Archive - 2013
BREMEN â€” As head coach of the Bremen Lions, Bob Holmes is tasked each week with breaking down game tape to find weaknesses in the Lionsâ€™ opponents.
The problem is, heâ€™s having trouble finding any in this weekâ€™s regional foe, Renssealer Central.
â€śFirst and foremost, I donâ€™t think they have any weaknesses,â€ť said Holmes. â€śThatâ€™s not something you can usually say about a football team â€”Â you can usually find something that you want to exploit, and we just canâ€™t find a whole lot of cracks in Rensselaerâ€™s game. Theyâ€™re fundamentally sound, and they play some great team football.â€ť
A host of area athletes signed on with various universities on Tuesday. Check out Thursday's edition of the Pilot News for details.
Dr. Robert A. Feitz
Sept. 28, 1960-Nov. 4, 2013
Dr. Robert A. â€śRobâ€ť Feitz, 53, of Lowell, passed away on Nov. 4, 2013 in his home.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1960 in South Bend, to Bob F. and Marlene M. (Milner) Feitz.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years Dr. Ellyn (Heckaman) Feitz, his daughter, Erika, and son, David, his mother, Marlene M. Feitz of South Bend; and father, Bob E. (Sharon) Feitz of Lakeville. He is also survived by his sister, Susan (Rick) Staldine of WY; and two brothers, Jon Feitz of Cal.; and Dr. Daniel Feitz of Panama City, FL.
Alice Fae Vernasco
Dec. 12, 1937 â€“ Nov. 12, 2013
MISHAWAKA- Alice Fae (Volquardsen) Vernasco, 75, passed away at home surrounded by her family Tues. morning, Nov. 12, 2013.
Alice was born December 12, 1937 in Marshall County, to the late Martin and Myrtle (Davenport) Volquardsen. Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Sandy Hunger on July 29, 2005.
On Jan. 19, 1957, Alice married Walter â€śDadoâ€ť Vernasco in Bremen. He survives along with one daughter, Cindy Vernasco of Silver Spring, MD, one sister Gloria Volquardsen Smith of Bremen.
Marian Louis Swinehart
Jan. 23, 1915 - Nov. 8, 2013
Marian Louis Swinehart died peacefully in Clearwater, Fla. on Nov. 8, 2013 at the age of 98.
Louie, as he was known, was born Jan. 23, 1915, in Plymouth, IN to Ormond E. Swinehart and Cecelia (Sheetz) Swinehart. He graduated from J.W. Riley High School in South Bend, Ind. in 1933 and from there went on to Purdue University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and met and married fellow student, Ruth Crone.
Roger G. Burget
TIPPECANOE â€”Roger G. Burget, 64, of Tippecanoe, died on Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Â Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, IN. are assisting the family.
CULVER â€”Â Lucille J. Clifton, 82, of Culver, died at 7:45 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, in Culver.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth is in charge of arrangements.
Darwin W. â€śDocâ€ť Parcel
Charles R. Evans
May 2, 1931 - Nov. 2, 2013
Charles R. Evans, age 82, of 400 West Washington Street, Plymouth, passed away at 4:23 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 2013, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.Â
Charles was born on May 2, 1931, in Plymouth, to Charles E. and Lucille (Henderson) Evans. He retired from driving a semi-trailer over the road. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Charles was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., and the Moose Lodge.
Mary T. Frick
April 8, 1924 â€“ Nov. 10, 2013
LAKEVILLE â€” Mary T. Frick, 89, of Bremen, passed away at 5 a.m. Sun., Nov. 10, 2013 in the home of her daughter.
She was born on April 8, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Antonio and Henrietta (Stillman) Amitrano. On Dec. 2, 1950 in Brooklyn, N.Y. she was united in marriage to Howard â€śBarneyâ€ť Frick who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2004.
Oct. 6, 1935 - Nov. 9, 2013
Mrs. Janet LoweÂ , 78, of Rochester died on Nov. 9, 2013Â at Life Care Center, Rochester.Â
Â Services are being handled by Good Family funeral Home.
Jean Strang, 85, of Monterey, Ind. passed away on Oct. 31, 2013 at her home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver.
April 22, 1931 - Nov. 8, 2013
ARGOS â€”Â Betty Josephine (Klingerman) Powell, 82, Argos, passed away, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, in Plymouth.
Betty was born April 22, 1931, in Etna Green, to Floyd and Mabel (Flory) Klingerman. She graduated from Bourbon, with the class of 1949. Betty and Kenneth Powell were united in marriage Nov. 6, 1949, at her grandparentsâ€™ home, in Etna Green.
Ken and Betty moved to a farm near Argos. They later moved to their present location, in 1955, where they lived and raised their family for 64 years.