Douglas F. Fox
Friday, 24 March 2017 12:55

February 25, 1953 to March 24, 2017

ROYAL CENTER - Douglas F. Fox, 64, of Royal Center, passed away at 12:55 p.m., Friday, March 24, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.

Born Feb. 25, 1953 in Logansport, he was the son of the late William and Dorothy Ringen Fox. On Sept. 20, 1986, he married Nancy Ann Busch. She preceded him in death on Sept. 13, 2013.

Survivors include his children, Erica S. Field (Mark) of Kewanna, Matthew D. Fox of Royal Center, Katy R. Fox (Cole Callaway) of Brookston and Ross W. Fox of Royal Center; grandchildren, Jadyn, Ali and McKenna Field of Kewanna; brothers, Ray Fox (Robin) of Brownsburg, Rich Fox (Marcia) of Edwardsburg, Mich. and Ron Fox (Laura) of Star City; and sister, Kay Allen (Don) of Francesville.

Mr. Fox graduated from West Central High School in 1971 and Purdue University in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural systems management. He was a farmer who loved working with livestock and raising row crops. He worked in sales at Nichols Tillage Tools for over 30 years. He was an avid Purdue fan and enjoyed watching sports and being outdoors. He especially loved spending time with his “little” girls.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Dominic Petan officiating. Burial will be at St. James Salem Cemetery, Francesville.

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Willie M. Parish
Friday, 24 March 2017 00:00

March 2, 1936 to March 24, 2017

RENSSELAER - Willie “Mitch” Mitchell Parish, Sr., 81, of Francesville, passed away at his home Friday morning, March 24, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Tompkinsville, Ky. on March 2, 1936. He was the son of the late Eddie H. and Thelma J. Strode Parish. He graduated from Medaryville High School and had been a resident of Francesville for over 50 years. On Aug. 25, 1962, in Medaryville, he married D. Jean Neely. They were married for 54 years and had recently renewed their wedding vows on Feb. 2. He was also baptized the same day at 80 years of age.

He is survived by his wife Jean Parish; three daughters: Jennifer (Mike) Tetzloff, Christina (Steve) Shorter, and Marilyn (Jonn) Bernal; one son, Willie M. (Nonie) Parish, Jr.; 11 grandchildren: Katie (Isaac), Joey, and Rachel Tetzloff; Trent and Tiffani Shorter; Sara and Jonn Bernal; Kayla Jean (Tyler) Fox, Morgan, Christopher, and Jared Parish; three great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Hudson Fox; and Emmett Tetzloff; two brothers: Herman (Janet) Parish and Alvin (Rana) Parish; three sisters: Wilma Miller, Olene Dahler, and Nancy (Jim) Aldridge; one sister-in-law: Elaine Parish; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence “Sam” Parish; and one brother-in-law, John Dahler.

After high school, Mr. Parish enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years while stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He was a manager for the Farm Bureau Co-op. He retired from the Indiana State Highway Dept. He was a reserve deputy for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office, a volunteer EMT, and an active fireman for 49 years. He was past president of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association from 1992-1994, and was an active member of the National Volunteer Fire Council. He was a 50-year member of both the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite, and was a former Shriner. He attended the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing horseshoes and games, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. (ET), Sunday, March 26, at Steinke Funeral Home, Rensselaer. A Masonic service will be 6:30 p.m. (ET); and an Indiana Volunteer Firefighter Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. (ET), all in the funeral home chapel. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. (ET), Monday, March 27, at the funeral home with Rev. Joe Spear officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. For memorials to the IVFA, make checks payable to: "Bridgeport Scholarship Fund".

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Mary Lou Coglianese
Friday, 24 March 2017 00:00

September 2, 1937 to March 24, 2017

NEW CARLISLE - Mary Lou Coglianese, 79, of South Bend, passed away Friday March 24, at Hospice House, South Bend.

