Archive - Obituary
November 27th, 2013
Vurtis Owen ‚ÄėV.O.‚Äô Swank
Jan. 16, 1939 - Nov. 27, 2013
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ Vurtis Owen ‚ÄúV.O.‚ÄĚ Swank, 74, of Walkerton passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in his home. He was born Jan. 16, 1939 in Union Township, St. Joseph County to the late Wilber and Eleanor (Howey) Swank. He was united in marriage in Osceola on Oct. 2, 1965 to the former Karen Sue Wood.
Raymond W. ‚ÄėOkie‚Äô Kruzick
Nov. 27, 1946 - Nov. 24, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. ‚ÄĒ¬†Raymond W. ‚ÄúOkie‚ÄĚ Kruzick, 66 years of age, of Cape Coral, Fla. passed away Nov. 24, 2013 at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, Fla. Ray was born Nov. 27, 1946 in Winamac, a son of Helen Coyne Kruzick and the late James R. Kruzick who passed away on Nov. 28, 1998. Ray graduated from Plymouth High School in 1965.
Nellie Van Gilder
Dec. 4, 1921 - Nov. 25, 2013
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†Nellie I. Van Gilder, 91, Plymouth, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at¬†12 p.m., at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, in¬†Plymouth.
Dorothy M. Bryant
July 24, 1924 ‚Äď Nov. 21, 2013
Bass Lake: Dorothy (White) Bryant of Bass Lake, passed away Nov. 21, 2013 after a long illness.
She was bom July 24, 1924 to Fred and Mary White of Bass Lake and graduated from Knox High School In 1942.
On Nov. 6, 1943 she married her high school sweetheart Charles N, Bryant of Knox. They were married for 48 years.
Mary Patricia Wade
Aug. 1, 1924 ‚Äď Nov. 20, 2013
DONALDSON ‚ÄĒ Mary Patricia Wade, 89, passed away in the Catherine Kasper Life Center at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
Mary was born Aug. 1, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Frank P. and Cecelia Alze (Roy) Edwards.
She graduated from Hobart High School with the class of 1941, and in 1945, from Mercy Hospital as a registered nurse.
Edwin Joseph De Schepper
May 10, 1923 - Nov. 21, 2013
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ¬†Edwin Joseph De Schepper, 90, passed away surrounded by family Thursday, Nov. 21 in his home.
Edwin was born May 10, 1923 in Bryan, Ohio to Alphonse and Irma (Van Holsbeck) De Schepper. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son at birth, David; two sisters, Mary E. Rogers and Estella M. Houghton and a brother, Cyril De Schepper.
He attended Madison Twp. School and St. Bavo Catholic School in Mishawaka. He worked at Mishawaka Equipment which led to his own business De Schepper Farm Supply.
Suzanne Ellen Easterday
July 18, 1926 - October 30, 2013
CULVER ‚ÄĒ¬†Suzanne Ellen Easterday, 87, a longtime Culver resident recently moved to Kokomo, passed away Oct. 30, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital.
Suzanne was born July 18, 1926 in Green Township, Marshall County, the youngest child of John S. and Claire (McFarland) Goheen. She was married to Jack D. Easterday for 50 years.
Suzanne graduated from Culver H.S. in 1944 and was foremost a wife, mother and homemaker. She humbly taught her children and grandchildren much about the importance of family, cooking, sewing, and hospitality.
Harold Junior Stiles
July 15, 1936 ‚Äď Nov. 22, 2013
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Harold Junior Stiles, 77, and a lifetime Marshall County resident, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 22, 2013 in his home, with his family by his side.
Born on July 15, 1936 in Tyner, Harold was the son of Howard and Sylvia Pearl Drummond Stiles. He attended Tyner School, where he enjoyed physical education, shop class and played on the basketball team.
Lucile Emma Lewis
Nov. 21, 2013
AKRON ‚ÄĒ¬†Lucile Emma Lewis, 101, of Akron died at 2:58 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester is handling arrangements.
Thelma Jean Young
Aug. 28, 1934 ‚Äď Nov. 4, 2013
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ Thelma Jean (Price) Young went home to be with the Lord Nov. 4, 2013. She was born Aug. 28, 1934 in Bremen to Edna (Graves) Price and Nathan Price. She was a lifetime area resident.
Thelma was a loving mother and grandma. She enjoyed working in her garden with her flowers, especially roses. You would always see Thelma out and about with her friends at the garage sales around the area. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.