LHS Class of 1960
Deceased Classmates
Updated 06-10-2022
83 Known Deaths
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Here are the names and dates of death since 9-6-15.
For previous names, see farther down this page.
Click a name to visit their obituary.

Barbara Dale Moore Smith died 6-7-2022
Patrick Craig Jordan died 1-5-2022
Michael John Tuberty died 12-25-2021
Louis Max Sherman died 10-8-2021
Clifton Jay Kitchel died 9-16-2021
Dr. Ronald Lee Watson died 9-4-2020

Rose Loraine Rush Hunter died 4-16-2021
Jane Ann Lindley died 4-17-2021
Nancy Sue Wilson Eberle died 7-2-2020

Rita Anne Sailors Dillon died 1-16-2021

Monte Rae Hodge Wagoner died 1-16-2021

Larry Charles Kitchel died 5-6-2020

Richard Allen Dial died 4-1-2020

Nancy A. Bookwalter Holland died 11-24-2019

Thomas C Bishop died 6-27-2019

Thomas Lee Sherman died 5-21-2019

Marcia Anne (Lacey) Appleton died 9-2-2018

Walter T Michael died 4-26-2018

Dick P Kelley died 4-4-2018

Edith Lucille Moore Sisson died 3-9-2018

Anna Marie Laing died 1-16-2018

William "Bill" W. Bundy died 1-15-2018

John E Gilman, IV, died 5-25-2017

Alton C. Brigance died 12-23-2016

Harry Mackey Dahl died 8-10-2016

Gene E. Rose died 6-22-2015

Last classmate reported deaths with previously obits listed below:
Before 9-6-2015
new.gif** John Joseph Ott died September-6-2015 **
** David Michael Wandrei died June 7, 2015 **

Dates with ? are unconfirmed dates. If you can verify, please let us know.



 Anna Rosa (Allen) Cotner

12-24-1942     11-18-14   (Age 71)

     Anna R. Cotner, 71, of Logansport passed away unexpectedly at 4:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at her residence.
     Born on December 24, 1942 in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Dorothy F. (Appollonio) Allen.  On February 11, 1961 she married Daniel Cotner.
     She was a 1960 Logansport High School graduate.
     Anna retired from Rockford Music Company in Rockford, Illinois.
     She was a member of Women of the Moose and she enjoyed sewing.
     Survivors include her husband, Daniel Cotner of Logansport, daughter, Lynn Thompson (Larry Sedam) of Logansport, brother, Cliff Allen (Deb) of Logansport, sister, Frances Roberts (Ann Layman) of Logansport and grandson, Jonathan Thompson of Winamac.
     Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2014, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating.
     Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the funeral home.
     Burial will be at Ever- Rest Memorial Park.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Mooseheart Child City and School, Inc. and/or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
     Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Cotner family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com. 

                     Information from Ran (Marocco) Funeral Home website

Jerry Benn - '57 Tattler
Jerry Benn - '58 TAttler

 Gerald D. 'Jerry' (Benn) Lane

2-16-1941     5-22-08   (Age 67)

Following from Pharos Tribune Newspaper, Logansport, IN on May 23, 2008.

     Gerald D. “Jerry” Lane, 67, Logansport, died at 8:01 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
     There will be no service or visitation.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Condolences and personal remembrances may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com  

Robert Blume

 Robert L. Blume

9-19-42     11-2-73   (Age 31)

Article from Pharos Tribune, November 3, 1973.

     A Logansport family of three was killed November 2, 1973, in a car-truck collision on US 35 about five miles south of Logansport at 7 p.m. Saturday.
     Dead are Robert L. Blume, 31, his wife Judy, 27, and their one-year-old daughter, Andrea, all of 315 Highland St. Death in each case was attributed to severe head injuries.  Robert was also thought to have suffered internal injuries.
     The child was pronounced dead at the scene by Cass County Coroner Louis Marocco.  Her mother, who was five months pregnant, was listed as dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital, and Robert Blume died at the hospital.
     According to Trooper David Redding, the Blume auto was traveling north on 35, just north of County Road 500S, when the collision occurred.
     The second vehicle, a southbound pickup truck driven by Ronald L. Wright, 27, of Rt. 1, Walton, was reported by witnesses to have been weaving across the center line, according to Trooper Redding.  The truck collided with the Blume auto broadside Wright was admitted to Memorial Hospital with facial lacerations.
     Many of the details of the crash were still unknown late Saturday night, and. the incident remains under investigation.
     Deputy Ron Woolley assisted in the investigation.
     Rites for the Blume family are pending at Fisher Funeral Home.
Another article, this one on Monday 11/5/73 May Seek Grand Jury Quiz in Three Deaths

     A grand jury investigation of the triple fatality that occurred Saturday evening on U .S. 35 south of Logansport may. be sought.
     Prosecutor Fred Bowyer said today he will check the results of State Trooper David Reading's investigation of the case before deciding whether to ask Judge Norman Kiesling to call the grand jury.
     Trooper Redding is awaiting an analysis of a blood sample taken from Ronald Wright, 27, of Rt. 1, Walton, driver of .the truck involved in the collision.  Wright, who suffered facial lacerations, was able to leave Memorial hospital Sunday.
     Triple rites for the three victims of the crash will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Calvary Presbyterian church.
     The victims were Robert L. Blume, 31, his wife, Judy, 27, and their daughter, Andrea, 20 months.
     The Rev. John -Tobian, Willis Detwiler and Keith Rinehart will officiate at the services.
     Burial will be in Davis cemetery.

     Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the Fisher Funeral Home.  The bodies will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. .
     Robert L. Blume, 31, was born in Indianapolis, September 19, 1942, the son of Leon and Vivian Lockwood Blume.  He was married Nov. 26, 1969, to Judy Strasser, who also was killed in the crash.
     An industrial arts teacher at the Lincoln Junior High School, he was a driver at the local micro midget race track, a member of the U.A.R., a midget racing association and a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church.
     He is survived by his father, Leon, Mt. Etna; his mother, Mrs. Harold Hubenthal, Rt. 5; and one brother, Edward, Madison, Wis,

     Judy A. Blume, 27, born in Logansport, Nov. 1, 1946, was the daughter of Thomas R. and Margaret Regan Strasser.
     She is survived by her parents, Burnettsville; and three brothers; Thomas, Burnettsville; Richard, Delphi; and Don, Logansport.
     Andrea M. Blume, 20 months old, was born in Logansport, Feb. 28, 1972.
     She is survived by her grandparents.  

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman


 Roy Henry Boyette

2-5-41      10-5-11    (Age 59)

     Roy Henry Boyette was born on February 5, 1941, and passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

     [He was raised in Logansport, Indiana, and graduated from Logansport High School in 1960.]

     Roy was a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, at the time of his passing.

     Grave Side and Committal Service: Monday, October 10, 2011, 10:00 am, Crown Hill Cemetery Interment: Crown Hill Cemetery.

                               Information provided by Bob Hardin

Frank Bullick

 Frank L. Bulick

9-26-42      12-3-86    (Age 44)

     Franklin L. Bulick, 44, Rt. 1, Logansport, Indiana, died at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1986, in Memorial Hospital.
     He was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Fulda, Minn, to Franklin 0. and Esther L. Peterson Bulick.  He was married Dec. 30, 1984, in Adamsboro to Cathy Brock, who survives.
     He was a coiler at Ironmonger Spring Company, Walton, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
     Also surviving are his mother, Rt. 1; three sons, Troy and Jamie, both of 4400 Kensington Ln., and Davin, Rt. 1; a brother, Lynn L., Rt. 1; and two sisters, Joyce Konkler and Judy Doeden, both of Sacramento, Calif.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Community Church of God, with the Rev. Paul E. B. Gruhn officiating.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today in Kroeger Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Saturday in the church.  

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

Bonnie Lou Caldwell - HS

Bonnie L Calldwell Weser - obit

 Bonnie Lou Caldwell Weser

3-7-42      1-26-12    (Age 69)

     Bonnie was reported to have passed away on January 26, 2012, at the age of 69 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  (1-27-2012)

     Bonnie Lou Caldwell Weser, 69, passed away on January 26, 2012, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, after a short illness.
     Bonnie was born in LaPorte, Indiana, on March 7, 1942, to Robert and Louise Caldwell of Logansport, Indiana. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1960.  Bonnie was married to Paul Weser; subsequently they divorced.
     Survivors include her two daughters, Christine Weser and Cynthia Weser, both of Las Cruces; one son Charles (wife Carla) Weser of Texas; one sister Rose (husband Ron) Cabral, New Bedford, Mass., and her husband Paul Weser.  Bonnie was predeceased by her parents.
     A memorial service will be celebrated February 2, 2012.
     Condolences may be sent to:
Chrissy & Cindy Weser, 5272 Mangas Trail, Las Cruces, NM – 88012
Rose L. Cabral, 67 Blaze Road, New Bedford, MA 02745

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

     "My Bonnie passed away at 2:15 AM this day [1-26-2012].  She is survived by her daughters, Christine and Cynthia, her son, Charles and his wife, Carla, her sister Rose Caldwell-Cabral and husband, Ron.  
     Bonnie was a very special person and will be truly missed by everyone whose life she touched." ....................................................Paul Weser on

More information will be provided when it is available.

