Derrick W. Myers
Friday, 07 July 2017 00:52

July 23, 1970 to July 7, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Derrick W. Myers, 46, of Lafayette, passed away at 12:52 a.m., Friday, July 7, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.

He was born July 23, 1970 in Winamac, to Donald W. and Mary M. Eads Myers.

Survivors include: 
Donald W. (Linda D.) Myers, Francesville, Father 
Andria Myers, Lafayette, Daughter 
Angela Myers, Lafayette, Daughter 
Kayla Emerson, Lafayette, Step-Daughter 
Natasha Emerson, Lafayette, Step-Daughter 
5 Step-Grandchildren 
Gene (Angela) Frier, Sr., Monticello, Step-Brother 
Melissa (Tim) Tiede, Monticello, Step-Sister 
Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Preceded in death by: 
Mary M. Eads Myers, Mother 
Angela J. Myers, Sister

Mr. Myers was a 1990 graduate of West Central High School. He enjoyed driving semi and was an avid NASCAR and Jimmy Johnson fan. He was also a collector of Andy Griffith memorabilia. He was a loving son, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 9, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, July 10, at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Dewlen officiating. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Association. 

Ruth A. Buikema
Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:00

November 8, 1941 to July 6, 2017

NORTH JUDSON - Ruth A. Buikema Age 75 of Francesville, passed away July 6.

She was born Nov. 8, 1941 to Henry and Frances (Douglas) Buikema in Allegan, Mich.

She is survived by one sister, Carol Roe, of Winamac.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 8 at Highland Cemetery, North Judson.

O'Donnell Funeral Home, North Judson, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret M. Costello
Monday, 03 July 2017 00:00

January 5, 1947 to July 3, 2017

WINAMAC - Margaret M. Costello, 70, of Chicago, passed away Monday, July 3.

She was born Jan. 5, 1947 in Chicago to the late George and Mary Ellen Scheetz Costello. 

She is survived by: 
Karen Costello, Sister 
Elizabeth Costello, Sister 
Rose Costello, Sister 
Rev. John Costello, Brother 
Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

Preceded in death by: 
Patrick Costello, Brother 
James Costello, Brother

A memorial mass was held Saturday, July 8, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kewanna,  with her brother, Rev. John Costello officiating. Burial of cremated remains took place at St. Ann Cemetery, Kewanna.

Frain Mortuary, Winamac, assisted the family with local arrangements. 

Holly D. Sale
Friday, 30 June 2017 05:11

July 12, 1956 to June 30, 2017

HUNTINGTON - Holly Diane Sale, 60, of Huntington, died at 5:11 a.m. Friday, June 30, at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born July 12, 1956 in Logansport, the daughter of James T. and Claire L. (Mars) Connolly. She and Mark Sale were married on Sept. 3, 1983 in Winamac.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Mark of Huntington, a sister, Vicki (Jon) Canfield of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Dane (Lori) Connolly of Omaha, Neb. Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Lela Sale of Huntington, five nieces, and two nephews.

Her parents and her father-in-law, Robert Sale, precede her in death.

Mrs. Sale graduated from Winamac Community High School in 1974; she attended Purdue University for two years and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. In 1989, she earned a master of health science degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She started her physical therapy career at Huntington Memorial Hospital in June of 1978, (now Parkview Huntington Hospital), recently completing 39 years. She started as a staff physical therapist, then as director of rehabilitation services, and currently was director of Rehabilitation and Wellness, Physicians Specialty Clinic, and Service Excellence/Patient Experience for the past several years. She had a passion for the patient experience and service excellence, and a special interest in health and wellness and providing for the health care needs of the community.

Mrs. Sale was an active member of Salamonie Church of the Brethren, where she served as choir director, as she loved music and singing. She completed Huntington County Leadership Academy class in 2000. She was currently serving as president of the Huntington County Safety Council, secretary for the Parkview Huntington Boys and Girls Club, president of Huntington University Foundation, Huntington University Board of Trustees, board member with Pathfinder Services, and past board member of United Way and Red Cross. During her membership in Tri Kappa, Chi Chapter of Huntington, she held many offices including past president. She loved watching basketball and football, and was an avid Huntington University and Purdue fan. She enjoyed exercising, reading, and knitting. She loved spending time with family and friends, and loved traveling to the mountains or walking on the beach. She dearly loved her “Marcus Welby.” Romans 8:28 and Psalm 46, were Scriptures she lived by, and gave her comfort.

Visitation will be from 2 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Salamonie Church of the Brethren, 2662 West 600 South, Huntington, with Dr. Sherilyn Emberton officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Private burial will be at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorial contributions to the “passions of her heart,” Salamonie Church of the Brethren for the Gary Couch Memorial Scholarship, Huntington University Foundation, or Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation – Remembering Holly, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

John J. Buyer
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

February 24,1928 to June 27, 2017

MONTICELLO - John J. Buyer, D.D.S., 89, of Monticello, passed away at 7 p.m., Monday, June 27,  at Forum at the Crossing, Indianapolis, surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 24, 1928 in Francesville, to the late Dr. CC and Jennie Colbo Buyer. He married Jean Martschink at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Dec. 27, 1950 in Charleston, S.C.

