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Henry "Hank" Jelinek

September 26, 1945 - November 17, 2017

Henry "Hank" J. Jelinek, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed peacefully away with family and friends at his side on November 17, 2017. Henry was born to Betty (Saric) Jelinek and Henry Jelinek in Gary, IN on September 26, 1945. As a proud American, Hank served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1971. On February 15, 1965, Hank met Judith Bessler, and they married February 15,...
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Doris Jean Benson

April 9, 1950 - November 8, 2017

Doris Jean Benson, Age 67, passed away November 8, 2017 in her home. She born April 9, 1950 to Keith and Betty Knapp in Michigan City, Indiana. Doris is survived by her husband Wayne and two sons, Anthony and Timothy. She is also survived by one brother Michael Knapp and three grandchildren. A Gathering of Family and friends will be held 5 PM CT Tuesday, November 14, 2017 followed by a 6 PM...
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Lois Jean Dean

February 19, 1925 - October 18, 2017

Lois Jean Dean, Age 92, passed away October 18, 2017 in Knox, Indiana.She is survived by one daughter Donna Walle, 3 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Dean. Visitation will be from 2-6 PM CT Sunday October 22, 2017 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc.. Funeral Services will be 10 AM CT Monday, October 23, 2017 at the...
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Mary Louise Freeman

December 7, 1919 - October 15, 2017

Mary Louise Freeman, Age 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac, Indiana. Mary Louise was born on December 7, 1919 in Knox, Indiana to Chester and Ermal Pettis. Mary Louise graduated from Knox High School, Class of 1937. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary at Taitel's Garment Factory in Knox for several years. She married...
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Marvin D McLaughlin

December 7, 1929 - October 7, 2017

Marvin Dwain McLaughlin was born in Lebanon, Indiana, on Dec. 7, 1929, to Claud P. and Olive I. Payton McLaughlin. He grew up on farms in Boone County Indiana (eventually working his way through college by baling hay), and was graduated from Dover High School in 1948. He went on to Butler University where he enjoyed playing clarinet in the marching band all eight semesters, joined Lambda Chi...
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Jacob "Jack" Bertucci, Jr.

January 22, 1927 - October 4, 2017

Jacob "Jack" Bertucci Jr. Age 90, passed away October 4, 2017 in North Judson, IN. He is survived by one son, James Bertucci and two daughters, Peggy Murphy and Penny Howell. Also survived by one sister Katherine Landato, Nine grandchildren and Eleven great grandchildren. Graveside Services will be 10 AM CT Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Saint Jacobs Cemetery, North Judson, IN with Military...
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Tammie Jo Kajer

May 11, 1963 - October 1, 2017

Tammie Jo Kajer, Age54, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Knox, IN. She was born in Knox, IN to the late Ludmir & Lillian Kajer on May 11, 1963.She is survived by three sisters, Viola (Lynn) Weidner, Rita Camper & Helen (Joe) Mareska. Private Family Services will be held at the convenience of the Family.
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Vina Marshall Richie

February 12, 1930 - September 30, 2017

Vina (Marshall) Richie of LaPorte, IN passed away on September 30, 2017. She is once again with the love of her life Logan Marshall. She was born on February 12, 1930 to Grover and Serena Francis in Talcum, Kentucky. She is survived by one sister, Bessie Lawson of Vest, Kentucky, 4 children, Damon (Vicky) Marshall, Dennis (Joanna) Marshall, Steve (Cheryl) Marshall and Debbie (Dick) Tostenson,...
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Sheila Stacy

April 7, 1963 - September 27, 2017

Sheila K Stacy, Age 54, of North Judson, In passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in her home. She was born April 7, 2017 in Knox, IN to Columbus Ray Campbell and Sharon (Kinney) Campbell. Sheila is survived by her husband Luke Stacy and two sisters Jennifer Vanek and Sharon Kreinbrink. Visitation will be 10 AM CT Saturday, September 30, 2017 followed by Funeral Services at 11 AM CT at the O...
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James C Vanek, Jr.

May 19, 1935 - September 24, 2017

James C. Vanek Jr., beloved husband and father returned to the Heavenly Father on September 24, 2017. Born May 19, 1935 and raised in North Judson, IN, Jim married his high school sweetheart Paula Raelene Vanaman on December 28, 1957. Jim was the first person in his family to go to college, earning a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a master's from Ball State University. He also...
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Brenda Grace McDaniel

December 2, 1946 - September 12, 2017

Brenda McDaniel, devoted wife and loving mother, went home to be with the lord September 12, 2017 at 3:40 in the morning surrounded by her children and her husband. She had fought a good fight. She kept the faith and is now resting in the paradise of God. She was a friend to everyone who knew her and was always helping others and doing anything she could to make their lives better. Her faith in...
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Billie "Red" Hale

November 28, 1929 - September 8, 2017

Billie Gene Hale "Red', 87, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends, reliving memories from years gone by. He was born November 28, 1929, in Royalton, Kentucky, to R.B. and Betty Hale, who preceded him in death. He proudly served his country, as a mechanic in the Army, during the Korean War. Shortly after the war, he met his bride to be...
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Billy Joe Minix

June 24, 1944 - September 8, 2017

Billy Joe Minix, Age73, passed away September 8, 2017 in his home. He is survived by lifelong companion, Katie Jackson and two sons, Lonnie and Rodney Thompson. He is also survived by three sisters, Leatrice Hochstedler, Edna Mae Richie & Loretta Craft. One brother J.C. Minix, Five grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Langley & Francis Minix, two...
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Robert D Williams

