October 25th, 2011
Byrdie Frances Searfoss
Oct. 23, 2011
WALKERTON âÂ Byrdie Frances Searfoss, 87, of 801 Virginia St., Walkerton died at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 after an extended illness.
She is survived by six daughters, Donna Ross of Paducah, Ky., Ann Searfoss, Carla (Jack) Preston and Janet (David) Cooke of Walkerton, Lora (Michael) McMillen and Brenda (Danny) Calhoun of Plymouth; brother, Norman (Mary) Dreibelbis of LaPorte; daughter-in-law, Janice Searfoss of Osceola; and 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Becky (Leachman) Matosich
May 22, 1954-Oct. 16, 2011
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. âÂ Becky (Leachman) Matosich, 57, of 1054 Sparrow Lane, Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Plymouth and South Bend, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Community Hospital in New Port Richie, Fla.Â
Becky was born May 22, 1954, in Plymouth, to Frank and Lucille âLucyâ (Richardson) Leachman. Becky married Michael Matosich Aug. 29, 1986, in Plymouth. Michael and Becky moved to Florida, two years ago, from South Bend.
Charles N. âCharlieâ Prince
Feb. 13, 1930-Oct. 22, 2011
LEBANON âÂ Charles N. Prince, 81, of Lebanon died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at 11:55 a.m. at Essex Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Lebanon of natural causes.
Charles N. Prince was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Feb. 13, 1930. He was the son of the late Orville and Eugenia Prince.
Mr. Prince was married to Eldora Jean (Breeding) Prince in Plymouth, June 21, 1953. Mrs. Prince survives.Â
Rod A. Martindale
Oct. 23, 2011
CULVER âÂ Rod A. Martindale, 80, passed away Sunday the 23rd of October, 2011 in Culver.
He retired from Indiana Bell with more than 30 years of service. Rod was an avid fisherman, enjoyed remodeling old homes, and always looked forward to buying his next new truck! Oct. 19, 1979 he married Dollie Keller.
Frank Leslie Doll
Aug. 24, 1925-Oct. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Frank Leslie Doll, 86, of Bourbon, died at home at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.
Frank was born in Oak Park, Ill. Aug. 24, 1925. He was the son of Leslie F. and Josephine Newberg Doll. He graduated from Austin High School in 1943 and from Wright Jr. College.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as a Tech Sergeant, (T5) with the 1346th Combat Engineers in Europe and Okinawa during WWII.
Nov. 19, 1944, in Chicago, he was married to Mary Ann Grajkowski.Â Mary Ann died Jan. 19, 1986.
William J. Collins
Oct. 21, 2011
PLYMOUTH â William J. âBillâ Collins, 50, a resident of Downtown Garden Court, died at his residence of natural causes at 12:49 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
Surviving along with his mother, Luella M. (Hundt) Collins are his two daughters; Rebecca L. and Angel M. Collins both of Plymouth; brothers, Randy L. Heckaman of Plymouth, Tom C. Collins of Koontz Lake; and sister, Debra A. Geisleman of New Orleans, La.
Frances May Long
Jan. 2, 1939-Oct. 20, 2011
BOURBON âÂ Frances May Long, 72, of Bourbon, passed away at 5:32 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Jan. 2, 1939, Frances was born to George and Emma (Coonfare) Williams in Starke County. She graduated from Aubbeenaubbee High School, Leiters Ford, in 1957.
Frances married Ernie D. Long Dec. 31, 1974 in Plymouth. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1997.
Oct. 21, 2011
BREMEN âÂ Lester Hochstetler, 79, of Bremen died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at the Community Hospital of Bremen.
Survivors include wife, Bert Hochstetler of Bremen; brothers, Dale L. (Dee) Hochstetler of Bremen, Howard (Leona) Hochstetler of Milford and Raymond (Sharon) Hochstetler Jr. of Franklin, N.C.; and sister, Neva J. (Arlen) Slabaugh of Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth School of Inquiry, a New Tech extension of Plymouth High School, will open next fall. To answer questions about the new school, PHS dean of students Ken Olson and directer of professional development Jennifer Felke launched a new website last Friday.
âWeâre pretty excited about it,â said Olson. âWe really want it to be the information portal over the next year on the School of Inquiry.â
DONALDSON â The Ancilla College menâs soccer team closed out its regular season with a pair of shutouts, defeating visiting Lakeland Community College 1-0 on Saturday and Delta College 5-0 on Sunday.
In doing so, the Chargers (9-6-1, 9-6-1 Region 12) clinched the fourth seed in the NJCAA Region 12 tournament and have earned the right to host the opening round Wednesday against fifth-seeded Muskegon Community College.