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Melinda Sue Myers
Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:15

September 29, 1950 to March 18, 2010

FRANCESVILLE - Melinda Sue Myers, 59, of 117 N. Market St., Monon, passed away at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, March 18, at her residence in Monon.

She was born Sept.r 29, 1950, in Lafayette, to Warren Lowell and Milna Ann Gentry Kesler.

Survivors include:
Milna Ann Kesler, Monon, Mother
Buffy Guthrie, Monon, Daughter
Jody (Kathy) Myers, Brook, Son & daughter-in-law
Tyler Howard, Grandchild
Payton Guthrie, Grandchild
Kyle Myers, Grandchild
Jacob Myers, Grandchild
Brenda Jones, Monon, Sister
Pam Cooley, LaCrosse, Sister
Mike Kesler, Monticello, Brother

She was preceded in death by:
Warren Lowell Kesler, Father

Mrs. Myers worked as a sales clerk at Wayfara in Wolcott. She was member of Expo for special people and ABATE.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel Francesville. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m., (Sunday, March 21), at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to EXPO for special people.

 
Billy G. Oliver Sr.
Monday, 15 March 2010 00:50

May 15, 1938 to March 15, 2010

MEDARYVILLE - Billy G. Oliver Sr., 71, of 1860 S 200 E, Knox, passed away at 12:50 a.m., Monday, March 15, in the Golden Living Center, Valparaiso.

He was born May 15, 1938, in Rensselaer, to George W. and Lillie Joseph Oliver.

Survivors include:
Randy J. (Beth) Oliver , Valparaiso, Son
William D. (Kim) Oliver, Mill Creek, Son
Timothy G. (Kathy) Oliver, Edwardsburg, MI, Son
Emma M. (James) Loy, Valparaiso, Daughter
Stacy A. (Jesse) Cooper, Michigan City, Daughter
George T. (Jacqueline) Oliver, Oakgrove, KY, Son
Tabitha G. Oliver, Knox, Daughter
Billy G. Oliver Jr., Knox, Son
17 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchildren
Bonnie (Leroy) Oliver-Altman, Medaryville, Sister
Virgil (Karen) Oliver, Medaryville, Brother

Preceded in death by:
Clay Howard, Brother
Disie Oliver-Mize, Sister
Bert Oliver, Brother
Kenneth Olive, Brother
George Oliver Jr., Brother

Mr. Oliver had been a resident of Knox for the past six years, and was formerly of Medaryville, and Chesterton. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He also raised livestock and was an avid hunter. He was a former member of the Indiana National Guard.

Friends may call after 12 noon, Wednesday, at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., (Wednesday, March 17), at the funeral home, with Pastor Jon Rumley officiating. Burial will be in White Post Cemetery, Medaryville. The American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

 
Keith Amos Westphal
Saturday, 13 March 2010 16:15

December 4, 1927 to March 13, 2010

FRANCESVILLE - Keith Amos Westphal, 82, of 215 E. Lyman St., Francesville, passed away at 4:15 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Michigan City, to John and Gladys Watson Westphal. Amos married Mary Getz on Dec. 4, 1948 in Louisville, KY. She survives.

Also surviving are:
Jacqueline S. (Fred) Wuthrich, Newton, KS, Daughter & son-in-law
Denise A. (Dave) Ramey, Francesville, Daughter & son-in-law
Brian Keith Westphal, Austin, TX, Son
Melissa (Brian) Grier, Wichita, KS, Granddaughter
Fred Michael (Aimee) Wuthrich, Ankara, Turkey, Grandson
Joshua Amos (Ashley) Wuthrich, Newton, KS, Grandson
Timothy Allen Tiede, Valparaiso Grandson
Alison A. (Jeremy) Rehn, Francesville, Granddaughter
Keith Jennings Westphal, Maize, KS, Grandson
Abigail Grier, Great grandchild
Alex Grier, Great grandchild
Dillan Rehn, Great grandchild
Ashlund Rehn, Great grandchild
Isabelle Rehn, Great grandchild
Brittney Tiede, Great grandchild
Mitchell Tiede, Great grandchild
Abigail Tiede, Great grandchild
Owen Tiede, Great grandchild
Maya Wuthrich, Great grandchild
Jane Pombert, Tucson, AZ, Sister
Jean Salrin, Medaryville, Sister
Enid Allen, Killeen, TX, Sister

Preceded in death by:
Joann Rinker, Sister
Donald Westphal, Brother

Mr. Westphal was a member of the First Baptist Church in Francesville and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Pocano. He was a retired salesman with Gutwein Milling in Francesville.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. The funeral servicew will be at 11 a.m., Thursday (March 18) at the funeral home with Dennis Gutwein officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery, Francesville. The American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be given to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or Jasper County Hospice.

 
Roland L. Smeltzer
Saturday, 13 March 2010 05:50

May 7, 1931 to March 13, 2010

WINAMAC - Roland L. Smeltzer, 78, of 31 South Oak Drive West, Winamac, died at 5:50 a.m., Saturday, March 13, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

He was born May 7, 1931, in Winamac, to Raymond and Mary Conner Smeltzer. He married Dolores J. Shrader on May 20, 1952 in Logansport. She survives

Also surviving are:
Susan (Kevin) Bennett, Winamac, Daughter & son-in-law
Rhonda (Garry) White, Winamac, Daughter & son-in-law
Kimberly (Jerry) Hesler, Valparaiso, Daughter & son-in-law
Adam (Mandy) Bennett, Grandson
Karl Bennett, Grandson
Kate Bennett, Granddaughter
Nicole (Marcus) Slife,r Granddaughter
Rachel (Casey) Heishman, Granddaughter
Maggie Hesler, Granddaughter
Carson Bennett, Great-grandson
Lily Bennett, Great-granddaughter
Caden Heishman, Great-grandson

Mr. Smeltzer was the owner/operator of Smeltzer Bulldozing in Winamac from 1956 to 1984. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He served aboard the USS Sierra AD-18 from 1952 to 1956. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac and a life member of the VFW Post 1728 in Winamac.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday (March 16), at the funeral home with Rev. Martin Sandhage officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Winamac. The American Legion and the VFW will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans Association or the St. Vincent's Hospice.

