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May 30th

Death notices 5-30-13

May 30, 2013

Betty I. Berg
May 27, 2013
LaPORTE — Betty I. Berg, 88, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheri Alvarez of LaPorte and Angela Berg of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Norman of South Bend and Larry Norman of Plymouth and one sister, Evelyn Norem of Plymouth.

May 29th

Corriene May Mechling

May 29, 2013

Corriene May Mechling
Nov. 17, 1930-May 28, 2013
BOURBON — Corriene May Mechling, 82, of Bourbon died May 28, 2013 at 8:50 a.m. at her daughter’s residence. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born Nov. 17, 1930 in Argos to Frank and Ocie (Ellis) Hardesty. She had lived all of her life in Marshall County.
In 1948 she married Norman Ault; in 1955 she married Thomas T. Ludwig; and in 1973 she married Darold R. Mechling, all three preceded her.
She was a homemaker and worked for several local restaurants as a cook and waitress.

Anna C. Van Poelvoorde

May 29, 2013

Anna C. Van Poelvoorde
Jan. 12, 1923-May 26, 2013
MISHAWAKA — Anna C. Van Poelvoorde, 90, passed away Sunday, May 26 at home.
Anna was born Jan. 12, 1923 in Combined Locks, Wis. as the daughter of Alphonse and Coleta (Dhoey) Smet. She was preceded in death by her parents.
On April 5, 1941 she married Maurice Van Poelvoorde who preceded her in death June 6, 2003. Surviving are her daughter, Beverly (Arthur) Conley of Plymouth; a sister, Clarice Fisher of Oakbrook, Ill.; four grandchildren, Joseph, Paul, David and Rachel and three great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Ann Riddle

May 29, 2013

Dorothy Ann Riddle
Jan. 2, 1954 - May 26, 2013
WALKERTON — Dorothy Ann Riddle, age 59, of Walkerton passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 in her home.

Vernon LeRoy Center

May 29, 2013

Vernon LeRoy Center
May 26, 1943-May 26, 2013
WALKERTON — Vernon LeRoy Center, age 70, of Walkerton passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 in his home. Mr. Center was born May 26, 1943 in La Porte to Edward and Hilda (Peterson) Center.

Death notices 5-29-13

May 29, 2013

Alta Marie Brown
May 26, 2013
NAPPANEE — Alta Marie Brown, 88, of Nappanee, died at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013 at IU Health Goshen Hospital after a short illness.
Surviving are her children, Marsha (Roger) Disher, Nappanee, James R. (Linda) Brown, New Paris, Randall L. (Liz) Brown, Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

May 28th

Bradford W. Long

May 28, 2013

Bradford W. Long
Feb. 3, 1951 – May 27, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Bradford W. Long, 62, and a Plymouth resident for more than 36 years, passed away unexpectedly in his home Monday, May 27, 2013.
Bradford Wayne Long was born Feb. 3, 1951 in Warsaw to Ernest D. and Gloria (Betzer) Long. He graduated from Warsaw High School.
On June 20, 1977 Bradford married Candi Sullivan in Plymouth, and together they had three children.
Bradford was working for International Wire in Bremen for 15 years. He previously worked for BOF in Argos.

Leslie G. ‘Tuffy’ Grubbs

May 28, 2013

Leslie G. ‘Tuffy’ Grubbs
June 23, 1927 - May 25, 2013
BOURBON — Leslie G. “Tuffy” Grubbs, 85, of Bourbon died at 7:50 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Mason Health Care of Warsaw.
He was born June 23, 1927 in Mentone to Peter and Ada (Bradley) Grubbs.
On Sept. 25, 1945 in Mentone, he married Doris L. Flenar; she survives.
He had worked at Manwaring of Mentone and later worked at Zimmer Orthopedics of Warsaw for 17 years where he retired in 1990.

Lorene Labelle DeWitt

May 28, 2013

Lorene Labelle DeWitt
April 24, 1917 - May 26, 2013
CULVER — Lorene Labelle DeWitt, 96, of Culver and formerly of the Argos community died May 26, 2013 at 2:16 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor of Culver; she had been in declining health for several months.
She was born April 24, 1917 in Nappanee to Melvin A. and Verda (Naylor) Hochstetler. She had lived in the Argos community for 73 years.
On Nov. 14, 1936 in Akron, she married Howard W. DeWitt, who preceded her on July 5, 1975.
She worked as a secretary and telephone operator at Culver Military Academy for more than 35 years.

John C. Bradley

May 28, 2013

John C. Bradley
March 14, 1946 - May 25, 2013
PLYMOUTH — John Clinton Bradley, age 67, of Plymouth passed away at 10:27 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Carmel following surgery complications.
He was born March 14, 1946 in Rochester to Bob and Betty (Carr) Bradley, and graduated from Rochester High School in 1964. He has resided in Plymouth since 1977.
John married Dina Bradley on Valentine’s Day in 1970 in Rochester. He was father to Jonathon and Elizabeth Bradley, grandfather to Sydney and Avery Bradley.

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