansport, will be at 6 p.m. Friday in Trinity Episcopal Church in Logansport.
    She died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
    Born Sept. 14, 1943, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Donald and Leila Sweet Kleckner. Connie had been married to Harold McKee from 1961 until 1996, and he preceded her in death in 2007.
    Connie was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1961, and was the former secretary at Daniel Webster School, and owner of A Stitch in Time. She retired in 2007 from Wachovia Bank as a teller, in Melbourne, Fla. She lived in Melbourne for the past 10 years and had moved back to Logansport in January 2008.
    Connie was an animal lover of any kind. She loved to cross-stitch, read, entertain and be with her family. Connie had a big heart for giving.
    Surviving are daughter, Brandi (Matt) Mullin, Logansport; son, Brook McKee, Logansport; sister, Donna Weida and her partner, Joe Fettig, Logansport; grandchildren, Bo and Blake Brown, Logansport, and Tia McKee, Melbourne, Fla.; great-granddaughter, Adi Mussleman, Melbourne, Fla.; nephew, Mark (Cathy) Weida, Nevada; nieces, Traci Weida, Logansport, and Teri Folsom, California; three great-nephews; and one great-niece.
    Clark Miller will officiate. Burial will be private.
    Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.
 (6-24-09)


Marie Noble Swanson    The mother of Harry Merland Noble, Marie Noble Swanson, 92, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.  She was born August 30, 1916 in Taneyville, Missouri to Lucas DeShield and Kate Moser Wallace.  Marie married Raymond Swanson on August 9, 1963 in Calument City, Illinois.  Raymond preceded her in death on January 9, 1991.
    Marie moved to Algonquin, Illinois in 2002 to be with her family Bob and Ella from Tucson, Arizona. Marie’s family wanted her to be in the desert again, so when Ella retired they moved to Mesquite, Nevada, where Marie has been living for the past two years.  She loved to dance, taking ballroom dancing lessons into her 80's.  She always had to be doing something whether it was working, gardening or sewing.
    She is survived by one daughter: Ella (Robert) Line of Mesquite, Nevada; and 11 grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her son Harry [Merland] Noble.
    The Family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at www.virginvalleymortuary.com.
 (6-24-09)


Frances E Davis-Meyer     Services for Frances E. Davis-Meyer, 90, Logansport, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     The mother of Barb Dingeldein, she died at 2:16 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, in Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Logansport.
     Born Aug. 16, 1918, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William Jones and Daisy Calloway.  She was married Aug. 18, 1938, in Logansport, to Wilbur G. “Bud” Davis, who preceded in death Nov. 9, 1979, and in 1985, to Edwin Meyer.
     Frances retired from General Tire, worked as nurse’s aide at St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels and elderly care.
     She was a member of the former Market Street United Methodist Church and Golden Agers.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who took great pride in her family.  She was a past president and very active in PTA at Longfellow School.  She loved spending winters in Eustis, Fla., where she participated in a kitchen band and ballroom dancing.
     Surviving are daughters, Barbara Dingeldein and husband, Jerry, and Susie Cox and husband, Richie, all of Logansport; son, Brad Davis and wife, Jaynie, Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, Wendy Dingeldein Waltz, Logansport, Kelly Cox, Burlington, Brock (Jenni) Cox, Ohio, Heidi Cox (Doug) Lucy and Brandi Cox (Brad) Rozzi, Logansport; Eric (Eleanor) Cox, Wisconsin; Mike, Gus, and Elise Davis, Indianapolis, and the late Robbie Dingeldein; eight great-grandchildren, Mavrick Waltz, Logansport, Gabe and Ella Lucy, Lillian Cox, Wisconsin, Colin and Kyle Rozzi, Logansport, and Monica and Bennie Cox, Ohio.
     She was preceded in death by one grandson, Robbie Dingeldein; two brothers, Stanton and Casey Jones Sr.; nieces, Jean Snider and Joan Davis; and nephews, Jack Davis and Bill Jones.
     Dr. Horace Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Star City West Cemetery, Star City.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com
(3-10-09)


Shirley A Pugh Lane     Services for Shirley A. Lane, 71, Galveston, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday at Kroeger Funeral Home. She was the sister of Robert and Joseph Pugh.
     She passed away at 10:04 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Howard Community Hospital.
     She was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Logansport to Wilson Lee and Mildred Louise Bean Pugh. She was married in Kewanna on Oct. 2, 1955, to Allen E. Lane, who preceded in death March 13, 1998.
     Shirley was employed by Kokomo Center Schools in the cafeteria. A 1955 graduate of Logansport High School, she was a member of the Walton American Legion Auxiliary and Walton Christian Church.
     She enjoyed fishing with her husband and was an avid pinochle player. Shirley especially enjoyed her grandchildren and attending their activities. She was proud of all of her grandchildren’s achievements and was looking forward to her first grandchild’s graduation from college.
     Surviving are sons, Daniel Allen (Lydia) Lane, San Jose, and Dennis Michael (Loretta) Lane, Kokomo; daughters, Diana Lee Johnson, Walton, and Dorraine Louise (James) Carson, Walton; brothers, Robert Lee (Dee) Pugh, and Joseph Leon (Margie) Pugh, all of Logansport; sister: Ilene Mae Pugh, Logansport; grandchildren, Crystal Lane, Nicole Lane, Nathan Lane, Jeremiah Johnson, Bradley Michael Lane (Crystal), Tigh Jordan Lane, Alicia Carson and Amanda Carson; three great-grandsons; four nieces; and three nephews.
     Brother Bill Collins will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Calling will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
     Condolences may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com
(9-4-08)


