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Marjorie Mattern

September 12, 2010

Dec. 11, 1917 — Sept. 9, 2010
ELKHART — 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. 
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.

Otto H. (Mike) Lueth Jr.

September 12, 2010

April 29, 1940 — Sept. 10, 2010
PLYMOUTH — 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.

Merna Krakowski

September 12, 2010

Nov. 17, 1932 — Sept. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH — 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. 
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.

Sophia (Sue) Kewley

September 12, 2010

May 13, 1914 — Aug. 28, 2010
COCOA, Fla. — 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.

John A. Sheetz

September 12, 2010

Sept. 10, 2010
ROCHESTER — John A. Sheetz, 81, of Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at his residence. 
He is survived by his wife Joanna; daughter, Pastor Susan (Pastor David)Jennys of Francesville; two grandchildren; a sister, Charlene (Warren) Cole 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., Rochester is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rachel M. Rupert

September 12, 2010

Sept. 10, 2010
KNOX — Rachel M. Rupert, 46, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2010 in Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox. 
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. 

Dorothy E. Reed

September 12, 2010

Sept. 11, 2010
NORTH LIBERTY — Dorothy E. Reed, 102, died Sept. 11, 2010 in Bremen Health Care Center. 
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. 
Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

L. Max Newcomer

September 12, 2010

Sept. 11, 2010
NAPPANEE — L. Max Newcomer, 82, of Nappanee, died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at The Maples, Goshen, after an extended illness.

Crew Krulik

September 12, 2010

Sept. 6, 2010
KOONTZ LAKE — Crew Krulik, 33, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 in Dickson, Tenn., due to a pedestrian/automobile accident.
He is survived by his mother, Pamela of Walkerton; sisters, Carrie (Todd) Botset of Koontz Lake and Cammie Krulik of South Bend; brothers: Chris (Marla) Krulik of Knox, Curtiss (Lisa) Krulik of Bremen, and Cory Krulik and Casey Krulik, both of Walkerton; grandmother, Patricia Krulik of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. 

Louise Holm

September 12, 2010

Sept. 12, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Louise Holm, 81, of Plymouth, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in her home.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Burial will follow at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.

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