 Richard "Dick" W Carroll - HS

Richard "Dick" W Carroll - obit

  Richard "Dick" W Carroll

12-18-1941      10-5-2011    (Age 69)

Richard "Dick" W. Carroll, 69, passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Logansport, IN, Dick attended Logansport High School, International Business College and finished his education at IPFW. He worked as a Division Director with North American Van Lines for 25 years and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Dick loved spending time with his family. He was a long time coach for his daughter Leigh Ann's baseball teams and made the game enjoyable for all of the girls involved. Dick especially enjoyed taking his son Sean to Komet hockey games where they were long time season ticket holders and proud members of the Section 100 group. Road trips were the highlight of their season. He also enjoyed attending Tincap baseball games with Sean and making trips to Chicago to catch a Cubs or Blackhawks game. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren at his "Summer Home" on Coldwater Lake. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Bonnie L. Carroll of Fort Wayne; sons, Mark A. (Jill) Carroll of Wesley Chapel, FL, Steven W. Carroll of Chicago, IL and Sean A. Carroll of Fort Wayne; daughter, Leigh Ann (Eric) Carroll Kamm of Whitehouse, TX; sisters, Ann (JR.) Witt of Hudson, IN, Judy (John) Dutton of Kenneth City, FL and Cindy (Tom) LaDow of Logansport, IN; brother, Robert "Bob" (Carol) Carroll of Logansport, IN; grandchildren, Jenna Carroll, Emily Carroll, Nicholas "Nick" Carroll, Derek Kamm and Ashlyn Kamm. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Inez Carroll. Service will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 10, 2011 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Avenue, with Rev. Phil Emerson officiating and calling one hour prior. Visitation is 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial at a later date in Bowers Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Camp Millhouse,25600 Kelly Rd, South Bend, IN 46614. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.  (10-9-2011)


  RobertW Champion

??-??-19??      9-24-2013    (Age 71)

     BELVIDERE, Ill. — Robert W. Champion, 71, Belvidere, Ill., passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, Ill.
     He is survived by wife, Vicki; daughters, Myria (Kenny) Tindle and Michele Champion; son, Colin Champion; eight grandchildren; brother, William Champion; and several nieces and nephews.
     A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Belvidere, Ill., with the Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp officiating. Cremation rites have taken place.
     Memorial visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. 

Robert Collins HS

 Robert Leroy "Butch" Collins

10-27-42    5-18-96   (Age 53)

     AUSTIN, Texas — Robert L. "Butch"
Collins, 53, Austin, died Saturday in Austin, from injuries suffered in an accident in Austin, Texas, on May 11, 1996.
     Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of Robert E. and Mildred Fosler Collins.
     Surviving are his father, of Logansport; two sons, Brian, San Antonio, Texas, and Darren, Plymouth; one sister, Barbara Bagwell, Marion; one grandson; two step-grandsons; three nieces; and one nephew.  One brother, Doug Woodruff, one niece, and one nephew preceded in death.
     Cremation and burial will be at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Friday.  (11-18-2011)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

Elizabeth "Betsey" J Corcoran Luey - HS

 Elizabeth "Betsey" J Corcoran Luey

3-30-42    3-25-2013   (Age 70)

     Elizabeth "Betsey" J. Luey, 70, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 8:35 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born on March 30, 1942 in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Ves and Betty (Harrison) Corcoran.  On June 28, 1978 she married Francis Luey who survives.
     Elizabeth was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, she was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, and she was a past president of Sigma Phi Sorority.
     She retired from Logansport Memorial Hospital as a lab technician.
     Survivors include her husband Francis of Logansport, sons; Matt Wickersham (Denise), and John Wickersham, both of Logansport, stepson; Mark Luey of Norfolk, Virginia, stepdaughters; Marsha (Tom Stovall) Luey of Nashville, Tennessee, and Marcheta Luey of Salisbury, North Carolina, brothers; Steven (Marie) Corcoran of Farmington Hills, Michigan and Charles Corcoran of Indianapolis.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
     Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St., Logansport with Pastor Doug Mankell officiating.  Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m., until the time of service at the church. [Services happen to be on what would have been her 71st birthday.]
     Marocco – Rans Funeral Chapel have been entrusted with arrangements.
     Memorial Contributions may be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Memorial Fund.
     Please sign the online guestbook and condolences at ransfuneralhomes.com..  (3-25-2013)

Information from Rans-Marocco Funeral Home website

James Cotner HS

 James M Cotner

2-11-1942     7-22-1989  (Age 47)

     Services for James Murray Cotner, 47, of 702 Van Buren St., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     He died at 10:18 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 1989, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
     He was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Logansport to Leone and Stella Secrest Cotner.  He was married March 30, 1981, in Logansport to Judy Adams, who survives.
     He was a tool and die maker at Elco Industries.
     Also surviving are his mother, of 700 S. Cicott St.; two daughters, Kelly Adair, Rt. 3, Logansport, and Connie Myers, Orlando, Fla.; two stepsons, Tim and Dan Newell, both at home; two stepbrothers, Albert Cotner, Florida, and Ralph Cotner, Logansport; two stepsisters, Isabel Selvio and Fancys Smith, both of Logansport; and three grandchildren.
     A sister preceded in death.
     The Rev. Daniel Pongratz will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel.  (2-11-2012)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

Don Cowell

 Donald L Cowell

5-31-42      6-23-69    (Age 27)

     From the Pharos Tribune archives, Tuesday 6/24/1969

     Find Body In Wrecked Auto

Police Believe Man Died Friday Morning

     The body of a man reported missing since 1 a.m. Friday, June 20, was found about 3 p.m. Monday
in the wreckage of his 1969 auto in a wooded area west of the overhead bridge on U.S. 24 east. The accident is believed to have occurred about 2 a.m. Friday.
    The victim, Donald L. Cowell, 27, of Rt. 5, Valley View Dr., was reported missing by his wife on Sunday. She told the Cass County Sheriff's department that her husband had been last seen alive about 1 a.m. Friday.
     The site of the crash was in a wooded area about 500 feet west of the "killer bridge," seven miles east of the city on U.S. 24.  Authorities said Cowell apparently had been westbound when his auto went off the right side of the road on the curve next to the bridge, and down a 225 foot embankment.  The top of the vehicle was sheared off when it struck a large tree.  The auto came to rest on its left side, police said.  Investigating officers said Cowell apparently fell asleep and that excessive speed was also a factor in the accident.  According to the accident report, Cowell's speed at the time of the accident was estimated at 80 miles an hour.
     A wrecker was used to free Cowell's body from the wreckage and a crane from Wolf Construction Company was used to remove the demolished auto.  Cass County Coroner Manfred Wolf said death was due to a skull fracture and crushed chest.  The accident, was found by Al Wandle, of Logansport, a friend of the victim.
     Cowell's death raises the Cass County traffic fatality toll for 1969 to eight.  Investigating officers included Sheriff Rex Harris, Deputy. Sheriff Frank Johnson, Sgt. Dale Douglas, Troopers Steve Becsei, James Hoover and Richard Keyes, and Coroner Wolf.
     Born in Cass County, May 31, 1942, the victim was the son of Thomas Cowell, Flora, and Mrs. Thelma Sailors Pence, 514 West Market St.
     He was employed as an inspector at the Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo and worked part time in the auto service center of Penney's, Logansport.
     He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the United Auto Workers Union.
     His marriage was to the former Ruth Ann Michael, Dec. 21, 1960.
     Surviving with his parents and widow are two children. Tina Marie, 8, and Timothy Mark, 3, both at home; a sister, Miss Corinna Cowell, 514 West Market St.; a brother, Eugene, 815 Helm St., and a half-brother, David Duane Cowell, Flora.
     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the McCloskey- Hamilton-Kahle Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Wilbur officiating.  Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman



Patricia L Cripe Short

        6-18-1941     8-13-2013    (Age 72)

Patricia L. Short, 72, of Logansport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital.

Born June 18, 1941 in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Doyne and Jean A. Smith Cripe.  On January 6, 1986, in Logansport, she was married to Thomas G. Short.  He preceded her in death on January 1, 2000.

A graduate of Logansport High School, people will remember Patricia from the many years she worked at the former Burger Barn.

