Mary P. Rupert Fletcher
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 23:27

October 22, 1960 to December 19, 2017

WINAMAC - Mary Pauline Rupert Fletcher, 57, of Winamac, passed away at 11:27 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 22, 1960 in Fort Wayne to the late Admiral D. and Violet E. Rupert.

She is survived by: 
Mary Ann (Neil) Decker, Goshen Winamac, Son 
Goble Fletcher, Peru, Son 
9 Grandchildren 
Betty Rupert, Rensselaer, Mom

Preceded in death by: 
Woodrow Leroy "Blue" Fletcher, Son 
Leyton Leroy Fletcher, Grandson

Mrs. Fletcher loved playing Bingo and playing with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service, Friday, Dec. 22, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will followat 11 a.m., (Friday), with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, North Judson.

Memorial donations may be made to Frain Mortuary to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Patricia S. Cardwell
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:35

October 31, 1937 to December 19, 2017

WINAMAC - Patricia Sue Cardwell, 80, of Winamac, passed away at 5:35 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born Oct. 31, 1937 in Webb City, MO to the late Charles and Doris Webster Mayfield Sr. On Oct. 8, 1955, she married Elmer Clyde Cardwell in Crown Point. He passed away March 11, 2004.

She is survived by: 
Brian (Janet) Cardwell, Kouts, Son 
Bret Cardwell, Winamac, Son
8 Grandchildren 
7 Great grandchildren 
Charles (Maurine) Mayfield Jr., Ohio, brother

Preceded in death by: 
Michael David Cardwell, Son 
Joann Matheny, Sister 
Joyce Mayfield, Sister 

Mrs. Cardwell was a retired baker. She was employed at Wise Way Foods in Griffith, for over seven years. She was a graduate of Gary Edison High School in Gary. She was a "Pink Lady" volunteer at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. She loved playing Bunco with her friends. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 22, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 12 noon, Saturday, Dec. 23, at the funeral home. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxillary.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Fred K. Conley
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

April 1, 1952 to December 12, 2017

WHEATFIELD - Fred K. Conley, 65, of Medaryville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12.

He was born April 1, 1952, in Rensselaer, to the late Fred and Pollie (Wireman) Conley. On April 1. 2015, he married Josephine (Bailey) Wireman in Medaryville. She survives.

He is also survived by his children: Fred Conley, Gary Conley, Sabrina Conley, Monica Louis, Freddy (April) Conley, Zach (Andrea) Conley, Zeb (Crista) Conley, Cyrus (Rachelle) Conley, Mandy Wireman, Bub Wireman, Jennifer Wireman, James Wireman, 19+ grandchildren and siblings: Sallie Manns, Frank (Marsha) Conley, John (Charlotte) Conley, Jerry Conley.

He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Jo Conley.

Mr. Conley was employed at Fratcco in Francesville.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3 to 7 p.m. (CT), Friday, Dec. 15, at Boersma Funeral Home, Wheatfield. The funeral service will be 6:30 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home with Bishop Rick Helton officiating. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at Independence Cemetery, Medaryville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Sarah J. Reed
Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:38

June 22, 1931 to December 10, 2017

WINAMAC - Sarah Jane "Sally" Reed, 86, of Winamac, passed away surrounded by her family at 10:38 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born June 22, 1931 in Thornhope, to the late Ervin H. and Vesta McLellan Holcomb. On Nov. 23, 1951, she married Gordon Wayne Reed in North Judson. He passed away Oct. 8, 1971.

She is survived by: 
Gordon William Reed, Winamac, Son 
Thomas Wayne (Linda) Reed, Indianapolis, Son 
Connie Jean (Brannon) Odle, Winamac, Daughter 
Michael Duane (Christina) Reed, Washington, IL, Son 
Sharon Kay Wesinger, Ocala, FL, Daughter 
Ronald Raymond Reed, Pulaski, Son 
Gary Devon (Teresa) Reed, Winamac, Son 
Regina Lynn (Bret) Dilts, Winamac, Daughter 
21 Grandchildren: Rick, Rob, Matt, Josh, Thomas, Jessica, Clayton, Jillian, Sarah, Skylar, Rebecca, Morgan, Kristi, Ryan, Jenny, Erica, Shayna, Shallon, Brandy, Brianna, and Kyle. 
Several Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren 
Orville (Kathryn) Holcomb, Lowell, Brother 
Thomas "Keith" (Ruthann) Holcomb, Griffith, Brother 
Joan (Stan) Utter, Rochester, Sister 
Jerry (Patsy) Holcomb, Anderson, Brother 
Joe (Barb) Holcomb, Plymouth, Brother 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Donald Dean Reed, Infant Son 
Richard Ervin Reed, Son 
Peggy Lee Reeves, Daughter 
Jackie Reed, Daughter-in-law 
Rhonda Reed, Daughter-in-law 
Michelle Reed, Granddaughter 
Oren "Jeff" Holcomb, Brother 
Harold "Jum" Holcomb, Brother 
Walter "Walt" Holcomb, Brother 
Vivian "Biv" Mersch, Sister