November 26, 1947 - September 3, 2017

Robert D. Williams was born November 26, 1947 to Audrey J. (Kroft) and Donald D. Williams in Laporte, IN. Short years later, his only sibling was born, Larry D. Williams. Robert was best known as "Bob" to his family and friends. Bob attended high school and graduated in his home town, North Judson, IN. Throughout high school, he was known for having the best HOT-RODS and winning drag races....
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Billy R Jones

June 10, 1953 - August 11, 2017

In loving memory Billy Roy Jones, 64, of Knox Indiana passed unexpectedly, due to injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident, on August 10, 2017. Billy was born in Chicago Illinois. He worked for School City of Hobart maintaining the refridgeration, heating, air conditioning, pools, and much more. He was certified in HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. Billy is survived in life by his...
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Lewis J Lain

February 4, 1939 - August 10, 2017

Lewis J Lain, Age 78, of North Judson, IN passed away August 10, 2017 in LaPorte, IN after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Melovie (Clemons) Lain and two sons, Jimmy (Cathy) Lain and Randel (Sherry) Lain, all of North Judson, IN. Also surviving is a sister, Joan Dixon of Augusta, Arkansas, a brother Jerry Lain of North Judson, IN, Eleven grandchildren and numeroud great...
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Richard Fieberg

December 22, 1951 - July 28, 2017

Richard F Fieberg, Age 65, of North Judson, IN (Formerly of San Pierre, IN) passed away July 28, 2017 in Valparaiso, IN. He was born December 22, 1951 to Frank and Nina Jean (Smalley) Fieberg in Illinois. Graveside Services will be held 10 AM CT Wednesday August 2, 2017 at the San Pierre Cemetery, San Pierre, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice.
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Cynthia "Cindy" Palmer Fletcher

December 13, 1968 - July 18, 2017

Cynthia "Cindy" J Palmer Fletcher, Age 48, of Knox, Indiana passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in LaPorte, Indiana. Cindy was born December 13, 1968 to Clifton and Thelma (Smith) Minix in Knox, Indiana. She is survived by her husband Darrel Fletcher and two daughters, Amanda Palmer & Amber Fletcher, all of Knox, IN. She is also survived by her father Clifton Minix, a brother Curtis Minix and two...
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Ruth Buikema

November 8, 1941 - July 6, 2017

Ruth A. Buikema Age 75 of Francesville, IN passed away July 6, 2017. She was born November 8, 1941 to Henry & Frances (Douglas) Buikema in Allegan, Michigan. She is survived by one sister Carol Roe of Winamac, IN. Graveside Services will be held 10 AM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Highland Cemetery, North Judson, IN.
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Michael Kacafirek

June 13, 1959 - July 2, 2017

San Pierre, IN - Michael D. (Mike) Kacafirek, 58, passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday July, 2, 2017. He was born June 13, 1959 in South Bend, IN. Mike was a graduate of North Judson-San Pierre High School. He retired from NIPSCO where he worked for 36 years as a coal handler. He loved the country life, where he enjoyed his tractor, cutting firewood, and...
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Joyce A Bogovich

February 24, 1927 - June 13, 2017

Joyce Alice Bogovich, 90 of North Judson, IN passed away on June 13, 2017. Born: London, England, Joyce Brown on February 24, 1927 to Charles and Alice Brown Nee Hendon. Preceded in death by her Husband Alex Bogovich, daughter Karyl Bogovich and son Robert. Survived by 3 Children, Patricia Howard (Greg) of North Judson, David (Ginger) of Aiken, SC and Mark. 5 Grandchildren, Amanda Roy,...
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Kent Ford McDaniel

June 6, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Kent F. McDaniel, 89 of Knox Indiana, passed away in his home June 1, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Kent was born June 6, 1928 in Rockcastle, Kentucky to Lige and Sarah(Sams) McDaniel. On March 14, 1947 in Salyerville, Kentucky, he married the love of his life, Bonnie J.(White) McDaniel. They set out together on their journey to build an incredible legacy. Kent loved the...
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Philomene Lain

August 28, 1932 - May 1, 2017

Philomene (Phil) Sidonia Lain, age 84, of Littleton CO, passed away peacefully, Monday, May 1st, 2017, with family by her side. Phil was born in Gary, IN on August 28, 1932 and faced difficulties early in her life, overcoming rheumatic fever and the loss of her father. With God's blessing, she grew strong, optimistic, and wise, demonstrating her resolve by graduating as the Valedictorian of St...
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Elmus "Walter" Troy

March 6, 1946 - April 27, 2017

Elmus Walter Troy age 71 passed away April 27th 2017 at his home in Rolling Prairie, IN . Walter was born in Jackson, KY to Daisy Howard on March 6th 1946. Walter owned a tire shop in Knox indiana called "Walt's Tires" He is survived by his childhood sweetheart Lou Ann (Leslie) Troy, whom he was married to for 51 yrs. He has three children: Tena (Damon ) Brunger Starr Godfrey Tracy ...
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Elizabeth Ann White

April 13, 1934 - April 22, 2017

Elizabeth Ann White April 13, 1934 - April 22, 2017 Elizabeth "Betty" Ann (Vanek) White, age 83, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac, IN. She was born on April 13, 1934 in LaPorte, IN to John Leo Vanek and Dorothy Eva (Engel) Vanek. Betty was a 1952 graduate of North Judson Community High School and a 1953 graduate of the South Bend College...
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Emily A Brown

