Joyce A. Weaver
Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:25

July 20, 1943 to February 19, 2017

WINAMAC - Joyce A. Weaver, 73, of Star City, passed away at 12:25 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born July 20, 1943 in Chicago, to the late Albin and Dorothy Piet Wegner Sr. She attended St. Michael's College in Chicago. She married David E. Weaver on June 20, 1970 in Chicago. He died Nov. 24, 2000.

She is survived by:
Timothy Weaver, Star City, Son
David M. Weaver, Star City, Son
Jennifer ( Robert) Keller, Winamac, Daughter
Trent Weaver, Grandson
Brent Keller, Grandson
Allison Keller, Granddaughter
Ashlee Keller,  Granddaughter

Preceded in death by:
Albin Wegner Jr., Brother
Judy Powers, Sister

Mrs. Weaver was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. She was a member of the Indiana County Surveyors Association. She had served as Pulaski County Surveyor from 2000 until 2012. She enjoyed going to the Four Winds Casino with her girlfriends. She enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was an avid Chicago Bears fan. She watched game shows and worked crossword puzzles.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday Feb. 23, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A rosary service will be at 3 p.m., Thursday and a scriptural wake service will be at 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. Burial will be at St Joseph West Cemetery, Pulaski.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

David M. Riemenschneider
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 11:49

April 25, 1931 to February 15, 2017

WINAMAC - Donald Martin Riemenschneider, 85, of Logansport, passed away at 11:49 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis.

He was born April 25, 1931 in Winamac, to the late Charles Martin and Florence Myrtle Howard Riemenschneider.

He is survived by:
Gary (Sandra) Riemenschneider, Momence, IL. Son
8 Grandchildren: Nikita, Haley, Miranda, Tyler, Uriah, Hannah, Justin, and Elijah
3 Great Grandchildren
Georgiann Pickens, Lucerne, Sister
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Scott Riemenschneider, Son
William Riemenschneider, Brother

Mr. Riemenschneider was a graduate of Lucerne High School and attended Indiana Business College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Logansport VFW Post #3790. He was retired from the Logansport State Hospital where he had worked for 42 years. In his younger years, he was an avid bowler. He was a devoted Indiana Pacers fan. He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home with Kevin Nowak officiating. Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be made to a local Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

William E. Ledford
Sunday, 12 February 2017 02:15

March 2, 1927 to February 12, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - William E. "Bill" Ledford, 89, of Francesville passed away at 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at Lakeview Village Senior Living, Monticello. 

He was born March 2, 1927 in Monticello to the late Paul and Margaret Conwell Ledford. On Nov. 9, 1947, he married Minnie Alvera Rater, at Tippecanoe Christian Church in rural Winamac. She survives.

He is also survived by:

Barbara Ann (Tom) Elliott, Monticello, Daughter
Diana Lee (Mark) Burch, Rochester, Daughter
Debra Kay (Les) Ezra, Winamac, Daughter
Sandra Sue Henderson, Lafayette, Daughter
12 Grandchildren
29 Great Grandchildren
3 Great Great Grandchildren
Beverly (Ed) Loehmer, Winamac, Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Robert “Bob” Ledford, Brother
Paul Ledford, Jr., Brother

Donald “Don” Ledford, Brother

Mr. Ledford served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a lifelong farmer in Beaver Township, Pulaski County. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He had also worked construction at the steel mills in Northwest Indiana and was a member of the Construction Workers Union Local 81. He was a loving and devoted husband who loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren very much.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapelj, Francesville; and one hour prior to services at the church Monday. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 20, at Tippecanoe Christian Church, Winamac, with Rev. Ed Clark officiating. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Cemetery ,Winamac. The American Legion will conduct military graveside aervices.

Memorial donations may be made to Tippecanoe Christian Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Guy Benson Jr.
Saturday, 11 February 2017 11:05

July 29, 1952 to February 11, 2017

ROYAL CENTER - Guy Benson, Jr., 64, of Thornhope passed away peacefully at 11:05 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at Hickory Creek Healthcare, Winamac surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 29, 1952 in Logansport, he was the son of the late Guy and Mildred (Anders) Benson, Sr.

Survivors include one son, Guy Benson III of Elkhart, daughters, Sabrina K. Benson and Megan Ann Benson both of Fowler, sisters, Deb Gruszczyk (Greg) of Lucerne and Barbara Benson of Royal Center, granddaughter, Nayllha Brewer of Fowler and sister in law, Laura Benson of Thornhope.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Mark and Dennis Benson.

