Family Deaths Page

Class of 1962
Logansport High School
Logansport, Indiana
Condolences

Updated 9-3-15

 

 



 Belcher-Linda-obit.jpg    The wife of classmate Melvin Belcher, Linda L. Belcher, age 70, Terre Haute, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Harrison’s Crossing Health Campus, Terre Haute.

     Born June 9, 1945, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Garnet Gregory Shields.

     On August 17, 1963, in Logansport, she was married to Melvin Belcher, who survives.

     A 1963 graduate of Logansport High School, Linda was employed as secretary at the Yorktown Road Church of Christ, where she was also a member.

     Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters, Tamela (Nick) Hicks and Julie (Wesley) Wonderlin, all of Terre Haute.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Joseph (Heather) Hicks, Melinda Hicks, Isaac Wonderlin, Paige Wonderlin; great grandchildren, Stormy, Remington, Nicholas, Maraya, Andrew; several nieces and nephews.

     Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Kroeger Funeral Home.

     The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Yorktown Road Church of Christ, with visitation at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the funeral.  Neal Noey will officiate the service.

     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Yorktown Road Church of Christ.  (9-3-2015)
                           Information from Pharos Tribune Newspaper website


     Classmate Judy Bishop Skiles' mother, Mildred A. Beall, 101, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at McKinney Place in Logansport.

     Born on April 6, 1914 in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Betzner) Yike.  Her first marriage was to Robert Bishop who preceded her in death on February 10, 1965.  Mildred then married Ernest Beall in Royal Center on July 31, 1976, he also preceded in her in death

     Mildred retired from the Golden Rule in 1977 after working there for 19 years.  She also had worked at Olson's Department Store and the R.B.M.

     Mildred was a member of Cross Wind United Methodist Church and a past President of the V.F.W. Post 3790 Women's Auxiliary.

     Surviving is one daughter, Judy (Larry) Skiles, of Logansport; three step sons, Michael (Kaye) Beall; Gregory (Cindy) Beall; and Brian Beall; three granddaughters, and five great grandchildren.

     A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Gray officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

     Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday also in the funeral home.

     Memorials may be made to the V.F.W Post 3790.

     You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com
                           Information from the Gundrum Funeral Home website



     The husband of classmate Cathy King Barr, Roger G. Barr, age 68, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:11 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Memorial Barr-Roger-obit.jpgHospital.

     Born September 20, 1946, in Logansport, he was the son of Glen Fisher and Edith Leach Barr.

     On August 12, 1980, in Logansport, he was married to Cathy King, who survives.

     Roger grew up on the farm tending to crops and livestock.  He was engaged in farming much of his life.  Roger had also been employed at NIPSCO at the wells in Royal Center.  In 1983 he began part-time employment with Logansport Marsh Supermarkets, became full-time, and retired as head meat cutter in 2011.

     Roger was a member of the first class to graduate from the new Pioneer High School.  He then attended Fort Wayne Business College for two years when he had to return to the farm to assist his parents.

     Roger was known as a man everyone liked with a terrific sense of humor with wry one-liners.  He always had a story and did not have a bad word to say about anyone.  He spoiled his 15-year-old Siamese cat, “Sammey Lo.”

     He loved to hunt, fish, and trap.

     Roger was a life-long member of Shiloh Christian Church.

     He was a great father, husband and friend.  He will be deeply missed by his family and his friends.

     Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Kim (David) Minichiello, Windermere, FL, son, Eric Hunter (fiancé Tracy Pugh), Logansport, granddaughter, Alaina Minichiello; a close first cousin, Gene Barr and second cousin, Shannon Barr.

     A Private Christian Committal Service will be conducted at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery.

     In Roger’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to A Cause For Paws, PO Box 1402, or Cass County Humane Society, 700 Water Street, both of Logansport 46947.  (6-18-2015)

                                     Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


     The mother of classmate Dave Steinhilber, Eleanor M. Steinhilber, 95, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015, of complications from Alzheimer’s at Vista Manor nursing facility in Titusville, Fla.  A former longtime resident of Logansport, Indiana, she moved with her husband Steinhilber-Eleanor-obit.jpgWilliam A. Steinhilber to Spruce Creek, Fla., in 1985.

     She was born in 1920, in Indianapolis, to Henry and Ina May Roberts.  After graduating from Shortridge High School she attended Illinois University and earned a degree from the school of architecture.

     She married William A. Steinhilber on June 27, 1942.  It was a marriage that lasted 70 years until his death in 2012.  They moved to Logansport in 1946.  She is survived by her two children, Dave Steinhilber of Logansport and Joan Reid of Titusville, Fla.  Also surviving are granddaughter Kristen Steinhilber of Chicago; grandson Brian Reid of Titusville, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren, Breanna, Bella, Brooke and Blake Reid.

     Bill and Eleanor hosted two foreign exchange students, both graduating from Logansport High School.  Connie Giertz of Stockholm, Sweden, graduated from LHS in 1959.  Kaani Iivonen of Helsinki, Finland, graduated from LHS in 1965.  Both Connie and Kaani have stayed in touch with the Steinhilber family since their days in Logansport, have visited several times since attending LHS, and were saddened to hear of their “Mother’s” passing.

     While living in Logansport, Eleanor pursued her passion for architecture.  She designed several residential homes and drew plans for the remodeling of several others.  She served on the building committees of several organizations, including Calvary Presbyterian Church and the YMCA-YWCA committees.  She was also a member of the Logansport Art Association, Rotary-Anns, the League of Woman Voters, and Tri Kappa.  She also helped with the March of Dimes, Heart Fund, and United Fund campaigns.

     In 1965 she was honored as Logansport’s Woman of the Year.

     In addition to her passion for architecture, she also painted.  Most of her paintings were water colors and are of scenes familiar to her.  Some of her work is on display at the Logansport Art Association.  She was an elementary art teacher and art department coordinator for Logansport Schools.  She taught art from 1968 until her retirement in 1985.

     No funeral or memorial service will take place.  (6-18-2015)

                                     Information from Florida newspaper.


Manning-Eddie-obit.jpg     The husband of Classmate Bonnie Fettig Manning, Edward L. “Eddie” Manning, 70, Young America, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his home near Young America.  He was born April 26, 1944, to Marjorie M. (Smith) and Harry W. Manning Jr.  He married Bonnie C. Fettig on September 18, 1999, in Young America. 
     Eddie was a retired farmer; he also drove for Charles R. Barnard Trucking in Rossville.  He was a graduate of Young America High School and member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge F.&A.M., The TIPWA tractor club and member of Galveston First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed tractors, camping, traveling, motorcycles and especially his beloved pets, Walker and Minnie. 
     Surviving family include his wife Bonnie Manning, Young America, son, Lance (Shannon) Manning, Greenwood, IN; daughter, Suzie Butts, St. Cloud, FL; son, Tim Mohler, Amarillo, TX, son, Mark (Susan) Mohler, New Britton, Minn.; grandchildren, Stephanie, Beth, Kayla, Braxton, Caitlyn, Magn and Paul, 4 great grandchildren, Braedon, Landon, Mason and Chloe.  Siblings, Beverly Hollarman, Rochester, Ind.; Sharon “Sis” (Art) Leicht, Gilbert, S.C.; Joan (Larry) Robertson, Walton; Jan (Charlie) Stroud, Galveston; and Terry L. (Amy) Manning, Galveston.  Uncle, Wayne (Margaret) Smith, Galveston and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and Aunt and Uncle, Earl and Isabelle Snider. 
     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Rev. Joel Surface, Rev. Dan Boyd and Rev. Warren Purcell officiating.  Burial will follow at Ever Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Logansport. 
     Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or Southern Care Hospice. 
(10-26-2014)

                                 Information from Murray Weaver Funeral Home website,


Lowes-James-obit.jpg       Classmate Jim Lowes' father, James Bernard “Bernie" Lowes, 100, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013, at 7:55 am in Chase Center. 
       He was born November 12, 1912, in Logansport to the late Herbert H. and Ursula Alma Cozatt Lowes. 
       On July 18, 1937 in Logansport he married Kathryn J. Harvey, who preceded in death December 19, 2011. 
       Bernard retired in 1982 after thirty six years as a sales representative of industrial supplies for Baker Specialty and Supply Company.
       Bernie was a member of the River of Life Christian Church, V.F.W. Post#3790, Tipton Masonic Lodge #33 and Elks Lodge #66.  He was a former Deacon, Elder, Elder Emeritus and Chairman of the Board of the former Ninth Street Christian Church. Bernie was a former leader of Boy Scout Troop #205 and received the Silver Beaver Award and Statuette Award.  He was a former Rotary Club member and had also served on the Board of Directors.  He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers and was a Navy Veteran of WW2, serving in the South Pacific. 
       Survivors include one son, James B. Lowes Jr., Decatur, Alabama; one grandson, Scott (Krista) Lowes, Clarkston, MI; one granddaughter, Gretchen Roan, Decatur, Alabama; five great grandchildren. 
       One brother, Herbert Lowes, and one sister, Louise Miller, preceded in death. 
       A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, October, 9, 2013 in The River of Life Christian Church, with Rev. Keith Kincaid officiating.  A visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 am until time of services.  Burial with full military rites will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. 
       Memorials may be made to the River of Life Christian Church. 
       You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com 

Church   (6-25-2014)
                                          Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


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

                             Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


     The sister of classmate Teddie Callipo Stuber-Kennedy's sister, Jamie Lynn Myer, 66 of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in her home, surrounded by her family, following a brief battle with cancer.

     Born March 19, 1947, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Frank Callipo and the late Phyllis Brandt Callipo Whitcomb.  On May 29, 1971, she was married to Karl E. Myer, who survives.

