Archive - 2010
PLYMOUTH â€” It was an evening that brought 50 years of Marshall County history and caring into the same room for a celebration, but while the evening may have finally come to an end, the caring â€” and the task ahead for United Way of Marshall County â€” has not.
â€śI have the distinction to provide closing remarks for this celebration,â€ť said Unit-ed Way Board President Rick Kreps, summing up Saturday eveningâ€™s festivities. â€śItâ€™s an honor to do so and a very simple task. Thatâ€™s because there is no closing.â€ť
He explained the need for the United Way is a continuous one.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Despite an even 7-7 shot margin, Plymouth fell 2-0 in a Northern Lakes Conference girls soccer match with Northridge at home at Kindt Field Saturday.
Northridgeâ€™s speed proved to be a difference-maker in the contest.
â€śWeâ€™re certainly not the quickest team. We rely on possession ball and we rely on the ability to make good runs and for players to check to the ball,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Joe Morris. â€śAgainst a team like this that does a good job of using their speed, weâ€™ve got to be smarter, and weâ€™ve got to play really, really precise soccer.â€ť
Dec. 11, 1917 â€” Sept. 9, 2010
ELKHART â€” Marjorie I. Mattern, age 92, of 343 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart, formerly of Plymouth, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Woodland Manor Nursing Home, in Elkhart.Â
Marjorie was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Nappanee, to Harry and Della (Heckaman) Strang. She was a graduate of West High School in the Class of 1936.
April 29, 1940 â€”Â Sept. 10, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€” Otto H. (Mike) Lueth, Jr., 70, of Union Rd., Plymouth died as a result of a motor vehicle accident at 4:33 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.
Mike was born in Oak Park, Ill., April 29, 1940, the son of Otto Lueth, Sr., and Dorothy Thiell Lueth. He graduated from Elmwood Park High School in 1957 and completed automotive school in Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 27, 1960, in Chicago, Mike and Carolyn Marohn were married.
He owned L & M Service Center, Culver, and then was the owner and operator of Plymouth Auto Service for 30 years, retiring April 1, 2005.
Nov. 17, 1932 â€”Â Sept. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Merna J. Krakowski, age 77, of 11848 9A Road, Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at 3:10 p.m., at her home, surrounded by her loving family.Â
Merna was born Nov. 17, 1932, in Ravenna, Neb., to Joe and Mary Siefret Schuller. Merna and Benjamin J. Krakowski were married in Ravenna, May 4, 1954. They were blessed with four children.
May 13, 1914 â€”Â Aug. 28, 2010
COCOA, Fla. â€” Sophia (Sue) Kewley died Aug. 28, 2010 at her home in Cocoa, Fla. She was born in Racine, Wis. May 13, 1914 to Wanda and Frank Wagner. She married Gerald Kewley in September of 1961. He preceded her in death in September of 2005.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers: Phillip, Leo, Stanley and Wally.
She is survived by a son, Ray (Eva) Henderson of Cocoa; and loving nieces and nephews Dan Wagner of Homewood, Ill., Bonnie (Wagner) Rock and Robert (Marcy) Wagner, all of Plymouth.
Sept. 10, 2010
ROCHESTER â€”Â John A. Sheetz, 81, of Rochester, diedÂ at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at his residence.Â
He is survived byÂ his wife Joanna; daughter, PastorÂ Susan (Pastor David)JennysÂ of Francesville; two grandchildren;Â a sister, Charlene (Warren) ColeÂ of Round Rock, Texas; and a brother, Steve (Gladys) Sheetz of Galveston.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., RochesterÂ is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sept. 10, 2010
KNOX â€”Â Rachel M. Rupert, 46, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2010 in Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.Â
She is survived by a daughter, Betty (James) Toney of Knox; son, John (Charlotte) Rupert of Knox; five grandchildren; her mother, Betty Rupert of Winamac; sisters: Mary Fletcher of Winamac, Kathy Hurt and Rita Rupert, both of Van Wert, Ohio, Julie Rupert of Houston, Texas, and Robin Boulie of Mo.; and brothers, J. Rupert of Wheatfield and Thomas Rupert of Van Wert, Ohio.Â
Sept. 11, 2010
NORTH LIBERTY â€”Â Dorothy E. Reed, 102, died Sept. 11, 2010 in Bremen Health Care Center.Â
She is survived by a son, Richard Reed of St. James City, Fla, and a sister, Marguerite McCutheon of Phoenix, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.Â
Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sept. 11, 2010
NAPPANEE â€” L. Max Newcomer, 82, of Nappanee, died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at The Maples, Goshen, after an extended illness.