Mary Kay Lee
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:40

October 19, 1942 to May 18, 2010


FRANCESVILLE - Mary Kay Lee, 67, of 529 West Gordon St., Francesville, passed away at 1:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, at her residence.

She was born Oct, 19, 1942, in Lafayette, to Ellsworth and Helen Lowe Fitzpatrick. She married Charles R. Lee in 1971, in Georgia. He passed away on Feb. 15, 1981.

Survivors include:
John E. (Davon) Lee, Lebanon, IN Son
Daniel D. (Lucy) Lee, Logansport, IN Son
John Lee, Lebanon, IN Grandson
Tionna Boggs, Lebanon, IN Granddaughter
Sandy Zhang, Logansport, IN Granddaughter
Bryan Cooley, Monon, IN Grandson
Corey Cooley, Winamac, IN Grandson
Ashley Cooley, Monticello, IN Granddaughter
Nathan Cooley, Logansport, IN Grandson

Preceded in death by:
Ellsworth Fitzpatrick, Father
Helen Lowe Fitzpatrick, Mother

Mrs. Lee was a former resident of Rensselaer and Mt. Ayr. She retired from the Rensselaer Republican newspaper eight years ago where she was a proofreader and typesetter. She was a member of the VFW Auxillary in Frankfort and Rensselaer.

Friends may call after 1 p.m., Sunday, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. The funeral service  will follow at p.m., Sunday (May 23), at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

James B. Hoesel
Saturday, 15 May 2010 20:15

May 15, 2010

WINAMAC - James Barrett Hoesel, 57, of 4560 South 550 East, Knox (Bass Lake), died at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, May 15, at his residence.

He was born March 22, 1953, in Plymouth, to John and Gwen Gram Hoesel. He married Mary Morgan on March 22, 1989, in Knox. She survives.

Also surviving are:
Justine Hoesel, Knox, Daughter
Andrew (Jade) Hoesel, Knox, Son & daughter-in-law
Edward Lewis,Jefersonville, Son
John & Gwen Gram Hoesel, Culver, Parents
Sara (John) Bean, Lebanon, Sister
David Hoesel, Culver, Brother
Fred Hoesel, Culver, Brother
Megan Bean, Niece
Brian Bean, Nephew
Richard Bean, Nephew

Mr. Hoesel was a 1971 graduate of the Culver Military Academy, Culver. He had worked as a chef at several area restaurants including the Hayloft, Sporty's, Shore Room and the Cove.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m., Saturday (May 22), at the funeral home, with Rev. Glen Meyers officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.

Memorial donations may be given to Puaski Memorial Hospice or LaPorte Hospital.

Mary Ellen Fox
Saturday, 15 May 2010 13:15

August 15, 1927 to May 15, 2010


WINAMAC - Mary Ellen Fox, 82, of 1211 S. Woodlawn Drive, Winamac,  passed away at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, May 15, at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.

She was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Pulaski to Peter and Rosella Scheffer Foerg. She married Leo E. Fox on May 4, 1946, in Pulaski. He survives.

Also surviving are:
Elaine K. (Glenn) Holmes-Cobane, Elkhart,  Daughter
Ruth A. (Dale) Fox-Dietrich, Eagle River, AK, Daughter
Catherine L. (Mike) Reifert, Montgomery Village, MD, Daughter
John E. (Patricia) Fox, Fort Wayne, Son
Thomas P. (Jean Ann) Fox, Star City, Son
Rebecca J. (Richard) Cohrs, New Palestine, Daughter
10 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchilden
Kenneth Foerg, Winamac, Brother

Preceded in death by:
Richard Foerg, Brother
Robert Fox, Son
Jeffrey Fox, Son

Mrs. Fox was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski, and was also a member of Christian Mothers and had been a CCD teacher for 14 years. She was also a member of the Indian Creek Home-Ec Club. She spent many winters in Florida.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The scriptural wake service will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday (May 19), at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski, with Rev. Ronald Schiml officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery South, Pulaski.

Memorial donations may be given to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski, or the American Diabetes Foundation.

Rita G. Szymoniak
Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:25

April 20, 1921 to May 13, 2010

WINAMAC - Rita G. Szymoniak, 89, 2872 E 550 S, Star City, died at 7:25 a.m., Thursday, May 13, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born April 20, 1921, in Hammond, to Byron and Ethel Alderson Chandler. She married Andrew Szymoniak on Jan. 9, 1940, in Hammond. He died March 12, 1968.

Survivors include:
Ethel (Wayne) Nordyke, Star City,  Daughter
Albert (Nancy) Szymoniak, St. Cloud, FL, son
Jerry (Misty) Nordyke, Winamac,  Grandson
Billy Szymoniak, St. Cloud, FL, Grandson
Natasha Szymoniak, St. CLoud, FL, Granddaughter
Ashley Nordyke, Winamac, Great Granddaughter
Jerry Nordyke Jr., Winamac, Great Grandson
Tessa Nordyke, Winama,  Great Granddaughter
Misty M-C Nordyke, Winamac, Great Granddaughter
Johnathan Szymoniak, St. Cloud, FL, Great Grandson
Treyton Szymoniak, St. Cloud, FL, Great Grandson

Preceded in death by:
Floyd Chandler, Brother
Marie LaFrance, Sister
Eddie Chandler, Brother

Mrs. Szymoniak was a member of Eagle's #2580 Auxillary, Winamac, and the Moose Lodge Auxillary #1535, Monticello. She was the sergeant-at-arms for the LaPorte County Council of Clubs, and the Indiana State Council of Clubs. She moved to the Winamac area in 1981, coming from Calumet City, IL.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday,  at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The Eagle's Auxillary will conduct services at 7 p.m., Monday, in the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday (May 18), at the funeral home with Rev. Glen Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL. A committal service will be at 12:30 p.m. (CDT), Tuesday, at the cemetery.