     Lynn attended St. Joseph's Elementary School.  She was a 1965 graduate of Logansport High School.

     From 1984 until her retirement in 2008, Lynn was employed with Arone Hardware.

Myer-Lynn-obit.jpg     Lynn was a lifetime member of All Saints Catholic Church.  She had been a member of the Senior Citizens Advisory Board.  She belonged to Altrusa and the Professional Women in Business club.  Lynn served on the Logansport Plan Commission and was listed in "Who's Who in American Women."
     Surviving with her husband are two sons, Clark Myer and his wife Jane of Logansport, and Drew Myer of Milwaukee, WI; and one daughter, Kathleen DeFord and her husband Brian, of North Carolina.  Her children were her greatest success in life and their children - Lynn's grandchildren - Alexandra Myer, Catherine Myer and Maximillian DeFord - were her absolute joy!  Also surviving are two sisters, Teddie Stuber-Kennedy and her husband Vince of Lafayette, and Frankie Rogers and her husband John, of Logansport.

     A celebration of Lynn's life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.

     Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the service in the chapel.

     Interment, at a later date, will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School.
     You may share memories in her online guestbook and view her video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com 
(2-19-2014)

                        Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website


Justice-Jonathon-obit.jpg     The brother of classmate Robert L Justice, Logansport native, T. Jonathan Justice, 65, died at home on January 14, 2014.  He was born on March 1, 1948, in Memorial Hospital to Catherine Leirer Justice and Robert S. Justice.  He grew up on the farm known to the family as the Wellington Place, in Clinton Township, Cass County, Indiana.

     He graduated from Clymers School in 1962 and from Logansport High School in 1966.  After earning a National Merit Scholarship, he matriculated at Cornell University to study architecture.  Later he transferred to DePauw University and in 1971 graduated B.A. with honors in Art.  He pursued a master's degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.  Jonathan spent several years in Milwaukee working for Johnson Controls and serving as a member of the Outpost, a Milwaukee Natural Foods cooperative food and supply store.  He returned to the family farm in 1994. Jonathan had a lifelong fascination with plants, learning their Latin names whenever possible and becoming a certified Master Gardener.

     Beginning in 1991, he also used his considerable knowledge of native plants to work with Mercedes Brugh and others on the Little Turtle Waterway Trails in Logansport.  As part of the Little Turtle team, he cleared brush and non-native species, helped select which trees to remove and which to keep.  He also planted native trees to help restore the Wabash River Bank beginning at the point of the confluence of the Eel and the Wabash rivers all the way to 12th Street, a formerly populated part of the City of Logansport that had been abandoned and had overgrown filling with trash and debris.  Jonathan also worked with plants offered for sale through the D & R Fruit Market & IGA in Logansport.  He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Logansport for most of his life, sang in the choir and helped with the prayer garden.

     His parents preceded Jonathan in death.  He is survived by his partner, James Leo Gatchel and his partner’s children, Christy Gatchel and Jason Gatchel, and grandchildren: Candice and Trinity Gatchel and Madison and Taylor Gatchel.  Also surviving are Jonathan’s siblings: Robert L. Justice, Margaret J. (Claude) Dean, Samuel C. Justice (partner, Ann Lakin), Elizabeth A. Justice (Frank M. Howland) and Amy C. Justice (Joseph T. King, Jr.) and his nieces and nephews: Rebecca J. (Jonathan) Lazarus, Jessica C. Justice, Robert D. (Alicia Conner) Justice, Celeste S. Dean (Christopher Campbell), Jesse J. Dean, Lauren C. Justice, S. Elliot Justice, Sarah J. Howland, Catherine J. Howland, Rebecca J. Howland, Daniel J. King, and Erin J. King; and great-nieces and nephews: Cameron Dean, Madeline Lazarus and Robert Conner Justice.

     Jonathan was kind to all and wise in the ways of the woods.  A memorial service will be held Kroeger Funeral Home, 711 E. Market Street, Logansport IN at 12:00 o’clock noon on Saturday, January 18, 2014.  Friends may greet the family from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Little Turtle Waterway Corp. c/o Mercedes Brugh, 1315 E. Market Street, Logansport IN 46947.  Interment will be at the Cemetery at Pleasant Hill near Keeps Creek.  (1-15-2014)
                                Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.


     LAFAYETTE — The mother of classmate Donna Fritts Pillittere, Elizabeth L. “Liz” Fritts, 90, Lafayette, Indiana, died at 10:38 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Indiana University Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.
     Elizabeth was born in Logansport, Dec. 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Aloysius and Margaret Roach Hollie.  She attended Fort Wayne schools and was a graduate of St. Vincent Orphanage High School.  Elizabeth married Donald A. Fritts June 10, 1941, in Logansport, and he preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1999.
     She worked as a receptionist at Arnett Clinic for many years, retiring in 1984, and later worked in the professional library at St. Elizabeth Hospital from 1994 until her recent illness.
     Elizabeth was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary.
     Surviving are two daughters, Donna Pillittere of Lewisville, Texas; Joni Bratcher of West Lafayette; two sons, Ronald Fritts of Kokomo, and Eric Fritts of Chicago; and by three sisters, Mary Craighead of Fort Wayne; Agnes Hollie of Lafayette, and Cecilia Wilson of Logansport.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Helms and a brother, Martin Hollie.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lafayette, Father Tim Aklire and Father Paul Graf officiating, with entombment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
     There will be no visitation.
     Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for the family.
     Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.  
(4-4-2013)
               Information from Pharos Tribune website


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



Richard "Dick" D DeWitt - obit    The husband of classmate Carol Ristedt DeWitt, Richard “Dick” K. DeWitt, 70, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born Aug. 24, 1942, in Rochester, to the late Charles Clifford and Marjorie G. Shambarger DeWitt.  On May 28, 1966, in Logansport, Dick married Carol Ristedt who survives.
     He was the owner and operator of West Side Transmission Repair.
     Dick was a 1961 graduate of Logansport High School.  He is a member of the NHRA, and enjoyed working on cars.
     Surviving along with his wife is one daughter, Cassie Grandstaff and fiance Tim Hodgini, Logansport, one son, Sean DeWitt, Royal Center, five grandchildren; Crystle Vaughan, Kokomo; Megan Vaughan, Tyler Grandstafff, and Holland DeWitt, all of Logansport, Brooklyn DeWitt, Cayuga, Ind., and
Richard "Dick" K DeWitt - HSone sister, Barbara (Jim) Raisor, Logansport.
     A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Ed Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Gundrum Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
     You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  (3-1-2013)  
  
                        Information from Gundrum Funeral Home website


Alvin Baker - obit     The husband of classmate Virginia Ulerick Baker, Alvin Baker, 80, Logansport, Indiana, was called home to his Maker at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in the St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born March 14, 1932, in Headlee, Ind., he was the son of George and Theresa Rex Baker.  On May 1, 1965, in Spring Creek Christian Church, he was married to Virginia Ulerick Baker, who survives.  The couple met while working together at GenCorp Automotive.
     Alvin was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.
     He was retired from General Tire, where he worked for many years as a tool and die maker.  Following his retirement, he worked for Dexter’s Pharmacy.
     He was a member of the Christ’s Church, Logansport.
     Surviving with his wife are son Kraig Baker and his wife Jennifer and their children, Ali, Kameron and Claire, all of Danville; daughter Mindy Eisenbise and her daughter, Amber, Logansport; daughter Mary Leazenby and her children, Rosie, James, Danielle, Zephyrine and Austin, Logansport; and son Chad Jacobs and his wife Alisa and their children, Kady, Sadie, Madisyn, Fayth, Emma and Andy, all of Delphi; three brothers, Lester Baker of Monon, Ora Baker and his wife Alberta, Medaryville, and Charles Leroy Baker and his wife Martha, Walton; one sister, Iona Haskins, Monticello; and one sister-in-law, Alice Bake, Irving, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by four brothers, Delmar, Chester, Harold and Grover; and one sister, Fern Jordan.
     A praise service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Stuart Rose officiating.
     Following the service, a visitation for family and friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m.
     Private family graveside rites will be conducted Saturday morning in Spring Creek Christian Cemetery.
     Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lower Caribbean Christian Mission, in care of Ernest Grigby, 1181 Seldom Seen Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, or to a favorite charity. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
     You may light a candle of hope, share condolences in his guestbook and view his video tribute online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.  
(1-20-2013)
                              