She was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Winamac, the daughter of Herman and Dorothy Freeman Seidel. On June 15, 1957, she married Richard "Dick" Coglianese. He survives.

Along with her husband of 59 years, she is survived by her daughter, Cynthia A. (Mick) McCaffrey of Tiburon, CA; her son, Richard (Mary) Coglianese of Houston, TX; and one granddaughter, Felicia Coglianese of Houston.

Mrs. Coglianese worked as a secretary at IBM in South Bend and was a paraprofessional in high school education in Omaha, Neb. for six years. She had many hobbies and interests including reading, arts and crafts, crocheting, needlepoint and sewing. She was an avid cook and enjoyed spending time in the kitchen perfecting her cooking and baking skills. She enjoyed celebrating holidays and prepared spectacular feasts for her family, and as a master at arts and crafts made many of her own holiday decorations. She also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, gardening, spending time online interacting with family and friends, and was a fan of the Food Network. She loved to travel, whether she was on a road trip to a winery in Michigan or on an adventure to her favorite destinations, Italy, France, and Germany. She spent many hours volunteering for the Telephone Pioneers of America in Dallas, TX. She loved following college and professional football, especially Notre Dame, Michigan State University, the Chicago Bears, and the San Francisco 49ers. She was devoted to her many pets over the years and loved animals of all kinds.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday March 30, at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., New Carlisle, where friends may visit for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in St. John Kanty Catholic Cemetery, Rolling Prairie.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph County Humane Society or the Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.

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William P. Tennell
Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

GREENWOOD - William Parker Tennell, 91, formerly of Bloomington, passed quietly away Thursday, March 16, at The Hearth at Stones Crossing, Greenwood.

He was born in Francesville, on June 11, 1925, and was the son of the late William and Hazel Parker Tennell. He married Lou Ada Volkers in Bloomington. She preceded him in death in 1978.

He is survived by his daughter and best friend Claire Alt (husband Charles) of Greenwood, his grandsons Eric Andrew Alt and Ryan Connor Alt. He is also survived by his niece Diana Coulis (husband Paul) of Bloomington, two nephews Robert Harrer (wife Janis) of San Francisco, and James Harrer (wife Kathy) of Evansville, and his companion of 12 years, Wanda Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his son Jay, his sister Mary Jo Harrer, and three siblings who died in infancy: Mary, Elizabeth and Robert.

Mr. Tennell joined the U.S. Navy, becoming a lieutenant at the young age of 19. He served in the Navy from 1943-1946 in the South Pacific on an attack cargo ship, the USS Kenmore. He was a graduate of Indiana University. He was a wedding photographer for over 40 years in Bloomington. He was an avid reader, loved I.U. basketball, fishing, working in his yard, telling jokes and dancing every Friday night at the American Legion. Bill never met a stranger and was a loving, hands-on grandfather and wonderful role model to his two grandsons. He was a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Burton Woolery Post #18 American Legion, VFW Post 604, Free Mason Monroe Lodge 22, The Monroe County YMCA, IU Alumni Association and Sigma Phi Epsilon. He enjoyed spending his winter months in Florida, walking the beach.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 19, at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m.,  Monday, March 20, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers St., Bloomington, IN 47401 with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery with the Monroe County Honor Guard performing military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 50 E. 91st St. STE 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

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Joseph H. Cramer
Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

September 20, 1941 to March 16, 2017

HAWKINSVILLE, GA. - Joseph Harold “Joe” Cramer, 75, of Eastman, GA passed away Thursday, March 16, at the Regency Hospital, Macon, GA after a brief illness.  

He was born Sept. 20, 1941 in rural Franklin Township, Pulaski County, to the late Arthur and Lucille Riggleman Cramer. He was raised in the Winamac area and attended Winamac High School.

