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February 11th, 2013

Death notices 2-11-13

February 11, 2013

Ralph William Braun
Feb. 8, 2013
WINAMAC — Ralph William Braun, 72, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Winamac.
He is survived by his wife, Melody; his children, Cherie (Paul) Braun-Diaz, Todd (Amy) Braun, Brent Braun, Drew (Lisa) Braun, Melissa (Nathan) Dennis; eight grandchildren; his stepchildren, Aaron (Carrie) Gutwein, Anthony (Jennifer) Gutwein, Allison (Daryl) Starr, Adrienne (Nick) Vollmer, seven stepgrandchildren and one sister, Joan Heath.

Donnabelle Strang

February 11, 2013

Donnabelle Strang
Oct. 11, 1926 - Feb. 8, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Donnabelle Strang, 86, known as Donnie to friends and family, died of natural causes at 7:55 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at her residence.
She was born north of Teegarden to Owen and Dora Grile Johnson. The youngest of six children, she attended Teegarden Grade School, graduated from Tyner High School with the class of 1944 and attended a short term business school, then worked in the office at Oliver Plow.

February 10th

Death notices 2-9-13

February 10, 2013

Ethel Marie Bowser
Feb. 7, 2013
BREMEN — Ethel Marie Bowser, 90, of Bremen died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Bremen Healthcare.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Leon) Shalliol of Wyatt, two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nadine Rogers of Lawrence, Mich.
Services will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in Bremen Cemetery.

Ilene Hardesty

February 10, 2013

Ilene Hardesty
Dec. 19, 1927-Feb. 7, 2013
GROVERTOWN — Ilene A. Hardesty, age 85, of Grovertown passed away at 8:13 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Ilene was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Plymouth, to Ellis Lloyd and Lillian I. (Jack) Stiles. Ilene became the bride of Glenn F. Hardesty on Aug. 30, 1952, in Starke County. Ilene worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home and the Catherine Kasper Home. She was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church in Hamlet.

February 8th

Death notices 2-8-13

February 8, 2013

Wanda JoAnn Varab
Feb. 6, 2013
ARGOS — Wanda JoAnn Varab, 72, of Argos died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at 4:15 a.m. in her home.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Varab; her five sons; Randy and (Jennifer) Reynolds of Knox, Steve Reynolds of Argos, Tony (Lisa) Reynolds of Michigan, Mark Varab of Elkhart and Steve (Amy) Varab of Minnesota; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Carl (Fern) Caldwell of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Barbara Winnebeck of Oklahoma; and brothers-in-law; Ray Varab of Carmel, Robert Moore of Kentucky.

February 6th

Deane ‘Duke’ Sarber

February 6, 2013

Deane ‘Duke’ Sarber
Dec. 18, 1929-Feb. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Deane “Duke” Sarber, age 83, of Plymouth, passed away at 11 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. 

Philip Osborn Reidenbach

February 6, 2013

Philip Osborn Reidenbach
March 10, 1922 - Feb. 1, 2013
BREMEN — Philip Osborn Reidenbach, age 90, went peacefully to be with his Lord at home Feb. 1, 2013 with his beloved family by his side.
Phil was born March 10, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Elmer Clyde Reidenbach and Marjorie Mae Osborn Reidenbach. He married Glennis Ilene Birkey on Dec. 24, 1942. They were married for 69 years and lived in Bremen, until October 2011 when they moved to Conway, S.C., to live with their daughter. 

Death notices 2-6-13

February 6, 2013

George A. Born
Feb. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH — George A. Born, 88, died at 9:13 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
He is survived by his son, Kenji Born of Chicago.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Masonic Rites will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, with funeral services immediately following in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
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Ronald E. Kolanowski
Feb. 4, 2013

February 5th

Donald E. Gross

February 5, 2013

Donald E. Gross
Oct. 17, 1922 – Feb. 1, 2013
ROCHESTER — Don Gross, 90, was a resident of Rochester, formerly of Culver, and spent many winters in Florida. He has said “When it is my time to go I will go ” Feb. 1, 2013 was his time to join the presence of our Lord. He was preceded in death by his 11 brothers and sisters.

Patsy Groninger

February 5, 2013

Patsy Groninger
Aug. 11, 1943 - Feb. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Patsy Jo (Mrs. Hal) Groninger, 69, of Plymouth, passed away suddenly in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at 10:10 a.m.
Patsy, a Marshall County resident most of her life, was born in Plymouth on Aug. 11, 1943. She was the daughter of Edgar D. and Edna Grace (Miller) Wright.
She attended Plymouth’s Lincoln High School.
She was married to her first husband, John Flynn in November of 1960, in LaPaz. John died on Christmas Day of 1970.

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