Patricia was a member of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie #323.  She enjoyed gardening and shopping.  Patricia was an excellent cook.  Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Trisha & Eric McCarty of Clymers and Deb & John Hiester of Logansport; one son and daughter-in-law Chuck & Deb Hickey of Logansport; two step-daughters, Tammy (husband Tim) Miller and Teresa Short, all of Logansport,; seven grandchildren, Scotty, Sara, Brittany, Jess, Johnathan, Cassie and Kayla; one great-grandchild, Winry.

She was preceded in death by one stepson.

A funeral service will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Drane officiating.

Interment will follow in the Ever Rest Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013, in the funeral chapel.

You may light a candle of hope, share condolences in her guestbook and view the video tribute online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.  (8-23-2013)

                       Information from Fisher Funeral Home websites

Larry D Crockett - HS

Larry D Crockett - obit

 Larry D Crockett

9-11-1942      4-2-2013    (Age 70)

     Larry D. Crockett, 70, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Seton Specialty Hospital, Lafayette.
     Born Sept. 11, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Harvey and Mary Gladys (Humphrey) Crockett.  On Sept. 20, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Boyd, she survives.
     He was a 1961 Logansport High School graduate.
     Larry was a retired Tool and Die Engineer.  He was formerly employed at Small Parts and Humphrey Tool.  He also formerly owned and operated Acorn Enterprises.  Larry enjoyed woodworking, carpentry and working around the home.
     Survivors include his wife, Carol, Logansport, son, Kevin Crockett, Eugene, Ore., sister, Patty Bowman, Logansport, brother-in-law, Robert Boyd (Vickie), Kokomo; beloved granddaughter, Karah Crockett, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
     Please sign the online guestbook and condolences to the Crockett family at ransfuneralhomes.com  

                    Information from Pharos Tribune website

Gerry Daniels

 Gerry L Daniels

8-29-42      5-9-77    (Age 34)

     From the Pharos Tribune archives, Tuesday 5/10/77
     Gerry L. Daniels, 34, Rt. 6; died at 4:45 p.m. Monday May 9, at the Indiana University Medical Center.  Born Aug. 29, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Theodore and Mildred Cain Daniels, Sr.
     On June 18, 1972 he was married to Terri Bolinger. who survives.
     A Vietnam Army veteran, he was employed at Small Parts, Inc.
     Surviving with the wife at Rt. 6 are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Daniels Sr., 504 Bates St.; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Rans Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Nancy Ray, 504 Bates St.: two brothers, Theodore Daniels Jr., and William, both of 1215 Sycamore and eight nieces and nephews
     Funeral services-will be at 2 pm Friday at McCloskey- Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home,  Burial will be at Davis Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 7 to 9 p m Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m Thursday and until the time of services Friday.
     The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Cancer Fund.  

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

  Alene Davis Oakes HS

Alene Davis Oakes Obit

  Alene D Davis Oakes

9-1-43      8-16-06    (Age 62)

     Services for Alene D. Oaks, 62, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fulton Baptist Temple Church.
     She died at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
     Born Sept. 1, 1943, in Paris, Miss., she was the daughter of Luther Alson and Willie Viola Crow Davis. She was married April 18, 1970, in Logansport, to James Weiland Oaks, who preceded in death Aug. 9, 1997.
     Mrs. Oaks worked in administration for Ivy Tech Community College, Logansport Campus.
     Alene attended Fulton Baptist Temple Church and was an avid walker. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, going to plays and reunions, and spending time with family and friends.
     Surviving are two daughters, Misty Moss and her husband, Tim, Logansport, and Janie Stern and her husband, Michael, Cleveland, Ohio; her mother, Willie Hedrick, Logansport; four grandchildren, Stephen Moss, Chicago, Amber Moss, Logansport, and Tyler Stern and Mikaylah Stern, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Lillian Fowler and her husband, James, Lewisburg; and three brothers, Odis Davis, Logansport, and Luther Alvis Davis and Jim H. Davis, both of Lawrenceburg.
     Two brothers preceded in death.
     The Rev. Bruce Russell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour before the time of services Saturday in the church.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton Baptist Temple Church.
This article from the Logansport Pharos Tribune:
Injuries fatal to pedestrian
   A Logansport woman struck by a vehicle while walking across a street Tuesday evening has died of her injuries.
   Alene D. Oaks, 62, was died at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
   Oaks was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Tuesday evening as she walked across Roselawn Drive. Glare from the sun is believed to be the reason Matthew K. Gaumer, 23, Logansport, did not see Oaks when he was turning south onto Roselawn from High Street.
   Oaks was unconscious when authorities arrived. She was transferred to Logansport Memorial Hospital before being flown via Good Samaritan helicopter to the Fort Wayne hospital.
   Police said that no charges will be filed against Gaumer.

Rose Marie Davis Freidline HS

Rose Marie Davis Freidline Obit
Photo from
Fisher Funeral

 Rose Marie Davis Freidline

2-9-42     8-31-01    (Age 59)

  Born in Logansport, Rose was the daughter of James W. and Anna L. Wilson Davis.  On May 31, 1965, she was married to Robert Joseph Freidline, who survives. 
   Rose belonged to the Embroidery Guild of America, Sagamore Ridge Chapter; American Needle Point Guild, Hoosier Heartland Chapter; and the New Life Alliance Church. 
   A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, she was a 1964 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology.  The former owner and operator of Twin Rivers Medical Laboratory, she was also retired from the Logansport State Hospital. 
   Also surviving are two daughters, Molly Freidline and Sheri Freidline; one son, Ted J. Freidline; four grandchildren, Daniel Benn, Lindsey Benn, Lily Walters and Joseph Freidline; and two brothers, James W. Davis and John A. Davis.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin D. Davis; and one sister, Margaret E. Hoover.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Alliance Church.
   Services will be held at: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4th in New Life Alliance Church, 3529 High St. Rd., Logansport.  Pastor Fred Drye will officiate the services.  Visitation times are: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3rd in Fisher Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

 Carol L Douglas - HS

Carol L Douglas Carroll - obit
Photo from Kroeger Funeral Home

 Carol L Douglas Carroll

10-4-42     10-20-12    (Age 70)

     Carol L. Carroll, age 70, Logansport, Indiana, was called home to her Lord with her pastor and family by her side, at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, in her residence.
     Born in Peru, Ind., on October 4, 1942, she was the daughter of Shirley Lee and Frances “Jayne” Zook Douglas.  Her mother and step-father, Robert G. Wilhelm, raised Carol.
     She was married November 30, 1963, Celina, Tenn., to Robert L. Carroll, who survives.
     Carol retired in 1993 from the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office.  She had also worked as bailiff and legal secretary.
     A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, Carol was a member of Life Gate Church.  She was also active at Peak Community Services (formerly Woodlawn Center), where she was a past board member and assisted in coordinating client activities.  She was especially dedicated to the Special Olympics and Peak's bowling programs.
     She was a member of Delta Theta Chi sorority.  A dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother, her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren and family.
     Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters, Krista Carroll and Kim (Shawn) McLochlin, all of Logansport; grandchildren, Tyler Buell, Shadd McLochlin, Drake McLochlin and Laine McLochlin.
     Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy and John Dutton, Kenneth City, Fla., Bonnie Carroll, Fort Wayne, Ann and Jr. Witt, Hudson, Ind., and Cindy and Tom LaDow, Logansport; several nieces, nephews and a cousin, Kim Bakehorn, Peru, as well as several other cousins, and her best friend, Carol Carney, Logansport.
     Preceding in death were a daughter, Kelly Buell and brother-in-law, Dick Carroll.
     The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Life Gate Church (831 Burlington Avenue). Pastors Andy Weil and Bob Gray will officiate.
     Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Life Gate Church and from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, also at the church.
     Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Peak Community Services.  Envelopes will be available at the church.
     Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  
              Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website

Jennie Drompp Hatcher HS

 Jennie Drompp Hatcher 

09-28-42       07-28-96    (Age 53)

  Jennie was married to Jon Hatcher for 32 years, and lived in Muncie where she is buried.  Jon tells us she was a "marvelous woman and a brave one."   Jennie's dad, John T Drompp, died in 1995.

     Following information from the Pharos Tribune archives, Mon, July 29, 1996.

     MUNCIE — Jennie A. Hatcher, 53, Muncie, died Sunday, July 29th, in Ball Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.  Born in Logansport, she had resided in Muncie since 1960.
     Mrs. Hatcher had been employed by Ball State University as a student employment coordinator since 1974, and had taught at Wes Del High School and Harrison Washington Community Schools. She received her masters degree from Ball State in 1973.
     Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Jon A. Hatcher; two sons, Daniel and Kevin Hatcher, both of Muncie; her mother, Marjorie Hosier, Winamac; one sister, Patricia Foerg, West Lafayette; one brother, Michael Drompp, Memphis, Tenn.; her father- in-law, John Hatcher, and mother-in-law, Florence Hatcher, both of Muncie; her stepmother, Jenimae Drompp; and two nephews, Gregory and Robert Foerg.  Her father, John T. Drompp, and her stepfather, Gerald Hosier, preceded in death.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Garden View Funeral Home, Muncie.
     Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory Mausoleum.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, 10501 N. State Road 3.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Ball Hospital Foundation, in memory of Jennie Hatcher.  