Information from Fisher Funeral Home Chapel


Allen Becker - HS     Long time [Culver, Indiana] resident, E. Allen Becker passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, following a brief, yet valiant battle against cancer.  He was the brother of classmate MaryAnna Becker.
      Becker was born November 2, 1938, to Edwin H. and Mary Lewis Becker in Logansport, Indiana.  Following the death of Mary Lewis, Edwin married Margret Wilson.  His mother, stepmother and father preceded Becker in death.
     As a child, Becker spent summers at Culver, Indiana, located on the shores of his beloved Lake Maxinkuckee.  After attending Culver Summer Naval School as a member of the band, Becker continued his association with the summer program as part of the Naval Summer School Staff.  As an adult, Becker’s association with the greater Culver community was so strong, he and his family moved to the lake for the summer with Becker making the daily commute to Logansport.  A community leader in his hometown of Logansport, Becker was also active in the Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee community.
     Becker married Judith (Judy) Furry on December 28, 1961, who survives.  Last year, the couple commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary with their three children and respective families.
     Shortly following his marriage to Judy Furry, despite, or better said, in spite of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in his mid-twenties, Becker was determined to live a full and active life.  At a time when little was known about rheumatoid arthritis and even less was known regarding treatment, Becker refused to accept the ramifications of the disease described and predicted by his doctors early on.  From the time of his diagnosis, Becker raised three children, successfully directed and expanded two long-time, well-known family businesses and actively served many organizations in his hometown community of Logansport, Indiana.
     Upon retirement from Alpha Industries in 1994, Becker declared Culver as his permanent residence though he chose to escape the harsh winters of Indiana by spending a few months in Venice, Florida.  Despite his failing physical condition, Becker was actively involved with sailing programs in the greater Sarasota area as well as the Midwest.  At the time of his death, Becker was a Florida resident dividing his time between Venice and Culver, family and friends.
     During his lifetime Becker was associated with:  Logansport Salvation Army, Logansport YMCA, Logansport Junior Achievement, Grissom Air Force Base Community Council, Maxinkuckee Yacht Club, Culver Summer School Association, Inland Lake Yachting Association, Sigma Nu Fraternity at University of Colorado, and Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund.  In addition, Becker was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Culver and also a lifetime member of several community service organizations.  Becker was a veteran of the Army National Guard.
     Survivors include: son William Allen Becker (Bill), Culver, Indiana, and his children Samantha and Alex; John Furry Becker, his wife, Susan and their children Stuart and Jason as well as his daughter Marylynn (Lynn) Becker DelDuco, her husband Darren and their children Evan, Mia and Nick; brother Nelson (Dixie) and sister MaryAnna Swennumson (Richard); stepsisters Patricia Cleveland, Margret Rothman and Linda Flannery (Dick); stepbrother Loyal Wilson (Margret) and many nieces and nephews.
     Viewing will be held on Monday, November 19 from 4-7 PM at Odom’s Funeral Home in Culver.  Services will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 11 AM at the CMA Memorial Chapel with internment immediately following at the Union Township Cemetery located on IN Hwy 117.
     Memorial Donations may be made to the Edwin H. Becker Endowment for Culver Education Foundation (CEF), PO Box 441, Logansport, IN 45947 or the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund (LMEF), 116 N Main St, Culver, IN 46511. (11-18-2012)
               Information from Odom's Funeral Home website.



Virgubua Persinger- obit     LOGANSPORT — Classmate Robert Persinger's mother, Virginia Persinger, age 92, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.
    Born Jan. 16, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Homer and Alfaretta Hilton Closson.  On Feb. 11, 1940, she was married to Floyd Persinger, who preceded in death on July 14, 1973.
    Virginia had been employed as a greeter at Kmart for 10 years.  She had also been a receptionist/telephone operator for 23 years at Rockwell Manufacturing and a information operator for General Telephone.
    A 1938 graduate of Logansport High School, Virginia had been a member of Psi Iota Xi sorority, where she was past president, and was a charter member of the Logansport Elkettes.  She was a member of the Baptist Temple.
    Surviving are a son, Robert (Sandra) Persinger, Logansport, and a sister, Janet Carr, Logansport, and many nieces and nephews.
    Preceding in death were three brothers, John Closson, Ralph Closson and George Closson, and three sisters, Mary Green, Gertrude Armick and Jenne Closson.
    The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Mount Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Wade officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may greet the family at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple or to any favorite charity.  Envelopes will be available at the cemetery chapel.
    Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfunealhome.com.  
(3-2-2013)



Maellen Koontz - obit     The mother of Martha Koontz Veitti, Maellen Koontz, age 90, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012, at BridgePointe Health Campus, Vincennes.
     Born December 27, 1921, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Mary Grady Arthur.
     On July 17, 1941, in Logansport, she was married to Leonard Koontz, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1976.
     A 1937 graduate of Logansport High School, Maellen attended St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame for two years.  She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society and the Elderberries.
     In earlier years, Maellen had been employed in the office of her father, Robert J. Arthur, attorney-at-law.  She had also worked at Seybold’s and the Roxy Theatre.
     Surviving are two sons, Dr. James (Judy) Koontz, Vincennes, and John Koontz, Albuquerque; daughter, Martha Vietti, Palm Harbor, Florida; sisters, Sr. Rita Arthur, RSHM, New York City, and Loretta Land, Chicago.
     Also surviving are grandchildren, Michael Steven Vietti, Robert Koontz and Patrick (Hillary) Koontz, and great grandchildren, Benjamin Koontz and Isaac Koontz, and several cousins.
     Preceding her in death were brothers, Richard Arthur and John Arthur, sister, Betty Duax, grandson, Michael Koontz, aunt, Mary Arthur, and a dear friend of the family, Fr. Jeff Hammer.
     The visitation and service times are pending.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     We loved her so very much and will miss her forever. Heaven has a new angel.  (3-2-2012)



     DECATUR, Ala. —
Classmate Jim Lowes' wife, Kathy Sweet Lowes, 64, Decatur, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Decatur Morgan Hospital.
     The family is planning a memorial service for a later date.
     Mrs. Lowes was born March 6, 1948, in Logansport, Indiana, to Robert G. and Delores Muinzer Sweet.  She was preceded in death by both of her parents.
     Kathy had a love of the outdoors and spent countless hours with her plants and flowers.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to dote on her grandkids.
     She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Lowes, of Decatur; one son, Scott (Krista), of Clarkston, Mich.; one daughter, Gretchan Roan, of Decatur, Ala.; three brothers, Tim (Terri) Sweet, of Walton, Robb Sweet, of Logansport, and Eric (Jody) Sweet, of California; one sister, Cindy (Fred), of Carmel; five grandchildren, Katie, Kelsey, and Kori Lowes, of Michigan, and Jacob and Briley, of Alabama; and had several nieces and nephews.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Account for Briley Terry at Bank Independent, 102 Second Ave., SE, Decatur, AL 35601.
     Shelton Funeral Home, Decatur, Ala., is assisting the family.  
(3-2-2013)
                              Information from Pharos Tribune newspaper website


Hellen Hillis - obit     The mother of classmate Paul Hillis, Helen Hillis, 98, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2012, in her residence.
     Born October 31, 1913 in Owensboro, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late John Howard and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Glenn) Kunkel. On October 22, 1936, in Indianapolis, Indiana she was married to Dr. Lowell J. Hillis.  He preceded her in death on November 18, 1982.
     A graduate of Washington High School in Indianapolis, Helen was a homemaker.
     Helen was a longtime member of the Baptist Temple in Logansport.  In earlier years she had served as the state treasurer in the Indiana State Medical Auxiliary.  She was a former member of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa and the Mothers' Study Club.  Helen had also served on the Neal Home Board of Directors and the Cass County Children's Home Board of Directors.
     Surviving are two sons, Dr. Paul Hillis and his wife Kathy of Logansport, and Dr. Fredrick Hillis and his wife Shelley, of Culver; two daughters, Kathie Smith and her husband Carl of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Carolyn Lopiccola and her husband Joseph, of St. Clair Shores, MI; 9 grandchildren: CWA IV David Hargrove, Kathleen Hargrove France, Amy Hillis Couch, Bryan Hillis, Sarah Hillis Sayers, Erin Hillis Kopplin, Lisa Hillis Miller, Alan Lopiccola and Helen Lopiccola Lipp; and 18 great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, Colonel John Howard Kunkel II and one sister, Louise Beiersdorfer.
     Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Howard Wade officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice or the Baptist Temple Endowment Trust.
     You may share condolences in her guest book and view her video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
(10-18-2012)
           Information from Fisher Funeral Chapel website.


     EDGEWATER, Fla. — The father of classmate Dave Steinhilber, William A. “Bill” Steinhilber, 92, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away on Aug. 23, 2012, at the Halifax Health Hospice Care Center in Edgewater, Fla.
     A longtime resident of Logansport, he is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughter, Joan Reid, Titusville, Fla.; son, Dave Steinhilber, Logansport; one grandson, Brian Reid; and one granddaughter, Kristen Steinhilber. Four great-grandchildren also survive.
     Bill was born and grew up in Indianapolis. He moved to Logansport in 1946 after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He managed, along with his father Al Steinhilber, Automotive Service (a NAPA affiliate).
     Later, he served in management at Small Parts Inc.
     Bill was active in the community, including serving as president of the Logansport Rotary Club, president of the YMCA and chairman of the United Way Campaign.  He and his wife, Eleanor, were deeply involved in the effort to get the YMCA building built at Ninth and Broadway.  He was also very active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, having served as a State officer.
     Bill also served on the Logansport City Council from 1964 to 1967 and was a candidate for the Mayor of Logansport.
     Bill and Eleanor hosted two foreign exchange students, both graduating from Logansport High School. Connie Giertz is from Sweden and graduated in 1959. Kaani Livonen is from Finland and graduated in 1965.  Both Connie and Kaani have stayed in touch with the Steinhilber family since their days in Logansport, have visited Logansport several times since and were saddened to hear of their “father’s” passing.
     Upon his retirement in 1985, Bill and Eleanor moved to Spruce Creek, Fla., where they continued their involvement in community affairs.  Both were avid golfers and truly enjoyed the courses of both Florida and Indiana.
     No funeral or memorial service will be held.
     Memorial contributions can be made to the Richard W. Cassidy Jr., Scholarship Fund in care of Security Federal Savings Bank, 314 Fourth St., Logansport IN 46947.
     Bill will be missed by his friends and family in Indiana, Florida, Sweden and Finland.  
(3-2-2013)
                                   Information from the Pharos Tribune Newspaper website


