Archive - Feb 2012 - Obituary
Dec. 12, 1959-Feb. 2, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Larry G. Harrell, 52, of 1st Road, Plymouth, passed away at 7:08 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, following a brief illness.Â
Larry was born Dec. 12, 1959, in Plymouth, to Frank and Patricia (Kamiski) Harrell. Larry had been a lifetime resident of the Plymouth area. He was the owner of Larryâ€™s Body Shop and was a true craftsman at his job of repairing, painting, and doing body work on automobiles.
Gerald James Thomas
April 17, 1911-Feb. 3, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Gerald James Thomas, 100, passed away at 1:06 a.m. in Pilgrim Manor Friday morning, Feb. 3, 2012.
Born in Plymouth April 17, 1911, Gerald was the son of William Arthur and Viola Belle Berger Thomas.
A lifetime resident of Marshall County, Gerald graduated from Bourbon High School with the class of 1931. In 1940, he joined the Army Air Force and served his country through WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
Linda M. Czarnecki
Feb. 2, 2012
KNOX â€”Â Linda M. Czarnecki, 52, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Letitia Czarnecki of Hanna and Jennifer Czarnecki of Knox; four grandchildren; her parents, Wendell and Letitia Oberlin andÂ two sisters, Sherri Johnson and Wendy Warner.
Mark K. Dale
Jan. 31, 2012
NAPPANEE â€” Mark K. Dale, 54, of Nappanee, died at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Elkhart General Hospital Emergency Room.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sons, Justin (Mary) Dale, Nappanee, Nathan (Sareen) Dale, South Bend; a grandson, Brayden Dale; his parents Richard and Patricia Dale, Sherburne, N.Y., brothers, Dwight (Grace) Dale, Mooresvile, N.Y., Michael Dale, Sherburne, N.Y. and a sister, Lori (Greg) Levengood, Tully, N.Y.
Marion J. Grodowski
December 28, 1920 â€“ January 31, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€“ Marion J. Grodowski, 91, a resident of Plymouth since 1935 has died of natural causes. His death occurred at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center - Plymouth.
Kent N. Adkins
Jan. 25, 2012
WALKERTON â€”Â Kent Noel Adkins, 55, of St. Albans, W.Va, formerly of Walkerton, died Jan. 25, 2012 in his home in West Virginia.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Krulik of Bremen and Laura Adkins of Knox; two brothers, Jim Adkins of Tennessee and Joe Adkins of Teegarden; three sisters, Donna Erdelyi of Walkerton, Linda Adkins of South Bend and Loretta Smith of Ohio and six grandchildren.Â
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. â€” Albert Byron Chipman III, Pioneer of Retail Store Design, disabled World War II veteran, District Rotary Governor, Championship Master Swimmer and City Councilman, passed away Friday evening in Schaumburg.
Albert was born April 29, 1922 in Rochester. He grew up in Plymouth, where his father was the Marshall County Judge. The family lived across from the iconic Midwestern courthouse located on the square in the middle of town where his father presided over court.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Merle Eugene Eckert Sr., 82, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at his residence, 19431 W. Lincoln Way, Plymouth.
Merle was born the son of Floyd and Cora F. Reynolds Eckert Oct. 13, 1929. He had lived in Marshall County all of his life and graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1949.
July 6, 1952, in the 1st Assembly of God Church, Merle and Melissa Marie Gaines were married. Melissa died Dec. 7, 2009.
Merle served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Dec. 25, 1922-Jan. 4, 2012
STURGIS, Mich. â€”Â Donald L. Fisher, 89, passed away Jan. 4, 2012 at his home in Sturgis, Mich. with his family by his side. Donald was born Dec. 25, 1922 in Plymouth to Floyd and Vera Fisher. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert.
Oct. 28, 1962-Jan. 24, 2012
DECATUR, Ill. â€”Â Scott Todd Thomas, 49, of 1640 N. Church St., Decatur, Ill., passed away at 4:40 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Prairie Rose Health Care Center, in Pana, Ill.Â
Scott was born Oct. 28, 1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Thomas and Julie (Bethke) Thomas.Â