George E. Richardson
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:00

June 4, 1927 to December 7, 2017

CULVER - George E. Richardson, 90, of Monterey, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, in Culver.

He was born June 4, 1927 in Alexandria, IN, one of five children born to Perry and Mary (Manning) Richardson. He married Barbara Carter in the early 1950s, and together they had four sons. After their divorce, he later married Katherine Small on April 23, 1965 in Anderson. Together they raised six children.

He is survived by his sons: Robert (Tami) Richardson of Fulton, and Tim (Roberta) Richardson of Monterey; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Katherine; sons Larry and Steve Richardson; daughters Tina and Shelia Summers; 3 brothers; and 1 sister.

Being very patriotic, Mr. Richardson joined the U.S. Navy. After three months he was discharged after it was discovered that he was under age. Later, in 1950, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in Korea. After his discharge, he took a job
for Lynch Corporation. He spent 36 years as an electrician there. He enjoyed going to auctions, sports, hunting, and fishing. He was also a big Colts fan.

A time to gather with the family will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. The funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey.

Memorials may be given in Mr. Richardson’s memory to the Finney-Shilling VFW Post 6919 in Culver or the Collins-Tasch American Legion Post 399 in Monterey.

Donald L. Davis Jr.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:00

November 24, 1945 to December 6, 2017

NORTH JUDSON - Donald LeRoy Davis Jr., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov.24, 1945.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Eleanor; his son Donald LeRoy Davis III of Monterey; his daughter Marsha Davis of Winamac; and four grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Dorothy (Sonny) Lawson of LaPorte and Angie Myhand of Michigan City; and sisters-in-law Anita Davis and Judy Habaj, both of LaPorte.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Donald LeRoy Sr. and Harriet Davis, and brothers, Raymond Davis Sr., Joseph Habaj Sr., and Robert Davis.

Mr. Davis was a man who loved to be outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing. He served 35 years in the U.S military, five years in the Marine Corp and 30 years in the Army Reserves. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He met his wife while working at Winchester in Kingsbury at the ammunition plant where he was a maintenance man. He retired From Plymouth Tube in Winamac where he was also a maintenance man. He was loved by so many. He will truly be missed. He had attended the Knox Freewill Baptist church for the last few years to worship the lord.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. (CT), Friday, Dec. 8, at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc., North Judson. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. (CT), Saturday, Dec. 9, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Denham Cemetery, Winamac.

Tracey L. Jackson
Sunday, 03 December 2017 00:00

August 26, 1966 to December 3, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Tracey L. Jackson, 51, of Medaryville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 3, surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 26, 1966 in Winamac, to Ray and Gail Howard. She attended North Judson - San Pierre High School with the class of 1985. On July 14, 1984, she married Brad A. Jackson, in Wheatfield. He survives.

She is also survived by: 
Brandon A. (Samantha) Jackson, Medaryville, Son 
3 Grandchildren: Braydon, Braylee, and Brantley 
Gail K. Toosley Howard, DeMotte, Mother 
Rhonda (Rick) Helton, DeMotte, Sister 
Christina (Shawn) Suprenant, North Judson, Sister 
James R. Howard, Winamac, Brother 
William B. Howard, Warsaw, Brother 
Many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Preceded in death by: 
Ray Howard, Father

Mrs. Jackson was a co-owner of B&T Trucking, along with her husband, and helped run the business over the past 18 years. She also drove a school bus for NJSP Schools. She loved her family and served them with a big heart. She especially loved her children and grandchildren very much. She truly portrayed a Proverbs 31 woman and was the heart of her family. She will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at the funeral home with Bishop Rick Helton officiating. Burial will be at White Post Cemetery, Medaryville.

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

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Kenneth E. Scholz
Saturday, 02 December 2017 00:00

January 9, 1945 to December 2, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Kenneth E. Scholz, 72 of Wheatfield, passed away Saturday,  Dec. 2.

He was born Jan. 9, 1945 to the late Richard C. and Edith A. Timm Scholz. He married Shirley J. Foust on April 6, 1968 at the Medaryville Christian Church. She survives.