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

George R Ebey -LHS Junior Year

 George Rodney Ebey

05-08-1941       03-28-11    (Age 69)

     George Rodney Ebey, 69, Logansport, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at the Marion VA Nursing Home, Marion.
     Born May 8, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of George Harold Ebey and Clara Pierce.
     George was a painter and interior decorator.
     He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
     Surviving are sister, Pat Slusher and husband, Jerry, Logansport; nephew, Jerry Slusher and wife, Daphne, Logansport; niece, Terri Clem and husband, John, Logansport; great-nephews and great-niece, Ryan Clem and Derek Clem, both of Lafayette, Jaclyn Slusher, Franklin, and Jacob Slusher, Logansport.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Vernon officiating.
     Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     Sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com  

Patricia Emmerd Rhodes HS

Patricia Emmerd Rhodes Obit 

 Patricia L Emmerd Rhodes

       06-29-42       06-26-04    (Age 61)

     PENDLETON - Patricia L 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.
(Warsaw, Indiana, Times Union 6-29-04)

Gloria J Fettig - HS


 Gloria J Fettig Smithman

       7-1-42       12-29-05    (Age 63)

     Mrs. Gloria J. Smithman, age 63 died 12:42 A.M., December 29, 2005 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, [Michigan City, Indiana].
     She was born July 1, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana, the daughter of John E. and Betty Jean Barnnett Fettig who preceded her in death.  She was united in marriage to Warren O. Smithman on May 18, 1963 in Logansport, Indiana who preceded her in death in 2004.
     She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending with her family.  She was educated in interior design at P.N.C.  There are no planned services for Mrs. Smithman.  Cremation has taken place.
     Surviving are her children, Warren (Alice) Smithman of Chesterton; Edward K.(Janelle) Smithman of Snake Valley, Australia; John Smithman of Michigan City , 8 Grandchildren, 1 great Grandchild.  Sister, Sharon (Jim) Alexander of Fairmont.  Special Friend of over 30 years, Fred Little.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Jackie Fettig and Brother, Jonathan Fettig.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis.  

Laudine Finch Goodale

 Laudine Finch Goodale

9-15-41      11-18-92    (Age 51)

From the Pharos Tribune archives, Thursday 11/19/92
     CLAWSON, Mich. — Laudine Frances "Franke" Goodale, 51, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died Wednesday in William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
     She was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Mountain View, Ark., and was a graduate of Logansport High School.[Class of 1960].
     In 1964, she was married to Paul Goodale, who survives.
     A homemaker, Mrs. Goodale had been active as a volunteer in the Holy Name School preschool program, the Brother Rice High School Mothers Club, and Bloomfield Hills Academy.  She was a member of the League of Catholic Women in Detroit and the Republican Committee of Oakland.  She was an avid golfer, a member of Forest Lake Country Club and an associate member of the USGA.
     She was an accomplished artist, specializing in landscapes.
     Also surviving are her mother, Frances McClure, Arkansas; one daughter, Kelly; one son, Greg; and one sister, Bonnie Lee Perry Illinois.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Name Catholic Church, 245 Woodland at Harmon in Birmingham, Mich.  Entombment will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Mich. , .
     Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks St., Clawson, Mich., where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. .
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  (11-27-2011)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

Bob Gast

 Robert 'Bob' Eugene Gast

2-25-1942     4-9-1998     (Age 56)

From the Pharos Tribune archives, Friday, April 10, 1998.
     ROCHESTER — Services for Robert E. Gast, 56, of 2607 Wolf Point Drive, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Foster & Good Funeral Home.
     Mr. Gast died at 2 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.  He had been in failing health for one month and was hospitalized for 2
1/2 weeks.
     Born Feb. 25, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Fred and Dorothy Hiatt Gast, who survive in Logansport.  On Feb. 14, 1969, in Logansport, he was married to Sue Adams, who died Feb. 10, 1990.
     He was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School and had attended Ball State University.
     He was retired from the Wilson Food Corporation in Logansport.
     Mr. Gast was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Rochester.
     Mr. Gast also was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge 1107 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 852.
     Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Rob and Teresa Gast, Rochester, and Brad Gast, Culver; one sister, Shirley Thomas, Logansport; and three grandchildren, Cameron Gast, Rochester, and Devon and Chandler Gast, Culver.
     The Rev. Junior Bose will officiate at the services.  Burial, with military graveside services by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral home, where the Manitou Moose Lodge 1107 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today.  

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

Michael W Haines - obit

 Michael W Haines

4-5-1942     4-21-2011     (Age 69)

     Michael "Mike" William Haines, 69, of Kailua-Kona, died April 21 at Kona Community Hospital. Born April 5, 1942, in Dearborn, Mich.; he was the retired owner of Haines Consulting in California, member of Grace Community Church, volunteered with AWANA and Meet and Eat, president of Alii Cove Home Owners Association, member of Keauhou Canoe Club, and an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam.
     A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
     He is survived by wife, Wanda Haines, of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Katherine (David) Schroeder, of Euless, Texas; sons, Patrick (Stefanie) Haines, of Louisville, Colo., Christopher (Julie) Haines, of St. Louis, Mark (Angela) Haines, of Romeo, Mich., Kevin (Jill) Frye, of McCordsville, Ind.; eight grandchildren.

     Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.   (6-9-2011)

 Dave Hoover - HS

David F Hoover - obit

  David F Hoover

       07-27-41       11-14-09    (Age 68)

    David F. Hoover, 68, of Peru, went to be with the Lord at his residence on Nov. 14, 2009 at 2:41 p.m.
    David was a retired conductor and engineer from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, serving them for 33.
    He was born on July 27, 1941 in Wabash, Ind., the son of Mark and Virginia (Worthen) Hoover, both of whom preceded him in death.
    On Oct. 20, 1973, David married Lona J. Bitterling, and she survives.
    David was a member of Zion Chapel Church and served in the United States Marine Corp.
    Also surviving include seven children, April, Aaron, Autumn, Adam, Crystal, Randy and Lori, his mother-in-law Helen Bitterling and an aunt, Francis, as well as several nieces and nephews.  A sister, Brenda, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
    Funeral services will be held at Zion Chapel Church, 915 S. Broadway, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Pastor Rod Correll, Pastor George Dinkel and Pastor Lew McKinney will all officiate.
    Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at Zion Chapel Church with burial at Bruce Lake Cemetery in Bruce Lake, Ind., following the funeral.
    Memorial contributions may be made to either the Gideon’s and/or Zion Chapel Church.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.

Dick Huntsinger

 Dick Huntsinger

11-25-42      1-14-96    (Age 53)

     Richard L "Dick" Huntsinger, 53, of 2405 S. Roberts Way, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
     Born Nov. 11,1942, in Sacramento, California, he was the son of Kenneth Reed and Florence Ethel Evans Huntsinger. On Oct. 9, 1993, he was married in Logansport to Cindy Thompson, who survives.
     Mr. Huntsinger had served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed as a dispatcher at Collins Moving System, Kokomo.  He was a long-haul truck driver for 26 years and at one time he owned and operated "Carpet Fair" in Logansport.
     He was a member of American Legion Post 60 and the Eagles, Elks and Moose lodges.  He enjoyed bowling and playing golf, pool and darts. He especially enjoyed spending time with his many friends.
     Also surviving are one daughter, Edie Srotyr, Logansport; one son, Richard C. Scrivner, onnecticut; one sister, Marcia Mclntyre, New Port Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren, April and B.J.; and one niece and one nephew.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home. Burial, with military rites, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  

Betty James -HS

Betty L James Frye - obit

 Betty L James Frye

6-13-41      1-23-13    (Age 71)

     Betty L. Frye, 71, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 1:10 a.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Heart Center Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Born on June 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Edith (Prophet) James.  On June 18, 1961, Betty married Larry “Buck” R. Frye.  He preceded her in death on August 2, 2000.
    She was a graduate of Logansport High School.
    Betty retired from the Logansport State Hospital in 1997.  She was a member of Helm St. Church of God and she enjoyed fishing, puzzles, reading, collecting Coke memorabilia and especially watching her children and grandchildren playing sports.
    Survivors include her sons, Larry R. Frye, Jr.,(Ana) of Logansport, Paul H. Frye (Lori) of Peru, Daniel L. Frye (Cynthia) of Logansport, and Dennis L. Frye (Nonie) of Logansport, and daughter, Christiana Black (Bobby) of Logansport and grandchildren; Melissa Frye, Rebecca Frye, Kirk Kiriazis, Josie Frye, Georgie Frye, Paulie Frye, Katie Clements, Clayton Frye, Dustin Clements, Krista Frye, Kristine Van Baalen (Travis), Sierra Frye, Savannah Frye, Adrienne Frye, Erin Frye, Britny Nichole Frye, Caleigh Brianne Frye, Cateline Leigh Frye, Larry Hayden, Lacey Freels, Landon (Tiffany) Hayden, great grandchildren; Justice Frye, Jackson Frye, Jeremiah Frye, Rielynn Frye, Mason Van Baalen, Zachary Freels, Skyla Hayden, Isaiah Hayden, and Lillian Hayden.
    She was also preceded in death by granddaughters, Allie Jo Frye and Bailey Gene Frye and sister, Carolyn McCain.
    Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dean Snyder officiating.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013, at the funeral home.
    Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Logansport.
    Memorial Contributions may be made to the Logansport Youth Baseball League.
    Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Frye family at www.maroccofc.com.  
                        Information from Marocco Funeral Chapel website.


