Ralph H. Postma
Saturday, 26 August 2017 09:03

November 15, 1955 to August 26, 2017

WINAMAC - Ralph Henry Postma., 61, of Winamac, passed away at 9:03 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at his residence in Pulaski, surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 15, 1955 in Rensselaer, to the late Donald and Tressa Nicolai Postma. He married Catherine Crist on May 23, 1982 in Rensselaer. She survives.

He is also survived by:
Amie (Michael) Joseph, Buffalo, Daughter
Eric Postma, Pulaski, Son
Jake Postma, Pulaski, Son
Isabel Joseph, Granddaughter
Noah Joseph, Grandson
Mary (Kenneth) Kressen, Wheatfield, Sister
Larry (Terry) Postma, Ocoee, TN, Brother
Robert (Debra) Postma, DeMotte, Brother

Mr. Postma worked at Braun Corporation in Winamac for 14 years. He was a member of the St Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. He enjoyed working, gardening and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be at p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. The wake service will be followed by a rosary service. The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. Burial will be at St. Joseph South Cemetery, Pulaski.

Robert H. Jeffers Sr.
Friday, 25 August 2017 10:30

March 10, 1936 to August 25, 2017

WINAMAC - Robert Howard Jeffers Sr., 81, of Winamac, passed away at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug.25, at Lafayette.

He was born March 10, 1936 in Chilo, Ohio, to the late Robert and Nanny Eloise Owen Jeffers. He married Shelby Jean Bryant on March 15, 1957 in Hammond. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by: 
Paula Jean (Chris) Cook, Downers Grove, IL, Daughter 
Mark Allen Jeffers, Chicago, Son 
Robert H. (Laura) Jeffers Jr. Crown Point, Son 
Bryan C. Lane, Washington, DC, Grandson 
Robert A. (Nikki) Jeffers, Martinsville, Grandson 
Sarah J. (Toni) Dimitrov, Clarendon Hills, IL, Granddaughter 
Emily E. Cook, Lisle, IL, Granddaughter 
Samuel Dimitrov, Great grandson 
Eva Jeffers, Great granddaughter 
Martha Sue Jeffers, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Sister 
Sandra Jean (Gary) Steele, Georgetown, OH, Sister 
Florencie Cossens, Felicity, OH, Aunt

Mr. Jeffers was a member of the Winamac Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a foreman in the galvanizing department of Youngstown Sheet and Tube/LTV Steel. He worked in the mills for 43 years. He was a hard worker and an avid gardener who had a green thumb. He grew up on a farm in Ohio and enjoyed raising vegetables and cattle. He loved nature. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed grilling burgers for them.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the funeral home. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Carol Copeland Boyd
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:50

September 19, 1927 to August 23, 2017

WINAMAC - Carol Sue Copeland Boyd, 89, of Winamac, passed away at 12:50 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

She was born Sept. 19, 1927 in Winamac, to the late Earl Henry and Elizabeth "Bess" Miller Heater. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1945. On Nov. 2, 1945, she married Paul Fredrick Copeland. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1977. She married Robert Dean Boyd on Oct. 20, 1979 He survives. 

She is also survived by: 
Mark (Betty Grubbs) Copeland, Winamac, Son 
Jeff (Cheryl Rose) Copeland, Tetonia, ID, Son 
Gina (Doug) Edwards, Eugene, OR, Daughter 
Adam Copeland , Rochester, Son 
Barbara Copeland, Boise, ID, Daughter 
8 Grandchildren 
11 Great Grandchildren 
1 Great-great grandchild

Preceded in death by: 
Maralyn Mayhew, Sister 
Joe L. Heater, Brother

Mrs. Boyd was a lay pastor with the First United Methodist Church from 1959 to 1962. She enjoyed gardening, being surrounded by nature, and oil and water color painting. She was a published author, and wrote for both the Pulaski County Journal and The Snowshoe newspaper of Fairfield, Idaho where she and her husband lived for 12 years, raising sheep, bees, and grandchildren. They returned to Winamac in 1995.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 27, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A private graveside service will be held at the Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guest book at

Joan Lowe Jones
Friday, 11 August 2017 03:38

April 30, 1926 to August 11, 2017

WINAMAC - Joan Lowe Jones, 91, of Winamac (formerly of Logansport) passed away at 3:38 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

She was born April 30, 1926 in Logansport to the late Charles and Myra Keim Lowe. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1944 and went on to attend the University of Illinois. On Oct. 1, 1945, she married James Joseph Jones in Logansport. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2017.