Marjorie W Norzinskay     Marjorie W. Norzinskay, 97, Logansport, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She was the mother of Jeannine Norzinskay Aichele.
     Born October 8, 1910, in Lucerne, Indiana, she was the daughter of Choral G. and Laura Douglass Powell. On July 19, 1931, she married Donald C. Norzinskay, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1991.
     Marge and her husband owned and operated Logan Tire from 1946-1998.
     A member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Marge also served as a volunteer at Logansport Memorial Hospital for many years.
     She had a love for traveling and she and her husband, Don, presented many slide presentations of their travels to church groups and friends. They had traveled to more than 40 countries. She also enjoyed cooking and playing eucre, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
     Surviving are one son, Doug Norzinskay and his wife, Marilyn, of Logansport; two daughters, Jeannine Aichele and her husband, Dick, of Indianapolis and Carole Penland and her husband, George, of Minneapolis; six grandchildren, Dan Norzinskay and his wife, Beth, of Bloomington, Rick Aichele, Los Angeles, CA, Kristen Aichele-Habart, of Indianapolis, Lauren Aichele, of San Fransico, CA, Brent Penland, Denver, Colorado, and Stacie Penland, of Atlanta, Georgia; and one great-grandchild, Sarah Norzinskay, Bloomington.
     She was preceded in death by one sister, Florence; five brothers, Chester, Lloyd, Earl, Harry and Warren; and one granddaughter, Mary Lou Norzinskay.
(3-25-08)


Dorothy H Jackson     Services for Nancy Jackson Andree's mother, Dorothy H. Jackson, 87, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2008, in Chase Center.
     Born March 19, 1920, in Evansville, she was the daughter of Adolphus and Emma Ellen Taylor Whitney. She was married Sept. 23, 1938, in Logansport, to Wayne D. Jackson, who preceded in death Sept. 27, 2006.
     Dorrie was a tutor of grade school and high school literature students and enjoyed children of all ages. She was a 1938 graduate of Logansport High School and attended Indiana University.
     Dorrie was a member of the former Faith United Methodist Church. She was the author of the published book “Follow A Phantom” about her childhood experiences.
     Surviving are sister, Peggy Townsend, Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters, Nancy Sharon Andree and her husband, Jim, Austin, Texas, and Jayne Beth Hershman, South Bend; grandchildren, Kenneth J. Andree, Bethany Andree Gilkey and her husband, Karl, Elizabeth Hammane and her husband, Dave, and Andrew Westin; great-grandchildren, Michael and Ethan Andree and Seth, Noah and Josh Shreeves; sister-in-law, Ruth D’Andrea, and her husband, Joe, Logansport; brothers-in-law, Jim Jackson and his wife, Deloris, Logansport, Earl Jackson and his wife, Ellie, Harlington, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Whitney; nephew, Ben Townsend; and niece, Nikki Sue Porter.
     The Rev. Bill Shannon will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Mission Center.
(3-25-08)


James L Kasch     Services for the brother of Joe Kasch, James L. Kasch, 66, Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     He died at 3:55 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Nov. 18, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of Joseph C. Kasch and Helen Sauers Kasch. On Dec. 12, 1969, in Logansport, he was married to Sandra Brown, who survives.
     Jim was employed at Home Depot. He had previously worked at Lear Corporation in Peru. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and doing yardwork. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his dog, Cindar. Jim was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.
     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Wayne and Judy Kasch, Logansport; and James Lee and April Kasch, Jacksonville, N.C.; one daughter, Carol Elizabeth Kasch, Logansport; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph L. and Deloris Kasch, Logansport; one sister, Sharon Sue Ansel, Logansport; nine grandchildren, Nathan Kasch and his wife, Shannon, Logansport; Sarah Kasch, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Joseph Kasch, Logansport; Nina Mallory, Samantha Vrooman, and Kara Vrooman, all of Jacksonville, N.C.; Elizabeth Hopkins, Derby, Kan.; Leigh Smith and William Kasch, both of Logansport; four great-grandchildren, John Mallory, Alexis Kasch, Lacey Kasch and Caleb Kasch; and number of nieces and nephews.
     Bill Collins will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
  (3-25-08)


Thomas D Hall, Sr.     Services for Paul Hall's brother, Thomas D. “Tom T.Hall Sr., 61, Lafayette, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, in Home Hospital, Lafayette.
     Born Sept. 6, 1945, in Logansport, he was the son of Austin and Opal Crousore Hall.
     Tom T. was retired, having been employed as an iron worker with Local 379. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.
     He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
     Surviving are his fiancé, Pam Kiser, Lafayette; two sons, Thomas D. Hall Jr. and his wife, Tonia, Bringhurst, and Charlie Hall and his wife, Tracy, Reynolds; daughter, Jane Ellen Klimes and her fiancé, Tony Homburg, Logansport; three brothers, Paul Hall of Corpus Christi, Texas, DeWayne Hall, Logansport, and Robert Hall, Kokomo; and six grandchildren, Courtney Hall, Audrey Hall, Austin Hall, Derek Klimes, Jalyn Louthain and Mary Jane Homburg.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Hall, his mother, Opal Crousore Hall DeMoss, son-in-law, Jason Klimes, and two brothers, Leslie Hall and Don Hall.
     Dr. Peter Roussakis 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. Monday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund, 1719 N. 60th St., Omaha NE 68104.
(3-25-08)


