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March 29th

Douglas Jay Carter

March 29, 2011

Douglas Jay Carter
Nov. 18, 1957 — March 21, 2011
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Douglas Jay “Smooth” Carter passed away Monday March 21, 2011.
He was born in Plymouth, Ind. Nov. 18,1957. Doug lived in New Orleans, La. and later settled in St. Petersburg, Fla. where he has lived for 25 years. He was a job site foreman for West Tampa Glass for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Fern Estelle (Keyser) Carter.

March 25th

Death notices 3-25-11: Minix, Bender

March 25, 2011

Katherine C. Minix
March 21, 2011
NORTH JUDSON — Katherine C. Minix, 46, died Monday, March 21, 2011 in I.U. Health Starke Hospital, Knox
She is survived by her husband Mark Minix; daughter, Katie Minix of North Judson; mother, Mary (Dean Miller) Reynolds of Knox; father, Eugene Farler of North Judson and one brother, Eugene (Diana) Farler of Rochester.
There will be no services or visitation.
Cremation will take place.
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.
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Elizabeth “Ruth” Bender

March 24th

Death notices 3-24-11: Goebel, Glentzer, Mort, Snyder

March 24, 2011

Beverly J. Goebel
March 23, 2011
LAKEVILLE — Beverly J. Goebel, 82, of Lakeville, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna (John) Laureys of New Carlisle; son, David (Susan) Goebel of Plymouth; and a brother, Ron Goss of Mich.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to services Saturday, March 26 at Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan St. Lakeville.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Private burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Woodland.

Stella L. Curtis

March 24, 2011

Stella L. Curtis
Sept. 29, 1943 — March 22, 2011
TIPPECANOE — Stella L. Curtis, 67, of Tippecanoe, died at 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1943 in Hasting, Minn., to Lee and Edna (Tanney) Glasby. She lived in the Argos community for the last 35 years coming from Gary, Ind. and was a homemaker.
She married Robert Roy Curtis. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1987.

March 22nd

Millie E. Castle

March 22, 2011

Millie E. Castle
July 13, 1904 — March 20, 2011
WALKERTON — Millie Elnora Castle, 106, of Walkerton and South Bend, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011.
Millie was born July 13, 1904 to Frank and Cakrintha (Jackson) Coil in Johnson Township (LaPorte County) Indiana. Nov. 2, 1942 she married Chester B. Castle in Washington, Ind.

Death notices 3-22-11: Childs, Gridley, Lipply

March 22, 2011

George ‘Pee Wee’ Childs
March 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH — George “Pee Wee” Childs, 88, of Plymouth, died at 3:16 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2011, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; sons, John (Susan) Childs of Plymouth and Bill (Patricia) Childs of Kankakee, Ill.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his sister, Helen Zerkel of Kankakee. 
A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. (CST) Friday, March 25, at the Lacon Cemetery in Lacon, Ill., with full military honors.

Death notices 3-21-11: Wheat, Wieczork

March 22, 2011

William ‘Bill’ Wheat
March 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH — William “Bill” Wheat, 62, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Plymouth from natural causes, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Shelly; sons: Steve (Lisa) Wheat, Terry Wheat, Jerry (Robin) Wheat, and Keith (Heather) Nickerson and Joseph Wheat; daughters Tabitha (Charlie) Nickerson and Jennifer (Bryan Weaver) Wheat; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, all of Plymouth.

March 17th

Robert C. White, Sr.

March 17, 2011

Robert C. White, Sr.
Dec. 25, 1922 — March 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Robert C. White, Sr., 88, of Mansfield Street, Plymouth, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 12:32 p.m. at his home. 
He was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Plymouth, to Roscoe R. and Florence (Copp) White. March 6, 1947, Robert and Etta I. Williams were married. Etta passed away Feb. 11, 1995.
Robert worked as an auto mechanic until his retirement. He belonged to SAL (Sons of the American Legion) and to the Plymouth VFW Auxiliary. 

Mary I. Miller

March 17, 2011

Mary I. Miller
Jan. 1, 1916 — March 15, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mary I. Miller, 95, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in the Harris Hospice Unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
Born in Plymouth, Ind. Jan. 1, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Clyde H. and Jenny (French) Funk. She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1934 and married Lloyd R. “Don” Miller, also from Plymouth, Sept. 7, 1935.
Mary was an excellent student, played violin in the school orchestra and as a teenager, helped as waitress in her parents’ restaurant.

Ray 'Allen' Flosenzier

March 17, 2011

Ray ‘Allen’ Flosenzier
May 5, 1961 — March 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Allen Flosenzier, 49, a lifetime Plymouth resident, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 8:34 a.m., in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, following an illness.
Allen was born May 5, 1961 to Jean and Guy Flosenzier. He attended Plymouth Schools.
Allen and Jamie Fletcher were married Oct. 1, 1983 at Knox.

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