November 25, 1921 - April 18, 2017

Emily Ann Steffel Brown On April 18, 2017 at 7:25 a.m., Emily went home to be with the Lord. She was born on November 25, 1921 to Frank and Rose (Surma) Steffel, who preceded her in death. She married William "Bill" Brown on Nov. 27, 1948; he preceded her in death. Her brothers Robert Steffel and John Steffel as well as her sister Carol Ann (Steffel) Leudtke all preceded her in death. She...
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Edward Larsen

July 31, 1928 - April 13, 2017

Edward A. Larsen, Age 88, of Knox, IN passed away peacefully, April 13, 2017 at his home with his family members present. He was born July 31, 1928 in Hammond, IN to the late Merrill A & Muriel (Houser) Larsen. He is survived by his wife Betty of 64 years and two daughters, Mary Helen (Mike Butler) Larsen of Midland TX, Susan Ruth Larsen of Roanoke, VA, Grandson Mathew (Ariel) Larsen of Carrizo...
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Henry Miller

June 15, 1937 - March 22, 2017

Henry Miller, 79 years old of Knox, IN, passed peacefully into heavens gates from his home on March 22, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1937 to Jim Miller and Mary (Conley) Miller Oliver in Tip Top, KY . He filled his days with many construction projects, and bird watching, but his favorite pastimes were playing cards and simply being with his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 years,...
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Phillip Konrad

January 10, 1934 - March 19, 2017

Phillip W Konrad, Age 83, of Knox, Indiana, passed away March 19, 2017 in LaPorte, Indiana. He was born January 10, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Philip V and Esther (Wennerberg) Konrad. On November 6, 1954 he married Carole Russell in Chicago, Illinois, whom survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Karen Konrad Budka, two sons, Donald (Tonie) and Dennis (Donna) Konrad. Also surviving...
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Lois Will

November 10, 1920 - March 18, 2017

Lois M. Will, age 96, of San Pierre, Indiana passed away March 18, 2017. She was born November 10, 1920 to Elsa (Choitz) Nielsen and Niels Nielsen. On April 28, 1946 she married Edward J. Will. She is survived by two daughters Karen (Greg) Stone and Kathy (Rolly) Nielsen and a son Tom (Connie) Will. Also surviving are a sister Violet Smith and a brother Richard Nielsen, six grandchildren and...
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Patricia Chesak

November 4, 1958 - March 16, 2017

Patricia Sue Chesak Age 58 Of North Judson, Indiana Born November 3, 1958 in Knox, Indiana. She is survived by her father, Allen (Betty) and Geraldine Chesak; Brothers, Richard (Susanna) and Robert (Patty Murdoch) Chesak; Three nephews Derek (Rachel) Chesak, Charles (Maggie) Chesak, Kevin Chesak; Two nieces Katie (Brian) Miller, Kimberly (Brock) Radtke; One great nephew Charles Chesak Jr.,...
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Kenneth L Pfost

August 24, 1938 - March 11, 2017

Kenneth L. Pfost of North Judson passed away on March 11, 2017 in Mishawaka, IN. Visitation will be from 4-8PM CST Tuesday March 14th at the O'Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson. A rosary service will be held at 7:30pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11am CST on Wednesday March 15th 2017 at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in North Judson, with Father John...
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Cord Colgrove

April 12, 1981 - March 3, 2017

Cord Jefferey Colgrove 35 of Knox Indiana passed away on March 3, 2017 from gun violence at 1400 West block of 400 South Road in North Judson, Starke County, Indiana. Cord was born in Winamac Indiana on April 12, 1981 to Jefferey and Millissa Glasson Colgrove. Cord was a graduate of Winamac High School in 1999, was a Tattoo artist, Handyman, Mechanic, Bartender, and spent a lot of time...
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Gearldean Craft

June 23, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Gearldean Craft, age 81, of San Pierre, IN passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Culver, IN. Gearldean is survived by two daughters, Sandra Richie & Sharon Dryer; two sons, James & John Craft and a sister, Charlett Bolen. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM CT Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the O'Donnell...
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Roger Dusty Scutchfield

February 6, 1951 - February 17, 2017

Roger Dale "Dusty, Papa Moo" Scutchfield, age 66, passed away February 17, 2017, at his home in Knox, Indiana, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was born on February 6, 1951, in LaPorte, Indiana to Arthur Scutchfield and Mary Coldiron Scutchfield. Roger grew up in Toto, Indiana. He graduated from North Judson High School in 1969. Roger married Judith Lynn Wakeman on May 4, 1974, in Union...
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Jean Newman

February 28, 1928 - February 14, 2017

Jean L. Newman, 88, of North Judson, died February 14, 2017, in Winamac, Indiana, at the Pulaski Health Care Center. She was born February 28, 1928, to Asher Joseph and Helen Beatrice (Taylor) Short on a farm near Toto, Indiana. Jean was a farmwife and a long-time employee and bookkeeper at New Toto Stores. She is survived by her daughter Sheila (Richard) Akers of North Judson and her...
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Donald Peverelle

October 5, 1936 - February 12, 2017

Donald F. Peverelle was born Oct. 5th 1936 passed on Feburaury 12th 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was son of Joseph E. and Elizabeth J. ( Ladika) Peverelle who lived in Blue Island, Illinios then moved to Pulaski Co. Indiana in 1942. He married Marie Giglio in June of 1960 together they had six children. Mr. Peverelle was a veteran of the Indiana National Gaurd, (1954) and th U.S. Navy (1955...
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Albert Eckert

December 4, 1959 - February 8, 2017

Albert C. (Big Al) Eckert, 57, of San Pierre passed away on February 8, 2017. He was born in Knox, to Paul & Betty (Scammerhorn) Eckert. He graduated from North Judson-San Pierre High School in 1978. On June 24, 1989, he married Barb Madsen in Knox, Indiana. He was a machinist at McGill's for 20+ years. He was also a Class B truck driver for several years. He was an avid racing fan of Shadyhill...
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Flora Matzat