Barbara A. Jones Burkenpas

               2-16-41      1-10-14    (Age 72)

     Barbara A. (Jones) Burkenpas, 72, of Lafayette, passed away, unexpectedly, at home on Friday, January 10, 2014.  Born February 16, 1941, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Mervil and Leona (Hoover) Jones.  She was a 1959 graduate of Logansport High School.
     Barbara married Peter Burkenpas in May, 2003, in Lafayette, and he survives.  She worked in healthcare for 15 years, 5 of those years at Home Hospital, retiring in 2003.  She was a member of Community Reformed Church where she was a member of the Bible Study Group.  Her hobbies included traveling, reading, crocheting, and watercolor painting.

     Surviving with her husband are her children, Kent "David" Pugh (wife, Debbie) of Culleoka, Tennessee, Karen Grove (husband, Dave) of Lafayette and Holly Cannon of Indianapolis; her "bonus" children (Peter's children) Tom Burkenpas (wife, Sue) of Rogers, AR, Karen Bosma (husband, Tom) and Judy Brown (husband, Kevin) both of Lafayette; and her sister, Sandy Hatcher (husband, Chuck) of Columbus, IN, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

     Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Hippensteel Funeral Home.  Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Community Reformed Church with Rev. Wes Campbell officiating.  Burial to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport.  Memorial contributions may be made to Community Reformed Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care.  Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.  (1-11-2014)

                 Information from Hippensteel Funeral Home web site.

Jim Kistler

 James L. Kistler

12-21-42      6-12-67    (Age 25)

From the PHAROS TRIBUNE Archives of Wednesday, June 14, 1967:

Sgt. James Kistler, 25, Killed in Vietnam DMZ

     Sgt. James L. Kistler, 25, 1425 Wright St., was killed Monday [June 12, 1967] while on patrol in Vietnam's demilitarized zone.
     He was the sixth Cass County victim of the war in Vietnam.
     A telegram received by the family Wednesday stated that he died after sustaining fragmentary wounds while on patrol in Kuang Tri, Republic of Vietnam.
     The mother. Mrs. Stella Kistler. first received word of his death from a Marine Corps representative Tuesday.
     Kistler entered the Marine Corps in 1960, shortly after graduating from Logansport High School.
He was home on leave in April before going to Vietnam.
     Born in Logansport on Dec. 21, 1942, he was the son of Howard and Stella Nethercutt Kistler.  His father preceded him in death.
     Other survivors include four brothers. Keith, 700 W, Linden Ave.: Jay. 11 E. Miami Ave.: Charles, Rt. 3, Lucerne, and Marion, 1904 N. Third St.: six sisters, Mrs. Dudley Black, 920 Michigan Ave.: Mrs. Joseph Wren, 1425 Wright St.: Mrs, Eric Prentice, 1831 North St.; Mrs. David Rennewanz, Rt. 2; Mrs. Dudley Walters, 16 E. Miami Ave. and Mrs. Leonard Black, Detroit, Mich.
     Rites are pending at Kroeger Funeral Home.  

From the PHAROS TRIBUNE Archives, of Wednesday, June 21, 1967:

     KISTLER, JAMES L., 25, 1425 Wright St. Services at 2 p.m.
Friday at the Kroeger Funeral Home. The Rev. Raymond Skelton will officiate.  Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery.
     The local Marine died June 12 after sustaining fragmentary wounds while on patrol in Vietnam.  (12-3-2011)

All above Information gathered by Leon Whiteman



 Elaine Leslie Baker

                 9-1-19-1942      3-25-2014    (Age 71)

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

 Roger S Linton - HS

Roger S Linton - obit

 Roger S Linton

12-28-1941      11-13-2011    (Age 69)

    Roger S. Linton, age 69, St. Charles, Ill., formerly of Logansport, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011, at 8:05 a.m., in Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
    Born December 28, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of Parker and Josephine Shafer Linton.
    He was married December 2, 1961, to Diana Gibson, who survives, residing in St. Charles.
    Mr. Linton had been employed at the H. W. Gossard Company.  He was later employed by Grubb & Ellis building management. Roger enjoyed golfing, dancing and was a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.
    Roger’s family includes a son, Doug, who preceded him in death, a daughter, Stefanie Linton, and son, Steven Linton and his family, Tina, Michelle & Lacy, Chris and Gage. Also surviving are a sister, Wilma Miller and her family, Paul, Jack & Pam, Margaret and a son Robert, who preceded her in death.
    The Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2011, at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport.
    Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
    Interment will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 606 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
    The family wishes to thank the “OPECC girls” at Delnor Hospital in Geneva for their kindness.  

Carolyn Sue "Susie" Long Baldini HS

Susie Long Baldini

 Carolyn Sue "Susie" Long Baldini

5-13-1941      7-16-2009    (Age 68)

    Services for Carolyn Sue “Susie” Baldini, 68, Logansport, will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
    She passed away at 11:33 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
    Born May 13, 1941, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Keith Marshal Long and Betty Ross (Osborne) Long.  She was married Oct. 19, 1963, in Logansport to Gerald “Jerry” Baldini, who survives.
    A homemaker, Susie was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School.  She volunteered for many years at Miller’s Merry Manor and for the Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross, where she had been a former board member.
    She was a member of the Logansport Elkettes and Alpha Mu Chapter Tri Kappa Sorority. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and their activites.
    In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Anthony Baldini, Logansport, and Bradley Baldini, Indianapolis; two daughters, Jennifer (Mike) Curran, Speedway, and Angie Baldini, Logansport; one sister, Tami (Hal) Brooks, Rochester; brother-in-law, Donald Baldini, Logansport; five grandchildren, Garrett Baldini and Madison Baldini, Jacob, Joseph and Nicholas Curran; and several nieces and nephews.
    The Rev. Charles Azbell will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2723 S. Albright Road, Kokomo, IN 46902.
    Condolences may be placed online at kroegerfuneralhome.com.

John Luxem

 John Luxem

12-8-1942      3-3-2000    (Age 57)

     John was born in Logansport on Dec. 8, l942.  He graduated from St. Joseph's College in Rennselear in l964 with a business degree.
     He worked and lived in the Chicago area and was married to Elizabeth Wilkens in October, l970.  
     He is survived by his wife and three children - John of Chicago, Suzanne of Los Angeles and Gerianne of Dallas.
     John retired in l998 as chief financial officer for a financial institution, but pursued his interest in race horses and continued to oversee the management of his stable of horses until his sudden death from a heart attack on March 3, 2000.
     Burial was in Chicago.
       ~~submitted by his sister: Nancy Luxem Bynan 11-7-04

 Charles M Meade HS

Charles M Meade Obit

Charles M Meade

2-7-1942      1-13-2008    (Age 65)

     FLORA — Services for Charles M. Meade, 65, Flora, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Flora First Christian Church.
     He passed away at 7:15 a.m. Sunday in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.
     Born Feb. 7, 1942, in Frankfort, he was the son of Charley M. Sr. and Tochie Louise Wallace Meade. On Dec. 31, 1991, he was married at Pat’s Country Barn in Flora to Patricia J. Wagoner, who survives.
     After attending Carrollton and Flora schools, he graduated from Logansport High School in 1960. He had farmed in Carrollton township several years and worked at Mann Chevrolet in Flora as a salesman. He also had worked on appliances for Charlie & Pat’s Repairs in Flora and helped cater at Pat’s Country Barn in Flora.
     He was a member of the Flora First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mr. Meade also was a member of the Carroll County Economic Development Commission, Rotary International, Kiwanis, Old Settlers, Carroll County Antique Tractor and Machinery Club, Carroll County YMCA, Flora Community Club, John Purdue Club and the Purdue Club of Carroll County.
     He was also a 4-H leader, and he was past president of the Flora Little League, Carroll County Fair and Extension Board, Flora Community Club, Carroll County Historical Society, Carroll County YMCA and past board member of Prophetstown.
     Mr. Meade enjoyed collecting antique toys and tractors. He was an avid sports fan following the Colts and Purdue sports. He had played football, baseball and basketball while at Logansport High School.
     He is survived by two sons, Chris Meade and wife, Michelle, and Craig Meade, all of Flora; two stepdaughters, Petra Carter and husband, Duane, Indianapolis, and Polly Prather and husband, Marty, West Lafayette; one sister, Patty Maiben and husband, Tim, Bunker Hill; a sister-in-law, Shirley Wagoner and husband, Dr. Gordon, Flora; two grandchildren, Chase and Codey Meade, Flora; and three stepgrandchildren, Emilee Delaplane, and Eli and Ben Prather.
     Pastors Al Grumbling and Sam Davenport will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carroll County YMCA.
     Reinke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (9-16-08)

