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May 7th, 2013

Death notices 5-7-13

May 7, 2013

Norman Bennett
May 5, 2013
SPENCER — Norman Bennett, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Ora, died Sunday, May 5, 2013.
He is survived by his children, Terry Bennett of Spencer, Leon Bennett of Plymouth, Bradley Bennett of Pittsfield, Ill.; two brothers, Dean Bennett of Plymouth, Maurice Bennett of Lake Placid, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will take place Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. EDT at the Alexander Heinemann Cemetery, Ora.
M.C. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry J. ‘Hank’ Whelan
May 3, 2013

May 6th

Dr. Otis Ray Bowen

May 6, 2013

Dr. Otis Ray Bowen
Feb. 26, 1918-May 4, 2013

BREMEN — The former Governor, Dr. Otis Ray Bowen, 95, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson.

Marie Gosnick

May 6, 2013

Marie Gosnick
Aug. 16, 1917-May 4, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Marie L. Gosnick, 95, of Plymouth, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 4:05 a.m., at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Marie was born Aug. 16, 1917, in Rolette, N.D., to William and Irena (Gardner) Anderson. She married Joseph P. Simpson on Aug. 31, 1934. He passed away March 1, 1969. She married Joseph Gosnick in 1975. He passed away in 1977. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a homemaker.

Joan Griewank

May 6, 2013

Joan Griewank
Aug. 14, 1925-May 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Joan E. Griewank, age 87, of Plymouth, passed away at 4:29 a.m., Friday May 3, 2013, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.
Joan was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Gary, to Martin C. and Vera (Reinhardt) Anderson. She graduated from West High School in the class of 1944. Joan was a registered nurse and retired from Miller’s Merry Manor, in Culver. She enjoyed being a member of the Mary Martha Circle, through her church.

Iris A. McChesney

May 6, 2013

Iris A. McChesney
May 10, 1929 – May 4, 2013
MISHAWAKA — Iris Arlene (Long) McChesney, 83, of Mishawaka passed away at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Iris was born May 10, 1929 in Plymouth to the late Mahlon G. and Laura Leona (Wright) Long and has been a lifelong resident of this area. She is a 1947 graduate of Plymouth High School.

Ronald John Pietrzak

May 6, 2013

Ronald John Pietrzak
May 28, 1932 – May 2, 2013
MISHAWAKA — Ronald John Pietrzak, 80, of Mishawaka, passed away at Hospice House, South Bend, following an illness.

Death notices 5-6-13

May 6, 2013

Donald Manges
April 28, 2013
BREMEN — Donald Manges of Bremen died April 28 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
He is survived by two daughters, Malinda Slaybaugh and Melody Craig; three brothers, Wayne Manges, Burton Manges, Evan Manges; one sister, Leona Holderread; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
No services planned. Lee County Cremation Services in Florida is handling arrangements.

Richard Paul ‘Dick’ Bair
May 4, 2013
ROCHESTER — Richard Paul “Dick” Bair, 85, of Rochester died Saturday, May 4, 2013.

May 4th

Edna Joy Miller

May 4, 2013

Edna Joy Miller
Nov. 16, 1908-May 3, 2013
WINONA LAKE — Edna Joy Miller, 104, of Grace Village Retirement Community Winona Lake and formerly of Mentone died at 12:45 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 16, 1908 in Marshall County to Orville E. and Nancy H. (Stackhouse) Martin.
On Feb. 17, 1928 in Plymouth, she was married to Joseph A. Miller who preceded June 9, 1989.

Larry K. Andrews

May 4, 2013

Larry K. Andrews
July 25, 1935 - May 1, 2013
ROCHESTER — Larry K. Andrews, 77, of Rochester died May 1, 2013 at 7:38 a.m. at his residence; he had been in declining health for several months.
He was born July 25, 1935 in Argos to Thomas A. and Martha (Byers) Andrews.
He had lived in Fulton County for the last 28 years, coming from Argos.
On Feb. 5, 1955 in Culver he married Patricia Elaine (Mockus) Andrews; together they shared the last 58 years.
He was a brick layer for the South Bend Brick Layers Union.

Richard Eugene Baker

May 4, 2013

Richard Eugene Baker
May 11, 1942 - May 2, 2013

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