Wanda Jean Wyrick - obit     Classmate Connie Wyrick Dunbar's mother, Wanda Jean Wyrick, 87 of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012, in St. Anthony's Healthcare Center, Lafayette.
     Born January 2, 1925, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Floyd H. Galloway and the late Rosalee A. (Blanton) Galloway Clary.  She was also the step-daughter of the late Virgil Clary.
     She was married in Martinsville, Indiana to Marvin W. Wyrick.  He preceded her in death April 19, 1990.
     Jean was a graduate of Greenwood High school.  She worked as a clerk at Sears for many years.
     Jean was a member of the Baptist Temple, where she taught Sunday School.  She was also a member of the Mary Dykeman Guild and loved volunteering at Memorial Hospital.  She enjoyed traveling and was a part of the Good Times travel club. For many years,  Jean worked on the election board.  She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
     Surviving are 3 Daughters, Marvagene Cummings, of Kokomo, Connie (Carl) Dunbar, of Lafayette, and Debra (David) Lovett, of Grand Praire, TX; two half-brothers, Donald Galloway, of Alice, TX and Richard Galloway, of Corpus Cristy, TX.;five grandchildren; and four geat-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2012, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Howard Wade officiating.
     Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the funeral chapel, where the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a service at 4 p.m.
     You may light a candle, share condolences in her guestbook and view her video tribute at
www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
     Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation and Alzheimer's Association.  
(8-23-2012)
                   Information gathered from Fisher Funeral Chapel



     The mother of classmate Rita Moore Luse, Virginia A. Moore, age 88, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at Memorial Hospital.
     Born May 22, 1924, in Deer Creek, she was the daughter of George and Ruth Conrad Cabiness.
     On December 29, 1943, in Logansport, she was married to Howard E. Moore, who preceded in death on June 18, 2001.
     Virginia was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.  She was retired from Hart Schaffner Marx in Rochester.  She enjoyed playing bingo, euchre and watching game shows on television.
     Surviving are a son, Jeff L. (Kathy) Moore, New Port Richey, Florida; daughter, Rita Luse, Logansport; grandchildren, Brian & Mindy Luse, Christine and Chris Bundy and Patrick and Susan Moore; great grandchildren, Brooklyn Bundy, Claire Bundy, Mallory Luse, Madison Luse, Jordane Carroll, Jacob Carroll and Evan Moore.
     A brother, Bernard Cabiness, preceded her in death.
     The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Kroeger Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Mankell will officiate.
     Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church.  
(3-2-2013)
                         Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website


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


George W Kiesling - obit     A Memorial Visitation for the father of C. Ann Kiesling Cook's father, George W. Kiesling, age 91, Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     He passed away on Friday evening, June 29, 2012, at his residence in Florida.
     Born April 28, 1921, in Logansport, he was the son of George and Mary Kiesling.
     On October 3, 1943, he was married to Mary Alice Kroeger, who preceded him in death on December 28, 1983.  He was later married to Amy Dye, who survives, residing in Fort Myers.
     A 1939 graduate of Logansport High School, George served in the United States Navy during World War II.
     He was co-owner of Kiesling Brothers Vegetable Farm (1891 - 1972) until the business dissolved in 1972, when George was 50.  From 1972 to 1982 he was a sales representative for Jackson-Kitchell International Harvester farm implements.  He and Mary Alice moved to Florida after he retired from Jackson-Kitchell.
     He was a 72-year member of the Elks Lodge in Logansport and Fort Myers.  He enjoyed playing golf and mushroom hunting.  He was also an avid billiards and pocket pool player and was instrumental in organizing father and son billiards' tournaments at the local Elks Lodge.
     Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a sister, Catherine Joyce, Marion.
     Also surviving are George and Mary Alice’s children, Ann (John) Cook, Cincinnati, and their children, Tim, Christy and Emily; Mike (Kerry) Kiesling, Indianapolis, and their children, Angie and Matt; and Steve Kiesling, Logansport; as well as several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Amy Kiesling’s son survives, Jed Dye, Anderson, as well as his children and grandchildren.
     A Memorial Service was held in Fort Myers, Fla. on Friday, July 6th.
     Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Loansport, at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.
     Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to any favorite charity.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.  
(7-9-2012)
             Information from Becky Timmons Stover and Kroeger Funeral Home


Jeanette Louise Tidrick - obit     The mother of classmate Harry Tidrick, Jeanette Louise McMahon Tidrick, age 91 of Lafayette, [Indiana], passed away at 11:39 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012, at St. Mary's Healthcare.  Born September 6, 1920, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Presley S. and Margaret L. Fiedler McMahon.  She was a graduate of Logansport High School [in the class of 1939].
     Jeanette married George H. Tidrick and he preceded her in death in 1964.  She worked as an operator for General Telephone Company for 15 years and then in the welding and punch press department at the former Duncan Electric for 15 years, retiring in 1982.  She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, the German Club of Lafayette, and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.  Her hobbies included the computer and sewing.
     Surviving are her three sons, Harry S. Tidrick (wife, Ronda) of Lafayette, John R. Tidrick (wife, Becky) of Logansport, and Joseph M. Tidrick (wife, Lynn) of Dayton, Ind.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Gail.
     Visitation 6-7 p.m. Tuesday followed by a 7 p.m. service at Hippensteel Funeral Home.  Pastor Gilbert Kerrigan officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church or Almost Home Humane Society.  Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.  Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com  
(5-23-2012)


Mabel E. Kathrens - obit     Jane Kathrens Toland's mother, Mabel Esther Kathrens, age 98, Logansport, Indiana, passed away Monday morning, March 12, 2012, at McKinney House, where she had resided for five years.
     Born in Napoleon, Ohio, on July 14, 1913, she was the daughter of Frank and Margaret Kurtz Fruth.
     Mabel was married in Bowling Green, Ohio, on June 18, 1939, to Loren E. Kathrens, who preceded in death February 15, 2000.
     Mabel and her husband were the original owners of the Whitehouse Hamburger Shops, which first opened in 1941.  Mabel was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.  In earlier years she had been active in Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) and had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
     For 30 years Mabel and Loren spent winters in Arizona.  She enjoyed playing cards and especially enjoyed knitting baby caps for newborn infants.
     Surviving are two daughters, Cinda (Grant) Harris, Fort Wayne, and Jane Toland, Knoxville, Tenn.
     Also surviving are two granddaughters, Stacy Harris and Kara Jagger; four great grandchildren, Sara (Joey) Gibbs, Olivia Duffin, Grant Jagger and Lauren Jagger; and two great great grandsons, Zachary and Damien Gibbs, as well as several nieces and nephews.
     Two brothers, Orville Fruth and Norman Fruth, and a sister, Ann Henrich, preceded her in death,
     Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Calvary Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate.
     Entombment will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Kroeger Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, both in Logansport.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church.  
(3-13-2012)


Margaret L Morris - obit          The mother of classmate Tom Morris, Jr., Margaret L. Morris, age 91, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Sunday April 3, 2011, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     Born May 24, 1919, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Josiah and Flora Barnes Jones.  She was married in Logansport to Thomas M. Morris on October 23rd, 1940.  He preceded her in death on October 16th, 2003.
     A 1937 graduate of Logansport High School, Margaret was a homemaker until 1965, when she and her husband established T.M. Morris Mfg.  She ran the office for many years and served on the Board of Directors until retirement.
     Margaret was a life member and past President of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, and long time member of Rotary Anns and the Logansport Art Association. She enjoyed painting, reading, playing golf and cards, solving crossword puzzles and playing the organ. She also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and The Price Is Right, as well as watching the Indianapolis Colts and all Indiana University Sports.
     Margaret and her husband loved to travel and they shared many wonderful trips with special friends Bill & Betty Taylor, also deceased.
     Margaret was a 50 year member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir several years.
     Survivors include son Thomas M. Morris Jr. (wife Ilse); granddaughters Erika Shively (husband Keaton) and Kendra Morris; two great grandchildren, Brooklyn Shively and Bodey Elias, all of Logansport. She is also survived by nieces, Shelly (Fred) Hillis, Culver; Melissa (Ed) Closson, Logansport; Pam (Bill) Nemecek, Charlotte, NC; Kathy (Jim) Bibby, Logansport and nephews, Robert (Sue) Shanteau, St. Albans, MO; Harry (Margaret) Jones, Ft Wayne, IN.
     A brother, Harry E. Jones preceded her in death.
     The funeral will be conducted at 12:00 noon Saturday, April 9, at Kroeger Funeral Home. Rev. Jessica Weitzke will officiate.  Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday at the funeral home.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any favorite charity or to the Morris Family Fund to benefit local scholarship and charitable purposes, in care of the Cass County Community Foundation, PO Box 441, Logansport, IN 46947-0441.  
(4-5-2011)


Marilyn Rodgers Cook - obit     The sister of Helen Rodgers Nash, Marilyn May “Rodgers” Cook, 64, Kokomo, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at her residence from cancer.
     She was born April 30, 1946, in Logansport.  She was the daughter of Charles E. and Dorothy F. Muehlhausen Rodgers.  She married Joseph B. Cook on Sept. 16, 1988, he survives.
     She was a 1964 graduate of Caston Junior-Senior High School.  She graduated from Wright Beauty College and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University Kokomo.
     She was employed as a tax accountant at New London Tax Services.  She also was a former elected Howard County Auditor and bookkeeper at Howard County Highway Department.
     Her passion for ponds, landscaping and gardening led her to write and edit a variety of pond books.  She was publisher/owner of national magazine publication, “Pond ‘N Garden.”  She also was a member of the Howard County Democrats.
     She is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Searles, Zionsville; a sister, Helen (Dave) Nash, Zionsville; sons, Derek (Kim) Anderson, Atlanta Ga., Bryan (Anna) Cook, Kokomo, and Bradley (Natosha) Cook, Noblesville; daughters, Lynn Cook, Cudahey, Wis., and Nicole Cook, Tipton; father and mother-in-law, Jerome “Bud” and Ruth Cook, Kokomo; grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachary, Sasha, Kaitlyn, Kendra, Madison, Brayden and Paisley.
     She was preceded in death by daughter, Heather L. Anderson.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport with Pastor Mike Markley officiating.
     Friends are invited to call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo.
     Leave condolences online at www.shirleyandstout.com.  
(4-5-2011)