June 8, 1924 - February 7, 2017

FLORA EDNA (KOTHE) MATZAT Born: June 8, 1924 Died: February 7, 2017 North Judson, IN โ€“ Flora Edna (Kothe) Matzat was born June 8, 1924, in Steeleville, Illinois, the youngest of six children born to Herman and Bertha (Eilers) Kothe. She was baptized on June 15, 1924 and was confirmed in 1938 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wine Hill, Illinois. Flora graduated from Steeleville and Campbell...
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Maria Lina Blough

July 10, 1940 - January 31, 2017

Maria (Lina) Adelina Blough, 76 years old of Monticello, IN, formerly of North Judson, IN died on January 31,2017 at White Oak Campus, where she had been a resident. The Funeral will be held at 1 :00 P.M. Monday February 6,2017 at O'Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson, IN. Dell Kirts from the Monticello, IN Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses will be officiating. Visitation will he held...
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Glenna "Dean" Frasure

July 18, 1934 - January 31, 2017

Glenna "Dean" Frasure, Age 82, passed away January 31, 2017 in North Judson, IN. She was born July 18, 1934 to Martin & Alvie (Lawson) Frasure in Garrett, KY. She is survived by five sisters; Barbara Brewer, Donna Sue Chesney, Jane Carol Pendl, Sandra Kaye Rowe & Shirley Fay Frasure. Also survived by two brothers; Clennon "Bub" Frasure and Rabion Frasure. Friends may call after 12 Noon CT...
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Wayne Mosher

December 11, 1941 - January 29, 2017

Wayne Mosher, Age 75, of North Judson, IN passed away in Culver, IN, January 29, 2017. Wayne was born December 11, 1941 to Herman C. and Blanche (Kistler) Mosher in North Judson, IN. He graduated from North Judson High School in 1959. Wayne was a farmer and a crop insurance adjuster. In December of 1961 he married his wife Shirley (Materna) who survives. They had three children, Mike (Amy)...
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Gary "ZEKE" Allen

February 28, 1947 - January 17, 2017

Gary "ZEKE" Allen, Age 69 of North Judson, IN passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in his home. Zeke is survived by three daughters; Lynette Veden, Deidre Kress & Heather Stanly and two sons Greg & Tony Allen. Also surviving are three sisters; Carroll Gannon, Mary Sims & Victoria Kinard, 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. There will be a visitation from 2-5 PM CT Sunday, January 22,...
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Jack Morlan

November 13, 1925 - January 15, 2017

Jack L. Morlan passed away on January 15, 2017, he was 91. Jack was born November 13, 1925 in Brazil, Indiana. He was a longtime member of the North Judson Community. He is survived by a Son, Jack B. Morlan, his wife Desire' and family, of Craigsville, IN, a Daughter Gladys Coffield, and family, of Tocsin, IN, a Daughter June White, and family, of Jefferson, Iowa, a Daughter Jacquline Morlan...
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Thelma Smith

May 9, 1929 - January 6, 2017

Thelma Smith, age 87, of North Judson, IN passed away January 6, 2017 in Culver, IN. She is survived by five daughters; Loretta Rowe, Judy Franscoviak, Connie Eckert, Sherry Deery and Hattie Smith. Two sons; Dewey Smith Sr. & Richard Smith Jr.. Also survived by three sisters; Sara Bailey, Lonnie Allen, & Evelyn Trusty and three brothers Odis Trusty, Blaine Trusty & Arthur Trusty. Visitation will...
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Ocie Rowe

March 5, 1929 - December 30, 2016

Ocie Rowe, Age 87, of Winamac, IN passed away at 7:57 AM Friday, December 30, 2016 at Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso, IN. Ocie was born to John and Myrtle (Montgomery) Rowe, March 5, 1929 in Tip Top, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was married to Shirley Ivadel Gibbs on February 7, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ocie lived in various places including Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, California...
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Jerry Lee Wright

September 22, 1960 - December 29, 2016

Jerry Lee Wright, Age 56, of Winamac, IN passed away unexpectedly in Pulaski Memorial Hospital. Jerry married Susan (Redlin) Wright, September 29, 1979 in Hamlet, IN. They have two children, son, Matt Wright, daughter, Amy (Sloane) Peters and grandson Dylan Peters. Jerry is also survived by three sisters, Edith Mary Howard, Carol Jean Grott and Linda Sue Fort. One brother surviving, James Leonard...
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Mary E Howard

February 1, 1939 - December 8, 2016

Mary E. Howard, Age 77, of North Judson, IN passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN. Mary is survived by her husband Monroe, three daughters, Barbara Howard, Debbie Lenart & Jackie Theis and three sons, Greg, Eric & Daniel. Also surviving are three sisters Jeanette Caesar, Roberta Howard & Brenda Frasure, two brothers Andy Russell Jr. & William Russell, 7 grandchildren and 8...
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Edmund "Bud" Valiquet

June 10, 1932 - November 28, 2016

Edmund R "Bud" Valiquet 84, of Culver passed away at 6:23 p.m. on Monday November 28 at LaPorte Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Bud was born on June 10, 1932 at home in Chicago, Illinois to Octave and Mary (Dreyer) Valiquet. He attended Wheatfield High School. From November 1952 to October 1954 he served in the Korean War. On September 15, 1957 he married the love of his life...
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Bernadette Zmich