He is also survived by: 
Douglas (Jennifer) Scholz, Ruffin, NC, Son 
Thomas (Annie) Scholz, Medaryville, Son 
Travis (Rachel) Scholz, Lizton, Son 
Jessica (Charles) Misch, Wheatfield, Daughter 
Max Scholz, Grandson 
Katie Scholz, Granddaughter 
Garrett Scholz,Grandson 
Carly Scholz, Granddaughter 
2 Sisters

Preceded in death by: 
Scott Scholz, Son 
Devon Scholz, Brother 

Mr. Scholz was a farmer and had worked at Plymouth Tube Co in Winamac. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home with Rev. Judith Doll officiating. Burial will be at White Post Cemetery, Medaryville.

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

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at the guestbook at

Stanley E. Gudeman
Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

He is survived by Jean, his wife of 59 years, and his children: Sharon (Stoney Burke), David, Robert (June) and Edward (Sheryl). He is also survived by seven grandchildren (Brock, Brett, Mark, TJ, Angel, Travis and Niki) as well as his brother Dean and his sisters Judy and Kathleen and their families.

Mr. Gudeman was a veteran of World War II, serving in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters in Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan. Following graduation from Indiana University in 1949 and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in 1954, he began serving the Lord as a missionary in Venezuela. After one term, and while on furlough, he married his wife Jean, and together they returned to Venezuela to serve for 6-1/2 more years. They moved to Arizona in June of 1967 and he worked as business manager for a medical group for 23 years. Together with his wife, he was a member of Bethany Bible Church for 35 years. Following their move to Sun City West, they became members of Trinity Bible Church of Sun City West.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 22, at Trinity Bible Church, Sun City West.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Sacred Heart Hospice Foundation. 15255 N. 40th St. Suite 125, Phoenix, AZ 85032. This is the hospice service that cared for Stan during the last 5-1/2 weeks of his life.


Lawrence R. Toosley
Sunday, 26 November 2017 00:00

January 4, 1955 to November 26, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Lawrence R. "Hedge" Toosley, 62 of Medaryville, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 26, surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 4, 1955, in Rensselaer to the late William A. and Laverne E. Dreyer Toosley. He was born into a loving home of 12 siblings. He married Tammy Marie Dulin on March 22, 1975. She survives.

He is also survived by: 
Larry (Tracy) Toosley, Son 
Jarred Toosley, Son 
Janell (Brad) Odom, Daughter 
5 Grandchildren: Preston, Tatum, Maisie, Ben, and Adam 
Raymond (Janet) Toosley, Brother 
Gail Howard, Sister 
Patricia Reid, Sister 
James Toosley, Brother 
Michael (Ruth) Toosley, Brother 
Betty Jean (Jerry Nitcher) Patrick, Sister 
Susan Hardesty, Sister 
Robin Messer, Sister 
Rita (Larry) Williams, Sister 
Many Beloved Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Mary Jane Toosley, Infant Sister 
William M. Toosley, Brother

Mr. Toosley worked 39 years at US Steel and was a proud member of the Steel Workers Union Local #1014. He was a lifelong resident of Medaryville and loved his community and his family. He will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Independence Cemetery, Medaryville.

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

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Walter L. Conner
Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

April 27, 1954 to November 24, 2017

WINAMAC - Walter Lee "Walt" Conner, 63, of Elkhart (formerly of Royal Center) passed away Friday, Nov. 24, in Bremen as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born April 27, 1954 in Joliet, Ill. to the late Paul and Alice Morgan Conner. He was raised in Detroit, before moving to Indiana in the early 1980's.

Mr. Conner was a certified welder and had worked at IBP in Logansport and the Royal Center Meat Locker. He loved the Lord and was involved with Our Gift to God Ministry and Faith Mission in Elkhart. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing (for rainbow trout and catfish). He occasionally enjoyed camping ... unless snakes were involved! He enjoyed taking his great nieces and nephews to McDonald's and spoiling them with candy as well. He was a very private man, but was loved more than he ever knew. He will be sadly missed.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Winamac Cemetery, Winamac with Rev. Wilma Creech officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at



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