Jane R. Tetzloff
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:00

January 21, 1945 to June 6, 2017

BONNER SPRINGS, KAN. - Word has been received of the death of Jane Ruth Clarke Tetzloff, 72, of Edwardsville, Kan. who passed away Tuesday, June 6, at the Kansas City Hospice House.

She was born Jan. 21, 1945 in Oak Park, Ill. She married John Tetzloff of Winamac, and they celebrated 51 years together. He survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters Karen Barlow (Tom) of Golden, Colo. and Patricia Gillespie (Larry) of Oakland, Calif.; one sister Barbara Almgreen of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; and four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Sue Norman.

Mrs. Tetzloff and her husband lived in the Chicago area until 1972. They moved to the Kansas City area in 1972 to raise their family. Later they moved to Colorado for two years, then returned to Edwardsville, Kan. area in 1992. She was one of the most caring people ever, and loved to spend time praying for the needs of everyone she knew. She was an avid reader. She was a member of the Edwardsville Christian Church, and had volunteered at the Providence Medical Center for several years. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren who will all miss her greatly. Her favorite bible verse was Philippians 4:8 (NIV): Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about these things.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, Kan. The funeral will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 9, at the Edwardsville Christian Church. Burial will be at Edwardsville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Edwardsville Christian Church.

James E. Bogart
Monday, 24 July 2017 05:45

March 19, 1934 to July 24, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - James E. Bogart, 83 of North Judson (near Medaryville), died at 5:45 a.m., Monday, July 24, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He was born on March 19, 1934 in LaCrosse, to the late William and Clara James Bogart. He graduated from Wolcott High School in 1952. On June 5, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, Eleanor Ruth Anliker in Monticello. She survives. 

He is also survived by: 
Wayne Bogart, North Judson, Son 
Karen (Ron) Benakovich, Monon, Daughter 
Randy Bogart, Allen, TX, Son 
Jill (Kent) Rager, Fort Wayne, Daughter 
9 Grandchildren: Joshua, Derek, Isaiah, Trevor, Aubrey, Allison, Kendall, Holly and Callista.
5 Great Grandchildren: Noah, Hunter, Brooks, Simon and Kylie. 
Verle Knope, LaCrosse, Sister 
Kay (Duane) Satterfield, LaCrosse, Sister 
Mildred Clauss, Francesville, Sister-in-law 
Emma Jean Stieglitz, Harlan, Sister-in-law 
Margaret Anliker, Florida, Sister-in-law 
Earl (Liz) Anliker, Winamac, Brother-in-law 
Several Nieces and Nephews

He was preceded in death by: 
Clifton Bogart, Brother 
Lee Bogart, Infant Brother 
Dora Wakeland, Sister

Mr. Bogart was a lifelong livestock and grain farmer. He delighted in blessing his family and friends with his fresh sweetcorn crop each summer. He served on the Pulaski County 4-H Swine Committee while his children were in 4-H and was a former board member of the Kankakee Valley REMC for 18 years. He was a member of the Francesville Apostolic Christian Church and was baptized on March 1, 1980. He enjoyed music and attending gospel music concerts. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 28, at the Apostolic Christian Church, Francesville. The ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humanitarian Distribution Center, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Raymond D. Bloch II
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:09

December 14, 1958 to July 21, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Raymond D. Bloch II, 58, of Francesville, passed away at 8:09 p.m., Friday, July 21, with his family by his side, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 14, 1958 in Detroit, to Raymond D. and Patricia Wien Bloch. On July 1, 2003 he married Tansy Woodson at their home. She survives. 

He is survived by: 
Raymond D. (Lacy) Bloch III, N. Branch, MI, Son 
Samantha Bagley, Michigan, Daughter 
Justin (Heather) Braden, Knoxville, TN, Son 
Holly (Joe Black) Robbins, DeMotte, Daughter 
Amanda (Aeron) Jimenez, Monticello, Daughter 
Addy (Mathew McCann) Crisp, Francesville, Daughter 
April (Dalton Sowder) Bloch, Medaryville, Daughter 
Amy (Alex Wash) Bloch, Winamac, Daughter 
8 Grandchildren: Cameron, Aubrey, Maranda, Reynn, Hunter, Jackson, Lilly and Temperance.
Patricia Wien Bloch, Francesville, Mother 
Raymond D. (Kelly) Bloch Sr., Howell, MI, Father 
Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Preceded in death by: 
Cheryl Bloch, Sister 
Jeffrey Bloch, Brother 

Mr. Bloch was proud to be part of the transportation industry for 33 years. He was a member of the NRA and the "Goon Squad" bike club. He enjoyed watching baseball and hockey. He loved his family very much, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

A gathering of friends will be held at Ray and Tansy's home at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Jon E. Kopka
Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

July 18, 1932 to July 21, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Jon E. Kopka, 85, of Lafayette, passed away Friday, July 21, with his family by his side, at St. Vincent Hospice.