January 12, 1940 - November 27, 2016

Bernadette Zmich, Age 76, of North Judson, IN passed away November 27, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN. Bernadette is survived by two sisters, Matilda Lawson and Kathleen Haerle and two brothers, David Zmich and Leonard Zmich Jr.. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jeanette Torres, Mary Zmich, and Christine Zmich, two brothers Ronald Zmich and Thomas Zmich. Also preceding her are her parents...
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Danny L Carpenter

April 25, 1941 - November 24, 2016

Danny L. Carpenter passed away in his home, November 24, 2016. Born to Dan and Audrey (Conley) Carpenter in Knox, IN on April 25, 1941. He married Barbara (Vanaman) Carpenter on February 19, 1966. For fifty years, Danny was the owner/operator of Carpenter Oil Co. Inc.. He truly appreciated all of his loyal customers. He knew few strangers, and was a friend to everyone. He...
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Hilda Workman

March 25, 1929 - November 22, 2016

Hilda Workman age 87, of North Judson, Indiana, entered eternal life on November 22, 2016 at Pulaski Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born Hildegard Scheler on March 25, 1929 to Catherine Hedwig Jacoby and Cornelius Scheler in Bremen, Germany. She experienced the family life of a normal German child until the outbreak of World War II. During the war she survived all...
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Linda Hemphill

November 11, 1942 - November 20, 2016

Linda Lu Hemphill, age 74, of Knox, IN entered into rest at 6:30 am Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. Linda was born on November 11, 1942 in Hammond, IN to Rainey and Leona (Parker) Mills. She was a graduate of Thornton Fractional North High School. She married Billy Hemphill in 1962 and started their family in 1963. They were married for 40 years. Linda spent many...
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Randall Stafford

October 18, 1952 - November 20, 2016

Randall Stafford, Age 64, of North Judson, IN passed away November 20, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN. He is survived by his wife Debbie, two daughters, Jenene Breitzke & Kimberly Keever and two sons, Scott & Craig Stafford. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren. Randall was a retired machinist from Inland Steel, served as a Jailer for the Starke County Sheriff Dept., a member of Town of North Judson...
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Karen C Valiquet

September 14, 1936 - November 20, 2016

Karen C Valiquet, 80, of Culver passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday November 20 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Karen was born on September 14, 1936 in LaPorte, Indiana to William F and Elsa (Frederick) Kellerman. She was a 1954 graduate of the North Judson High School. On September 15, 1957 she married the love of her life Edmund (Bud) Valiquet. She was a house wife and farm...
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Perry Francis Lucas

September 2, 1927 - November 11, 2016

Perry Francis Lucas, Age 89, of North Judson, IN passed away on Veterans Day November 11, 2016 in Knox, Indiana. Perry was born September 2, 1927 in Knox, Indiana to Perry Franklin and Mary Frances (Baughman) Lucas and was a life long area resident. On May 20, 1951 he married Marian Jean Johnson in LaCrosse, IN. He is survived by his wife Marian, his daughter Pam Stalbaum, a sister Lila Cowley,...
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Doris L Ness

June 2, 1929 - November 10, 2016

Obituary for Doris L. Ness Doris La Vergne (Chesak) Ness, 87, of North Judson passed away at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 10 2016 at Wintersong Village Healthcare Center in Knox, IN. Doris was born June 2, 1929 in Cicero, IL to Blanche and Otto Chesak. When she was three years old, her family moved to North Judson, IN. She graduated from North Judson High School in the Class of 1947. She met...
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Calvin Neace

August 15, 1966 - October 27, 2016

Calvin Wayne Neace, Age 50 of Zeeland, Michigan, formerly of North Judson, IN passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. He was born August 15, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. Calvin lived by strong morals and values instilled by his parents. He loved his work as a line-maintainer at Ardagh (Rexam) in Valparaiso, IN and served as President and Vice President of his local union,...
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Jennifer Davis

February 2, 1952 - October 26, 2016

JENNIFER M. DAVIS February 2, 1952 โ€“ October 26, 2016 KNOX, IN โ€“ Eternal rest was granted unto Jennifer Marie Davis on Wednesday morning, in the comfort of her home, with family and dedicated caregivers after becoming physically bound by the devastating effects of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) following a diagnosis on September 23rd of last year. She never lost her endearing sense of humor...
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James Arthur McDaniel

June 19, 1950 - October 13, 2016

James Arthur McDaniel, Age 66, of North Judson, IN passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 in his home. He is survived by three daughters Cheryl McDaniel Durnell, Shelby (Tim) Hatfield, Jamie (Todd) Nobbe; two sons, Brad (Brooke) McDaniel and Michael (Susie) McDaniel; His Ex Wife Shirley and Best Friend Ray Rozhon. He is also survived by three sisters, Sara Fletcher, Martha Blount & Betty...
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Donna Hounshell

November 2, 1948 - October 1, 2016

Donna C. Hounshell, Age 67, of North Judson, IN passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016 in LaPorte, IN. She is survived by her husband Roy J. Hounshell; her daughter Angie Hunter and her son Daniel Okeley. Also surviving are three sisters Lois Krulik, Mary Lou Hemmelgarn and Betty Bobcek, one brother Don Schacht and Four Grandchildren. Friends may call from 4-8 PM CT Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at...
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Norma Amidei

September 25, 1929 - September 27, 2016

Norma Ruth Amidei, Age 87, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in her home. She was born September 25, 1929 in North Judson, IN to the late Lester and Emma (Megquier) Lain. On January 26, 1952 she married Frank Amidei who survives. Norma had been employed by Gumz Farms as a bookkeeper, North Judson Public Library, H & R Block, Owned Norma's Tax Service and Norma's Arts & Crafts. She was a...
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Dorothy Gundlach Smolek