Marjorie J Timmons - obit     The mother of Becky Timmons Stover, Marjorie J. Timmons, 87, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at her residence.
     Born Nov. 11, 1922, in Marion, she was the daughter of Clarence and Myrtle Arnold Walters.  She was married on May 26, 1941, in Lancaster, Ohio, to Robert L. Timmons, who preceded her in death March 13, 2008.
     Mrs. Timmons retired in 1987 as a supervisor at RBM/United Technologies after 36 years of employment.  A 1940 graduate of Logansport High School, she was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and All Saints Ladies Society.
     Surviving are son, John E. (Phyllis) Timmons, Logansport; daughters, Rebecca J. (Jerry) Stover, Logansport, and Jacqueline Burkett, Indianapolis; brothers-in-law, Jacob Timmons and George Richard (Joanne) Timmons, all of Logansport; sisters-in-law, Helen Walters, Richland, Pa., and Jo Ellen “Sally” Boller, Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, James (Michelle) Norzinskay, Westfield, Renee Trammell, Whitestown, Robert J. (Pam) Stover, Hunterstown, Michael A. (Cynthia) Stover, Carmel, Jennifer (Craig) Rottet, Logansport, Jena Timmons (Joe Redman), Logansport, and John A. Timmons, San Antonio, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, James Walters, and a sister, Katherine Smith.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael McKinney officiating.
     Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be held and the rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Hope Hospice.  
(4-5-2011)


      The son of Harriett Firzgerald Cook, Timothy William Cook, 38, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died at 3:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Ind.
      Born Feb. 14, 1972, in Lafayette, he was the son of William F. and Harriet Fitzgerald Cook of Boswell.
      Mr. Cook enjoyed the outdoors, hiking and horseback riding.
      Surviving with his parents are a brother, Joseph E. Cook of Boswell; and a sister, Rebecca Cook of Clearwater, Fla.
      He was precededin death by paternal grandparents, William L. and Merlyn Cook; and maternal grandparents, Dr. Brice and Grace Alice Fitzgerald.
      Visitation from 5:30 p.m. until the memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, the Rev. John Randall officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church Building Fund or Benton Community Foundation. Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein, is assisting the family.  
(4-5-2011)


Elvie M Edge - obit     The sister of Grace Humerickhouse SweetElvie M. Edge, 66, Logansport, Indiana, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Seaton Hospital, Lafayette.
     Born Sept. 22, 1944, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Dwight and Zurtha Minner Humerickhouse.  She was married Nov. 17, 1967, in Paris, Ill., to Warren M. Edge, who preceded in death April 11, 1998.
     Elvie retired in 2005 after 43 years of employment with the Logansport State Hospital.
     She enjoyed reading, going out with friends and spending time with her grandchildren.
     Surviving are daughter, Stacey Edge, Logansport; sons, Steven Edge, and Ryan Edge and wife, Gretchen, all of Logansport; brother, Dwight Humerickhouse and wife, Connie, Macy; sister, Grace Sweet and husband, Ron, Logansport; five grandchildren, Alana, Stephanie, Warren, Gabriel and Vivian Edge; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Mankell officiating.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.  
(4-5-2011)


     Mary Dexter Schuessler's brother, David J. “Joe” Dexter, 61, Logansport, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, with his loved ones at his David "Joe" Dexter - obitside.  He had battled his cancer for five years.
     Born July 31, 1948, in Logansport, he was the son of David S. and Mary Jacqueline “Jackie” Pierce Dexter.  He was married May 4, 1969, in St. Bridget’s Church in Logansport, by Father Edward Matuzak, to Sally Risley, who survives.
     Joe worked for 19 years at Continental Steel, before going to United Technology, and 16 years at Caterpillar Inc. in Lafayette.  His final employment was at the Cass County Government Building before his illness made it impossible for him to work.
     He was an active member of All Saints Catholic Church and a supporter of Catholic education.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, having served as financial secretary in the 1980s.  Joe was also a coach for his daughters’ softball team.
     Some of his hobbies were building remote-controlled airplanes, woodworking and fishing.  His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren.
     Surviving are his mother, Jackie Dexter, Logansport; three daughters, Amy Nelson, Melanie Dexter (fiancé, Jason Snyder), all of Logansport, and Heather (Jeff) Seals, Walton; one son, Eric (Heather) Dexter, Logansport; three sisters, Mary (Ron) Schuessler, Georgia, Carol (Don) Brown, Converse, and Helen (Tim) Rance, Logansport; six brothers, Bill (Cindy) Dexter, Twelve Mile, Jim (Patty) Dexter, Richard Dexter, Martin (Theresa) Dexter, all of Logansport, and Bob (Jan) Dexter, Tom Dexter (fiancé, Jodi Ricci), all of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, Chandler and Evan Nelson, Gavin Thompson, Madeline, Samuel, Libby and Joseph Dexter, Grace and Jacob Seals, Tyler Dexter and Jayce Sellars; and many nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his father, David S. Dexter; and father and mother-in-law, Ray and Mildred Risley.
     A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Michael McKinney officiating.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kroeger Funeral Home, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.  A Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
     Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund.  (12-14-09)


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


     Services for the father of Stan Sanders, Robert Wallace “Bob” Sanders, 94, Logansport, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Robert Sanders - obit     He died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in his residence.
     Born May 18, 1914, in Logansport, he was the son of Carl and Jenny Vance Sanders.  On May 24, 1936, he was married to Kathryn L. Stanford Sanders, who preceded him in death April 28, 2003.
     Bob worked as a tool and die maker at RBM for 42 years, retiring as a working foreman in 1979.
     He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church since February 1921.  He was a former Cub Scoutmaster and a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.
     Bob was an avid bowler for over 50 years, quitting only because of his failing eyesight. He loved to read and loved being around family, especially his great-great-granddaughters. He always got along great with his co-workers. To quote a co-worker, Joe Bowyer, “Bob was a practical joker of the worst kind.”
     Surviving are two sons, Stanford “Stan” Sanders and his wife, Eloise, Logansport, and Larry Sanders and his wife, Janet, Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Scott (Kim) Sanders, Goshen, Randy Sanders, Chattanooga, Tenn., Jeff (Daphne) Sanders, Orlando, Fla., Kevin (Dawn) Sanders, Orlando, Fla., Debbie (Greg) Lockey, Ocoee, Fla., and Katie Sanders, Orlando, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Tony and Julianne Sanders, Goshen, Rachelle (Michael) Stackowitz, Ocoee, Fla., Nicole and Jenny Lockey, Ocoee, Fla., Matthew and Garrit Sanders, Orlando, Fla., Brian (Shannon) Sanders, Edmond, Okla., and Angie Sanders, Logansport; great-great-grandchildren, Lexi and Zoey Sanders, Edmond, Okla., and Madison Stackowitz, Ocoee, Fla.; and cousins Carolyn (Dave) Sunday, Logansport, and Sue (Gayle) Stewart, Sandy, Utah.
     He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one sister; and one great-grandson.
     Pastor Tom DeFries will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
     Light a candle of hope in remembrance of Bob and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.  (12-14-09)

Elizabeth "Libby" Hillis Tuthill      Services for the mother of Stan Hillis, Elizabeth R. “Libby” Hillis Tuthill, 91, Logansport and Dallas, Texas, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     She died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
     Born July 15, 1916, in Muncie, she was the daughter of John David and Lelia Smith Rice. She was married May 5, 1940, in Monticello, to John T. Hillis, who preceded in death July 10, 1989. She was married June 15, 1991, to John B. Tuthill, of Dallas, Texas, who survives.
     Libby attended and graduated from Monticello High School in 1935. She attended four years at Indiana University, Bloomington, receiving a degree in English in October 1939. At IU, she was chosen to represent the university along with nine other women from each of the other Big 10 schools to represent the Big 10 at the World’s Fair in New York City. While at Indiana University, she belonged to the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and was admitted to Morter Board, an academic honors organization.
     Libby was an avid golfer and won several golf championships in the area. In the 1950s, she was a Cub Scout den mother and also served on the Logansport Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.
In 1957, Libby founded Civic Players of Logansport, and in 1961, founded Logansport Junior Civic Theater. In 1976, she was the driving force behind the formation of the Performing Arts Council of Logansport.
     Libby also was a Realtor with the Alma Hill Agency and the Brokerage House.
     In 1988, she was awarded the Book of Golden Deeds for outstanding civic service to the Logansport community.
     Libby also was an avid bridge player, a vicious scrabble player, and she was almost unbeatable at playing Pounce. These interests continued up until the time of her death.
     She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     Her proudest accomplishment was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, John and Anita Wolpers Hillis, Logansport, Dr. J. Stanley and Alice Gettlefinger Hillis, Indianapolis, and Mark B. and Patricia Aldrich Hillis, St. Louis; daughter and son-in-law, Jodi Hillis and Bruce McGrevy, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Rice Reynolds, Atlanta, Ga.
     One sister and two brothers, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date.
     Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillis Family Memorial Fund, c/o Security Federal Savings Bank, PO Box 420, Logansport IN 46947, and the Elizabeth Hillis Tuthill Endowment Fund (to benefit Civic Players of Logansport), c/o the Cass County Community Foundation, PO Box 441, Logansport IN 46947.
     Online condolences may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com
(10-18-08)