Jane G. Smith     Services for Jack L. Smith's mother, Jane G. Smith, 87, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     She died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Logansport, she was the daughter or Cecil and Bertha Croucher Gaby.  She was married Nov. 5, 1938, in Huntington, to Woodrow E. Smith, who preceded in death June 12, 2000.
     She was a homemaker.
     Surviving are three sons, Jack L. Smith and his wife, Carolyn, Shalimar, Fla., Woodrow E. Smith Jr. and his wife, Diane, Monticello, and Cecil R. Smith, Twelve Mile; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Charles Redd, Cocoa, Fla.; one brother, Wayne Gaby, Texas; two sisters, Maxine Weaver and her husband, Howard, Idaville, and Ruth Ann Dodd, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandaughter; a number of nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
     One son, Michael E. Smith; two brothers, Cecil Gaby and Russell Gaby; and two sisters, Pauline Butch and Jean Fry, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
(4-17-07)


     A funeral Mass for Marie Byers brother, Vincent F. Gallo, 76, Sparks, Nev., will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     Services also were to be held on Feb. 27 and today in Sparks, Nev.
     He died at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in Renown Hospital, Reno, Nev.
     Born July 25, 1930, in Logansport, he was the son of Frank and Sylvia Perrone Gallo.
     Surviving are one sister, Marie Byers, and her husband, Ron, Sparks, Nev.; several cousins; one niece; two nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services on Monday. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Marocco Funeral Chapel, where a Scripture service will be held at 5 p.m.
(4-17-07)


Melinda Sue Chambers Murray     Services for Gary Chambers' daughter, Melinda Sue Murray, 43, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born May 20, 1963, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Gary R. and Betty A. Skaggs Chambers.  She was married Oct. 10, 1982, in Clymers United Methodist Church, to Paul D. Murray, who survives.
     Melinda was a 1981 graduate of Logansport High School and was active on the reunion committees.  She was employed as an instructional assistant at Columbia Middle School.  She also had been employed at the Cass County Family Y as a receptionist at the service desk.
     A member of Clymers United Methodist Church, Melinda was a member of the United Methodist Women. Over the years, she held numerous administrative positions in the church.
     Melinda was a member of Met-N-Et Extension Homemakers Club and was an avid supporter of Logansport athletics.
     She loved to read and spend time with her family.
     Also surviving are her parents, Logansport; two sons, Dustin A. Murray, Indianapolis, and Nicholas A. Murray, Logansport; two sisters, Bert L. Chambers, Logansport, and Deborah A. Chambers, Greenwood; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary M. and Glenda Chambers, Logansport; one sister-in-law, Debbie Bridegan and her husband, Joe, Belloit, Wis.; brothers-in-law, Earl E. Murray III, Logansport, and Jamie Murray and his wife, Terri, Walton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
     The Rev. Kevin Drane will officiate at the services. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Cass County.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Clymers United Methodist Church.
(4-17-07)


Dorothy M Willy Coppock     Services for the sister of Eleanore Willy Winegardner, Dorothy M. Coppock, 77, formerly of Logansport, but a Lafayette resident for several years, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in her residence.
     Born July 18, 1929, in Logansport, she was the daughter of John and Esther Barrett Willy.  She was married Nov. 4, 1950, to Trueman D. Coppock, who preceded in death Jan. 4, 1996.
     Mrs. Coppock was a homemaker throughout most of her life.
     She had been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, both in Logansport.
     Dorothy had often been a community volunteer worker and was a home health care provider and caregiver to many family members.
     She spent much time researching family genealogy and had been an avid mushroom hunter and antique collector.
     She was a member of the Lafayette Golden Gems Red Hat chapter.
     Surviving are one son, Ronald Coppock-King, Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Connie Shoemaker and her husband, Dave, Vickie Walker and her husband, Fred, all of Lafayette, and Trudy Cox and her husband, Don, Mukwonago, Wis.; three sisters, Marilyn Shideler and her husband, Robert, Orlando, Fla., Kathleen Downham and her husband, Robert, and Eleanore Winegardner and her husband, Jack, all of Logansport; one brother, Erik Willy, Logansport; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     One sister, Carolyn Fauvergue, and three brothers, John Willy, LeRoy Willy and Edwin Willy, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Art Maloney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.
(1-6-07)          


Carolyn J Willy Fauvergue    Services for the sister of Eleanor (Ellie) Willy Winegardner, Carolyn J. Fauvergue, 70, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 3:59 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Dec. 28,1935, in Logansport, she was the daughter of John and Esther Barrett Willy.  She was married Aug. 20, 1955, in Logansport, to Valice J. Fauvergue, who survives.
     Mrs. Fauvergue was a former EKG technician at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     She was a member of River of Life Christian Church.
     Carolyn was an avid artist.  She enjoyed flowers, gardening, social events and spending time with family and friends.
     Also surviving are two sons, Bruce Fauvergue and his wife, Destry, Greencastle, and Greg Fauvergue and his wife, Peg, Logansport; one brother, Erik Willy, Logansport; four sisters, Kathleen Downham and her husband, Bob, and Eleanor Winegardener and her husband, Jack, all of Logansport, Marilyn Sheideler and her husband, Bob, Orlando, Fla., and Dorothy Coppock, Lafayette; and three grandchildren, Tyler, Cheyenne and Madison Fauvergue, all of Greencastle.
     Three brothers preceded in death.
     The Rev. W. Frank Hibbard will officiate at the services. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Dunebrook Prevent Child Abuse, 7451 W. Johnson Road, Michigan City IN 46360.
(1-6-07)