March 17, 1923 - September 23, 2016

Dorothy Gundlach Smolek, Age 93, of North Judson, IN passed away September 23, 2016 in Winamac. She is survived by her husband, Emil Smolek, one son Raymond Gundlach, 4 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may call from 2-6 PM CT Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. and after 10 AM CT Monday at the church. Funeral Services will be 11 AM CT Monday,...
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Agnes Pingel

June 21, 1925 - September 12, 2016

Agnes Pingel, Age 91, of North Judson, Indiana passed away September 12, 2016 in Carmel, IN. She is survived by One daughter, Carol Millbranth, a son Larry Pingel, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Friends may call from 4-8 PM CT Thursday, September 15, 2106 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. and after 12 Noon CT September 16, 2016 at the church. Funeral Services will be 1 PM CT Friday,...
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Eloise McDaniel

January 10, 1959 - July 27, 2016

Eloise McDaniel, Age 57, of North Judson, IN passed away July 27, 2016 in her home. She is survived by her husband Harold McDaniel, two daughters Lisa Vitallo & Tina Rowe and grand daughter Sierra Vitallo. Also surviving is her mother Evie Pitts, three sisters Beverly Roark, Barb Adams & Lisa Carter and one brother Delza Pitts. Friends may call from 4-8 PM CT Friday, July 29, 2016 at the O...
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Eva Howard

September 29, 1936 - July 23, 2016

Eva Howard, Age 79, passed away July 23, 2016 in Michigan City, IN. She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Rudd & Gloria Brown; five sons, Clark Stacy, Loss Stacy, Luke Stacy, Mark Stacy and Joe Pressnell. She is also survived by four sisters, Thelma Smith, Sara Bailey, Lonnie Allen & Evelyn Trusty; three brothers, Odis Trusty, Blaine Trusty & Arthur Trusty; 19 grandchildren, Numerous...
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Ludwig "Louie" Matzat

January 15, 1923 - July 14, 2016

Ludwig Herman (Louie) Matzat, 93, passed away early Thursday morning, July 14, 2016, at Aperion Care in Demotte, Indiana. Louie was born to Ferdinand and Helena nee Redweik in Chicago, Illinois, on January 15, 1923. His family moved to North Judson soon after where they became farmers. Louie farmed with his father and brothers, Fred, Otto, Henry, Ewald, Harold, and his sister, Emma. He was an...
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Mary Agnes Schrombeck

January 12, 1932 - July 10, 2016

On the wings of Angels, Mary Agnes Bau Schrombeck entered her enternal home July 10th at Catherine Kasper Care Center in Donaldson, Indiana. She was greeted by her husband Norman Schrombeck, her parents, Peter and Leona Bau, her sisters, Dorothy Wagner, Pauline Howard, and many nieces and nephews. Mary was emloyed by Holy Cross ( former Little Company of Mary Health Facility ) for over 40 years...
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Donald E Sommerville

February 23, 1937 - June 26, 2016

Donald E. Sommerville, Age 79, of LaCrosse, IN passed away June 26, 2016 in Knox, IN. He is survived by his wife Pam; two daughters, Angie Rater and Andrea Connely; four sons, Matt Gundlach, Chris Sommerville, Bruce Sommerville and Don Sommerville. Friends may call after 10 AM CT Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home with funeral services at 11 AM CT Thursday at the funeral...
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Harold Bradley

August 16, 1956 - June 13, 2016

Harold Bradley, Age 59, of Winamac, IN passed away June 13, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN. He is survived by his wife Tania (Rerick) Bradley; two daughters, Christy Zimmerman & Amber Janson; two step daughters, Lindsey Thompson & Lacy Cottrell and a step son Jeremy Cottrell. Also survived by one brother Grover Bradley and 13 grandchildren. Friends may call after 10 am CT Friday June 17, 2016 at the O...
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Alvin Jordan

December 12, 1938 - May 23, 2016

Alvin Jordan, Age 77, of North Judson, IN passed away May 23, 2016 in at home. He was born December 12, 1938 in Salyersville, Kentucky to Kelson & Tressie Jordan. He married Josephine Lewis, whom survives, on March 29, 1958 in North Judson, IN. He is survived by three daughters; Theresa (Eugene) Harper, Connie (Keith Peterson) Jordan & Jennifer Jordan Okeley. Six grandchildren, Alvin ...
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Mary E Noble

May 3, 1939 - May 17, 2016

Mary E Noble, Age 77, formerly of North Judson, IN passed away May 17, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN. She is survived by a daughter Denna Faye Adkins and two sons, Hoygene & Kenneth Noble. Also surviving are two sisters, Patricia Grigsby & Bitha Bickle, three brothers Wallace Ray Grigsby, Arnold Miller & William Miller, Five grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren. Friends may call from 10 AM CT till...
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Robert J Rozhon

February 17, 1932 - May 17, 2016

Robert J Rozhon, Age 84, of North Judson, IN passed away May 17, 2016 in Knox, IN. He was born February 17, 1932 in North Judson, IN to Louis and Blanche (Studney) Rozhon, who preceded him in death. On October 16, 1976 he married Phyllis J. Kersting whom survives. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Hehmann and Numerous Nieces & Nephews. He was preceded by one sister Rita Rozhon & a...
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Clarence Hurt

March 21, 1938 - May 16, 2016

Clarence Hurt, Age 78, Formerly of Knox, IN passed away May 16, 2016 in Kentucky. Graveside Services will be 11 AM EST Friday, May 20, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery, Montery, IN.
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Alma Alvretta Frazier