Mr. Benson attended Pioneer High School. He formerly was employed at Harts Mountain in Logansport for over 10 years. He attended Thornhope Community Church and he enjoyed collecting John Deere toy tractors.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel with Pastor David Webb officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Benson family at


Isabella S. Day
Friday, 10 February 2017 00:00

December 8, 2016 to February 10, 2017

WINAMAC - Infant Isabella Sue Ann Day, two-months-old, of Denham, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb.10, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac. 

She and her twin brother Isaac were born Dec. 8, in Winamac to Natasha Nicole "Tasha" Matthews and Donald Bryce Day.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents, her siblings at home, Brycen, Bryleigh, and Isaac; her maternal grandmother, Connie (James Matthews) Clemans; her maternal grandfather, John Matthews, Jr.; her paternal grandparents, Kevin (Peggy) Day; her maternal great grandparents, Delmer (Shirley) Grigsby and John (Reathey) Matthews; paternal great grandparents Lee (Katherine) Day, Don Minix, and Helen Swigart; her aunts and uncles, Kimberly, Tyson, Katie, Shiann, Samantha, Elijah, Candace and Cara; as well as many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Brandon Day; her cousins, Leyton Matthews and Bentley Button.

Although her life on Earth was short, Isabella brought a lot of joy to those who loved her.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Hopewell officiating. Burial will be at the Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery, Ora.

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

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Juan M. Knarr
Monday, 06 February 2017 12:30

April 23, 1925 to February 6, 2017

WINAMAC - Juan Margaret Knarr, 91, of Winamac passed away at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

She was born on April 23, 1925 in Minneapolis to the late Elliott and Margaret Lenzner Brady. On Aug. 6, 1949, she married Spencer E. Knarr in South Whitley, IN. He passed away on June 17, 1977.

She is survived by: 
Tom Ortman, Indianapolis, Son 
Charles (Barbara) Knarr, Winamac, Son 
Kenneth (Doreen) Knarr, Catharpin, VA, Son 
18 Grandchildren 
Many Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Phillip (Patricia) Knarr, Son & Daughter-in-law 
Virginia Rausch Koepkey, Sister 
Bonnie Rausch, Sister 
Franklin Brady, Brother 
William Brady, Brother 
Bryant Ortman, Great Grandson

Mrs. Knarr was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity. She was also a member of the Monroe Modern Home Ec Club and the Eagles Auxiliary #2580. She worked many years on the county election board. She loved to sew and quilt for others. She helped to organize the quilt show at the annual Power From the Past show. She was a talented cook and had worked for Winamac High School and Pulaski County Jail as well as Dorothy Seidel Catering. She had also been a secretary for the Soil & Water Conservation District. She was an avid card player. She was the proud mother of four U.S. Marines. She loved her family very much and will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A Christian Mothers prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by a scriptural wake service. The funeral mass will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to Pulaski Health Care Center Activities Fund.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Theresa M. Joseph
Sunday, 05 February 2017 10:15

October 30, 1927 to February 5, 2017

WINAMAC - Theresa M. Joseph, 89, of Winamac passed away at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

She was born Oct. 30, 1927 in Cicero, Ill. to the late Robert and Agnes Pavlak Mroczek. On June 3, 1946, she married Clyde Joseph in Rensselaer. He passed away on June 26, 2001.

She is survived by: 
Rodney (Carol) Mroczek, Son 
Susan (Glenn) Sheffer, Daughter 
Ellen (Jack) Coley, Daughter 
Clyde (Sheryl) Joseph, Jr., Son 
Clinton (Mary) Joseph, Son 
Clifford (Arlene) Joseph, Son 
Clayton (Wanda) Joseph, Son 
Stanley Joseph, Son 
Edward (Patricia) Joseph, Son 
Jeffery Joseph, Son 
Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren 
Stephania Watkins, Sister

Preceded in death by: 
7 Siblings

Mrs. Joseph proudly obtained her GED from Winamac High School in 1979. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac and was active in the Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity. She faithfully volunteered at the Good Samaritan store. 
She was retired from Torans in Rochester and also had worked as a home health aide for Pulaski Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed gardening (vegetable and flower) and puzzles. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She took great pride in her seven sons who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 10 to11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9 at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Private burial will be at St. Jacobs Cemetery, North Judson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ladies of Charity at St. Peters Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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