Eunice M. Bedwell
Sunday, 25 April 2010 05:00
Blaine Pitts
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 05:00

April 22, 1945 to April 20, 2010

KNOX - Blaine Pitts, 65, Monterey, died Tuesday, April 20.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Thelma Smith of Tennessee, Jean Hatfield of Monterey, Maudie Eberhardt of Brownsburg, Loucinda Myers of Culver, Lisa Ann Miller of Kewanna, Jay C. Pitts and Les Pitts, both of Rochester.

A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Fritz
Thursday, 15 April 2010 20:17

September 11, 1950 to April 15, 2010

WINAMAC - Robert M. Fritz, 59, of 342 E. Galbreath Drive, Winamac, passed away at 3:17 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

He was born Sept. 11, 1950, in Winamac, to Robert G. and Bernice M. Kruger Fritz.

Survivors include:
Jennifer (Jason) Mosley , Middletown, OH, Daughter
Kimberly (Brandon Davis) Fritz, Winamac, Daughter and Fiancee
Ashley (Timothy) Davis, Winamac, Daughter
Joshua Anthony Fritz, Clark County, MS, Grandson
Ashlynn Ariana Fritz, Winamac, Granddaughter
Gavin Scott Taylor, Winamac, Grandson
Juliana Jenna Renee Mosley, Middletown, OH, Granddaughter
Janet Fritz, Winamac, Sister
Julie (William) Stigall, Winamac, Sister
Ronald L. (Patricia) Fritz, Winamac, Brother

Preceded in death by:
Robert G. Fritz, Father
Bernice M. Kruger Fritz, Mother

Mr. Fritz was a retired truck driver for Diamond Trucking, Peru. He was a member of the Teamster's Local 135. He had attended Calvary Baptist Church, Winamac. He was very active with the re-enactment of the 1800's.

Friends may call after 12 noon, Friday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., (Friday, April 23), at the funeral home. Burial will be in Idle Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

Mitzi Buckley
Thursday, 15 April 2010 16:00

January 13, 1941 to April 15, 2010

WINAMAC - Mitzi Buckley, 69, 3058 Pheasant Run Drive, Lafayette, passed away at 11 a.m., April 15, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Medaryville, the daughter of Everett Russell and Vivian Jewel Shepperd Odle. She married Ralph Buckley Dec. 26, 1970 in Medaryville. He died Feb. 14, 1976.  

Survivors include:
Larry R. (Mary) Eldridge, Star City, Son & daughter-in-law
Darla D. Darling, Lafayette,  Daughter
Eric C. Eldridge, Lafayette,  Son
Randy Buckley, Kokomo,  Step-son
Denny Buckley, Georgia, Step-son
10 grandchidren
7 Great grandchildren
Sherry G. (David) Wright, Medaryville,  Sister
Perry Dean Odle, Medaryville, Brother
Dr. Jack (Willa) Odle, Raleigh, NC, Brother

She was preceded in death by:

Ronald Odle, Brother

Mrs. Buckley was a member of the Church Alive in Lafayette. She was a beatician. She was the former owner of the Country Scene Headquarters beauty shop in Rensselaer, from 1978-1985. She also had a the Mitzi's barber and beauty shop in Lafayette, where she worked with the residents of Rose Walk Village nursing home.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Monday (April 19), at White Post Cemetery, Medaryville, with Pastor Owen Mason officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Simon Cancer Center IU Med Center, Indianapolis.

Jack Nimz
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 03:10

December 31, 1922 to Aprl 13, 2010

WINAMAC - Jack Nimz, 87, 542 W 100 S, Winamac, died at 6:43 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, at St. Vincent Hospital Medical Center, Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Winamac, to Ernest and Edna Taylor Nimz. 