As a young woman, Mrs. Reed worked at Matilda's Cafe in Winamac and spent many years taking care of elderly people in their homes. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed playing and listening to music, especially playing the organ. She enjoyed shopping and spending time at the Von Tobel Senior Center. She was an avid Euchre player and IU Basketball and NASCAR fan. The greatest joy in her life was her family (and her two dachshunds, Shadow and Sparky). Whether it was spending time in the living room listening to her kids play music or spending time with her grandchildren, she was most in her element when she was surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac; and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home with Wayne Balmer officiating. Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the Von Tobel Senior Center, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Roberta M. Rambo-Dehnart
Saturday, 09 December 2017 00:00

March 6, 1946 to December 9, 2017

CHESTERTON - Roberta May Rambo-Dehnart, 71 of Winamac, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec.9, at her home.

She was born March 6, 1946 in Gary, to Raymond and Goldie Rambo, both of whom preceded her in death. On Sept. 21, 1996, she married Jeffery Dehnart, who survives in Winamac.

She is also survived by her 10 children: Bobbi Williamson of Carrollton, TX, Davon Doty of Winamac, Rebecca Despot of Winamac, Louis (Guy) Rugg of Winamac, Richard Rugg of Michigan City, Timothy Dehnart of Michigan City, Justin Dehnart of Medaryville, Paul Dehnart of Chesterton, and Mark Dehnart of Chesterton; her 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by her son, Ronald Williamson.

Mrs. Rambo-Dehnart worked as a cook at the Pulaski County Jail for many years. She loved spending time with her family, flowers, and hummingbirds.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at Winamac First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dave Marty and Rev. Laura Bailey officiating. There will be a visitation prior to the funeral service from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery, Winamac. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

Memorial donations may be given to the Pulaski County Food Pantry, 115 N. Pearl St., Winamac.

Memories may be shared at:

Marco A. Martinez
Friday, 08 December 2017 00:00

September 20, 1972 to December 8, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Marco Antonio Martinez, 45, of Medaryville, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, in South Bend.

He was born Sept. 20, 1972 in Logansport. In May 1999, he married Amy Jo Todd in Medaryville. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 2009.

He is survived by his two children, Gavin and Zoe.

A private graveside service will be held at Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. 

Paul R. Schultz
Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:08

May 14, 1929 to December 7, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Paul Richard Schultz, 88, of Medaryville, passed away at 10:08 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born May 14, 1929 in North Judson to the late Alfred Paul and Meta A. Turner Schultz. On Oct. 20, 1948 he married Kathryn Joan Wagner in Winamac. She survives.

Also surviving are: 
Diana (Bernard) Whitaker, Winamac, Daughter 
Denise Conley, Winamac, Daughter 
Steve (Donna Jackson) Schultz, Winamac, Son 
Darlene Schultz, Winamac, Daughter 
5 Grandchildren: Brad, Nichole, Dina, Halie, and Lindsey 
17 Great Grandchildren 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Lewis Conley, Son-in-law 
7 Siblings: Elsie, William, Edward, Dorothy, Dolores, Hurbert, and Bob

Mr. Schultz was a longtime resident of Medaryville where he was the owner of Schultz Garage. He had been active with the Lion's Club and Medaryville Volunteer Fire Department. He served as Pulaski County Sheriff from 1978-81 and was a lifetime member of the Indiana Sheriff's Association. He was an avid hunter, trapper, and fisherman and enjoyed spending time on the family farm. He also enjoyed gardening. He loved his family very much, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

No services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Medaryville Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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