    The mother of Arthur G Lovell, Harriett Ellen Grisley Lovell, 95 of Logansport, IN, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 6:26 P.M. in Chase Nursing Center.
     Born June 8, 1911 in Logansport, she was the daughter of William H.,Sr. and Jessie Osborne Grisley. She was married June 18, 1938, to the late George A. Lovell in Logansport.
     A 1930 graduate of Logansport High School, Mrs. Lovell was a graduate of the Logansport Business College and the Rainbow School of Beauty Culture in Indianapolis. In her earlier years, she was employed as a sales consultant at Seybold Dry Goods Company and had once worked a receptionist for Dr. Marian Hochhalter. Mrs. Lovell had owned and operated the former Ellen's Beauty Shoppe at 314 11th Street for many years.
     Mrs. Lovell was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church. Her other memberships included Eastern Star, Emera Club, Logansport Art Association, Cass County Genealogy Club, Elkettes Lodge, First Mothers' Study Club, Cass County Historical Society, Indianapolis Indiana Arts Commission, and the Daughters of American Revolution. She had also volunteered with the Meals with Wheels program. As a member of the Voyager Club of Indianapolis, she became a world traveler, spending time in over 25 countries. She was also an accomplished artist, studying under John and Betsy Lewis at Indiana University at Kokomo, Paul Sweeney at John Herron Art Institute, as well as Mary Lou Crisman and Phyllis Wicker in Logansport.
     Surviving are Son, Arthur G. Lovell and his wife Karen; three grandchildren, and six great-grandsons.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Lovell and a brother William Harry Grisley, Jr.
     You may light a candle of hope and remembrance of Harriett at www.fisherfunaralchapel.com
     There will be no visitation.
     Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Zehring officiating.
(5-7-07)


     The step-mother of Bill Medland, Jeanne Marie Medland, 90, a homemaker, passed away peacefully, at her home in Pantego, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City, Ariz. Burial: Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Ariz. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz. A local memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at The Waterford at Pantego.
     Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gabriel's Angels and Right to Life Program, c/o St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013.
     Jeanne Marie Medland was born July 15, 1916, in Logansport, Ind., to Leo Francis and Hermine Rose Reder. Jeanne loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was a wonderful, loving mother and wife. Her greatest joy was to be with her family. Gifted as an artist, and accomplished actress, Jeanne could frequently be seen, if not in the cast, in the audience of area theatre productions. Jeanne also loved to crewel and needlepoint, and was always open for the challenge of a good bridge game. She had a passion for reading and often volunteered at local libraries. Jeanne cherished traveling worldwide, as often as possible, including whitewater rafting, at the age of 85, and cruising several Alaskan cruises, the last being on her 90th birthday. She loved to laugh and make others laugh. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Paul A. Medland, in 1977; husband of 17 years, Thomas G. Medland, in 1995; and her sister, Hermine "Babe" McCain, in 1995 [2002].
     Survivors: daughter, Carol Medland (Sr. Mary Paul), of Ohio, and Denise Medland of Texas; sons, Michael Medland and wife, Linda, of Florida, and Brian Medland, of California; stepsons, Thomas Medland and wife, Rita, and Richard Medland and wife, Patricia, both of Arizona, William Medland and wife, Donna, of Wisconsin, and Timothy Medland and wife, Joanna, of Indiana; sisters, Jackie Sum and Lorraine Obenchain; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family and friends at American Airlines and at The Waterford at Pantego.
     Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/23/2007. (4-7-07)


     The mother of the late James "Nikki" Morrical, Ina Belle Morrical of Logansport, Ind., 92, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport. She was born Jan. 21, 1915 in Dunkirk, Ind., to Hubert Woodard and Mae Frommyer. She married Dr. R. J. Morrical on June 21, 1941 in Goodland, Ind.
     Mrs. Morrical was a former teacher and worked several years as an office manager for her husband's medical practice. She was a 1932 graduate of Wolcott High School and earned a teaching degree at Ball State University. Ina Belle enjoyed sewing, canning and sharing her wonderful meals with family and friends. She gave much of her time and talents to others. She was a member of the River of Life Christian Church, Tourist Club and Order of Eastern Star. In her earlier years she was active in the League of Women Voters and was a member of the Logansport School Board.
     Survivors include sons, Dr. David L. Morrical and wife Betsy of Logansport, and John Douglas Morrical and wife Ann of Norman; daughter-in-law, Paula Curtin and husband Curt of Indianapolis; grandchildren, John and Erica Morrical, Michael and Amanda Morrical, Jim and Michelle Kesser, Christopher and Juanna Morrical, Peter and Amber Morrical, Rebekah and Jake Gearhart, Hannah and Lance Ward, Mercy and David Hearne of Norman, Grace Morrical and boyfriend Brian Richter of Norman and Stephanie Morrical of Norman; great-grandchildren, Macey Gearhart, George Gearhart, Kylie Wells-Morrical, Chloe and Hope Ward and Owen Morrical; niece Lynn and Tom Lollis-Pinter; nephews, Glen and May Morrical, Richard and Susan Morrical, and Ron and Geri Powers.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, son, James "Nikki" Morrical, infant daughter, Susan and sisters, Viola Mae Lollis and Rose Mary Hill.
     In honor of Ina Belle's wishes and her donation to the medical science there will be no services or visitation at this time. Burial will be held at a later date in Mt. Hope Cemetery Logansport, IN.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 202 C/O Dr. David Morrical, 320 East Roselawn Dr., Logansport, IN, The Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship Fund or Woodbridge Health Campus Activities Fund.
(5-7-07)


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


     The mother of SuEllen Farrer Hollering, Phyllis Marie Farrer, Rochester, 81, died at 2:22 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2007, at her residence. Born Jan. 15, 1926, in Royal Center, she was the daughter of Harry Day and Ella Burton. On Oct. 14, 1942, in Logansport, she married James Edward Farrer, who preceded in death April 5, 1997.
Phyllis Farrer     She was a homemaker. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3790 Ladies Auxiliary and attended Faith Outreach Church in Rochester.
     Survivors include daughters Sue Hollering and husband Budd, Kewanna, and Patty Rhoades and husband Larry, Kokomo; a son, Dr. James Farrer and Wife Sherry, Lafayette; a sister, Donna Pasquale, Kokomo; nine grandchildren, MSgt. Jack Barnett and companion Misty, Peru, Kris Barnett and wife Tina, Rochester, Jason Farrer, Brooklyn, N.Y., Jacob Rhoades and wife Carrie, Kokomo, Mike Barnett and wife Lori, Rochester, Jason Rhoades and wife Amy, Peoria, Ill., Jessica Taufatofua and husband David, Kokomo, Amanda Coull and husband Clayton, Rapid City, S.D., and Emily Tiedeman and husband Chris, Pennville; 17 great-grandchildren, Kara and Kory Barnett, Rochester, J.D. and Brantlyn Showley, Rochester, Steven and Nicole Barnett, Peru, Kina, Fine, Saia and Elenoa Taufatofua, Kokomo, Liam, Aiden and Kiera Coull, Rapid City, S.D., Tyler Jay and Brady Rhoades, Peoria, Ill., Carter Tiedeman, Pennville, and Hank Rhoades, Kokomo; several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and one great-grandson, Tanner Rhoades.
     Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home, with Dr. James Farrer officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, in Highland 4th Lot 92.
     Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at Gundrum Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Cause For Paws. (5-7-07)


     Services for the brother of John Barrett, William T. Barrett, 63, of Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
William T Barrett     He died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in his residence.
     Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Norbert and Eleanor C. Fettig Barrett.
     A tool and die maker, Mr. Barrett was retired from Daimler-Chrysler Corporation. He also had been employed at RBM Manufacturing.
     Bill was a 1961 graduate of Logansport High School. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union, and he was involved with numerous clubs and organizations throughout his life.
     Surviving are his brothers, Vincent Barrett and his wife, Sarah, Charles E. Barrett and John Barrett and his wife, Sharon, all of Logansport; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Mark Penz, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
     Deacon Juan Rodriguez will officiate at the services.
     Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Logansport.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where a Scripture service will be held at 6 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
(5-7-07)


     Services for Teddi Callipo Kennedy's father, Frank A. Callipo, 82, of Kokomo, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     He died at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005 in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
     Born Oct. 29, 1922, in Logansport, he was the son of Dominic and Rose Vesh Callipo. He was married Nov. 20, 1982, in Logansport to Betty Sutton, who survives in Kokomo.
     Mr. Callipo was a longtime Prudential Life Insurance agent and district manager. Frank had also been owner of Dick Elliott Distributors, which later merged with Miller Beverage of Kokomo.
     He was a member of the Logansport Exchange Club, a lifetime member of the Logansport Elk's Lodge #66, member of the Logansport Italian American Club and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church of Kokomo. Frank was a former band leader and recipient of the Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds. He also was involved in the original Save the Carousel project.
     Frank was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
     Also surviving are three daughters, Teddie Kennedy and her husband, Vince, Lafayette, Lynn Myer and her husband, Karl, and Frankie Rogers and her husband, John, all of Logansport; one stepson, Stuart Brandt and his wife Cynthia, Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Deborah Beard and her husband, Lynn, Kokomo; five grandchildren, Krista, Jim, Clark, Kathie and Drew, one stepgrandson, Chris; and six great-grandchildren.
     The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gundrum Funeral Home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Cass County Carousel Association.
(5-7-07)


     Memorial services for the brother of J. Homer Closson, Jack D. Closson, 78, of Willis, Texas, were held Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church of Conroe, Texas, with Dr. Rick Young officiating.
     He died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, in his residence in Texas.
     Born Sept. 3, 1926, in Logansport, he was the son of George and Marie Walton Closson.
     He was a member of the Walnut Cove Property Owners Association, a volunteer for the U.S. Forest Service and an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Conroe.
     Surviving are his wife, Frances Closson, Willis, Texas; one daughter, Ann Marie Cheatham, Cleveland, Texas; two sons, Stephen Closson and his wife, Catina, Willis, Texas, and Timothy Closson, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Joe Closson and his wife ,Betty, Madeira Beach, Fla., and J. Homer Closson and his wife, Kathy, Logansport; grandchildren, Danielle Cheatham and Julia Closson; and a host of other loving extended family.
(5-7-07)