May 15, 1941 - May 14, 2016

Alma Alvretta Frazier, Age 74, of North Judson, IN passed away May 14, 2016 in LaPorte, IN. She was born May 15, 1941 in Calhoun County, West Virginia to John Jackson Cottrell & Stella Ann (Cottrill) Cottrell, who preceded her. On April 25, 1983 she married James Curt Frazier, who survives. Also surviving is daughter Brenda (Jeff) Fenske of Loveland, CO; son Robert Lee (Yolanda) Dixon of...
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Elaine Jachim

June 25, 1925 - May 8, 2016

Elaine F. Jachim, Age 90, of North Judson, IN passed away May 8, 2016 in South Bend, IN. She is survived by four daughters-Mary Serge, Patricia Jachim, Jacqueline Saari & Johanna (Laird) McBeth and one son George Jachim Jr. Also surviving is one sister-Dorothy (Richard) Cline, a brother Thomas (Barb) Kearney, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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John J Oudes

March 10, 1928 - May 6, 2016

John J. Oudes, Age 88, of North Judson, IN passed away Friday May 6, 2016 in Plymouth, IN. He is survived by a daughter Hana Easter, a son John H. Oudes and 2 grandsons, Jonathan & Joseph. There will be Private Family Services and burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
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Christel Koch

January 30, 1946 - May 1, 2016

Christel E. Koch, Age 70, of North Judson, IN passed away Monday, May 1, 2016 in LaPorte, IN. She is survived by her husband, Elmer and three sons, Norman, Kurt & James Tanaka. She is also survived by a sister Edeltraut Vitacco, a brother Edward L. Jaehn, two step sons Ray & James Koch and a step daughter Valerie Denham. Friends may call after 10 AM CT Thursday May 5, 2016 at Saint Paul...
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Phyllis Gross

August 14, 1943 - April 25, 2016

Phyllis Gross, Age 72, passed away April 25, 2016 in Kentucky. She is survived by her son Woodrow Gross, Jr.; one sister Hattie Campbell and four brothers Hillard Minix, Bobby Minix, Ocie Rowe and Floyd Carson Rowe. Friends may call after 10 AM Saturday April 30, 2016 followed by funeral services at 12 Noon at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc., North Judson, IN. Burial will be in the Highland...
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Menifee Shepherd

June 12, 1925 - April 25, 2016

Menifee Shepherd, Age 90, of Knox, IN passed away February 25, 2016 in South Bend, IN. He is survived by his second wife Mary, three daughters; Betty Bailey, Patsy Tunis & Judy Fairchild. Two sons, Jimmie and Roger. Also survived by two sisters Stella Philpot and Jean Adams; one brother Albert; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Friends may call from 4-8 PM CT...
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Geraldine Gross

October 23, 1926 - April 14, 2016

Geraldine Gross, Age 89, of North Judson, IN passed away April 14, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN. She is survived by her husband Eugene Gross, two daughters Barb Gross & Sonja (Joe) Caputo and one son Paul (Cheryl) Gross. She is also survived by four grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. Private Family Services will be held at their convenience.
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Stevie Smith

May 6, 1959 - April 8, 2016

Stevie Smith, Age 56, of Knox, IN passed away April 8, 2016 in his home. He was preceded in death by his First Wife, Judy (Johnson) Smith October 6, 1988. He is survived by his Wife Peggy (Rose) Smith; two daughters, Christina (Lee) Fritter & Sarah Joseph and two sons, Steven C (Charity) Smith & Jesse (Ashley) Joseph. Also survived by his mother Irene Smith, four sisters, Joanne Carlson, Doris...
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Eula M Kelly

March 15, 1937 - March 27, 2016

Eula M Kelly, Age 79, of North Judson, IN passed away March 27, 2016 in Mishawaka, IN. She was born March 15, 1937 in Culver, IN to Roland & Margaret Alice Gumz. She married Francis Gregory Kelly, February 27, 1960 in North Judson, IN. She is survived by three daughters; Bridget Kelly, Sheila Mullis & Jean Marie Cummings. Two sons; Dennis & Leo, 9 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren. Also...
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Patricia J Royce

June 11, 1930 - March 24, 2016

Patricia J. Royce, Age 85, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of North Judson, IN, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born June 11, 1930 in North Judson, IN to Felix & Helen (Podell) Malecki. On October 16, 1948, she married William R. "Bud" Royce, who preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters; Marcia Kennedy, Helen Rans & Christine Royce and one son,...
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Floyd G Hoppe

September 25, 1931 - March 20, 2016

Floyd G. Hoppe, Age 84, formerly of North Judson, Indiana passed away March 20, 2016 in LaPorte, IN. He was born September 25, 1931 in Pulaski County, IN to Carl F, and Esther (Werth) Hoppe. On June 14, 1953 he married Doretta E. Wobith in North Judson, IN. He is survived by his wife Doretta; two daughters, Wendy Hoppe & Bridgette McClung; one son, Greg; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren...
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Linda Kaye Tetzloff

January 27, 1942 - February 23, 2016

Linda K. Tetzloff, Age 74, of North Judson, IN passed away February 23, 2016 in Francesville, IN. She was born January 27, 1942 in Canton, IL to Paul & Aylene Hedden. On June 10, 1961 she married Arnold Tetzloff in North Judson, IN and he preceded her in 1998. She is survived by two sons, Jeff of Knox, IN and Bryan of Lafayette, IN. Also survived by two grandchildren. Friends may gather 10 AM...
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Mildred Lain

