Robert M. Glidden
Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

September 20, 1956 to August 1, 2017

WINAMAC - Robert Michael Glidden, 60, of Little Rock, Ark., died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Memphis, Tenn.

He was born Sept. 20, 1956 in Chicago, to Clayton F. and Mary Margaret Glidden.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Margaret "Peggy" McKinley Glidden and his sister, Deborah Glidden, both of Chicago; as well as many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton F. Glidden. 

Mr. Glidden held a Ph.D. and was a retired chemist with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

A graveside service will be at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.  Burial of cremated remains will take place at the cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac. 

Edward R. Puchalski
Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

June 9, 1927 to August 31, 1927

DECATUR, Texas - Edward Raymond Puchalski, 90, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, in Denton, Texas.

He was born June 9, 1927 to the late Edward and Genevive Wegner Puchalski in Chicago. He married Doris Ilene Green on Sept. 28, 1957 in North Judson.

Survivors include his son Brian Puchalski of Leakey, Texas; his daughters Brenda McHenry of Corinth; Belinda Puchalski of Greenwood, Briget Puchalski of Greenwood; his granddaughter Cassaundra McHenry of Plano; his grandsons Luke Puchalski of Denton, Royce McHenry of Corinth; his sister-in-law, Carlyn Puchalski of Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Mr. Puchalski was a retired machinist. He enjoyed farming and being outdoors. He loved making all types of jewelry. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion in North Judson and the Fraternal order of Eagles in Winamac.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to American Kidney Association.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur, Texas is handling arrangements.

Richard R. Bischoff
Sunday, 27 August 2017 05:42

August 24, 1922 to August 27, 2017

WINAMAC - Richard R. Bischoff, 95, of Winamac, passed away at 5:42 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

He was born Aug. 24, 1922 in Beech Grove, to the late Francis X. and Edith I. Wewe Bischoff. He married Marilyn J. Oakley on Sept. 19, 1942. She died June 13, 1962. He married Roberta M. Huff on July 20, 1963 in Seymour. She died Aug. 3, 2013.

He is survived by:

Robert F. (Sylvia) Bischoff, Zionsville, IN Son
Ronald M. Bischoff, Winamac, IN Son
Randall M. Bischoff, Lafayette, Son
Rebecca M. (Matthew) Tubergen, Carmel, IN Daughter.
Deborah Beuter, Westfield, IN Granddaughter
Jeffrey (Carrie) Bischoff, Fishers, IN Grandson
Julia (Michael) Myers, Carmel, IN Granddaughter
Catherine (Brad) Huff, Indianapolis, IN Granddaughter
Mallory (Alvin) Fry, Winamac, IN Granddaughter
Macy Bischoff, Winamac, IN Granddaughter
Roxanne Bischoff, Lafayette, IN Granddaughter
Aleicia Bischoff, Lafayette, IN Granddaughter
Tyler Bischoff, Lafayette, IN Grandson
Madeline Tubergen, Carmel, IN Granddaughter
Reagan Tubergen, Carmel, IN Granddaughter
Harrison Tubergen, Carmel, IN Grandson
10 Great Grandchildren
Paul Bischoff, Beech Grove, IN Brother

Preceded in death by:
Francis "Red" Bischoff, Brother
Curtis Bischoff, Brother
Harold Bischoff, Brother

Mr. Bischoff graduated from Beech Grove High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He landed in Normandy on D-Day-plus-two and served in Europe until the end of the war. He served in the 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He moved to Winamac in 1963 where he managed the Farm Bureau Co-op. He was the former owner of Rich's Cafe and Bischoff's Restaurant in Winamac. He served as the Pulaski County Surveyor. He also served as a Republican precinct committeeman. He served as a bail bondsman until his retirement at age 93. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Winamac and member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, animals and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery, Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct a military graveside service.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW.


Ralph H. Postma
Saturday, 26 August 2017 09:03

November 15, 1955 to August 26, 2017

WINAMAC - Ralph Henry Postma., 61, of Winamac, passed away at 9:03 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at his residence in Pulaski, surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 15, 1955 in Rensselaer, to the late Donald and Tressa Nicolai Postma. He married Catherine Crist on May 23, 1982 in Rensselaer. She survives.