     Beth Brumbaugh's mother, Hilda Dalzell Brumbaugh, age 95, formerly of Logansport and Twelve Mile, Indiana, died on August 10, 2006, in Needham, Massachusetts
     Born on a farm in Twelve Mile, she was the daughter of Luella (Cover) and Dudley Thomas Dalzell.
     She attended schools in Twelve Mile, and in 1928 moved to Logansport for her senior year at Logansport High School.  She attended Indiana University and graduated from Kendall College of Physical Education in Chicago.
     During the depression years, she was a supervisor for the Governor's Commission on Unemployment Relief, where she was responsible for Cass, Miami, Pulaski, Benton and Jasper counties.
     She married Norval Brumbaugh of Logansport in 1934, and he preceded her in death in 1980.
     She was an active member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church Thrift Shop Committee, and a Red Cross Gray Lady.
     She is survived by her daughter, Beth, of Massachusetts, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
     A memorial service in Logansport will be held at a later date.
(1-6-07)


Donald Eugene Freehafer     Services for Lance Freehafer's father, Donald Eugene Freehafer, 89, Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     He died at 5:13 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Aug. 18, 1915, in Huntington, he was the son of Franklin and Bertha Krieg Freehafer. In 1934, he was married to Florence Dunkin, who survives.
     He had been retired since 1985 when he completed a 49-year career with the Pharos-Tribune. For several years, he served as city editor and an editorial writer.
     For 25 years, he also served as Cass County Justice of the Peace. After being appointed to the position, he was elected to six terms and served two terms as state president of the Indiana Association of Justices of the Peace. During his years in that office, he married more than 1,000 couples and presided in thousands of civil and misdemeanor cases in his courtroom.
     After retirement, he resumed his education, becoming a Dean's List student and eventually a substitute teacher in the Pioneer and Logansport school corporations. At age 77, he received a paralegal certification from Indiana University Kokomo, completing two years of law classes with straight As.
     He served a four-year term on the Logansport Memorial Hospital Board as a Republican appointee and ran for Cass County Commissioner and the Logansport City Council as a Republican candidate.
     The winner of 10 national mental health awards over a 40-year period, he also received many state awards for his volunteer work to improve treatment of the mentally ill. The most prestigious award came in 1989 when the National Council of Community Mental Health Centers honored him with a memorial award given annually to the individual who has the most outstanding record in the nation in community mental health service. He went on to serve as president of the Four County Counseling Center Foundation.
     The National Mental Health Association honored him in 1959 and 1962 for his articles and editorials on mental health issues by presenting him with the Mental Health Bell Award, presented to the newspaper that has done the most in the nation to promote the cause of mental health.
     During the 1980s, he obtained more than 1,000 members for the Cass County Mental Health Association for seven consecutive years. For 28 years, he served on the Indiana Mental Health Association Board and was its state president in 1961.
     A charter member of the Four County Counseling Center Board, he served as its president from 1971 to 1975 when it was known as the Four County Guidance Center. The board raised $1.25 million in county and state funds for the construction of what today is known as Four County Counseling Center. He was president of the center board from 1975 to 1989.
     In 1988, the late Gov. Robert Orr named him a Sagamore of the Wabash and appointed him to the Governor's Mental Health Advisory Board. Another former governor, George Craig, appointed him to the Logansport State Hospital Advisory Board in 1953.
     He was the only charter member of both the Cass County Mental Health Association and the Pastoral Counseling Center boards and was a past president of the latter. He also served on the board of the Cass County Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
     A 33rd Degree Mason, he was the only person in Cass County with that distinction. He was Cass County ambassador and membership chairman for the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and a member of the local Tipton Masonic Lodge, the Masonic York Rite and a member of the Legion of Honor of the Order of DeMolay.
     He also was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     Surviving with his wife are one son and daughter-in-law, Lance D. and Alice Freehafer, Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Dawn Freehafer-Roth and Steve Roth, Colorado Springs, Colo., Leif Michael and Kathryn Freehafer, Elkhart, Tristann Freehafer-Graves and Brian Graves, Vancouver, Wash., Rhett Alan Freehafer and Lynette Freehafer, North Liberty; five great-grandchildren, Eric and Tyler Roth and Adam, Sarah and Michael Freehafer; two nieces and their spouses, Lucy Freehafer-Wold and Don Wold, Oceanside, Calif., and Ann Freehafer-Anderson and Don Anderson, Aurora, Colo.; and four cousins and two of their spouses, Jean Ann Crull, Big Rapids, Mich., Tura Kellinger Englewood, Florida, Jane Shaffer and her husband, Don, Hilliard, Ohio, and Paul Snider and his wife, Ruth, Lafayette. One son, Dr. Eric Freehafer, and one brother, Lytle Freehafer, preceded in death.
     Friends may call at a reception in Bigler Hall at the church following the funeral. The Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate at the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Church Elevator Fund.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(9-11-05)