She is survived by:

Jill (Bruce) Brumm, Winamac, Daughter
Judi (Peter) Keay, Owosso, MI, Daughter
Jody (Mike) Petrie, Carmel, Daughter
Joe Jones, Logansport, Son
9 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Robert Charles (Pauline) Lowe, Brother

Mrs. Jones was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and Psi Iota Psi Sorority. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially golfing and horses. The family wishes to thank Hickory Creek and Kindred Hospice for their care of Joan.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guest book at

Glenn A. Pierce Jr.
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:16

June 28, 1981 to August 2, 2017

WINAMAC - Glenn Arthur Pierce Jr, 36, of Winamac, passed away at 7:16 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, at St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born June 28, 1981 in Knox, to Glenn Arthur Sr. and Felicia M. Graham Pierce.

He is survived by: 
His parents
Twin Children: Joseph and Gabrielle 
Sisters: Angie, Braylee, and Ayla 
Brothers: Brandon, Johnny, Joshua and Travis 
Paternal Grandfather: Arthur

Mr. Pierce worked as a property manager in Peru. He was very resourceful in his outlook and approach to most any situation he encountered. His advice to others is a testament to that. Everyone who knew him well would agree that he could make the sweetest lemonade out of life's lemons. He was kind and generous to the point of giving his last penny, if someone needed it more than he did. He would say that he would find a way to get by. And get by he did. He loved life and wanted to help others. He had a wish to one day have a small farm, complete with horses, cats, dogs, chickens and a fishing pond, where youngsters could go to learn independence, self-worth and personal life enhancement skills. His vision was to help troubled adolescents learn to cope and stay out of problems that so many face today as he did. Leaving a positive mark on at least one person's life was what he wanted. He did that over and over again for so many people. Congratulations my Son. May the flowers you planted bloom for all eternity.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Kathleen Gaugert
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 00:00

October 17, 1958 to August 1, 2017

WINAMAC - Kathleen Gaugert, 59, of Winamac, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Monticello.

She was born Oct. 17, 1958. 

No services will be scheduled. 

Memorial donations may be given to Frain Mortuary to help with final expenses.

Edith A. Streitmatter
Saturday, 29 July 2017 22:24

September 9, 1934 to July 29, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Edith Arlene Streitmatter, 82, of Francesville, passed away, surrounded by her family, at 10:24 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at Franciscan Health Hospital, Rensselaer.

She was born Sept. 9, 1934 in Rensselaer, to the late Richard and Zura Ethel Snedeker Streitmatter.

She is survived by: 
Ethel Joan Gutwein, Francesville, Sister 
Keith (Marlene) Streitmatter, Rensselaer, Brother 
Dale ( Barbara) Streitmatter, Rensselaer, Brother 
Irvin Yaggie, Francesville, Brother-in-law 
Several Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by: 
Lois Yaggie, Sister 
Harvey Gutwein, Brother-in-law 
James Tucker, Nephew 
James (Rose Smith) Wren, Cousin 
Samuel Streitmatter, Great-nephew

Ms. Streitmatter was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Francesville. She had worked for over 30 years at Schumacher Company, Rensselaer. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She had been a resident of Parkview Haven Retirement home for 21 years.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville; and one hour prior to services at the church. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday Aug. 4, at the Apostolic Christian Church, Francesville, with the ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be at Osborne Cemetery, Rensselaer.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkview Haven Retirement Home.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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