 Bonnie L Miller - HS Sophomore

Bonnie L Miller Cory - obit

Bonnie L. Miller Cory

4-10-1942      2-7-2012    (Age 69)

     Bonnie L. Cory, age 69, of Logansport, Indiana, died peacefully surrounded by the love of her family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer at 5:00 am Tuesday February 7, 2012, at her residence in Logansport.
     Born April 10, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Carl and Frances (Rehm) Miller.  On June 14, 1964 in Logansport, Indiana, she married Karl L.Cory who survives.
     She was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.  Bonnie enjoyed collecting miniature shoes and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
     Bonnie retired from Cory & Cory Creditor's Agent Inc., where she was co-owner and manager and previously held the position of Vice President of ACA of Indiana.
     Survivors also include her mother Frances Miller of Logansport; 2 daughters - Terri Romanyk and Christy Gaby of Indianapolis; 3 grandsons - Cory Smith of Mishawaka, Austin Gaby of Logansport, and Tate Gaby of Indianapolis;  granddaughter - Taylor Gaby of Indianapolis;  sister - Marsha Miller Scott of Logansport;  and 4 great-grandchildren .
     Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, Carl Miller, and a granddaughter, Abby Smith.
     Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Gundrum Funeral Home.  Officiating the services will be Rev. Tom DeFries , Pastor Bill Collins .  Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
     Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 4-8 PM at the Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.
     Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, Main Street United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society.
     To send condolences and sign the online guest book, go to www.gundrumfuneralhome.com.   (2-7-2012)





 John Joseph Ott

5-1-41      9-6-15    (Age 74)

     John J. Ott, age 74, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at his residence.

     Born May 1, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of Leo and Noreena Rossi Ott.

     On June 2, 1978, in Logansport, he was married to Carol Apt, who survives.

     A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, John retired in 2003 as a heavy equipment operator for Deichman Excavating.

     Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children, Dennis Etnier, Colliersville, TN, Sheryl Etnier-Colon (Tony Colon), Dexter, MI, Eric (Shirley) Ott Logansport and Drew (Deb) Ott, Brookston, IN; brothers, Robert (Celeste) Ott, Logansport, William Ott, Noblesville, Thomas Ott, Logansport, Kenneth (Deb) Ott, Monticello; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     A nephew, Thomas J. Ott, and a niece, Katie Parker, preceded him in death.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.   (9-8-2015)

                              Information from Kroeger Funeral Home website.

Barbara Pfaff Smith

 Barbara Pfaff Smith

3-9-42      1-5-99    (Age 56)

     Barb lived in Columbia City, Indiana, where she died.

From the Pharos Tribune, Wednesday 1-6-1999.
     COLUMBIA CITY — Services for former Logansport resident Barbara Kay Pfaff Smith, 56, of 5955 N. Center St., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive.
     Mrs. Smith died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City.
     The Revs. C. Jack Scott and Patricia Kessel will officiate at the services.
     Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the services Friday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia City United Methodist Church Memorial Fund and the Whitley County Mental Health Association.  (11-27-2011)

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

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 James Eugene Pierce

2-24-42      3-22-06    (Age 64)

     Lt. Col. James E. Pierce, Feb. 24, 1942 - March 22, 2006.
     Jim Pierce was born in Logansport, Ind., on Feb. 24, 1942.  After a hard-fought battle with ALS, and while surrounded by family, he died at his home in Grand Junction, Colo., on March 22, 2006.
     Jim received his bachelor's degree in education from Purdue University and his master's degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La.  As a career officer in the Air Force, he served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.  His military service took him to Louisiana, Germany, Oklahoma, Alaska, Florida, and Japan.  After retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1993, he began a second career as a guidance counselor at Crestview High School in Crestview, Fla.  He retired from Crestview High in 2004.  For all those years, Jim actively served in his local church, where he used his spiritual gift to teach Sunday school and sing in the choir.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, James D. and Harriet C. Pierce; his infant brother, John Robert Pierce; and by his beloved father and mother-in-law, Warren Adam and Jimmie Gray Baillio of Dry Prong, La.
     He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Pierce; and two sons, Rob and wife Kate Pierce, and Sean and wife Heather Pierce.  He is also survived by two grandchildren, Colton Garrett Pierce and Bern Gray Pierce, who brought him great joy.  He also touched the lives of many friends in Louisiana, Florida, and Colorado.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 377, Grand Junction, CO 81506; or to Springhill Memorial Cemetery, 1022 Hudson Creek Road, Dry Prong, LA 71423.
     Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction, is in charge of arrangements.

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 Bonnie Ranke Hartz

1-5-41      4-20-2006    (Age 65)

     Services for Bonnie L. Hartz, 65, of Burrows, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Gundrum Funeral Home.
     She died at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2006, in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
     Born Jan. 5, 1941, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Elwood A. and Margaret Cooper Ranke. She was married June 20, 1965, in Logansport, to Charles L. Hartz, who preceded in death May 24, 2002.
     A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, and a 1962 graduate of Indiana Business College of Logansport, Mrs. Hartz was a retired office worker for Mer-Del’s Quality Foods.
     She was a member of Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church.
     Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
     Surviving are one daughter, Julie Sink and her husband, Ron, Logansport; one son, Stewart A. Hartz and his wife, Sara, Aurora, Ill.; three sisters, Betty Wilson and Doris Joan Ranke, both of Burrows, and Carolyn Sue Minnick-Paul and her husband, Rev. Charles, Muncie; mother-in-law, Ruth Hartz, Peru; grandchildren, Holly, Kristen, Shannon and Caitlynn Sink; and several nieces and nephews.
     One brother and a twin sister preceded in death.
     Pastor Mike Stow will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Organ Procurement Organization Inc. and American Cancer Society.

Donna Ranke Zelinsky HS

 Donna Ranke Zelinsky

1-5-41      9-28-2000    (Age 59)
Logansport Pharos Tribune, September 30, 2000.

     Services for Donna L. Zelinsky, 59, of 615 Greenhills Drive, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
     She died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her residence.      Born Jan. 5, 1941, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Elwood A. and Margaret Cooper Ranke. She was married on Oct. 1, 1967, in Logansport, to Nick Zelinsky, who survives.
     Mrs. Zelinsky was a bookkeeper at Wal-Mart and worked in the accounting department at IBP. She had worked at Todd's Appliances for 17 years and The Gray Mill for 18 years. She also had served as treasurer of the Market Street United Methodist Church for five years.
     She was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School and attended Indiana Business College.
     She was a member of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles ladies auxiliaries.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Christina L. Carlson and her husband, Aaron J., Logansport, and Jennifer L. Zelinsky, Logansport; one brother, Jack Ranke, Logansport; four sisters, Betty Wilson, Doris J. Ranke and her twin sister Bonnie L. Hartz, all of Burrows, and Carolyn S. Minnick, Muncie; three grandsons, Jerry Beaupre, Tylor Beaupre and Robert Carlson; and one granddaughter, Haley Carlson.
     The Rev. Chip Gast of Cross-Wind United Methodist Church will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the I.U. Medical Center Kidney Foundation and the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church.