      Services for Ida Wolf Gunter's mother, Elma E. Botarf, 85, of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2005 in WoodBridge Health Campus.
     Born April 22, 1920, in Shawneetown, Ill., she was the daughter of Ray and Menerva Short Combs. She was married May 23, 1970, in Logansport, to William Botarf, who preceded in death May 23, 1978.
     Elma formerly worked at R.B.M. and retired from Western Electric in Lisle, Ill.
     She attended Grace Fellowship Church.
     Surviving are two daughters, Ida Gunter, and Jane Linback and her husband, Daniel, all of Logansport; one stepson, Dan Botarf and his wife, Cara, San Pierre; two stepdaughters, Chris Taylor, San Pierre, and Pat Madriaga, Bourbonnais, Ill.; one brother, Charles Combs and his wife, Carolyn, Lucerne; three sisters, Mildred Merritt, Logansport, Irene Whitehead, Raleigh, N.C., and Eva Long and her husband, Raymond, Haleyville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 25 stepgreat-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
     The Rev. William Art Maloney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity
(9-11-05)


     Services for Jim Brubaker's mother, Arlouine Brubaker Barton, 90, of Las Vegas, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at As Time Goes By Alzheimer/Dementia Group Home, Las Vegas.
     Born, Dec. 30, 1914, in Marion, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Esther Holler Smith. She was married July 11, 1971, in Redondo Beach, Calif., to Coy Barton, who preceded in death Oct. 6, 1980.
     A graduate of Logansport High School, Mrs. Barton had been a seamstress and instructor as well as a sales clerk at Singer Sewing Center in downtown Logansport in the 1950s.
     She had been a member of the Logansport Church of the Brethren for 25 years before moving to California in 1961.
     A most precious, loving, joyful and kind person, she was an angel with never a complaint. The most precious mother and grandmother, she will be missed dearly by so many.
     Surviving are one son, James Brubaker and his wife, Cathie, Livingston, Texas; two daughters, Janet North and her husband, Gene, and Gail Krauser, all of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren, Sheryl Shidler, Logansport, Kathy Cala, El Paso, Texas, Kevin Walters, Lakeview, Minn., Mark Walters, Fort Worth, Texas, Sue Wubben, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Laura North, Las Vegas, Darrel North, Kenner, La., Robert Titus, Walton, and Melissa Sherman, Royal Center; nieces and nephews, Sharon Schrolder, Reynolds, Larry Smith and Robert "Bobby Joe" Smith, both of Logansport, and Richard Smith, Lake Forest, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Lois Smith, Logansport, and Thelma Bowman, Wildwood, Fla.; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
     Two brothers, Robert Smith and Glen Smith, preceded in death.
     Pastor Bill Collins will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour before services Sunday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
(1-5-05)


     Services for Gary Acton's mother, Genevieve C. Acton, 91, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 12:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Oct. 29, 1913, in Elkhart County, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Flora Woods. She was married Feb. 14, 1937, to Merl L. Acton, who preceded in death Jan. 23, 2002.
     Mrs. Acton was retired from General Tire.
     She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #58 and the Cass County Extension Homemakers Club. She also was a member of the Miami Baptist Church.
     Genevieve enjoyed flower gardening and playing the piano for the church choir.
     Surviving are two sons, Gary Acton, Warsaw, Poland, and Kent Acton, Logansport; five grandchildren, Abram Acton, Morgan Acton, Derrick Acton, Kevin Strnatka and Elizabeth Jackson; and four great-grandchildren.
     One daughter, Elaine Strnatka, and one sister preceded in death.
     The Rev. Jan Hobbs will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Miami Baptist Church.
(1-5-05)


    Services for the father of Ellen Tucker Lail, Ralph L. Tucker, 94, of Logansport, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    He died at 12:01 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in his residence.
    Born Nov. 11, 1909, in Logansport, he was the son of Davis E. and Martha Galloway Tucker.  On April 18, 1937, in Logansport, he was married to Mary Ellen Smyser, who preceded in death on Nov. 5, 1996.
    Ralph graduated from Logansport High School in 1927, where he was a standout basketball player whose team started the Felix mascot tradition.  He was also a past National Free-Throw champion.
    As director of the Chamber of Commerce and president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1965, he was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
    He was the chairman of the United Fund twice, was a city councilman from 1952 to 1956, and he was the first president of the Grissom Air Force Community Council.  Ralph served as past trustee of Market Street United Methodist Church.
    He went to work for Muehlhausen Spring Company in 1936 as a shipping clerk and retired in 1974 as general manager of Rockwell International.  He once quoted: "This job and this company has afforded me the opportunity to do another thing I like and that's help my home town."
    Ralph was a member of Tipton Lodge #33 F.&A.M., Mizpah Shrine, a member and past president of the Logansport Shrine Club, member of the Logansport Elks Lodge since 1942, two-time president of the Three Rivers Boy Scout Council, and a former member of the National Boy Scout Council, in which he received the Silver Beaver Award in 1950.
    He was a loving father and was dearly loved and respected in return by his children and grandchildren.
    He enjoyed playing golf and traveling the United States, Mexico, Guatemala and Canada with his wife in their Airstream.
    Surviving are one son, John Tucker and his wife, Polly, of Maui, Hawaii; two daughters, Ellen Lail, and Libby Parkins and her husband, Alva E., all of Logansport; a dear friend, Audrey Fiscel, of Logansport; one sister, Lucille Lenon, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; six grandchildren, Jason Tucker, of Waldorf, Md., Nichole Callahan and her husband, Doug, of Indianapolis, Andy Lail, of Wellington, Kan., Lora Ellen Lail, of Manitau Springs, Colo., Matt Miller and his wife Sharon, of Royal Center, and Suzanne Miller and her husband, Garrett Steed, of West Lafayette; one great-granddaughter, Brittany Miller; and six nieces and nephews.
    Four sisters, Lora Herrick, Irene Prosch, Ruth Dunn and Eva Wilson, preceded in death.
    The Rev. Chip Gast will officiate at the services. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.  Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, where a Masonic service was held at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Shriner's Tribute Walk-by.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children.
(12-5-04)