 
Eugene M. Henry
Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

August 23, 1918 to March 12, 2010

WINAMAC - Eugene M. Henry, 91, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Winamac, died on Friday, March 12, in Florida.

He was born to Hershel and Edith Henry on Aug. 23, 1918 in Winamac. He married Hazel Lucille Henry on Aug. 6, 1938, and they celebrated their 71st anniversary in 2009.

He is survived by his wife Hazel; his son Myron (Mary); grand children Karen Henry Kraft (Robert), Carrie Lynn Henry (Terry), Anita Kay Henry and Kevin Henry; and great grandchildren Michael Henry, Vanessa Kraft, Matthew Henry and Abby Lynn Veit.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his five brothers Stanley, Byron, Wendell, Corwin and Lorwin, all of whom also served in the Armed Forces in World War II. He was also preceded in death by his son Larry and his great grandson Nicholas Henry.

Mr. Henry was a Boy Scout leader for Troop Six in Peru, and he and his two sons Larry and Myron received their Eagle Scout awards at the same Court of Honor in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and then served with the Internal Revenue Service for 33 years. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, and he was a member of the Indian River Presbyterian Church for 31 years. He sang in the Indian River Presbyterian Church Choir for 29 years. Upon his retirement from the IRS in 1975, he worked with the A.A.R.P. tax aide program for 27 years and was an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

A visitation will be held at Haisley Funeral Home in Ft. Pierce, FL, on Monday, from 5 to 8 p.m. (www.haisleyfuneralhome.com). A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday (March 16), at the Indian River Presbyterian Church in Ft. Pierce.

A local graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 20, at the McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac with Nelda Buckardt officiating. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services. Frain Mortuary is handling local arrangements for Mr. Henry.

 
Bentley Wayne Button
Sunday, 07 March 2010 02:15

March 7, 2010

WINAMAC - Infant Bentley Wayne Button, 0480 N 100 W, Knox, passed away at 2:15 a.m., Sunday, March 7, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

He was born March 7, 2010, in Winamac, to Robert Lee Button, Winamac, and Katie Marie Matthews, Knox.

Also surviving are::
John Matthews Jr., Knox, Maternal Grandfather
Connie Grigsby Clemans, Knox, Maternal Grandmother
Jerry Ray and Sharon Howard Button, Winamac, Paternal Grandparents
Delmer and Shirley Grigsby, Medaryville, Maternal Great Grandparents
John and Reathey Matthews, Winamac, Maternal Great Grandparents
Jerry and Janet Button, Winamac, Paternal Great Grandparents
Irene Swanson, Knox, Paternal Great Grandmother
Jackie Howard, Knox, Paternal Great Grandfather

Friends may call after 11 a.m., Thursday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., (Thursday, March 11), at the funeral home with Pastor James Rowe officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery, Ora.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

 
Lorraine Victoria Rosenau
Friday, 05 March 2010 13:00

September 30, 1935 to March 5, 2010

WINAMAC - Lorraine Victoria Rosenau, 74, of 2225 Brooks Bluff Road, North Judson, formerly of Winamac, passed away at 1 p.m., Friday, March 5, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

She was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Ora, to Earl and Clara Gilsinger Walters. She married Robert Paul Rosenau on Dec. 20, 1958, in Monterey. He survives.

Also surviving are:
Albert (Debbie) Rosenau, Petersburg, VA, Son
David Rosenau, Absecon, North Judson, Son
Sandra (Donald) Rosenau Lund , Milan, MI, Daughter
Sterling Rosenau, Petersburg, VA, Grandson
Jessica Rosenau, Absecon, North Judson, Granddaughter
Nicole Rosenau, Absecon, North Judson, Granddaughter
Samantha (Matt) McFarland, Lafayette, Granddaughter
James (Sabrina) Craig, Lafayette, Grandson
Gregory (Lou)Deardorff, Milan, MI, Grandson
Whitney Lund, Milan , MI, Granddaughter
3 Great Grandchildren
John (Sharon) Walters, Fair Oaks, Brother
Loretta Nester, Falls Church, VA, Sister
Elnora Girton, Dallas, TX, Sister
Birdena Pearce, Monterey, Sister
JoAnn (Grant) Hero, Monterey, Sister
Donald (Beverly) Walters, Argos, Brother
Eleanor Small, LaCrosse, Sister-in-law

Preceded in death by:
Catherine Rosenau Laker, Daughter
Jean Napierkowski, Sister
Ralph Walters, Brother
Jerry Walters, Brother
Karen Floyd, Sister

Mrs. Rosenau was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac. She was a 1953 graduate of Monterey High School. She was a longtime resident of Winamac and spent many winters in Arizona. She was a former employee of Rice Corporation, Winamac, and Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Rochester, and retired from Torens, Rochester. She was a vendor at many flea markets in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Arizona,Tennessee, and in Monticello.

Friends may call after 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Frain Mortuar, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., (Wednesday, March 10), at the funeral home with Rev. Martin Sandhage officiating. Burial will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

 
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