Bonnie L. Boocher
Saturday, 07 August 2010 00:15

October 9, 1940 to August 6, 2010


PLYMOUTH - Bonnie L. Boocher, 69, Winamac, died of natural causes at 7:15 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6, in Unity Medical Surgical Hospital, Mishawaka.

She was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Logansport Hospital. She was the daughter of Albert and Seville Boocher.

Survivors include  nieces Jacqueline Gerber, West Palm Beach, FL; and Christine & Michael Chippas, Plymouth; nephews David & Patty Boocher, LasVegas; and Michael & Marge Hughes, Summerfield, FL.  Also surviving is a sister-in-law Rita Martin of Denver, CO, along with nieces Renee Nunn of Logan, UT and Marla Kesslinger of Denver, CO; and nephew Russell Martin of Salt Lake City, UT.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Barbara Day and a brother, Robert Martin.

Ms. Boocher graduated from Kewanna High School with the class of 1960. She earned her elementary education degree from Manchester College and her master’s degree from Indiana Universtiy in elementary education. She was a teacher in various Kewanna schools for many years. A dedicated Christian, she was active in the church community. She taught Sunday school and was supportative of many worthwhile charities. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kewanna and most recently attended the Calvary Baptist Church of Winamac.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in Bonnie’s name may be given to Baptist Children’s Home for Elementary Education Scholarship, 354 West Street. Suite 1 Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Donna Jean Perry
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 10:45

August 13, 1930 to August 3, 2010

WINAMAC - Donna Jean Perry, 79, of 4543 South M-88 Hwy, Bellaire, Mich., passed away at 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Charlevoix Area Hospital in Charlevoix, Mich.

She was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Winamac, to Henry and Iva Leona Chapman Perry. 

Survivors include:
Larry Dean (Kathy) Allen, Paris, TN, Son & daughter-in-law
Debra Rodriguez, Tampa, FL, Daughter
Jeremy (Natasha) Allen, Grandson
Jason (Nicole) Allen, Grandson
Dana Davilla, Granddaughter
Great granddaughters: Sara, Elizabeth, Dyvyna , Darelyn
Great grandsons: Noah, Braden, Tyler

She was preceded in death by:
Brothers: Willis, Neil, Wayne, Eston
Sister: Alice

Mrs. Perry was a a former Winamac resident. She has lived in Michigan for many years. She was a hairdresser.

A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m., Monday (Aug. 9), at the Winamac Cemetery, Winamac. Rev. Rick Abbott will officiate.

Carolyn M. Blameuser
Friday, 30 July 2010 14:20

January 26, 1938 to July 30, 2010


KEWANNA - Carolyn M. Blameuser, 72, of Kewanna, formerly of Winamac, passed away at 9:20 a.m., Friday, July 30, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Born Jan. 26, 1938 in Low Point, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John M. and Violet (Ehrhardt) Call. On Oct. 6, 1959, she married Frank C. Blameuser. He survives.

Also surviving are sons, Frank M. Blameuser of Kewanna and Bernard A. Blameuser of Star City, daughters, Connie M. Smith of Winamac and Cathie Blameuser Werich of Kewanna, brother, John Call of Illinois and grandchildren, Ozzy Blameuser of Kewanna, Arthur Smith of Winamac, Aaron Shelton of Monticello and Isaiah Werich of Kewanna.

She was preceded in death by a son, Christian J. Blameuser.

Carolyn formerly owned and operated Winamac Floral Shop for over 20 years.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, at the Kewanna Chapel of Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 123 E. Main St., where there will be a scripture service at 8:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday (Aug. 3) at the funeral home. Father Martin Sandhage will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in North Judson.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN. 46814.

William A. Vervoort
Friday, 23 July 2010 14:10

WINAMAC - William A. Vervoort, 69, of 4274 Swayze Camp Road, Winamac, passed away at 9:10 a.m., Friday, July 23, at his residence in Winamac.

He was born Jan. 1, 1941, in Chicago to Henry and Mary DeRoover Vervoort. He married Patricia Schwartz on Aug 29, 1959 in Chicago. She died in 1999.

Survivors include
Diane M. Cook, Monee, IL, Daughter
William J. Vervoort, Jackson, MI, Son
Joan C. Gratt, Bridgeview, IL, Sister
Henry L. Vervoort, Plainfield, IL, Brother
Megan Vervoort, Granddaughter
Bill Vervoort, Grandson
Brittany Cook, Granddaughter
Zachary Cook, Grandson
Lindy Richee, Winamac, Companion

Mr. Vervoort had worked as a saleman for Santel Chemical Co., in Chigao. He had been an active member of the Chicago Drug and Chemical Association for over 15 years. He came to Winamac in 2005 from Chicago.

Services will be held at at a later date in Chicago.