Survivors include:
Hazel Cramer, Wife
3 Daughters and 3 Sons
Robert “Bob” (Sharon) Cramer and Gerald “Jerry” Cramer, Brothers
Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
1 Grandson

In 1962, Mr. Cramer answered the call to serve his country. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1982 as a Master Sergeant with 20 years of service. He served two tours in Vietnam as well as a tour in the Philippines. His military career took him many places and also afforded him the opportunity to receive his GED. In 2016, he was proud to receive a Quilt of Valor honoring his service.

Upon retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Cramer began working for the U-Haul Rental Company, first as a field manager, then as a general manager, and upon retirement he had attained the position of senior staff vice president of South Georgia U-Haul Company. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, canning, and collecting just about anything. He especially enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories. His close friends and family all received unique nicknames over the years. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and smile. He loved his family very much and will be sadly missed.

Funeral services and burial with full military honors took place at Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA, on Monday, March 20.

Memorial donations may be made to Pulaski County Quilts of Valor.

Arrangements were entrusted to Clark Funeral Home in Hawkinsville, GA.


Dr. Charles E. Hutton
Friday, 10 March 2017 02:50

December 7, 1925 to March 10, 2017

WINAMAC - Dr. Charles Edward Hutton, 91, of Rochester, passed away at 2:50 a.m., Friday, March 10, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Logansport, to the late Roland and Signa T. Wilson Hutton. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1943 and Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Relief during World War II. On June 9, 1950, he married Lucreda A. Williams, EdD, in Logansport. She survives.

Survivors include: 
Dr. Charles R. "Randy" (Donna) Hutton, Winamac, Son 
Lucinda "Cindy" (Dr. Gene) McElhinney, Yakima, WA, Daughter 
Katherine (Kenyon) Maynard, Granddaughter 
Charles Aaron (Dr. Andrea) Hutton, Grandson 
Miles (Stephanie) McElhinney, Grandson 
Dr. Elizabeth (Michael Almador) McElhinney, Granddaughter 
3 Great Grandchildren 
Many Nieces and Nephews 

Preceded in death by: 
Betty Maple, Sister 
Elda Shaver, Sister 

Dr. Hutton was an oral maxillofacial surgeon in Indianapolis, and chairman of the Oral Surgery Department at Indiana University for many years. His real passion was training graduate dentists to be oral surgeons at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He held many leadership roles in various professional organizations and was instrumental in numerous research projects. He was a member and past president of the Indianapolis District Dental Society, Indiana Society of Oral Surgeons, Central Association of Dentists & Physicians and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He was also a member of the American Society of Oral Surgeons and Indiana Dental Association. 

He was an avid water skier and snow skier. In his retirement, he raised and showed llamas and alpacas and was a nationally recognized judge. He also founded the Boone County 4-H Llama Project. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 12, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be at 6 p.m., at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m., Monday, March 13, at St. Peters Catholic Church,  Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman and Rev. Michael McKinney officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

Memorial donations may be made to The Boys Town of Nebraska or Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

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Jack L. Overton
Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

June 5, 1933 to March 10, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Jack L. Overton, 83, of Francesville, passed away Friday, March 10, at his residence.

He was born June 5, 1933 in Lee, IN to the late Lloyd "Dutch" and Mildred "Lou" Waymire Overton. On June 23, 1956, he married Rose M. LaMone in Rensselaer. She passed away May 14, 2016.

Survivors include: 
Lloyd Tom (Jane) Overton, Monon, Son 
Stephen J. (Cathy) Overton, Francesville, Son 
Bob L. Overton, Francesville, Son 
13 Grandchildren 
19 Great grandchildren 
Kate (Jim) Britt, Wolcott, Sister

Mr. Overton was a member of the Francesville First Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was retired as a welder from NIPSCO. He enjoyed cooking and was a Chicago Cubs and NASCAR fan. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed. 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 14 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., (Tuesday, March 14), at the funeral home with Pastor James Ketchen officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in Roseland Cemetery, Francesville. The American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be given to Francesville First Christian Church. 


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