Donna's daughter Jennifer sent this additional information to be shared: I have some information for you about the cause of death. She was having problems with her leg for over a year and a blood clot formed and broke finally and blocked her pulmonary artery. The cause of death was Pulmonary artery Thromboembolus.  I want people to know what happened since they were nice enough to think of mom by sending flowers. I know my mom was looking forward to the class reunion, and seeing all her old friends. Thank you again for all your prayers.     Sincerely, Jennifer L. Zelinsky




 William O Richards

             7-9-1941      7-3-2014    (Age 72)

     William "Buckets" Richards, 72, of Logansport, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in his residence.
     Born July 9, 1941, in Cannelton, Indiana, he was the son of the late Boyd and Alma (Curl) Richards.  On April 1, 1978, in Logansport, he married Shirley A. Rucker who survives.
     Bill retired from Exide Battery Factory.  He was a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge #33, Mizpah Shrine Temple Valley of Fort Wayne, Logansport Shrine Club, American Legion Post #60, V.F.W. Post #3790, and Eagles Lodge #323. Bill served his country in the United States Navy.
     Surviving along with his wife are five daughters, Donna Hankee, Columbus, MS; Dotti Richards, Columbus, MS; Dorine (Keilan) Deason, Logansport; Carol (Dennis) Pearson, Lafayette; Patty (Shane) Hochstetler, Elkhart; and a son, Kenny (Lisa) Clark, Kissimmee, FL; brother, Robert (Penny) Richards, Camden; sister, Mary (Gene) Pelter, Fort Wayne; brother in law, Jim (Bonnie) Bell, Logansport; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Bell.
     In according to Bill’s wishes there will be no services but friends are welcome to call the family or stop by to visit.  A private burial will be held at Ever-Rest Memorial Park cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals For Children in care of the Logansport Shrine Club 415 High Street Logansport, IN 46947
     You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com
     Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gundrum Funeral Home and Cass County Crematory.  (7-5-2014)
                           From the Gundrum Funeral Home Website




 Joseph W Roller

             4-28-1942      11-16-2013    (Age 71)

     Joseph W. Roller, age 71, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 6:26 a.m., on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.  Upon his death he was an eye cornea donor.

     Born April 28, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Dale and Betty Shafer Roller.

     On November 2, 1963, he was married in St. Vincent’s Church to Mary Ellen Jones, who survives.

     Joe was retired from Modine Manufacturing after 32 ½ years of employment.

     A 1960 graduate of Logansport High School, Joe enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, bowling and hunting.  He was a member of the Logansport Eagles.

     In earlier years, Joe coached Pixie League and Youth League softball.

     Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Michele (Brian) Starkey and Kathy Coryea, grandchildren, Alex Starkey, Eli Starkey, Abigail Coryea and Olivia Coryea, all of Logansport. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

     A brother, Donald Roller, preceded him in death.

     The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Fr. Mike McKinney officiating.

     Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

     Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Friday at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the United Way Backpack Program to benefit Logansport schools.  (11-21-2013)

                           From the Kroeger Funeral Home website

Marilyn Rush Nulf

 Marilyn Rush Nulf

6-13 1942      2-8-1991    (Age 48)
    Above information from Dustin Nulf, June 2006.

From the Pharos Tribune archives, Sunday 2-10-91.
     PLANO, Texas — Services for Marilyn June Nulf. 48, Richardson, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel in Piano, Texas.
     She died Friday, Feb. 8, 1991, in the HCA Medical Center in Plano.
     Born June 13, 1942, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Floyd and Anna Cramer Rush.  On Dec. 26. 1965, in Logansport, she was married to Larry Lee Nulf. who survives.
     She was a homemaker.
     Also surviving are her mother, of Mesa, Ariz.; three sons, Brett Michael, Royal Oak, Mich., and Christopher Jon and Dustin Scott, both of Richardson; and one brother, Floyd Rush, Dunwoody, Ga.
     The Rev. Jack Buteyn will officiate at the service. Cremation will follow.
     Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

Billie Dodds Schache, Jr.

Billie D Schache Obit

Billie Dodds Schache, Jr.

4-30-1942      12-9-2007    (Age 65)

     Services for Billie Dodds Schache Jr., 65, Indianapolis, formerly of Logansport, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     He died at 3:13 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Community Hospital East, Indianapolis.
     Born April 30, 1942, in Peru, he was the son of Billie D. Sr. and Mary Jane Demuth Schache.  He was married June 6, 1998, to Joy Dawn Riggin, who preceded in death in March 2007.
     Mr. Schache was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service.
     He was a member of Greenwood Christian Church, the American Legion in Greenfield and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
     Surviving are one brother, Don Schache and his wife, Linda, Walton; one sister, Shirley Kistler, and her husband, George, Logansport; three stepsons, Herbert Pasch, Neil Pasch and his wife, Sandy, and Michael Pasch, all of Indianapolis; two stepdaughters, Judi DeFord and her husband, Ryan, and Staci Pasch, all of Indianapolis; 16 stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. [Also surviving is a daughter Grace E. Schache Cantwell and husband Chuck, grandchildren Mary and Tim from North Salem, Indiana, who were inadvertantly not listed in original obituary.(9-19-08)  Grace provided the more recent photo for this page.]
     Patrick McDaniel will officiate.  Burial, with full military honors, will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
     Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. (9-16-08)

 Ronald L Schwering HS

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 Ronald L Schwering

2-15-1941      12-24-2004    (Age 63)

     Services for Ronald L. Schwering, 63, 1113 East 200 North, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Drye officiating.
     He died at 8:11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, in the Logansport Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
     Born Feb. 15, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of Eugene "Pete" and Beulah Wise Schwering. On Jan. 23, 1971, he was married in Logansport to Connie Hurd, who survives.
     He was employed as a chemical analyst at ESSROC Materials. He attended New Life Alliance Church. From 1961 to 1965, he served as a United States Air Force fireman.
     Also surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Doreen and Greg Staines, New Paris, Shelly and Mark Glassburn, Peru, and Deanna and Brian Campbell, Logansport; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Suanne Schwering, Logansport; one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Cary Flora, Culver; his mother-in-law, Mary Hurd, Logansport; a sister-in-law, Linda Hull, and her husband, Rex, Delhi, Calif.; five grandchildren, Justin and Amber Cripe, Felicia and Kayla Glassburn and Jordyn Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.
     Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services. Burial with full military graveside rites will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to The New Life Alliance Church of Logansport or The Gideons International.

 Roberta Ann Shannon - HS

Roberta Ann Shannon Ward

 Roberta Ann Shannon Ward

3-3-1942      6-9-2009    (Age 67)

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

 Michael "Mike" Strahle HS

Michael "Mike" Strahle  Obit

 Robert Michael "Mike" Strahle

9-20-1942      1-27-2008    (Age 65)

     TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — Michael “Mike” Strahle, 65, Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Logansport, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, Jan. 27 2008.
     Mike was a graduate of Logansport High School, class of 1960. He was active in choir and was part of the cast of the senior class play, “The Man Who Came To Dinner.” After graduating he was in the cast of several Logansport Civic Players productions including “South Pacific.”
     For the past several years Mike had been living in retirement in Tarpon Springs.
     He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Chad; and his sister, Sandra Blume.
     His parents, Robert and Mary Louise Strahle, preceded him in death.
     His father was a long-time locomotive engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
     According to the family, internment will be at an undisclosed location. (9-16-08)

The following was submitted by Mike's son Chad Strahle:
     STRAHLE, R MICHAEL (Mike) 65, of Tarpon Springs, FL passed away Sunday 7:40 pm, January 27, 2008. [He is} Survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Chad, his fiancé Patty; and his sister, Sandra.
     [Mike graduated from Logansport, Indiana, High School in 1960.]
     Everyone who met Michael was taken by his humor, and lighthearted outlook on life. The day at hand was always more important than what tomorrow would bring.
     His journey ended in peace, surrounded by those he loved most. His remains will be handled by Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 727-942-0515, and distributed at an undisclosed location.

 William "Jerry" Streu

 William "Jerry" Streu

7-2-1942      11-5-2003    (Age 61)
Logansport Pharos Tribune

     William "Jerry" Streu, 61, Carmel, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003.
     Born July 2, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Harold W. Streu and the late Loretta Frushour Streu.
     He was employed at Bee Windows in Indianapolis.
     He was a member of the White River Yacht Club.
     Mr. Streu also was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Carmel.
     Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lehmann Streu; three daughters, Angela Brown, Darcie Schmitt and her husband, Michael, all of Noblesville, and Amy Murray and her husband, Jonathan, Marietta, Ga.; and two granddaughters, Emma Murray and Abby Murray.
     One brother, John Joseph Streu, preceded in death.
     Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and from 11:15 a.m. to noon Monday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday.
     In Logansport, friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Life Center, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN 46033.
     Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel, is in charge of Carmel arrangements.  

Darlene Thomas Anderson

 Darlene Thomas Anderson

3-31-42      3-7-95    (Age 52)

James E Todd - HS

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 James E. Todd

8-17-39      2-6-10    (Age 70)

     James E. Todd, Sr., 70, of Logansport passed away at 6:54 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor.
     Born on August 17, 1939 in Logansport, he was the son of the late Harvey Allen Sr. and Esta (Vore) Todd.
     In his youth he had worked at Shorty Long’s Station driving a wrecker and having many adventures.  He enjoyed sharing stories about those adventures throughout his life.
     After 38 dedicated years working for his Uncle Ralph Todd, he retired in 2001 from Todd’s Appliances.  He enjoyed being a serviceman and meeting people in the community of which, he established life long friendships.
     His favorite pastime was eating breakfast early in the morning at the Whitehouse restaurant.  He had his designated stool at the bar and enjoyed being with his “Whitehouse Family.”
     Survivors include daughters, Traci L. King and husband Christopher of Illinois, and Bambi Courtad and husband Mark of Anderson, son, James E. Todd, Jr. and wife Brenda of Logansport, brother, Harvey A. Todd, Jr. and wife Charlene of Logansport, sister, Elizabeth Koester and husband Charles of Boise, Idaho, grandchildren, Krista Krpan, Jordan Krpan, Clayton King, Jacob Todd, Hanna Todd, Isaiah Courtad, Savannah Courtad and Grettah Courtad and serval nieces and nephews.
     Services will be at 10:00, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Marocco Funeral Chapel.
     Friends may call from 5-8:00, Friday, February 12, 2010 at the funeral home.
     Inurnment will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park.
     Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association (www.lungusa.org).
     Online Condolences may be made to the Todd Family at www.maroccofc.com.  