     A Funeral Mass for the mother of Carolyn Hopper Killion, Edith R. Hopper, 81, of Edith HopperLogansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Catholic Church.
     She died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born June 2, 1924, in Logansport, she was the daughter of John L. and Gladys Lewis Gross. She was married July 11, 1942, in Logansport, to Harry W. Hopper, who died Oct. 22, 1976. On May 8, 2002, she was married to Bill Huff, who survives in Colorado Springs, Colo., while recovering from a stroke.
     From 1977 to 1993, Mrs. Hopper was the box office manager and secretary at McHale Performing Arts Center. She was a graduate of Logansport High School.
     Mrs. Hopper was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary.
     For many years, she was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile drives in Logansport.
     She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, All Saints Ladies Society and the Daughters of Isabella.
     She enjoyed crocheting and crafts.
     Also surviving are one son, Wayne Hopper and his wife, Candy, Conroe, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Killion, Logansport, and Vivian Munson and her husband, Steve, Fountain Hills, Ariz.; one stepson, Mike Huff, Lebanon, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Pat Ridley, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Margaret Shedlock and her husband, Steve, and Frances Lehmann, all of Logansport; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Tony and Norma Killion, Heather and Reed Dworski, Aimee and Ron Carter, Matt Hopper, Melissa and Rudy Schmerber, Amber Hopper, and Merri and John Ramirez; eight great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; brothers-in-law, Harold Hopper and his wife, Marcella, and Robert Hopper and his wife, Joan, Ova Huff and his wife, Mary, all of Logansport; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Lohrman and her husband, Wayne, Logansport, and Wanda Simpson and her husband, Bob, Tennessee.
     One sister, Mary Alice Hoover, and one stepson, Tim Huff, preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
     A Scripture service, conducted by Deacon Juan Rodriguez, followed by a Daughters of Isabella memorial service, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 112 E. Market St., Logansport IN 46947.
(11-29-05)


  Services for David Steinhilber's wife, Betty Steinhilber, 60, of Logansport, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2005, in Kroeger Funeral Home.
Betty Steinhilber  She died at 5:37 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Chase Center.
  Born May 3, 1945, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Aubrey and Mary Miles.  She was married June 11, 1966, in Danville, to Dave Steinhilber, who survives.
  Betty had been employed by Logansport Community School Corporation as a teacher's aide, working in special education at Lincoln Middle School.  She previously had worked at Landis Elementary.
  She was a graduate of Danville High School and had attended Purdue University.
  A very active member in the community, she was especially committed to the Cass County Carousel Association.  She was a past president of the association, and had managed the carousel's day-to-day operations.
     Betty had served as chairman of the 1983 Iron Horse Festival committee, had been a member of the board and past president of the board of governors.  She belonged to the Mary Dykeman Guild at Memorial Hospital and the Logansport Rotary Anns.  She also had been a member and past president of Tri Kappa sorority.
     Betty and her husband had served as hosts for two foreign exchange students through the Rotary Exchange program.
     She was a member of Danville Methodist Church.
     Her hobbies included reading, playing bridge and shopping.
     In addition to her husband, surviving are one daughter, Kristen Steinhilber, a student at Logansport High School; her father- and mother-in-law, Bill and Eleanor Steinhilber, Spruce Creek, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Joan Reid, Titusville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother, Dick Miles, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Douglas Mankell and the Rev. Dr. Cameron Douglas will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Danville South Cemetery, Danville.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Cass County Carousel Association, the Richard W. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship Fund or a favorite charity.
 (8-31-05)


     Services for Jim Engelbrecht's mother, Mary J. Engelbrecht, 89, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 13, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, in her residence.
     Born July 8, 1915, in Logansport, she was the daughter of John and Ogle Miller Anderson.
     She was married Oct. 4, 1941, in Logansport, to James W. Engelbrecht, who preceded in death.
     Mrs. Engelbrecht had worked in the cafeterias at Logansport High School, Lincoln and Franklin Schools
for the Logansport School Corporation.
     She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, and enjoyed her many friends, neighbors and family.
     Surviving are one son, James Engelbrecht Jr., Lebanon; three daughters, Christine Edson and her husband, Stephen, and Mary Lou Grisez, all of Logansport, and Linda Hill and her husband, Robert, Fairborn, Ohio; one brother, Keith Anderson, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Martisha Knox, Cape Coral, Fla.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Five sisters, one brother and one great-grandson preceded in death.
     The Rev. Marvin Hinkle will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church and to the Guardian Angel Hospice, 412 W. Sycamore, Kokomo IN 46901.
(11-11-04)

   Services for Bill Fulmer's father, Harold W. "Bill" Fulmer, 78, of 2016 Spear St., will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
   He died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, in his daughter's residence.
   Born June 6, 1926, in Paden-City, W. Va., he was the son of Harry W. and Mary Elizabeth Hall Fulmer. On Oct. 4, 1953, in Winamac, he was married to Ruth Marie Johnson, who preceded in death on June 24, 2003.
   Mr. Fulmer was a retired window glazier by profession.
   He was a World War II Army veteran, receiving the Bronze Star and was a member of the 87th Infantry Division Association.
   Mr. Fulmer also was a member of the Logansport American Legion Post #60 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790.
   Growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was an avid Ohio State sports fan. He also coached softball in Logansport.
   He was a man of integrity who worked hard and loved his family.
   Surviving are two daughters, Sonja Heishman and her friend, Cheryl Reed, and Suzie Fulmer, all of Logansport; one son, Bill Fulmer and his companion, Melinda, both of Walton; two stepsons, Jack Helvie and his wife, Barb, of Logansport, and John Helvie and his wife, Marsha, of Kokomo; one brother, Ralph Fulmer and his wife, Joann, of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Dorothy Hoffman, of Salem, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   One granddaughter and one brother preceded in death.
   The Rev. Kenneth Smith 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 and one hour before services Tuesday in the funeral home.  
(7-19-04)

     John Emmerd's sister, Patricia L Emmerd Rhodes, 61, of Pendleton, IN, died June 26, 2004, in her residence.
     She was born June 29, 1942, in Logansport, to Louis and Mary Middleton Emmerd.
     She lived in Warsaw and Bourbon before moving to Pendleton in 1978. She was a registered nurse and retired from the Madison County Health Department in 1998, after several years of service in immunization and data entry.  Previously she was the service director for Americana Nursing Home, Anderson, and a nurse at Murphy Hospital, Warsaw.  She graduated from Logansport High School in 1960, and from Ball State University School of Nursing.
     Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Rhodes, Warsaw; a sister, Mary Ann Randall, Plainfield; and a brother, John Emmerd, Westfield, Michigan.
     A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton.
     Calling is one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.
(7-1-04)
            
 (Warsaw, Indiana, Times Union 6-29-04)

    Services for Rosalie Mae Looker Rowe, 64, of Logansport, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.  She was the sister of Ruthann Looker Pursch.
    She died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in her residence.
    Born Nov. 25, 1939, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Dorris A. "Dorrie" and Lula F. Cotner Looker.
    A 1958 graduate of Logansport High School, Rosalie was employed at Switches, Inc., Rockwell-Standard Manufacturing, the Logansport American Legion and the Logansport Shrine Club.
    Rosalie was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
    She loved the study of genealogy and "lived for her family."
    Surviving are her life partner of 34 years, Jerry Westlake, Logansport; two sons, Christopher and Shawn Rowe, both of Logansport; three grandchildren, Brandy, Stephanie and Shelby Rowe, all of Logansport; one great-granddaughter, Angel Reynoso, at home; three brothers, Richard Looker and William "Bill" Looker, both of Logansport, and David Looker, Anoka; one sister, Ruthann Pursch, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.
    Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and one hour before the funeral Friday.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(7-1-04)

   Services for the mother of Charles Lane, Loris Jenell Scott Lane, 83, of 2077 Burlington Ave., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
   She died at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
   Born May 26, 1920, in Franklin County, Va., she was the daughter of Charles Taylor and Bessie Fisher Scott. She was married Feb. 18, 1942, in Logansport to Charles B. Lane, who survives.
   Mrs. Lane was formerly employed by Essex Corporation. She did upholstery work from 1981 until 1993, and also worked in home health care until March 2003.
   She was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, past president and member of the Logansport Elkettes and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary.
   She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
   Also surviving are one son, Charles C. Lane and his wife, Dot, Burke, VA; one daughter, Sherry Reynolds and her husband, Jerry, Bonita Springs, Fla.; two adopted daughters, Ruth Ann Lane, Mooresville, and Bonnie Lee Rowe, Logansport; one sister, Susie Pugh, Logansport; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
   Two brothers, Charles Scott and Johnny Scott; and one sister, Toby Davis, preceded in death.
   The Rev. Jay Cline 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.
(7-1-04)

     Services for Allen Skelton's mother, Mary Agnes "Aggie" Skelton, 81, of Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
     Born Feb. 21, 1922, in Montgomery County, Ky., she was the daughter of Thomas and Emma L. Huff Howell. On April 13, 1941, in Peru, she was married to Joseph A. Skelton, who died July 13, 1994.
     Mrs. Skelton worked as an office manager for Farm Bureau Insurance for over 20 years.
     She was a member of River of Life Christian Church, the Elks Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
     She was a Red Cross volunteer for the hospital and enjoyed playing Bingo.
     Surviving are two sons, Richard Allen Skelton, Logansport, and Dennis Lynn Skelton and his wife, Jenny, Terre Haute; two brothers, Thomas Howell, North Carolina, and Ralph Howell, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Opal Stiver, Monticello, Marie Rush, Dinuba, Calif., and Nan Obenchain, Logansport; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     One sister, Margaret Iles, preceded in death.
     The Rev. Cameron Douglas and the Rev. John Skelton will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (1-19-04)

