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January 20th

Death Notices 1-20-11: Russell ‘Butch’ Ervin, LaVerne Hollar

January 20, 2011

Russell ‘Butch’ Ervin
Jan. 18, 2011
NAPPANEE — Russell “Butch” Ervin, 72, Nappanee, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
He is survived by his wife, Marianne Ervin; daughters, Brenda Ervin of Brownsburg and Beth (Donny) Sample of Goshen; a granddaughter; brother, Kenton (Jill) Ervin of Nappanee; and a brother-in-law, Kent Beehler of New Paris.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 and one hour prior to services Sunday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, 950 N. Main St., Nappanee.

January 19th

Chester W. Miller

January 19, 2011

May 18, 1931 — Jan. 17, 2011
ELKHART — Chester W. Miller, age 79, a resident of Elkhart, passed away of natural causes Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at 3:55 p.m. in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of South Bend.
Chester was born the son of Ralph Miller and Ruth Felter Miller in Bourbon, May 18, 1931 and graduated from Bourbon High School in the class of 1949. He also enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, tractors, airplanes and most anything with a motor or that was mechanical.

January 18th

Russell ‘Paul’ Pontius

January 18, 2011

July 19, 1919 – Jan. 14, 2011
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Russell “Paul” Pontius, 91, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Walkerton, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his residence.
He was born July 19, 1919 in Walkerton, to the late Lawrence and Lucy Kilian Pontius.
On Nov. 8, 1940, Paul married Irene Cox who passed away in October of 1979.  Paul and Helen Hundt were married in October of 1981 and she passed away in May of 1997.  In June of 2000, Paul married Phyllis June Reim who survives.  

Dean Marshall Hoover

January 18, 2011

Sept. 18, 1940 — Jan. 16, 2011
WARSAW — Dean Marshall Hoover of Wellington Drive, Warsaw, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m., at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, in Warsaw, at the age of 70.
He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Red Cedar Township, Dunn County, Wis. to Horatio Worden Hoover and Frances Erna (Giese) Hoover. On Sept. 3, 1961 he was married to Kathryn A. Smith, who survives.
Dean served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 24, 1957 until his honorable discharge March 6, 1961. He served on the USS Van Voorhis and the USS Hartley.

Death Notices 1-18-11: Donald E. Mattocks, Treva June Slusser, Diana Stiles, Mary Ann (Galloway) Howard

January 18, 2011

Donald E. Mattocks
Jan. 16, 2011
ROCHESTER — Donald E. Mattocks, 54, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

Treva June Slusser
Jan. 16, 2011
BREMEN — Treva June Slusser, 83, of Bremen, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her residence.

January 17th

Death Notices 1-17-11: Leroy Garmany, Alijah Trent Light, Gertrude R. Nawara, Russell ‘Paul’ Pontius, Diana Stiles

January 17, 2011

Leroy Garmany
Jan. 14, 2011
MEDARYVILLE — Leroy Garmany, 75, of Medaryville, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his residence.
He is survived by his brothers, Leonard Garmany of Monticello and Raymond Garmany of St. John.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville.
Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, 408 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton, assisted the family with arrangements.

Alijah Trent Light
Jan. 13, 2011

Karen M. Wood

January 17, 2011

June 12, 1948 – Jan. 13, 2011
GRIFFITH — Karen M. Wood, 62, of Griffith, passed away at 8:24 p.m., at the Riley Residence in Munster.
Karen was born June 12, 1948 in Hammond, to Max and Helen (Cromley) Sechner Jr. After her mother’s death, her father was later married to Eleanor Sechner.
She was a 1966 graduate of Griffith High School and attended one year of college. On May 13, 1976 Karen was married to Michael Wood in Kankakee, Ill. He preceded her in death.

January 16th

Death Notices 1-15-11: Esther F. Books, Lester Dee Carvey, Kenneth Fear, Gertrude R. Nawara, Harry R. Sundine

January 17, 2011

Esther F. Books
Jan. 12, 2011
ROCHESTER — Esther F. Books, 95, of Rochester, died at the Life Care Center Wednesday, Jan. 12.
She is survived by three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one brother; a son-in-law and his wife; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to services Monday.
Services are Monday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Marian L. Craiger

January 17, 2011

Aug. 22, 1921 — Jan. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Marian L. Craiger, 89, formerly of Elkhart, passed away at 10:42 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus.
Always caring of others, she is now in the loving care of her Lord Savior.
In August of this past year Marian returned from the mission fields in the Dominican Republic where she assisted her son and daughter-in-law as a “prayer warrior and caregiver.” She has resided at Miller’s Assisted Living in Plymouth since her return.

January 14th

Death Notice: 1-13-11: Books

January 14, 2011

Esther Fae Books
Jan. 12, 2011
ROCHESTER — Esther Fae Books, 95, of Rochester, died at the Life Care Center Wednesday, Jan. 12.
She is survived by three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one brother; a son-in-law and his wife; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to services Monday.
Services are Monday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

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