   Private services were held for Carol Richardson Marthaller's mother and former Logansport resident Frances Ray Richardson Steele, 94, of Indianapolis.
    She died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004.
    Born Aug. 17, 1910, she was the daughter of Earl and Ruth Powell Ray.
    Raised in Logansport, Frances graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism.  After working in journalism in Chicago for several years, she returned to Logansport and was married to Robert C. Richardson on Nov. 18, 1933.
    She worked with her husband at the family business, Richardson's Cleaners.
    Robert died in 1964, and Frances subsequently moved to Indianapolis, where she was a supervisor for the Marion County Welfare Department.
    On Dec. 23, 1967, she was married to Theodore L. Steele, who she first met while attending the University of Illinois.  Following the death of Theodore in 1995, she resided at Marquette Manor.
    Frances will be greatly missed by her son, Ray Richardson, Greenfield, and her daughter, Carol Marthaller, Romulus, N.Y.  Frances' family also includes her grandchildren, Robert A. Richardson, Greenfield, Diana Shepler, North Port, Fla., Gretchen Munsch, Marshall, N.C., Daniel Ahrnsbrak, Owings, Md., and Kristin Ahrnsbrak, Duluth, Ga. Frances also is survived by four great-grandchildren.
    Shirley Brothers Mortuaries, Indianapolis, were in charge of arrangements
(12-5-04)


     Services for Jerry Keener's mother, Erma L. Keener, 89, of Walton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004, in her residence.
     Born Sept. 30, 1914, in Anoka, she was the daughter of Adam and Bessie Storer Burk. She was married to Thomas Keener, who preceded in death on Nov. 11, 1999.
     Mrs. Keener was a member of the Anoka United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are one son, Jerry Keener and his wife, Betty, Bloomington; two daughters, Carol Waechter and her husband, Phil, North Redington Beach, Fla., and Janie Schneider, Logansport; four grandchildren, Tania Currier and her husband, Dave, Jeff Waechter, Amy Nelson and her husband, Rob, and Mike Schneider; four great-grandchildren, Kayla and Karissa Currier, and Benjamin and Elizabeth Nelson; four sisters-in-law, Margaret Frushour, Ruth Keener, and Lois Keener, all of Logansport, and Madeline Burk, Columbus; and a number of nieces and nephews.
One brother, Dick Burk; two stepbrothers, Lawrence Jones and his wife, Florence, and Earl Burk and his wife, Bertha; one stepsister, Helen McMillan and her husband, Mac; and two brothers-in-law, Raymond Keener and Harold Keener, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Rob Nelson will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Walton IOOF Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Anoka United Methodist Church.
(8-5-04)


     A funeral Mass for Elizabeth "Betty" J. Sweet, 84, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Logansport, and mother of Susie Sweet, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church.
     She died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, in her daughter's residence in Orlando.
     Born Sept. 16, 1919, in Wabash, she was the daughter of Harold and Dorothy Moore Hipskind. She was married Feb. 2, 1939, in Logansport, to Woodrow J. "Woodie" Sweet, who preceded in death on Dec. 4, 1996.
     In earlier years, Betty had been employed at General Tire, Hildebrandt Corporation and A & P Food Store, all in Logansport, and the Kingston Corporation of Kokomo. She also had been a "meter maid" for the City of Logansport.
     Betty was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society, Christ Renews His Parish and the Daughters of Isabella, all of Logansport. She was a Lay Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.
     She also was a member of the Eagles and Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries.
     In 1994, she was presented a "Good Neighbor Award" by the Pharos-Tribune.
     Surviving are one son, Richard Sweet and his wife, Judy, Monticello; five daughters, Susie Sweet and her companion, Gwen Straub, Orlando, Fla., Diane Young and her husband, Mike, and Jane Baugh, all of Logansport, Deborah Lynn Delaplane and her husband, Bob, Camden, and Roseann Fobar and her companion Dave Cox, Greentown; two brothers, William Hipskind and his wife, Mary Kay, Arizona, and Robert Hipskind and his wife, Barb, Illinois; one sister, Rosemary Steinman, Logansport; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     One grandson and two brothers preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney and Father James R. Goodrum will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home. A Secular Franciscan Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 5151 Adanson St., Orlando, FL, 32804, and All Saints Catholic Church or School, Logansport.
(7-16-04)


    Services for Gale "Rusty" Brugh, 86, of Logansport, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.  He was the father of Carol Brugh Kramer.
    He died at noon on Saturday, July 3, 2004, at his residence.
    Born April 22, 1918, in Thornhope, he was the son of John and Louise Liddard Brugh.
    Mr. Brugh was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 60, where he participated in several military funerals over the years.
    A retired iron worker, Rusty had been employed by the James I. Barnes Construction Company and the Wolf Construction Company.
    In his earlier days, he had been active with harness racing at the Cass County Fair and various other locations throughout the area. Rusty also enjoyed fishing and an occasional trip to a casino boat. He especially enjoyed his companion dog, "Buffy."
    Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James and Sue Brugh, Logansport; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Carol and Ralph Kramer, Indianapolis, and Connie and Jerry Williams, Logansport; one daughter-in-law, Karen Brugh, Wisconsin; one sister, Betty Frie, South Bend; 11 grandchildren, Michael Kramer, Christopher Kramer, Gayle Ann Burrer, Lori Abel, Kelly Riley, John Brugh, Tim Brugh, Amy Brugh, Scott Williams, Jerrilyn Warner and Allison Williams; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    One granddaughter, Terri Brugh; one grandson, Brian Kramer; one son, Michael Brugh; one sister, Marjorie Hayden; and one brother, Donald Brugh, preceded in death.
    Burial, with military honors, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
(7-09-04)


