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Laura M. Boehning
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

February 18, 1916 to November 1, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Laura M. Boehning, 101, of Francesville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Parkview Haven Retirement Home, Francesville.

She was born Feb. 18, 1916 in McCoysburg, Ind. to the late Charles P. and Cora Klopfenstein Swing. She married George W. Boehning on Feb. 18, 1936 in Winamac. He died April 29, 2006. They were married for 70 years and were blessed with five sons.

She is survived by: 
Larry G. & Marilyn Boehning, Fortville, Ind., Son & Daughter-in-law
Thomas D. & Stacey, Boehning, Jupitor, Fla., Son & Daughter-in-law
David L. & Charlotte Boehning, Clark Summitt, Pa., Son & Daughter-in-law
John J.& Linda Boehning, Petaluma, Calif., Son & Daughter-in-law
10 Grandchildren,  24 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-great grandson
A host of devoted Nieces, Nephews and Friends

She was preceded in death by: 
Fredrick G. Boehning, Son 
Mildred A. Boehning, Sister 
Lila V. Moser, Sister 
Irven Swing, Brother 
Elmer Swing, Brother 

Mrs. Boehning lived in Francesville most of her life. At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a dedicated member of the Apostolic Christian Church and then the First Baptist Church, both in Francesville. She taught Sunday School for most of her adult life. She impacted hundreds of children in her church and community. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidery, playing guitar and singing music. She also enjoyed baking cookies and making candy. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by all who knew her. The Boehning family would like to extend its gratitude to Pastor Dennis and Kitty Gutwein, as well as to all the staff of Parkview Haven for their attentiveness and loving care for Laura in her later years.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. The funeral service will follow at 12 noon (Tuesday), at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Gutwein officiating. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church. 

 
Vern L. Faulstich
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

November 1, 1933 to October 31, 2017

WINAMAC - Vern L. Faulstich 83, of Monterey, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, Oc. 31, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 1, 1933 in Monterey, to the late Raymond L. and Celia Addington Faulstich.

He was also preceded in death by: 
A Baby Sister 
Charlotte Brandt, Companion

Mr. Faulstich was a lifelong resident of Monterey. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired farmer. He enjoyed coon hunting. He was an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed playing Euchre and ping pong.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey. Military graveside services will also be held at the cemetery. Burial will follow.

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

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

 
Kevin Kolish
Saturday, 28 October 2017 00:00

July 1, 1965 to October 28, 2017

WINAMAC - Kevin Kolish, 52, of Winamac, passed away at 12:12 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at Fort Wayne, after a brief illness.

He was born on July 1, 1965 in Knox, to Billy and Fluff Kolish.

He is survived by: 
Jordan Kolish, Winamac, Son 
Fluff (Bill) Jenkins, Winamac, Mother 
Susan (Jeff) Foust, Rochester, Sister 
William (Linda) Kolish, Winamac, Brother 
Mark (Diane) Kolish, Winamac, Brother 
Missy (Josh) Behny, Noblesville, Step-Sister 
Chad (Monica) Kolish, Winamac, Nephew 
Beth Kolish, Winamac, Niece 
Ryan (Lindsey) Kolish, Winamac, Nephew 
Austin (Emily) Foust, Plymouth, Nephew 
Matthew Kolish, Winamac, Nephew 
Kaitlin Foust, South Bend, Niece 
Caitlin Behny, Noblesville, Step-Niece 
Fin Behny, Noblesville, Step-Nephew 
Lori Clark Kolish, Winamac, Step-Mother 

Preceded in death by: 
Billy J. Kolish, Father 
Lorraine Howard Kolish, Step-Mother

Mr. Kolish was a lifelong resident of Winamac, and was the owner and operator of Jenkins Service. He enjoyed participating in and watching motorsports. He traveled as a mud racer in the National Mud Racing Association where he held a record for the fastest time. He was a member of the United States Hot Rod Association. He loved traveling with his son, Jordan, to NHRA Jr. Drag Racing events. He was a former member of the Pulaski County 4-H Beef Committee. He also enjoyed raising show cattle and attending cattle shows, as well as traveling and flying. He was a talented cook, craftsman, and genuine conversationalist. He was kind and generous; always willing to help others. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pulaski County 4-H Beef Committee.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

 
Gilbert H. Thomas
Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

December 16, 1944 to October 26, 2017

WHEATFIELD - Gilbert H. Thomas, 72, of Medaryville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26.