He is also survived by:
Amie (Michael) Joseph, Buffalo, Daughter
Eric Postma, Pulaski, Son
Jake Postma, Pulaski, Son
Isabel Joseph, Granddaughter
Noah Joseph, Grandson
Mary (Kenneth) Kressen, Wheatfield, Sister
Larry (Terry) Postma, Ocoee, TN, Brother
Robert (Debra) Postma, DeMotte, Brother

Mr. Postma worked at Braun Corporation in Winamac for 14 years. He was a member of the St Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. He enjoyed working, gardening and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be at p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. The wake service will be followed by a rosary service. The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. Burial will be at St. Joseph South Cemetery, Pulaski.

Robert H. Jeffers Sr.
Friday, 25 August 2017 10:30

March 10, 1936 to August 25, 2017

WINAMAC - Robert Howard Jeffers Sr., 81, of Winamac, passed away at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug.25, at Lafayette.

He was born March 10, 1936 in Chilo, Ohio, to the late Robert and Nanny Eloise Owen Jeffers. He married Shelby Jean Bryant on March 15, 1957 in Hammond. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by: 
Paula Jean (Chris) Cook, Downers Grove, IL, Daughter 
Mark Allen Jeffers, Chicago, Son 
Robert H. (Laura) Jeffers Jr. Crown Point, Son 
Bryan C. Lane, Washington, DC, Grandson 
Robert A. (Nikki) Jeffers, Martinsville, Grandson 
Sarah J. (Toni) Dimitrov, Clarendon Hills, IL, Granddaughter 
Emily E. Cook, Lisle, IL, Granddaughter 
Samuel Dimitrov, Great grandson 
Eva Jeffers, Great granddaughter 
Martha Sue Jeffers, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Sister 
Sandra Jean (Gary) Steele, Georgetown, OH, Sister 
Florencie Cossens, Felicity, OH, Aunt

Mr. Jeffers was a member of the Winamac Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a foreman in the galvanizing department of Youngstown Sheet and Tube/LTV Steel. He worked in the mills for 43 years. He was a hard worker and an avid gardener who had a green thumb. He grew up on a farm in Ohio and enjoyed raising vegetables and cattle. He loved nature. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed grilling burgers for them.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the funeral home. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Carol Copeland Boyd
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:50

September 19, 1927 to August 23, 2017

WINAMAC - Carol Sue Copeland Boyd, 89, of Winamac, passed away at 12:50 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

She was born Sept. 19, 1927 in Winamac, to the late Earl Henry and Elizabeth "Bess" Miller Heater. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1945. On Nov. 2, 1945, she married Paul Fredrick Copeland. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1977. She married Robert Dean Boyd on Oct. 20, 1979 He survives. 

She is also survived by: 
Mark (Betty Grubbs) Copeland, Winamac, Son 
Jeff (Cheryl Rose) Copeland, Tetonia, ID, Son 
Gina (Doug) Edwards, Eugene, OR, Daughter 
Adam Copeland , Rochester, Son 
Barbara Copeland, Boise, ID, Daughter 
8 Grandchildren 
11 Great Grandchildren 
1 Great-great grandchild

Preceded in death by: 
Maralyn Mayhew, Sister 
Joe L. Heater, Brother

Mrs. Boyd was a lay pastor with the First United Methodist Church from 1959 to 1962. She enjoyed gardening, being surrounded by nature, and oil and water color painting. She was a published author, and wrote for both the Pulaski County Journal and The Snowshoe newspaper of Fairfield, Idaho where she and her husband lived for 12 years, raising sheep, bees, and grandchildren. They returned to Winamac in 1995.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 27, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A private graveside service will be held at the Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guest book at

Joan Lowe Jones
Friday, 11 August 2017 03:38

April 30, 1926 to August 11, 2017

WINAMAC - Joan Lowe Jones, 91, of Winamac (formerly of Logansport) passed away at 3:38 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

She was born April 30, 1926 in Logansport to the late Charles and Myra Keim Lowe. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1944 and went on to attend the University of Illinois. On Oct. 1, 1945, she married James Joseph Jones in Logansport. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2017.

She is survived by:

Jill (Bruce) Brumm, Winamac, Daughter
Judi (Peter) Keay, Owosso, MI, Daughter
Jody (Mike) Petrie, Carmel, Daughter
Joe Jones, Logansport, Son
9 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Robert Charles (Pauline) Lowe, Brother

Mrs. Jones was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and Psi Iota Psi Sorority. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially golfing and horses. The family wishes to thank Hickory Creek and Kindred Hospice for their care of Joan.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guest book at


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