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December 3rd

C. Lowell Filson

December 3, 2012

C. Lowell Filson
March 24, 1926-Nov. 30, 2012
PLYMOUTH — C. Lowell Filson, 86, of rural Plymouth, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at 5:47 p.m. in Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
Lowell was born March 24, 1926 at Plymouth to Russell and Grace Coplen Filson. He was a lifetime resident of Marshall County. Lowell had retired from farming and had been a machinery mechanic and salesman. As a faithful member of the Inwood United Methodist Church he had served as a janitor, deacon, lay leader and song leader. In his spare time he enjoyed his cats and creating things with woodworking.

December 2nd

Death notices 12-1-12

December 2, 2012

Gerald Briney
Nov. 28, 2012
ROCHESTER — Gerald Briney, 83, of Rochester died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:10 p.m.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Burial will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

November 30th

Death notice 11-30-12

December 1, 2012

Jerry A. Wiggins
Nov. 28, 2012
WARSAW — Jerry A. Wiggins, 55, of Warsaw died at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 at his residence.
Surviving is his wife, Nancy Keller; daughters, Stephanie (Dave) Snyder, Argos, Jade (Simon) Weinstein, Chicago, Ill., Jamie Wiggins, Nappanee; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his parents, Earl and Mardell Wiggins, Wakarusa; sister, Kathy (Gary) Angleymyer, Wakarusa; and brother Denny (Colleen) Wiggins, Wakarusa.

Rowland G. Morken

December 1, 2012

Rowland G. Morken
Feb. 17, 1926-Sept. 25, 2012
WINFIELD, Ill. — Rowland (Rol) Morken, was born Feb. 17, 1926 in Chicago, Ill. to Marie and Jens Morken. Rol had no siblings. He grew up in Elmwood Park, Ill. lived in Elmhurst, Ill. and Winfield, Ill., before retiring in Naples, Fla.
He married his ever loving wife Marceline (Helms) Morken Feb. 19, 1949 in Saint Michael Church, Plymouth. Rol and Marcy had five children: Karen (Dennis) Calay, Julianne, Nancy (Jim) Rigney, Cathy (Kenny) Wyrick, and Steve (Karen) Morken. He greatly enjoyed his 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Carl Alberts

December 1, 2012

Carl Alberts
July 26, 1932-Nov. 27, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Carl A. Alberts Jr., 80, of Plymouth, passed away at 11:34 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Kindred Hospital Northern Indiana in Mishawaka.

November 29th

Death notices 11-29-12

November 29, 2012

Carl A. Alberts Jr.
Nov. 27, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Carl A. Alberts Jr., 80, of Plymouth died Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:34 p.m. at Kindred Hospital of Northern Indiana, Mishawaka.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Van Gilder Funeral Home; rosary prayer will be at 5 p.m.
Funeral is Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Burial will be at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary K. Weldy
Nov. 26, 2012

G. Steven Richie

November 29, 2012

G. Steven Richie
Feb. 26, 1947 – Nov. 20, 2012
CULVER — George Steven Richie, 65, of Culver passed away at Goshen Health Nov. 20, 2012.
Steve was born to George Ross and Shirley (Lambert) Richie Feb. 26, 1947 in Indianapolis. After graduating high school, he obtained a bachelor’s degree. Aug. 19, 1967 he was married to Constance D. Wand in Indianapolis. 
Steve is survived by his wife Connie of Culver and brother Jerry (Karen) Richie of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Diane Richie Jordan.

Elizabeth L. ‘Betty’ Beatty

November 29, 2012

Elizabeth L. ‘Betty’ Beatty
June 23, 1931-Nov. 27, 2012
PLYMOUTH — A lifetime Plymouth resident, Elizabeth L. “Betty” Beatty, 81, of Plymouth, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center - Mishawaka following a sudden illness.
Betty was born in Mishawaka June 23, 1931. She was the daughter of Clair L. and Ruby H. (Thomas) Gurthet. She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1949 and from Manchester College in 1953. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University in 1957.

November 28th

Death notice 11-28-12

November 28, 2012

Albert R. ‘Buster’ Godbold
Nov. 26, 2012
BREMEN — Albert R. “Buster” Godbold, 86, of Bremen died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at his home.

November 27th

Death notices 11-27-12

November 27, 2012

Steve Richie
Nov. 20, 2012
CULVER — Steve Richie, 65, of Culver died Nov. 20, 2012 in Goshen.
He is survived by his wife, Connie of Culver; and brother Jerry (Karen) Richie of Indianapolis. 
Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the First Christian Church in Rochester from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be given to The Care Foundation or the First Christian Church of Rochester.
Condolences may be sent via the obituary page at

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