    Services for Carol Brugh Kramer's brother, Michael Gale Brugh, 62, of 5821 Butternut Road, Arpin, Wis., will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Marocco Funeral Chapel.
    Mr. Brugh died at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at his residence.
     Born Jan. 20, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of Gale Eugene and Jesse Eileen Byers Brugh. His father survives in Logansport. On Jan. 3, 1960, in Logansport, he was married to Karen Sue Felker, who survives in Arpin, Wis.
     Mr. Brugh was an ironworker for various companies in the Logansport area, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Ironworkers of Lafayette Local #379.
     A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Brugh served from 1959 to 1965, achieving the rank of corporal (E4). He served during the Vietnam War.
     He was a member of the American Legion Post 60 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790. He was a loving grandfather, father, son, husband, uncle and friend and was truly admired for his skills in everything he accomplished. He was dedicated to his wife and family and was always willing to help anyone who needed it.
     He loved fishing and spending time in the woods. He loved watching sports and the rodeo. He was a wonderful carpenter.
     He graduated from Logansport High School in 1959.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Lori Abel and her husband Paul, Arpin, Wis., and Kelly O'Reilly, Auburndale, Wis.; one son, John Brugh and his wife Wendy, Arpin, Wis.; one brother, James Brugh and his wife Sue, Logansport; two sisters, Carol Kramer and her husband Ralph, Indianapolis, and Connie Williams and her husband Jerry, Logansport; six grandchildren, Chris Abel, Josh Abel, Caleb O'Reilly, Casey O'Reilly, Ashley Brugh, and Brittany Brugh.
     His mother and one daughter, Teresa Ann Brugh, preceded in death.
Pastor Art Maloney will officiate at the services. Burial, with military honors, will be in Bethel Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.
(7-9-04)


     Ida Mae Wolf Gunter's husband died at 5:23 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Services for Francis E. Gunter, 66, of 793N 525E, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     Born April 27, 1937, in Amboy, he was the son of Andrew Earl and Huldah Lenore Reinholt Gunter. He was married on Aug. 20, 1955, in Logansport, to
Ida M. Wolf, who survives.
     Mr. Gunter was a security guard at Modine Manufacturing Company and also had been employed at Wilson Foods from 1973 to 1993.
     Also surviving are five sons, Rick Gunter, Logansport, Steve Gunter, Tell City, Jeff Gunter and his wife, Julie, Logansport, Brad Gunter, Logansport, and Terry Gunter and his wife, Betty, Indianapolis; two daughters, Sherry Gunter, Indianapolis, and Carol Kuntz, Logansport; one brother, Bob Gunter and his wife, Mary, Logansport; one sister, Eleanor Wright, Gas City; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Two brothers, Clifford and Larry, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Art Maloney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before the services Wednesday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Mission Center.
  (11-23-03)


     Services for longtime Logansport resident Mildred M. Bailey, 96, Carmel, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was the mother of Carolyn Bailey.
     She died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, in Carmel.
     Born Sept. 13, 1907, in Fostoria, Ohio, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Fish.
     Mrs. Bailey entered nurses training in Toledo, Ohio, at the Lucas County Hospital and graduated as a registered nurse. She also attended Toledo University and Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn.
     While she was a supervisor of the Gynecology Department at the Lucas County Hospital, she met and married Dr. Earl Bailey. They were married in Luckey, Ohio, at Grace Lutheran Church on Nov. 29, 1933. Before settling in Logansport in the late 1930s, they lived in Bunker Hill. They moved to Carmel in 1976.
     Mrs. Bailey had served as president of the Indiana State Medical Auxiliary and on the board of the Logansport YMCA. She had been a member of Alpha Mu Chapter and later became a member of the Indianapolis Alpha Associates Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa.
     Mrs. Bailey was a charter member of BV Chapter of P.E.O. and joined Chapter AF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood when she moved to Carmel.
     She had been a member of Logansport Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church, Carmel.
     Surviving are one son, E. Norman Bailey, Iowa City, Iowa; two daughters, Carolyn A. Bailey and Bettsy J. Hollingsworth, both of Carmel; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
     Her husband, Dr. Earl W. Bailey, and her brother, Fred Fish, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2201 E. 106th St., Carmel IN 46032.
(11-23-03)