Virgil Beckner
Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:02

July 14, 1931 to July 13, 2010

WINAMAC - Virgil Beckner, 78, of 913 N. Agnew Str., Winamac, passed away at 7:02 a.m.,  Tuesday, July 13, , in St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette.

He was born July 14, 1931, in Headlee, to Norman and Ellen Stangle Beckner. He married Shirley M. Rife on July 12, 1952, in Winamac. She survives.

Also surviving are:

Terry L. (Denise) Beckner, Winamac, Son
Pam L. Allen, Winamac, Daughter
Jamie L. Beckner, Winamac, Granddaughter
Jeremy L. (Stacey) Beckner, Winamac, Grandson
Trinity T. Allen, Winamac, Granddaughter
Zach V. Ziegler, Winamac, Grandson
Micheal J. Beckner, Winamac, Great Grandson
Marissa J. Iverson, Winamac, Great Granddaughter
Jayden L. Beckner, Winamac, Great Grandson
Charles O. (Margaret) Beckner, Lafayette, Brother
James N. (Olive) Beckner, Monticello, Brother
Ruby E. Herrick, Indianapolis, Sister

Preceded in death by:
Mabel A. Broniak, Sister

Mr. Beckner retired as the electrical superintendent of the Winamac Municipal Electric Department. He worked for the Town of Winamac for 39-1/2 years. He was a member of the Tippecanoe Twirlers Square Dance Club.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 1p.m., Sunday (July 18), at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Clark officiating. Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

Robert H. Krohn
Saturday, 10 July 2010 13:25

December 18, 1935 to July 10, 2010


WINAMAC - Robert H. Krohn, 74, of 5400 W 100 N, Winamac, passed away at 8:25 a.m., Saturday, July 10, in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Winamac, to Fred and Esther Olson Krohn. He married Martha K. Davis on Feb. 14, 1960, in Francesvile. She survives.

Also surviving are:
Curtis N. (Lana) Krohn, DeSoto, TX, Son
Chris A. (Natalie) Krohn, Winamac, Son
Julie Krohn (Jim) Hanus, Winamac, Daughter-in-law
8 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Robert Cary Krohn, Son

Mr. Krohn was a member of Bethel Bible Church. He was also a member of Gideon's International. He was a farmer all of his life and a retired rural mail carrier. He was president of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Merit Board. He was active in the Pulaski County community, having served on many boards and committees. He was an active member of the Pulaski County Republican Party.  The Krohns received the Hoosier Homestead Award in 2008.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Bethel Bible Church. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday (July 14), at the church with Rev. Thomas Hopewell officiating. Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be given to Bethel Bible Church or Gideon's International.

Alice Earle Brown
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:05

January 1, 1910 to July 7, 2010

WINAMAC - Alice Earle Brown, 100, of 624 E. 13th St., Winamac, passed away at 2:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 7, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac, where she had been a resident for many years.

She was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Somerset, MA, to Ralph and Elgie Anna Mann Earle. She married Rev. V. Kenneth Brown on June 10, 1930 in Newport, RI. He  died on Aug. 8, 1982.

Survivors include:
Elsie (Warren) Short, Winamac, Daughter
Hazel Brown-Farrar, St. Louis, MO, Daughter-in-law
Jeannette Brown Astin, LaMarque, TX, Daughter-in-law
Evelyn Short (Bernard) Regier, Newton, KS, Granddaughter
Leonard (Carol) Short, Winamac, Grandson
Julia (Robert) Hughes, Chattanooga, TN, Granddaughter
Kenneth Mark (Sonya) Brown, Houston, TX, Grandson
Rebecca Hartman, Chattanooga, TN, Granddaughter
Kara (Greg) Dubis, Columbia, IL, Granddaughter
Keith Brown, Greece, Grandson
Keith (Laura) Johnson, Houston, TX, Grandson
Gayle Mitchell, LaMarque, TX, Granddaughter
Joyce (Rev. Carl) Martin, Colorado, Granddaughter
23 Great-Grandchildren
15 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Rev. V. Kenneth Brown, Jr., Son
David Brown, Son
Weston Earle, Brother
John Earle, Brother
Dr. Ralph Earle, Brother
Rev. Robert Earle, Brother
Elizabeth Deal, Sister
Miriam Earle, Sister
Olive Chase Osborne, Sister

Mrs. Brown and her siblings were pastors and missionaries in the U.S. and India. She graduated from Cleveland Bible Institute and Marion College. She taught elementary school at many locations. She and her husband at Friends churches in Indiana and Ohio, including several churches in Grant County, IN. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Brown moved to Winamac to be near her daughter and family.

She was a member of the South Marion Friends Church in Marion. She was a supporter of the World Gospel Mission. She was a member of the Pulaski County Retired Teacher's Assocation and the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxillary.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac; and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday (July 12), at South Marion Friends Church, Marion, with Dr. John Petty officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Fairmount.

Memorial donations may be given to: World Gospel Mission


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