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

Mildred E. Stump
Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:44

January 19, 1927 to May 12, 2010

WINAMAC - Mildred "Midge" E. Stump, 83, 345 W. Main St., Winamac, died at 11:44 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 19, 1927 in Benton Harbor, Mich. to Frank and Daisy Hanner. She married Claude E. "Bud" Stump on April 27, 1946 in Boswell. He died Aug. 7, 2005.

Survivors include:
Helen (Jay) Chamness, Winamac, Daughter
Mikel (Marilyn) Stump, Tampa, FL, Son
Anita (John) Gehlhausen, Loogootee, Daughter
Melissa (Scott) Brogdon, Winamac, Granddaughter
Jeffrey (Jennifer) Chamness, Ellettsville, Grandson
Shane Bonnell, Winamac, Grandson
Billy (Kayla Hile) Dobson Jr., Loogootee, Grandson & Fiance
Brent Dobson, Loogootee, Grandson
Alyssa Dobson, Loogootee, Granddaughter
Chantel Dobson, Loogootee, Granddaughter
Harold Nichols, Tampa, FL, Grandson
Ryan Nichols, Winamac, IN Grandson
Tiffany Nichols, Tampa, FL, Granddaughter
Crystal Nichols, Tampa, FL, Granddaughter
Bethany Brogdon, Winamac, Great Granddaughter
Erika Brogdon, Winamac, Great Granddaughter
Katelin Chamness, Ellettsville, Great Granddaughter
Kyle Chamness, Ellettsville, Great Grandson
Breanna Nichols, Winamac, Great Granddaughter
Talia Nichols, Winamac, Great Granddaughter
Mitchell Bonnell, Winamac,  Great Grandson
Kaley Bonnell, Winamac,  Great Grandson
Shelby Dobson, Loogootee,  Great Granddaughter
Taylor Lents, Clearwater, FL, Great Granddaughter
Skeeter, her faithful kitty

Preceded in death by:
3 Brothers
3 Sisters

Mrs. Stump was a member of the First Christian Church, Winamac. She was famous for her children's sermons at the church. She was baptized on her 80th birthday. She was also a 50-year member of Tippecanoe Chapter #96 Order of Eastern Star, Winamac, and Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Winamac, and former Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls. She was a former member of the Pythian Sisters, Brook. She was the former co-owner of B&S Radio, Winamac, for 27 years. She was named one of the Pulaski County Women of the Year in 2008.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday,  at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be at 11a.m., Monday (May 17), at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Abbott officiating. Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

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


Bonnie L. Stout
Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:00

July 1, 1959 to May 13, 2010


ROYAL CENTER - Bonnie L. Stout, 50, of Star City passed away Thursday, May 13, at her residence.

She was born July 1, 1959 in Sutton, W.V., the daughter of the late Edward L. and Esther L. (Tanner) Sparks. She married Devon K. Stout on Oct. 20, 1974. He survives. They had recently renewed their vows on Feb. 28, 2010.

Also survivin are one son, Matthew Stout and wife Teresa of Kokomo; sisters, Judy Nicoles and husband Greg of Logansport, Brenda Carty and husband Royal of Salyersville, Kentucky, Sandra Skiles and husband Dean of Louisville, Kentucky and Diana Rowan of Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania; 6 grandchildren, Jonathan, Derrick, Aaron, Angel, Allison and Kayla Stout. She was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son, Douglas Stout.

Mrs. Stout was employed at the Oak Grove Restaurant in Star City and at Sew What Alterations in Logansport.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday,  at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday (May 18), at the funeral home with Rev. John DeSabatine officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, Texas, 75265.

Frank J. Eiler
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 08:10

July 18, 1918 to May 11, 2010

WINAMAC - Frank J. Eiler, 91, of 515 E. 13th St., Winamac, died at 3:10 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, at LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte.

He was born July 18, 1918, in Chicago, to Joseph and Rose Bookwell Eiler. He married Dorothy Clara Krohn on Oct. 18, 1941 in Winamac. She died Aug. 7, 2004.

Survivors include:
Nyla (Neal) Loomis, North Judson, Daughter & son-in-law
Shayla (Chris) Brown, Wanatah, Granddaughter
Cory (Jamie) Busse, North Judson, Grandson
Blaine Joseph Busse, Great grandson

He was preceded in death by:
3 Brothers
4 Sisters

Mr. Eiler was a carpenter and a farmer in the Winamac area for many years. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and served several years overseas. He was a member of VFW Post 1728 in Winamac. He was also a member of Local 615 of the Carpenters Union.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Friday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., (Friday, May 14), at the funeral home, with John Locke officiating. Burial will be in Winamac Cemetery, Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be given to the Hickory Creek Recreation fund. 


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