He was born July 18, 1932 in Francesville, to the late John and Frieda Kaupke Kopka. He graduated from Medaryville High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Irene Vogt on May 26, 1957, in Francesville. She survives.

Survivors include: 
Carolyn Cords, Francesville, Sister 
Betty (Cecil Williams) Wilmington, Rensselaer, Sister-in-law 
Louise Topp, Francesville, Sister-in-law 
Carol (Cliff) Tonjes, Lake Wales, FL, Sister-in-law 
Jake (Donna) Vogt, Rockport, Brother-in-law 
Janet (Roger) Overmyer, Monon, Sister-in-law 
Donald (Pam) Vogt, Francesville, Brother-in-law 
Ronald Vogt, Francesville, Brother-in-law 
Wanda (Richard) Joyce, Lake Wales, FL, Sister-in-law 
Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

Preceded in death by: 
Lynn (Alice) Kopka, Brother 
Arthur Cords, Brother-in-law 
Norman Wilmington, Brother-in-law 

Mr. Kopka was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Lafayette. He was retired from Alcoa where he worked for over 27 years. Upon retirement, he worked at Walmart for 20 years where enjoyed working in the lawn and garden department and helping others. He also enjoyed square dancing and was a member of Hoosier Hoppers Square Dance Club. Jon and Irene especially enjoyed traveling. He loved his family very much and he will be dearly missed. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Lafayette. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., at the church with Rev. T.J. Jenney officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m., at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville. The American Legion will conduct military graveside services. 

Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, Lafayette, or Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Francesville. 

Phyllis J. Nufer
Friday, 14 July 2017 00:46

November 19, 1931 to July 14, 2017

WINAMAC - Phyllis J. Nufer , 85, of Winamac, passed away at 12:46 a.m., Friday, July 14, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

She was born Nov. 19, 1931 in Star City, to the late Clinton and Esther Schultz Drach. On Feb. 9, 1957 she married Joseph R. Nufer. He passed away March 4, 2004.

She is survived by: 
Betty (JD) Danford, Star City, Sister 
Donald (Gloria) Drach, Winamac, Brother 
Nieces and Nephews: 
Ronda Denney 
Cindy Rife 
Diana Farris 
Donald Drach 
Debby Drach 
Doug Drach 
Dixie Weldon 
Several Great Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by: 
Pauline Drach Sister

Mrs. Nufer was a homemaker. She had worked in the dietary department of Pulaski Memorial Hospital. She had also worked as a cleaner at the former Winamac Cleaning and Laundry. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and had been active in the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed automobile racing and trips to Las Vegas. She also enjoyed playing cards.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.Monday, July 17, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be at 7 p.m., immediately followed by a rosary service. The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

Derrick W. Myers
Friday, 07 July 2017 00:52

July 23, 1970 to July 7, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Derrick W. Myers, 46, of Lafayette, passed away at 12:52 a.m., Friday, July 7, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.

He was born July 23, 1970 in Winamac, to Donald W. and Mary M. Eads Myers.

Survivors include: 
Donald W. (Linda D.) Myers, Francesville, Father 
Andria Myers, Lafayette, Daughter 
Angela Myers, Lafayette, Daughter 
Kayla Emerson, Lafayette, Step-Daughter 
Natasha Emerson, Lafayette, Step-Daughter 
5 Step-Grandchildren 
Gene (Angela) Frier, Sr., Monticello, Step-Brother 
Melissa (Tim) Tiede, Monticello, Step-Sister 
Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Preceded in death by: 
Mary M. Eads Myers, Mother 
Angela J. Myers, Sister

Mr. Myers was a 1990 graduate of West Central High School. He enjoyed driving semi and was an avid NASCAR and Jimmy Johnson fan. He was also a collector of Andy Griffith memorabilia. He was a loving son, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 9, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, July 10, at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Dewlen officiating. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Association. 

Ruth A. Buikema
Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:00

November 8, 1941 to July 6, 2017

NORTH JUDSON - Ruth A. Buikema Age 75 of Francesville, passed away July 6.

She was born Nov. 8, 1941 to Henry and Frances (Douglas) Buikema in Allegan, Mich.

She is survived by one sister, Carol Roe, of Winamac.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 8 at Highland Cemetery, North Judson.

O'Donnell Funeral Home, North Judson, is in charge of arrangements.


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