Archive - 2013 - Obituary
William D Tanner
Feb. 13, 1943-April 5, 2013
SOUTH BEND ‚ÄĒ William Dale Tanner, 70, died at 3:55 p.m. April 5, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor in Plymouth, following a lengthy struggle with dementia. His family was at his bedside.
Bill was born in Plymouth, to Robert and Virginia Ruggles Tanner, and resided in and around Plymouth most of his life.
Dollie Mae Martindale
July 26, 1937-April 2, 2013
CULVER ‚ÄĒ Dollie Mae Martindale, 75, of Culver, passed away at 1:40 p.m. April 2, 2013 at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver.
She was born July 26, 1937 in Monterey to Carl Keller and Mildred (Stevens) Keller. She resided in Monterey until moving to Culver in 1979. On Oct. 19, 1979, Dollie married Roderick Martindale who proceeded her in death Oct. 23, 2011.
Eva Belle Freeman
Feb. 6, 1920 - April 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Eva Belle Freeman, 93, of Warsaw, died at 2:50 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Plymouth. Eva was born Feb. 6, 1920 in Pierceton to Ora Edward and Pearl Jane (Copeland) Priser. Eva and Dale D. Freeman were married Jan. 1, 1939 in Syracuse and preceded in death Feb. 4, 2003.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw, and attended Plymouth Baptist Church. She made her own clothes, taught herself to play the organ and loved her grandchildren.
Michael N. Caban
March 9, 1948 - April 1, 2013
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Michael N. Caban, 65, a Plymouth resident since 1954, passed away suddenly in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, at 7:46 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013.
Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, on March 9, 1948, Michael was the son of Ernesto Nunez and Angela Martinez Caban.
He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1967. He studied then at Ancilla College for a year and transferred to Valparaiso University.
Lauretta May Berger
June 1, 1923 - April 2, 2013
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Lauretta May Berger, 89, of Plymouth, passed away in Pilgrim Manor at 3:09 a.m., Tuesday morning, April 2, 2013.
Born in Plymouth on June 1, 1923, Lauretta was the daughter of James M. and Marie Tarent Gilbert. She lived in Plymouth all of her life, graduating from the eighth grade of Webster School in 1936.
On Nov. 8, 1940, in Plymouth, Lauretta and Clifford Berger Sr. were married. Clifford passed away April 24, 2009, following almost 69 years of marriage.
Robert A. Irvine
March 10, 1948-March 30, 2013
TIPPECANOE ‚ÄĒ Robert A. Irvine, 65, a resident of Tippecanoe passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. at his home.
Janet E. Taber Leap
June 6, 1952 - March 29, 2013
CONVERSE ‚ÄĒ Janet E. Taber Leap, 60, of Converse, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at her home after an illness. Jan was born June 6, 1952, in Plymouth, to Raymond and Lydia (Seghetti) Taber.
March 29, 2013
LAPORTE ‚ÄĒ Eugene ‚ÄúGene‚ÄĚ Miller, 79, of LaPorte, formerly of Knox, died Friday, March 29, 2013 in Golden Living Center-Countyside, LaPorte.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanie (Mike) Marsh of Knox and Julie Ann Joseph of North Judson; two sons, Randy Gene (Ann) Miller of Warrenville, Ill. and Dennis Gene Wireman of Knox; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Everee Allen and Edie Fugate and one brother, Orville Ray Miller.
William Monroe ‚ÄėJay‚Äô Biggs
Aug. 11, 1929 - March 31, 2013
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ William Monroe ‚ÄúJay‚ÄĚ Biggs went home to the Lord at 8:05 a.m. Easter morning in the company and care of his loving family. He resided at River Walk in Plymouth.
Bill was born in Mishawaka on Aug. 11, 1929. He was the son of Royal N.R. and Nellie Bell (Young) Biggs.
He attended schools in Mishawaka-Beiger-Mary Phillips, Bingham and Mishawaka High School, receiving his high school diploma June 4, 1947, while serving in the United States Army, which he had joined Feb. 4, 1946, at the age of 16.
Donald M. Stubbs
Sept. 27, 1932 - March 31, 2013
CULVER ‚ÄĒ Donald M. Stubbs, 80, of Culver, passed away peacefully at 10:13 p.m. Easter Sunday March 31, 2013 while a resident at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Culver.
Donald was born Sept. 27, 1932 to Carl and Laura (Shaw) in Argos. On Oct. 3, 1957 he was married to Betty L. Van Asdall at the Knox United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death Sept. 12, 2001.