Archive - 2012 - Obituary
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
James H. Pinckard
Jan. 19, 1936-Jan. 27, 2012
CULVER â€”Â James H. Pinckard, 76, of Culver, formerly of Chicago Heights, Ill. died Jan. 27, 2012.
He is survived by sons, James, Thomas (Paula) and Scott (Laura) Pinckard; grandchildren, Matthew J., Matthew L., Daniel, Sarah, Caroline and Jonathan Pinckard. He was the son of the late Helen Pinckard-Robertson, and former husband of Celeste nee Pilotto.
Audrey R. Caslow
Jan. 27, 2012
LUTHERVILLE, Md. â€”Â Audrey R. Caslow (nee Reus), died Jan. 27, 2012. She was a member of St. Paulâ€™s Lutheran Church, Lutherville, Md. for more than 50 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Caslow, Jr.; devoted mother of Linda Zeider and her husband David of Plymouth, and Sharon Caslow. She is also survived by three grandchildren, David, Michael and Diana Zeider and three great-granddaughters.
Nov. 15, 1946-Jan. 28, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â Penny Aukerman, 65, of Bremen passed away surrounded by her family in the Community Hospital of Bremen Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. She was born in South Bend Nov. 15, 1946 to Robert and Francis (Croft) Blank. July 20, 1968 she married Ronald Aukerman in South Bend.
Aug. 10, 1942-Jan. 30, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Larry J. Cleveland, 69,Â of 737 Randolph St., Plymouth, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 2:25 a.m., at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
LucilleÂ Long Miller
March 27, 1915-Jan. 28, 2012
ARGOS â€”Â Lucille Long Miller, 96, of Argos, passed away peacefully, at home of natural causes, Jan. 28, 2012. She was the daughter ofÂ Charles and Ollie (Miller) Bower. She was born in LaPaz, March 27, 1915. She was raised in South Bend, moving there as a child.
Lucille married Modest Long, of Plymouth, who was a decorating contractor, in 1936. She worked, with her husband, as a secretary and bookkeeper until his retirement and his eventual passing in 1985. In 1988 she married Charles B. Miller. Charles passed away in 2009.Â
Lloyd E. Cabiness
Oct. 17, 1945-Jan. 30, 2012
BREMEN â€” Lloyd E. Cabiness, 66, of Bremen, went peacefully to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at Hospice House in Elkhart. He was born Oct. 17, 1945 in Logansport to Robert and Marcella (Moore) Cabiness. Lloyd married Kathleen Mcveigh Griffin July 11, 1992 in Bremen at the Church of the Brethren.
Mr. Cabiness graduated from Washington Township High School and later from Manchester College in 1967. In 1967, he began his teaching career at W.C. Mills Elementary School, Wabash, until accepting a principalâ€™s position at Wabash in 1973.
Penny D. Aukerman
Jan. 28, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â Penny D. Aukerman, 65, of Bremen died in the Community Hospital of Bremen at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Aukerman; sons, Randy (Pam) Thornton of Fort Wayne, Danny Aukerman of Bremen, Billy Aukerman of Bremen; daughter, Camie (Dwight â€śBubâ€ť) Vandiver of Bremen; mother, Frances Sherman of Bremen; and sister, Patricia Lamberson.
Visitation is Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.