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September 15th

Stephen M. Werner

September 15, 2013

Stephen M. Werner
June 25, 1950 - Sept. 12, 2013
KOONTZ LAKE — Stephen M. Werner, 63, of Renfrew, Pa., formerly of Koontz Lake passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in his home. Steve was born June 25, 1950 in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Walkerton American Legion Post #189.

September 13th

Dale Ewers

September 14, 2013

Dale Ewers
March 13, 1975 - Sept. 10, 2013
GOSHEN — Dale Ewers, 38, of Goshen passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He was born in Stockton, Calif. to Russell and Kelly (Vanderzanden) Ewers on March 13, 1975.
Dale enjoyed working for Kik Corporation and staying active in his gym. He also enjoyed attending concerts, bicycling, traveling, and animals. Dale is remembered as being fun loving and friendly, with a desire to help those around him. He was a “big brother” to everyone and often provided a listening ear when needed.

September 12th

Robert Hansen Booth

September 12, 2013

Robert Hansen Booth
June 14, 1948 - Aug. 30, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Robert Hansen Booth, 65, of Plymouth, passed away Aug. 30, 2013. Born June 14, 1948, Bob lived in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., until graduating from the University of Michigan. He eventually became a Ford dealer in Platte City, Mo. with much success.

Marie Ritenour

September 12, 2013

Marie Ritenour
Feb. 9, 1924 - Sept. 10, 2013
BREMEN — Marie Ritenour, 89, died at Elkhart Hospice House on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. She was born Feb. 9, 1924 in Bremen to Ervin and Essie (Bennett) Hummel.
Marie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Greg Samons of Bourbon. A grandson, Steve (Kari) Samons of Ft. Wayne and their daughters, Samantha and Katelin Samons, survive as well. A sister-in-law, Edna (Meryl) Swihart of Plymouth and a sister-in-law, Mildred Ritenour of Warsaw, together with several nieces and nephews, also survive.

Death notices 9-12-13

September 12, 2013

R. Phil Deavel
Sept. 3, 2013
LANCASTER, Pa. — R. Phil Deavel, 81, of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Bremen, died Sept. 3, 2013.
He is survived by siblings, R. Gary Deavel of Traverse City, Mich., Shirley (Don) Madden of Novato, Calif., and James R. (Arlene) Deavel of Auburn, Wash.; his wife, Anne Swank Deavel of Lancaster, Pa.; sons, David (Catherine) Deavel of St. Paul, Minn. and Daniel (Jona) Deavel of St. Cloud, Minn.; and nine grandchildren.

September 11th

Anna Ruth Terry

September 11, 2013

Anna Ruth Terry
Aug. 23, 1915 - Sept. 6, 2013
RACINE, Wis. — Anna Ruth Terry, age 98, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Rochester, Aug. 23, 1915, daughter of the late Charles and Lulu (Nee: Robinson) Piper and graduated from Rochester High School.
On Jan. 19, 1935 at Bowling Green, Ohio, she was united in marriage to James D. Terry who preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1985. Anna Ruth moved to Racine, Wis. in 2004 to be close to her daughter. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She will be dearly missed.

September 10th

Eva Nell Crews

September 10, 2013

Eva Nell Crews
Sept. 5, 2013
KEVIL, Ky. — Eva Nell Crews, 91, formerly of Kevil, Ky., passed away, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the Catherine Kasper Home, in Donaldson.

Ruth L. Beals

September 10, 2013

Ruth L. Beals
Jan. 28, 1921 – Sept. 7, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Ruth L. Beals, 92, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
Ruth was born in Bourbon on Jan. 28, 1921, to Galeman and Myrtle (Kitch) Dexter. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1939.
On Feb. 12, 1939, Ruth Lucille married Robert Newton Beals in Plymouth. He preceded her in death July 30, 1974.

Ruby Opal Letcher

September 10, 2013

Ruby Opal Letcher
Sept. 19, 1922 - Sept. 8, 2013
SOUTH BEND — Ruby Opal Letcher, 90, of South Bend passed away at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Signature Health Care, South Bend. She was born Sept. 19, 1922 in Delphi to the late Henry and Lucinda (Purviance) Barr. On June 23, 1944 she married John F. Kinney who preceded her in death in 1947. On Feb. 14, 1950 in South Bend she married Joseph Letcher who preceded in death in 1984.

September 9th

Alice M. Platz

September 9, 2013

Alice M. Platz
Dec. 28, 1922 - Sept. 8, 2013
BREMEN — Alice M. Platz, 90, residing in Bremen, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at the Bremen Health Care Center. Alice was born Dec. 28, 1922 in Bremen to the late Willard and Mabel (Smeltzer) Sauer. She has been a lifelong area resident. Four sisters and two brothers preceded Alice in death; Velma Merrill, Lois Miller, Carolyn Sanders, Mary Gearhart, Floyd Sauer and Vernon Sauer.

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