Survivors include:
Frieda Houghton, Winamac, Sister
Ralph (Gerry) Ruch, Logansport, Nephew
Jerry (Freida) Ruch, Monticello, Nephew
Carol (Tom) Willis, Logansport, Niece
Dale (Rose) Nimz, Honolulu, Nephew
Jan (James) French, Kewanna, Niece
Several Great Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Junior Nimz, Brother
Marie Ruch, Sister
Albert Nimz, Infant Brother

Mr. Nimz was a life long resident of Winamac. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamster's Union. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Friends may call after 11a.m., Saturday, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., Saturday (April 17), at the funeral home with Nelda Buckardt officiating. Burial will be in Winamac Cemetery, Winamac. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

Doris Dilts
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 11:45

October 30, 1919 to April 13, 2010

WINAMAC - Doris Dilts, 90, of 624 E. 13th St., Winamac,  died at 6:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

She was born Oct. 30, 1919, in O'Fallon, IL, to Roy and Jane Carr Alexander. She married John A. Dilts on April 27, 1946 at O'Fallon, IL. He died July 3, 1981.

Survivors include:
Jane Rausch, Winamac, Daughter
John A.(Janice) Dilts, Winamac,  Son & daughter-in-law
Joe (Julie) Dilts, Winamac,  Son & daughter-in-law
Julie (Raymond) Foerg, Winamac, Daughter & son-in-law
Tracie (Gregg) Nuckols, Carmel, Granddaughter
Erica (Jeff) Richwine, Winamac, Granddaughter
Lori (Bryce) Brumm, Winamac, Granddaughter
Dr. Joshua Rausch, Chicago, Grandson
Kari (Kyle) Johnson, Winamac, Granddaughter
Amanda (John) McLain, Royal Center, Granddaughter
Sandi Dilts, Indianapolis, Granddaughter
Alexandra (Ali) Rausch, Indianapolis, Granddaughter
William (Emily) Dilts, Winamac, Grandson
Laura Foerg, Winamac, Granddaughter
Charlie Dilts, Winamac, Grandson
Greg (Mallory) Foerg, Lafayette, Step-grandson
Robert Foerg, Lafayette, Step-grandson
Jenna Wicker, Winamac, Step-grandduaghter
Seth Wicker, Logansport, Step-grandson
Beau Wicker, Logansport, Step-grandson
14 Great-grandchildren
5 Step Great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by:
Gerald Rausch, Son-in-law
Norma Jean Lawrence, Sister

Mrs. Dilts graduated from O'Fallon High School in O'Fallon, IL and from Rubrcam Business College in St. Louis. During World War II she worked as a secretary in headquarters at Scott Field, (now Scott Air Force Base). It was there that she met her husband John. Rev. Leo Smith married them in the base chapel. She had been employed as a secretary at Singer Controls, (later Eaton Corp) in Winamac for 26 years. After retiring from Eaton, she worked for Beach Real Estate and the Winamac TV Cable Co. for 10 years.

She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Winamac and had served on the Parish Council. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, Daughters of Isabella, and Ladies of Charity. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary, American Legion Auxillary and Delta Sigma Tau Social Sorority.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Frain Mortuary.  A scriptural wake service will begin at 7 p.m.,  Thursday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday (April 16), At St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac, with Rev. Martin Sandhage and Rev. Bert Woolson officiating. Burial will be in Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be given to Winamac Athletic Boosters or the charity of the donor's choice. 

Lenore R. Kline
Friday, 09 April 2010 03:20

May 17, 1916 to April 8, 2010

WINAMAC - Lenore R. Kline, 93, of 6406 East 300 North, Monterey, passed away at 10:20 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010 at her daughter's home in Jacksonville, FL.

She was born May 17, 1916, in Monterey,  to John Richard and Ruth Reinhold Overmyer. She married Clifton P. Kline on May 1, 1938 in Leiters Ford. He passed away March 16, 2004.

Survivors include:
Nancy Kay Roberts, Jacksonville, FL, Daughter
Jeffrey (Jacqueline) Morozink, Algonquin, IL, Grandson
Kristine Morozink, Wheaton, IL, Great-Granddaughter
Andrew Morozink, Wheaton, IL, Great-Grandson
Charles Overmyer, Winamac, Brother
Dwight (Elizabeth) Kline, Monterey, Brother-in-law

Preceded in death by:
Lillian Brucker, Sister

Mrs. Kline was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School for many years.  She was a former 4-H Leader.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday,  at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Friday (April 16), at the funeral home with Pastor Dorothy Jones officiating. Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be given to the Monterey United Methodist Church. 


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