September 15, 1919 - February 12, 2016

Mildred Lain, Age 96, Formerly of North Judson, IN passed away February 12, 2016 in Knox, IN. She is survived by a daughter Joan (James) Dixon and two sons Lewis (Melovie) Lain & Jerry (Mildred) Lain. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 46 great great grandchildren and 1 great great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis R. Lain, one daughter...
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Jean Ann Wireman

June 18, 1940 - January 22, 2016

Jean Ann Wireman, Age 75 of Walkerton, IN passed away Friday January 22, 2016.She is survived by two sisters, Donna Wireman and Betty Williams and one brother, Floyd Wireman Jr.. Friends may call from 4-8 PM EST Tuesday January 26, 2016 at the Medaryville- Assembly of God, in Medaryville, IN. Funeral Service will be 10 AM EST Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the church. Burial will be in White...
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Harold "Curly" Holbrook

September 30, 1935 - January 17, 2016

Harold (Curly) Holbrook, beloved father and friend to many, passed away in his home on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Curly was born on September 30, 1935, in Warsaw, Indiana to Isom and Elsie (Prater) Holbrook. After attending Winamac High School, Curly joined the Navy and served from 1953-1956. On January 15, 1954, he married the former Ruth Eleanor Sehstedt. They were married for fifty-three years....
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Joseph Steven Grzymalski

April 20, 1917 - January 14, 2016

Joseph S Grzymalski, Age 98, passed away January 14, 2016 in Winamac, IN. He is survived by his Daughter Alexia "Sis" Scutchfield, a Son Joseph, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. A Memorial Mass will be held 11:30 AM CT Saturday, January 23, 2016 at All Saints Church, San Pierre, IN.
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Clarence K Folkers

February 16, 1933 - January 8, 2016

Clarence K. Folkers, Age 82, of North Judson, IN passed away January 8, 2016 in his home. He is survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Private Services will be held at a later date.
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Randall "Randy" Brown

August 30, 1970 - January 7, 2016

Randall "Randy" Brown, Age 45, of Knox, IN passed away January 7, 2016 in LaPorte Hospital. Randy is survived by his Wife Andrea & Daughter Lindsay Noelle, both of Knox, IN, Also survived by his Mother Patricia Brown, sister Heather Durfey and brother Tim Brown all of North Judso, IN. Friends may call from 2-6 PM CT Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc., North Judson, IN....
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Robert Paulsen

December 31, 1947 - December 23, 2015

Robert "Bob" A Paulsen, Age 67, of North Judson, IN passed away December 23, 2015 in LaPorte, IN. He was born December 31, 1947 in LaPorte, IN to the late Arthur and Dorothy Paulsen. During Bob's Life, he was a volunteer fireman, Lions Club member, Son of American Legion and President of Bowling League. Bob was an active member of St Luke Community Church and a former Council President. Bob had...
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Everett Mann

July 12, 1925 - December 20, 2015

Everett Mann, Age 90, of Knox, IN passed away December 20, 2015 in Valparaiso, IN. He is survived by his wife Bobette and three sons, Lawrence Gene, Jimmy and Lynn Mann. Also surviving are Step children Scott Bradley, Sam Bradley, Denise McDaniel, Diana Herr and Amy Jo Bishop. 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Friends may call after 10 AM CT Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at...
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Meredith "Jake" Dollahan

July 29, 1943 - December 10, 2015

Meredith "Jake" Dollahan, Age 72, of North Judson, IN passed away December 10, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his wife Evelyn and two sons, Bryan (Sheila) & Rusty (Molly) Dollahan. he is also survived by 5 grandchildren. Friends may call after 11 AM CT Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. followed by a Funeral Service at 1 PM CT at the funeral home. Burial will...
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Joseph E Dolezal

September 3, 1935 - December 9, 2015

Joseph E Dolezal, Age 80, of San Pierre, IN passed away December 9, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN. He is survived by his wife Donna (Witt) Dolezal, one daughter Ann Dolezal, three sons William (Donna), Thomas (Christi) and Leonard (Michele) Dolezal. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-6 PM CT Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 11 AM...
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Lorraine C Cox

December 13, 1926 - November 29, 2015

Lorraine C. Cox, Age 88, Formerly of North Judson, IN passed away Sunday November 29, in LaPorte, IN. She is survived by one daughter Linda (Stephen) Lawson and two sons, Rodney (Teresa) & Richard (Arvella) Cox. Also surviving are two sisters Clara Mae Roseman and Loretta Poston, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Friends may call from 4-8 PM CT Tuesday, December 1,...
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Mary Okeley

August 30, 1914 - November 7, 2015

Mary M. Okeley, Age 101, passed away November 7, 2015 in Knox, IN. Mary is survived by one daughter, Jeanne Schacht and two sons, Robert & Jerome Okeley. Friends may call from 2-6 PM CT Monday November 9, 2015 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM CT Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, North Judson, IN. Burial will be in St. Jacob...
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David P Wilcox

March 8, 1955 - November 3, 2015

David P. Wilcox, Age 60, passed away November 3, 2015 in West Lafayette, IN. He is survived by his mother Nila M. Wilcox and two brothers, Warren Giese & Richard Wilcox. Friends may call after 11 AM CT Saturday, November 7, 2015 at O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc., followed by Funeral Services 12 Noon CT at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, North Judson, IN.
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Linda Zerby

July 15, 1939 - November 1, 2015

Linda M. Zerby. Age 76, of Kentland, IN passed away November 1, 2015 in her home. Friends may call after 11 AM CT Friday November 6, 2015 at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. followed by Funeral Services 12 Noon CT at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, North Judson, IN.
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