     Jerry Dingeldein's mother died at Chase Manor at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, in Chase Convalescent Center.
     Services for Kathleen L. Dingeldein, 85, of 2626 George St., Apt. 912, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     Born June 26, 1917, in Onward, she was the daughter of Claude E. and Martha M. Knight Brandt. She was married on July 23, 1938, in Crawfordsville, to George R. Dingeldein, who preceded in death on Feb. 16, 1984.
     A 1935 graduate of Onward High School, she was a former custom drape maker for several local stores.
     She was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church, Triple S Bible Study Group, the Logansport Elkettes, and Fidelity Chapter #58 Order of Eastern Star.
     Mrs. Dingeldein also was a former member of Grace Kesser's Purdue Chorus Choir.
     Surviving are three sons,
Jerry Dingeldein and his wife, Barbara (Davis), and James A. Dingeldein, all of Logansport, and Hal W. Brandt and his fiancée, Jan Paterson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one sister, Phyllis J. Whitcomb, Logansport; two brothers, James E. Brandt, Sebastian, Fla., and Theodore C. Brandt and his wife, Thelma, Fort Wayne; one granddaughter, Wendy Waltz, Rochester; one grandson, Clayton Dingeldein and his wife, Jaime, Logansport; two great-grandchildren, Mavrick Waltz and Josie Dingeldein; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Shea Bailey.
     One sister, Gertrude Grant, and one grandson, Rob Dingeldein, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Chip Gast will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from noon until the time of services Sunday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.
(3-4-03)


      Doris Neher Raihle's grandson was tragically killed in a snowmobile accident on February 1, 2003.  He was hit by a snowmobile coming over a hill in a field.
     Services for Caleb N. Schreyer, 12, of 8855W 400N, Royal Center, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 12:27 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
     Born July 31, 1990, in Logansport, he was the son of Gary and Kimberly Kiser Schreyer, who survive.
     An active boy, Caleb enjoyed youth group at his church, Thornhope Community Holiness Church. He also enjoyed all sports, especially football.  Caleb liked farming and hunting, and he also loved to play the harmonica and guitar.
     Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Tom and Kay Kiser, Monticello; paternal grandparents, Mel and
Doris Raihle, Logansport; great-grandmother, Daisy Kiser, Royal Center; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Trent and Ashley Schreyer, Canon Air Force Base, N.M., Tyler and Christy Schreyer, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; and Garrett Schreyer, at home; three sisters, Heidi Schreyer, Hilary Schreyer and Abigail Schreyer, all at home; four uncles Martin Schreyer IV and his wife, Amy, Doylestown, Ohio, Dennis Kiser and his wife, Laurie, Monticello, Tom Kiser and his wife, Faith, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Matt Kiser, Monticello; five aunts, Lisa Stephenson, Hodgenville, Ky., Marta Phillips, Indianapolis, Sharon and Bill Johnston, Peru, Lois and Steve Hunt, Logansport, and Jennifer and Trent Rice, Tipton; three nephews, Blake, Gage and Nathaniel; and several cousins.
     Two grandfathers, Martin A. Schreyer III, and Charles Stephenson Jr., preceded in death.
     The Rev. Dana Eugene Walker will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Thornhope Community Holiness Church Youth Club.
(3-4-03)


     Karen Langworthy Schlegelmilch's father Robert Langworthy passed away early the morning of September 17, 2002.  He was 86. Thanks to everyone for thinking of my mom, Karen, at this difficult time.
       ...........Stefanie Good
Karen Langworthy Schlegelmilch
391 Bearded Oaks Circle
Sarasota FL 34232
941 341 0866
Memorial donations may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida
5955 Rand Blvd
Sarasota FL 34238
  (11-6-02)


     Ron Nazerine's mother, Dorothy H. Nazerine, 90, formerly of 731 17th St., died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2002, in Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
     Born Nov. 18, 1911, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Orla Raymand and Anna Mae Warner Gray. On Oct. 21, 1930, in Logansport, she was married to Joseph E. Nazerine, who died Aug. 18, 1977.
     Mrs. Nazerine was a former clerk for Wiler & Wise Department Store and a former employee of Warner's Greenhouse.
     She was a member of First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Guild, Home & Hobbie Extension Homemakers Club and Nyona Lake Boosters Club. She also was a Girl Scout leader in Logansport.
     Surviving are one daughter, Joan Smith and her husband, Art, Winamac; one son,
Ron O. Nazerine, Macy; two granddaughters, Deborah Senesac and her husband, Tim, Logansport, and Tracy Harper and her husband, Brian, Winamac; and two great-granddaughters, Alison Senesac and Hayley Harper.
     Two sisters, one brother and one great-granddaughter preceded in death.
 (7-28-02)


     Dale Burrough's mother, Elsie C. Burkholder, formerly of Logansport, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002, in Bradner Village Health Care Center, Marion.  
     Surviving are three stepdaughters, Carol Justice, Logansport, Marianne Jones, Galveston, and Jerri Stafford, Galveston; one stepson, John Burkholder, San Diego; one daughter-in-law, Diana Burrough, Marion; one grandson; one great-grandson; eight stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
     One son, Ivor Dale Burrough, two sisters, and four brothers, preceded in death.
(5-8-02)


     Gary Acton's father, Merl L. Acton, 86, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  . He was married on Feb. 14, 1937, in Logansport, to Genevieve Woods, who survives. 
     Also surviving are two sons, Gary Acton, Ouray, Colo., and Kent Acton, Logansport; four grandsons, Abram Acton, Morgan Acton, Derrick Acton and Kevin Strnatka; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Jackson; one half sister, Margaret Schaeffer, Cincinnati; and four great-grandchildren. 
     One daughter, Elaine Lee Strnatka, one half brother and three half sisters preceded in death. 
     Mr. Acton was a carpenter and belonged to Tipton Lodge 33 and Fidelity 58 and a member of Miami Baptist Church. 
     Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Miami Baptist Church Building Fund.
(2-3-02)