Survivors include: Karen Buyer (Burkhardt) DiNardo, B.S.,M.S. (Tom) of Kokomo, Diane Buyer, D.D.S. (Timothy Yale) of Indianapolis, John J Buyer Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S. (Col. USA DC ret.) (Christine) of Blacksburg, Va., and Congressman Steve Buyer (Col. USAR ret.) (Joni) of Carmel; grandchildren, Colleen Buyer, Ryan Buyer (Ashlyn), Joseph Buyer (Molly), Jeremy Buyer (Lauren) and Matthew Buyer; five great-grandchildren: Kaden, Braxton, Carly, Jameson and Harper; and all the smallmouth bass he released in the Tippy.

His wife Jean predeceased him in July 2015, as well as Toby Burkhardt (son-in-law).

Dr. Buyer graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1946 and was Midwest Prep Conference Football All Star Team. He was a 1950 graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where he was Band Company Commander, member of the Jr. Sword Drill and Bulldog Orchestra Conductor. He helped found “The Buyer Family Top Leadership Scholarship” which helps and rewards cadet leaders at The Citadel. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, then returned to school graduating in 1957 from I.U. School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry for 50 years in Francesville, retiring in 2008. He was a life member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association and the West Central Dental Society.

Dr. Buyer served as Salem Township Trustee and on the Pulaski County School Board during school reorganization in Indiana. He gave back to his hometown in many projects. He was president of the first Francesville Fall Festival, which celebrated building the fire station without government money. As president of the Lions Club, all Francesville houses were assigned numbers. He built tennis courts in the park and with his wife, Jean, plotted the new addition to the Roseland Cemetery. They also founded a Junior Achievement Company which taught business to the youth of Francesville. He taught Sunday school, sponsored MYF and sang in the choir at the United Methodist Church.

Dr. Buyer dedicated his life to improving the lives of veterans and the next generation. He served as Commander of the American Legion 2nd District in 1996-97 and served 10 years on the American Legion National Legislative Council. He was Chaplain of the American Legion Post #228. As Chef de Gare of 40&8 Voiture 211, he promoted and awarded nursing scholarships. He was a 32-degree Mason of Winamac Lodge #25 and member of the Orak Shrine. He was an ardent Tippecanoe River fisherman. He loved trees and nature and planted thousands of trees locally and worldwide. He is responsible for sending tulip poplar trees to honor every Indiana soldier who died in action and wounded to Seoul, South Korea when commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Korean Conflict Ceasefire. He is also responsible for cherry and apple orchards being planted on the grounds of orphanages in Ukraine.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 1, with a "Doc’s Gone Fishing" celebration reception following at Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. Full military rites will be conducted at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville at 2 p.m.

Please plant a favorite tree of Docs’ (cherry, tulip, apple, maple or oak). For memorials please consider The John and Jean Buyer MacArthur Hall Project, IN Veterans Home c/o Tom Smith Community Services Director, 3851 N. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906 or The Citadel Foundation, The Buyer Family Top Leadership Scholarship, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.

Hilbert L. Appel
Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

May 2, 1936 to June 22, 2017

WINAMAC - Hilbert Lewis "Lewie" Appel, 81, of Denton, TX passed away Thursday, June 22, in Denton.

He was born May 2, 1936 in Winamac, to the late Otto K. Sr. and Nellie Disinger Appel.

He is survived by: 
Donald Appel, Hebron, Brother 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Katherine Whybrew, Sister 
Marylou Cramer, Sister 
Otto K. Appel, Jr., Brother 
Marian Appel, Brother 
Lois Alene Appel, Infant Sister

Mr. Appel served as an MP in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and worked as a truck driver most of his life. He was a member of Hickory Creek Baptist Church in Denton, TX where he had previously served as a deacon.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac, with Pastor Raymond Castro officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The American Legion and VFW will conduct a military graveside service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Marjorie Braun
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 23:53

January 22, 1922 to June 20, 2017

WINAMAC - Marjorie Ann "Marge" Braun, 95, of Winamac, passed away at 11:53 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born Jan. 22, 1922 in Winamac to the late Omer and Eva May Collins Clark. On Feb. 14, 1942, she married Herman J. Braun. He passed away Feb. 8, 2001.

She is survived by: 
Carol Harsh Shafer, Plymouth, Daughter 
Kay (Jim) DeWitt, Royal Center, Daughter 
8 Grandchildren 
17 Great Grandchildren 
Wilma Swindell, Sparta, TN, Sister 
Several Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by: 
Jerry Braun, Infant Son 
Bill Braun, Son 
Archie Clark, Brother 
Violetta Deeds, Sister 
Jean Frain, Sister

Mrs. Braun was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and had been active in the Ladies of Charity and Christian Mothers. She was a former member of the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the BUNCO Club. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was raised on a farm and was proud to be a farmer's wife. She raised chickens and enjoyed gardening and canning. In her later years, she enjoyed going to McDonald's to visit with her friends. She loved her family very much, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Pulaski Health Care Center for the excellent care provided to their mother.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 25, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, June 26, at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Dewlen officiating. Burial will be at Reed Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to Reed Cemetery or American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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