     Services for Gary Baker's father, Edward L. Baker, 92, 901 E. Main St., Lot 59, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello.
     Born Sept. 16, 1911, in Logansport, he was the son of Edward Peter and Elizabeth Miller Baker. He was married to Martha A. McCarter who survives.
     A graduate of St. Joseph Commercial School in Logansport, he was a repairman in the service department of David's Hardware, Logansport, for 27 years. He was a member of All-Saints Catholic Church and of the Logansport Eagles Lodge #323. Mr. Baker was a fifth grade tech in the U.S. Army branch EAME in WWII. He received the Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and WWII Victory Medal and Distinguished Unit Citation. He served in Normandy, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes.
     Surviving with his wife are one son, Gary T. Baker and his wife, Janet, Chiefland, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Morgan and her husband, Steve, Logansport; and one sister, Margaret Reynolds, Monticello; four grandchildren, Marianne, Jeff, Amy, and Heather; seven great-grandchildren, Ben, Katie, Elizabeth, Amanda, Katie, Kellie, and Jerin.
     Three sisters preceded in death.
     Father Michael McKinney will officiate at the services. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Logansport with military rites.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Marocco Funeral Chapel where the Eagles Lodge will hold services at 5:30 p.m. and Scripture services at 6:30 p.m. (1-19-03)

   Tom Morris' father died at 10:56 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
   Services for Thomas M. Morris Sr., 85, Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Calvary Presbyterian Church.
   Born Oct. 18, 1917, in Thornhope, he was the son of Frank T. and Effie Million Morris. On Oct. 23, 1940, he was married in Logansport to Margaret L. Jones, who survives.
   Mr. Morris was the founder and chief executive officer of T.M. Morris Manufacturing Company. He was very active in the community and was a member and past president of the Logansport Rotary Club. He also was a member of the Maxinkuckee Country Club in Culver and the Glen Eagle Country Club in Naples, Fla. He was a life member of the Logansport Elks Lodge.
   A World War II Army veteran who served in Germany, he also served following the war as a commander in the Logansport U.S. Army Reserve Unit. He received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After retiring as a major, he became a member of Logansport American Legion Post 60 and the 14th Armored Division Association.
   For more than 50 years, he was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, elder and trustee.
   Surviving with his wife are one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. Morris Jr. and Ilse Morris, Logansport; two granddaughters, Erika and Kendra Morris; two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Morris and Connie Jones, both of Logansport; one nephew, Robert Shanteau, St. Louis, Mo.; two nieces, Michele Hillis and Melissa Closson, both of Logansport; and cousins.
   Two brothers, John and Ted Morris, and one sister, Betty Jean Lambert, preceded in death.
   The Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military graveside honors, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
   Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. today in Kroeger Funeral Home and one hour before the time of services Monday in the church.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris Family Fund in care of the Cass County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 441, Logansport IN 46947.   
(11-23-03)


   A funeral Mass was held for Richard Gray's mother, Helen L. Gray, 84, of Noblesville, formerly of Logansport, at 10 a.m. today in All Saints Catholic Church.
   She died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2003, in Harbour Manor Care Center, Noblesville.
   Born June 8, 1919, in Grand Forks, N.D., she was the daughter of Ole and Julia Olson Thorson. She was married April 19, 1940, in Spokane, Wash., to Charles R. Gray, who died Aug. 24, 1976.
   A homemaker, Mrs. Gray was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
   She enjoyed her pets and especially her family. She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
   Surviving are one son, Richard Gray and his companion, Toni Georgiana, Stuart, Fla.; three daughters, Diane Evans and her husband, Terry, Russiaville, Carolyn Grinkmeyer and her husband, Charles, Atlanta, Ga., and Beverly Obenchain, Fishers; one twin brother, one brother, Elbert J. Thorson, Albuquerque, N.M.; 11 grandchildren, David, Mark and Eric Fowler, Chuck, Brett and Ashley Grinkmeyer, Shawn Gray, Stacey Diehl, Carrie Schafer, Alicia Intagliata and Erica Collins; seven great-grandchildren, Layke Fowler, Benjamin and Samuel Intagliata, Noah Schafer, Aubrey Collins, Thomas Collins III, and Austen Osterbrock; and several nieces and nephews.
   Two brothers, one a twin brother, one sister and one half sister preceded in death.
   Father Michael McKinney officiated at the services. Burial was in St. Vincent Cemetery.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Animal Shelter and All Saints Catholic Church.
   Koreger funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
(8-11-03)

     Sympathy is extended to classmate Steve Brandt in the death of his father James, 84, of Sebastian, Florida. He died Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Steve now lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
     Mr. James Elson Brandt died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in Integrated Health Services of Florida, Fort Pierce, Fla.
     Born April 3, 1919, in Cass County, he was the son of Claude and Martha Knight Brandt. He was married to Betty Ayres, of Flora, who died Oct. 26, 1996.
     Mr. Brandt was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean conflict as a pilot.
     He retired from ConRail, where he had been employed as an engineer.
     He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine Club, Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Sebastian.
     Surviving are one son, Stephen A. Brandt, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Cheryl C. Hunt, Alexandria, Va.; one brother, Theodore C. Brandt, Fort Wayne; one sister, Phyllis J. Whitcomb, Logansport; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
     Two sisters, Gertrude Grant and Kathleen Dingeldein, preceded in death.
     Burial will be in Fountainhead Memorial Cemetery, Sebastian.
     Fisher Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.
(4-30-03)

     Larry Hostetler enjoyed time with us in Junior High School. Some of you will remember him. His mother, Ruth, died April 21, 2003. Larry and Sharon live in Fishers, IN.
     Services for Ruth Hostetler, 79, of 1817E 300N, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 9:17 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2003, at her residence.
     Born Aug. 18, 1923, in Miami County, she was the daughter of Ernst Paul and Ester McCorkle Weaver. She was married on April 16, 1943, in Howard County, to Francis Eugene Hostetler, who died on Nov. 7, 2001.
     A homemaker, Mrs. Hostetler has been employed at the former King's Hatchery as a clerk.
     She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Larry E. and Sharon Hostetler, Fishers, and Gary L. Hostetler, Logansport; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol A. and Tom Spangler, Logansport; four grandsons, Greg Hostetler and his wife, Melissa, Angola, Scott Hostetler and his wife, Christi, Westfield, Jason Carmin, DeMotte, and Travis Hostetler and his wife, Jessica, Indianapolis; three granddaughters, Melisa Carmin, Bloomington, Minn., Alisa Nyland and her husband, Rudy, Wilkinson, and Christa Ellingson and her husband, Kevin, Sturgis, Mich.; and nine great-grandchildren.
     One brother and one sister preceded in death.
     The Rev. Richard Sochacki, of Main Street United Methodist Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Rankin Cemetery, Bunker Hill.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church.
(4-30-03)

   Carl Dunbar's father passed away Friday, March 21, 2003, at 10:45 a.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Services for Wilbur L. 'Skip' Dunbar, 83, 420 E. Northern Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Logansport, he was the son of Carl M. and Marie Bell Dunbar. On Jan. 6, 1940, he was married in South Bend to June E. Miller, who survives. He was a retired electrician and plumber.
    A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Logansport American Legion Post 60 and Logansport Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790. He served in Manila. He also was a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge. A member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge, he was a 32nd Degree Member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne.
    Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Michael Nolan, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law,
Carl John and Connie Dunbar, West Lafayette; one brother, Wayne, Kokomo; six grandchildren, Mike Nolan, Crystal Lake, Fla., Elizabeth Morales, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holly Krull, Denver, Colo., Curtis Dunbar, Seattle, Wash., Carla Dunbar, Lafayette, and Cara Klockow, Dearborn, Mich; six great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including Shirley Settlemyre, Anita Settlemyre, Carol Rhoades, Charles Settlemyre and Gary Settlemyre; and several great nieces and nephews. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
    Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gundrum Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be held at 6 p.m.
    Burial with full military graveside rites will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate the services.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts of Tribal Trails. (3-27-03)
 

   Betty Lacey Bair's sister Rebecca J. Reynolds, 52, of 439 Cliff Drive, died at 5:12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Services for will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
    Born June 28, 1950, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Raymond and Ruth E. Nipple Lacey.
    She was employed by Federal-Mogul.
    Rebecca enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, but when they weren't around, her K-9 Cody was always by her side to keep her company.
    Surviving are one daughter, Kami Reynolds, Logansport; her former husband and lifelong friend, Ron Reynolds, Logansport; four sisters, Marcia Appleton and her husband, Harold, Walton, Janet Hall and her husband, Andy, Warsaw, Betty Bair and her husband, Rick, Fort Wayne, and Carol Fisher, Logansport; one aunt, Mary Fox, Sunland, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Kris Cover and her husband, Christopher, Logansport, Sandy Shanks, Camden, Brad Atchison and his wife, Jill, Fort Wayne, Todd Winegardner and his wife, Carla, Warsaw, Lori Martel and her husband, Rodney, Texas, Diane Felton and her husband, Bruce, Fort Wayne, and David Felton and his wife, Karon, Warsaw; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her parents and one sister, Mary Jean Felton, preceded in death.
    The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Clymers Cemetery, Clymers.
    Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today and one hour before the services Sunday in the funeral home.  (2-23-03)