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February 10th

Julia R. Griewank

February 10, 2011

Julia R. Griewank
April 12, 1914 – February 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH – Julia R. Griewank, 96, passed away of natural causes at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 in the Pilgrim Manor Care Center. She was a lifetime Plymouth resident and lived on Hillcrest Avenue.
She was born in Plymouth on April 12, 1914 the daughter of Ernest O. and Mary M. (Seider) Holm. Julia graduated from Lincoln High School in the Class of 1932.
On April 27, 1947 in Plymouth she became the bride of Howard M. Griewank. He would precede her in death Feb. 2, 1989.

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February 10, 2011

Ruth E. Hankey
Feb. 5, 2011
  ELKHART — Ruth E. Hankey, 92, of Elkhart, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are several cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Esther. 
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Robert G. Schallhorn, Jr. will officiate.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pioneer Cemetery in North Judson.

February 9th

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February 9, 2011

Elizabeth Brunker
Jan. 31, 2011
ZEPHYR HILLS, Fla. — Elizabeth J. Brunker, 77, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly, of Knox, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Brunker; son, Paul (Jill) Thompson of Plymouth; daughter, Michelle Lynn Thompson of Zephyrhills; two grandchildren; and brothers, John Dixey and Bill Dixey both of New Jersey.  
Visitation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, February 11 at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.

February 8th

Toby Ann Towns

February 8, 2011

Toby Ann Towns
April 16, 1949 – Feb. 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Toby Ann Towns, 61, a longtime Plymouth resident, passed away at 4:20 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Toby was born the only child of Herschel E. and Phyllis J. “Josephine” (Eaglebarger) Towns April 16, 1949 in Gary. Her father was principal of Lincoln Jr. High for many years and her mother was a member of Tri-Kappa and civic-minded. Toby enjoyed being a part of her parent’s lives and the family involvement in the community.

William R. 'Bill' Wagoner

February 8, 2011

William R. ‘Bill’ Wagoner
May 29, 1852 — Feb. 3, 2011
PLYMOUTH — William R. “Bill” Wagoner was born in Warsaw, May 29, 1952, to Roland and Bertha Wagoner. He grew up in Bourbon and was the youngest of six children. He passed away at home in Plymouth Feb. 3, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer. 

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February 8, 2011

Gary J. Collins
Feb. 4, 2011
BOURBON — Gary J. Collins, 49, of Bourbon, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Kosciusko Community Hospital, of natural causes.

February 4th

CSM Fred J. Beam

February 4, 2011

CSM Fred J. Beam
Jan. 30, 1936 – Feb. 1, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Faith and patriotism well described Fred J. Beam at his sudden passing Tuesday afternoon, the first day of February, 2011. 
A man of faith he served God as a proud husband, father and grandfather. As a patriot he effectively served his country as Command Sergeant Major Fred J. Beam, U.S. Army – Retired.
Fred was always prepared for everything including his time of passing and for that he wrote in his own words:

Richard 'Dick' LaVine

February 4, 2011

Richard ‘Dick’ LaVine
Feb. 1, 2011 
WYATT — Richard “Dick” LaVine, 83, of Wyatt, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma LaVine; son, David LaVine of Granger; daughter, Sharon (Joe) Ford of North Liberty; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers: Alfred LaVine of South Bend, Burnett LaVine of Delton, Mich., and Lyle LaVine of Plymouth; sisters, Edna Bunch of Mishawaka, and Treva Bope of Winter Haven, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Orval ‘Buck’ Sweeney

February 4, 2011

Orval ‘Buck’ Sweeney
Oct. 22, 1921 — Jan. 29, 2011
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Orval “Buck” Sweeney age 89 of Oshkosh, Wis., passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 2011 at Park View Health Center.
Buck was born Oct. 22, 1921 in Salem, Ind., the son of Clotus and Gertie (Hattabaugh) Sweeney. He had three brothers, one sister, and one half-brother.
Oct. 28, 1939, Buck married Clara Walton. They had four children: Danella, Rosalind, Burley, and Mike. June 27, 1964, Buck married Lorraine R. Fauk giving him two stepsons, Ronald and Donald, and they had one daughter, Linda.

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February 4, 2011

Ruth E. Sickmiller
Jan. 29, 2011
TIPPECANOE – Ruth Elaine Sickmiller, 62, of Marshall County, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Sandro; a son, Scott (Sherri) Sickmiller of Tippecanoe; daughters, Bobbi Sickmiller of Tippecanoe and Melissa (Ryan) Klingerman of Argos; four grandchildren; and brothers: Joe (Bev) Cooley of Talma, Dan (Raelene) Cooley of Milford, and Jack Howard of Nappanee; and a sister, JoAnn (Bill) Martin of Bourbon.

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