 David Michael Wandrei

2-8-42     7-7-15    (Age 73)

     David Michael Wandrei, 73, Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Mishawaka Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center following several weeks of severe illness.

     Born February 8, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Carl and Anna (Schmidt) Wandrei.

     On July 20, 1961, in Niles, Michigan, he was married to Julia (Cabiness) Wandrei, who survives.

     Dave was a graduate of Logansport High School [Class of 1960].  He was retired from the Chrysler Corporation where he had received BSN training as a tool and die maker.

     Dave was an active member of Logansport's Tipton Masonic Lodge No. 33, the Logansport Shrine Club, and the Murat Temple.  He loved the out-of-doors where he could hunt and fish.  Dave was an excellent cook and was known for his famous jerky recipe.

     Surviving with his wife are two sons, Mark (Sandy) Wandrei, of LaPlace Louisiana and Scott (Shawn) Wandrei, of Charleston, South Carolina; one brother Carl (Barb) Wandrei, of Logansport, three granddaughters, Amanda (Darrell) Button, Pamela (Robert) Brady and Kristina (Christopher) Clement; and one stepson, Hugh Alston; and seven great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by one sister Sue Sandi; and one grandson Brad Wandrei.

     A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20th in First United Methodist Church, 8th & East Broadway, with Rev. Dr. Dean Fager officiating.

     Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

     Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services.

     You may share memories and condolence messages and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com  (6-9-2015)

                                Information from Fisher Funeral Home website.

Michael Werich

 Michael Werich

4-19-42      1-25-98    (Age 55)

     Michael J. Werich, 55, 1662 E. Road 550 North, died at 6:06 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Howard Community Hospital.  He was born April 19, 1942 in Logansport to John "Bud" and Essie Clayton Werich, who survive in Logansport.  He married Becky Smith Feb. 16, 1963 in Logansport; she survives.
     Werich was employed at Ameritech Central Office in Kokomo for the past 34 years.  He was a 1960 graduate of Logansport High School and graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a bachelor of arts degree.  He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and past president of Communications Workers of America Local 4900 in Kokomo.
     Also surviving are a son, Gregory Werich, Bluffton; three daughters and one son-in-law, Michelle Werich, Leigh and Mark Smith, and Stefanie Werich, all of Kokomo; two grandchildren, Jamey erich and Daniele Smith; a sister, Pat Castillo, Logansport; a brother, Doug Werich, Goshen; and a father-in-law, Everett Smith, Logansport.
     Services were 10 a.m. today at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 E. Southway Blvd.  The Revs. William Allison and Scott Sommerfeld will officiate.  Burial will be in Albright Cemetery.      Calling was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer.

Kenneth E Wharton

 Kenneth E. Wharton

  June 4, 1942     11-2-00   (Age 58)

Fort Wayne, IN - THE JOURNAL GAZETTE  November 4, 2000.

     Kenneth E. Wharton, 58, died Thursday [November 2, 2000,] at home [after a long illness]. Born in Logansport, he was a regional director of operations with Hardee's for 28 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, David of Dayton, Ohio, and Joe of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Jane Lewis of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Richard of Cincinnati and William of Logansport; two sisters, Jeananne Hedelius of Indianapolis and Donna Wharton of Anderson; and seven grandchildren. A daughter, Margaret, died in 1965. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven. Calling one hour before services. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Parkview Home Health Care & Hospice.

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 Jack W. Wildermuth, Jr.

           July 1, 1942     3-24-2011   (Age 68)

The first portion of this information came from Tributes.com.

BORN: July 1, 1942
DIED: March 24, 2011
LOCATION: Glendale, CA
   Jack was born on July 1, 1942 and passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
   Jack was last known to be living in Glendale, California.

The following has been derived from different old newspaper sources for the benefit of our classmates until we can obtain an official obituary with complete information.

     Jack W. Wildermuth, Jr., 68, died March 24, 2011, in Glendale, California.  He was born on July 11, 1942, and was the son of Jack W. and Lorraine Lyons Wildermuth.  He grew up with three sisters; Sylvia Jane died in 1957 at the age of 17, Ann C. Brook died in 2002 at age 64, Rita Darner Turner died in 2005 at age 57, and one brother Thomas C. who died in 1994 when he was 50. Jack’s parents are also deceased.
     Jack and his wife Barbara lived in Glendale, California, when he passed away on March 24, 2011.  Our 50th Class Reunion Booklet lists two children, Wesley and Cassandra, as well as a grandson Christopher.  

                              This note received in memory of Jack on 5-17-2012
Jack, some lasting memories back in the good ol' days - Car Hopping @ Keitzers - double dating in your Studebaker automobile (funny thing, seats would lay flat).
Hopefully we will ride scooters again in Heaven, along with Bob Tam Class of 61.
          Love, Larry Bender Class of 60

Larry Joe Williamson - HS

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 Larry Joe Williamson

           July 27, 1942     5-14-2003   (Age 60)

     Services for Larry Joe Williamson, 60, Logansport, Indiana, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday [May 17, 2003] in Kroeger Funeral Home.
     He died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at his residence.
     Born July 27, 1942, in Cass County, he was the son of Clarence and Clara Snavely Williamson.  He was married July 26, 1989, in Tennessee, to Deborah K. Luey, who survives.
     Mr:Williamson had been the supervisor of materials management at Logansport Memorial Hospital, where he was employed for 37 years.  He had served in the National Guard for six years.
     A fan of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, he and his wife were members of the Harley Owners Group.  He particularly enjoyed attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
     Mr. Williamson also enjoyed spending time with his dogs, Balki and Alex.
     Also surviving are two sons, Steve Williamson, Indianapolis, and Dale Williamson, Burrows; two daughters, Kay Whaley, Tampa, Fla., and Lynn Tribbett, Monticello; and three stepdaughters, January Jones, Muncie, and Jade and Jena Jones, both of Logansport.
     The Rev. Scott Ellison will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in Cline Cemetery, Royal Center.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today [May 16, 2003] in the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society.  

Information and picture from Pharos Tribune Newspaper archives, May 16, 2003

Donald Wray

 Donald Wray

12-9-1939      10-27-1982    (Age 42)

     Donald T Wray, 42, Rt. 2, Alexandria, Indiana, formerly of Logansport, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1982, at his home.
     Born December 9, 1939 in Logansport, he was the son of Donald L. and Marjorie Dice Wray, who survive at 806 E. Market St.
     His marriage in 1967 was to Jackie Mullendore Blake who survives.
     He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Anderson.
     Other survivors include a step daughter, Beth Ann Bryant, Lafayette; three sisters, Bonnie Fischback, Lafayette; Mary Brown, Bonita Springs, Florida, and Joan Sallee, Rt. 1, Greentown; two brothers, Billy Joe Wray of Frankfort and Robert Lee of Riverside, California; one step grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Rowe-Weston and Maley Funeral Home, Anderson, Indiana.
     Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.  

Mr. Robert Peconga

 Mr. Robert Peconga (class sponsor)

6-20-26      5-79    (Age 52)

From the Pharos Tribune archives, Friday 5/11/79.
     PERU — Dr Robert E. Peconga, 52, Hannawa Falls. N.Y., died Thursday, May 10th, 1979, at 12:45 p.m. at the IU Medical Center, Indianapolis.
     Born June 20, 1926, in Peru, he was the son of Burr H. and Florence Gagen Peconga.  The mother survives at Peru.  He was married on Oct. 28, 1945, to Shirley Hooven who survives.
     A World War II veteran in the Navy, he was graduated in 1948 from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in education.  He also earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue.
     He had taught in the Logansport school system from 1949 to 1964.  He moved to New York in 1967 and was a professor, of education at State University College. Potsdam, N.Y.
     He was a member of both the national and New York State Associations of Teachers Education, and the national and state Associations of Supervision of Curricular Development.  He was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi and the United University Professors; he was chairman of both the national and state level committees of United University Professors.
     Surviving with the wife and mother are a son. Robert Jr., Peru; a brother. Peter, Pierceton; and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Waite. Seminole, Fla.
     Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Pastor Stephen Carter officiating. Cremation will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  

Information gathered by Leon Whiteman

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