He was born Dec. 16, 1944 in France to Henri and Maria Rice Thomas. He married Linda Walker. She survives.

He is also survived by children Chris Hartley-Boze, ‘Bobby’ (Peggy) Campbell, Kim Campbell, and Kevin Campbell (girlfriend Beth); 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; 1 brother Marcel Thomas and sister Simone Pohl.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Thomas was a railroad cop at Bethlehem Steel. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. (CT), Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Boersma Funeral Home, Wheatfield. The funeral service will be at 6:30 p.m. (CT), at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Gritten officiating. Interment at Marion National Cemetery will take place at a later date.

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

 
Ronald D. Mendenhall
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:26

March 17, 1943 to October 25, 2017

WINAMAC - Ronald Dale "Ron" Mendenhall, 74, of Star City, passed away at 8:26 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born March 17, 1943 in Star City to the late Carl J. and Olive G. Fisher Mendenhall. He attended Pulaski schools and graduated from Star City High School in 1961. After high school, he completed barber's training at International Barber College. On Dec. 8, 1963, he married Karen Shaffer in Argos. She survives.

He is also survived by: 
Melissa Alexander, Culver, Daughter 
Timothy "Gil" Alexander, Grandson 
Thadeus "Thad" Alexander, Grandson 
Norman D. Bathke, Medaryville, Brother-in-law 
Doug Bathke, Medaryville, Nephew 
Diana (David) Ricks, Greenfield, Nephew 
Chuck (Sally) Bathke, Medaryville, Nephew

Preceded in death by: 
Rodney J. Mendenhall, Infant Son 
Judith A. Bathke, Sister 
June Mendenall, Step Mother 

Mr. Mendenhall was the owner and operator of Ron's Barber Shop in Star City for over 50 years. Aside from being a barber, he had also worked as a rural mail carrier. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1728 in Winamac and served many years with the Star City Volunteer Fire Department. He was a lifelong member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, where he had served faithfully over the years. He was a member and Past-Master of the Winamac Masonic Lodge #262 F&AM and had received his Award of Gold. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite in South Bend. He was member of the OES Tippecanoe Chapter #96 and was the current Junior Past Grand Patron of the Indiana Grand Chapter OES. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially mowing, gardening, and farming. He was a hardworking and kind man who never knew a stranger. He had a great sense of humor. He loved his family very much. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, followed by OES services. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Richards officiating. Burial will be at Star City West Cemetery, Star City. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

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

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

 
Mary DeYoung
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:10

December 12, 1939 to October 25, 2017

WINAMAC - Mary Hardesty DeYoung, 77, of Culver, passed away at 12:10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 12, 1939 in Lansing, Ill. and spent most of her life in South Holland  and Beecher, Ill.

She is survived by: 
Jerry DeYoung, Lansing, Ill., Son 
2 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild

She was preceded in death by: 
Jim DeYoung, Son

Mrs. DeYoung was a homemaker, but held many jobs over the years including bus driver and security guard. She retired from Schumacher Electric. After retirement, she and her husband, Fred moved to Francesville. Most recently, she was living at Hickory Creek in Winamac before relocating to Miller's Merry Manor in Culver. She enjoyed camping and her camping friends. It was her love for camping and this area that brought her here after retirement. She loved animals, especially cats. She enjoyed socializing, eating out at restaurants and shopping. Most of all, she loved her family. 
She will be sadly missed by those who loved her.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. No services will be held. Private burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to Miller's Merry Manor.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

 
Lawrence W. Overmyer
Sunday, 22 October 2017 00:00

February 4, 1935 to October 22, 2017

WINAMAC - Lawrence W. "Larry" Overmyer, 82, of Kewanna passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

He was born Feb. 4, 1935. He married Dorothy Mikel, and they had three daughters. His wife preceded him in death. He remarried twice more.

Survivors include:
Daughters, Cynthia Richardson, Catherine Todd and Sandy Beachy
Two sons-in-law
Nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild 

Mr. Overmyer Larry grew up in the Lake Bruce area, and lived in the Kewanna area many years. He attended Manchester College. He worked as an auto body man most of his life. He opened Larry's Body Shop in Ligonier in the 1960s and ran it for many years. In addition, he loved to restore antique cars, do art (including oil painting and metal sculptures), and was very involved in community and civic organizations. He participated in Shriners, Lions Club, and city council among other organizations. He went to heaven on his anniversary with wife Dorothy.

No services will be held.

Private burial will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ligonier. 

 
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