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January 26th

Durwood S. Strang

January 26, 2012

Durwood S. Strang
Jan. 23, 2012
AVON — Durwood S. Strang, 87, of Avon died Jan. 23, 2012.
He had been a commissioner for the state tax board. He served in the United States Army during WWII and Korean War. He was a member of the Avon United Methodist Church and IOOF.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes Friend Strang; a daughter, Diane (John) Jozefowski; brother, Earl R. (Donnie) Strang; brother-in-law, Clifford (Nancy) Friend; sister, Shirley (Carroll) Zartman; grandchildren, Krissy and Bobby Campell, Brian and Jon Jozefowski; and many nieces and nephews and dear friends from Michigan.

Death notices 1-25-12

January 26, 2012

Doris E. Winters
Jan. 17, 2012
KNOX — Doris E. Winters, 85, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Knox, died Jan. 17, 2012 in her home in Largo, Fla.
Survivors include five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Norma Trine of Tipton.
Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 1 p.m. CST in Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Burial will be at Fletcher Cemetery, Hamlet. Visitation is Monday after 12 p.m. until the time of services. To leave online condolences go to

Ethel Irene Canale
Jan. 21, 2012

David Klingerman

January 26, 2012

David Klingerman
Oct. 31, 1945-Jan. 7, 2012
PALM BAY, Fla. — David Klingerman, 66, passed away Jan. 7, 2012 in Palm Bay, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his son, Jim; and his daughter, Kim.
He was a graduate of Etna Green High School (1963). After high school he joined the Air Force and served for four years. He then went to college in Minnesota where he earned a degree in recreation. He then worked for the city of Bloomington, Minn. for 20 plus years as the recreational director.
David took an early retirement from the city because of health issues and moved to Florida.

Death notices 1-24-12

January 26, 2012

Eileen Sheets
Jan. 21, 2012
NAPPANEE — Eileen Sheets, 103, died Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2:55 p.m. at LuAnn Nursing Home in Nappanee.
Surviving are daughters, Norma (John) Personett, Nappanee, Rosamae (Jerry) Davenport, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sons, George (Bonnie) Sheets, Nappanee, and Wendell (Anita) Sheets, Bourbon; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Death notices 1-23-12

January 26, 2012

Joe L. Cooley
Jan. 19, 2012
ROCHESTER — Joe L. Cooley, 61, died of natural causes at his home in Rochester at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Troy Allen (Sherri) Cooley, Kennewick, Wash, John E. (Tonya) Cooley, Vucelik, Germany and Terry Joe Cooley, Michigan City; seven grandchildren; sister, JoAnn (Bill) Martin, Bourbon; brothers, Jack Howard, Bremen and Dan (Raelene), Syracuse; and father- and mother-in-law, Wilbur and Donna Cowger.

Alvin L. “Pete” Westfall

January 26, 2012

Alvin L. “Pete” Westfall
March 25, 1933- Jan. 19, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Alvin L. “Pete” Westfall, 78, died at 10:38 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
Pete was born in Reynolds, March 25, 1933. He was the son of Errol J. and Louise (Lawyer) Westfall.
He graduated from Reynolds High School with the class of 1951 and then served in the Indiana National Guard.
June 7, 1953, in Kokomo, Pete and Phyllis Jo Davis were married. The couple has made Plymouth their home since 1968.

Thomas E. Nunley

January 26, 2012

Thomas E. Nunley
Nov. 30, 1961-Jan. 19, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Thomas E. Nunley, 50, a resident of Plymouth for the past six years, died of natural causes at 8:59 p.m. in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
Tom was born Nov. 30, 1961, in London, KY. He was the son of James G. and Sarah E. (Young) Nunley, his mother survives living in London.
He graduated from John Glenn High School with the class of 1979 where he played football and enjoyed all sports.
Tom enlisted in the United States Navy and served for six years.

James Caldwell

January 26, 2012

James Caldwell
Aug. 3, 1951-Jan. 18, 2012
PLYMOUTH — James A. Caldwell, 60, of 10687 10th Road, Plymouth, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at 11:26 p.m., at his home.
Jim was born Aug. 3, 1951, in Gary, to Robert and Phyllis (Luse) Caldwell. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Loretta Hummel and James Caldwell were united in marriage May 27, 1972, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, in Plymouth.

South Gateway bid proposals opened

January 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — City Attorney Nelson Chipman opened 13 letters of interest from firms seeking work concerning the South Gateway Project for the City at a meeting this week. Requests for proposals for construction engineering for the project had been advertised.

Wrestling state series opens this weekend in last year of team tournament

January 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It’s the last chance for squads around the state to vie for a team title as the 74th Annual IHSAA Wrestling State Tournament Series opens this weekend.
This year’s tournament marks the last year for the team state series after the IHSAA’s executive committee voted unanimously in November to drop it in lieu of an exclusively individual tournament beginning in 2012-13.



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